Meet the Kia Sonet, the Korean company's answer to the Ford Ecosport

Updated Nov 21, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Meet the Kia Sonet which debuted yesterday (Feb 7, 2020) at the 2020 Auto Expo in India.

The Kia Sonet: Kia’s answer to the Ford Ecosport

If you read and/or remember our previous article on this mysterious new Kia crossover, then you’ll want to know that Kia has revealed its new pint-sized crossover for the Indian market.

And you know the Indian car scene, some select car models released there will eventually find their way over here, in the Philippines.

What’s it called? Ladies and gents, meet the Kia Sonet;

Auto Expo 2020 - Kia Sonet Concept | Walkaround | Autocar India

Now hold your horse's folks, the Kia Sonet, as of now, is still a concept. Kia, however, says that it’s only a few months wait until they can come up with a full-on production version.

Currently, the Kia Sonet is part of Kia’s exhibit at the Auto Expo along with the Kia Seltos and the Kia Carnival on the market.

A picture of the Kia Sonet concept with Kia executives

Here's the Kia Sonet concept with Kia executives

Kia Sonet: Specs!

Again, hold your horse's ladies and gents! Right now, Kia is a bit secretive about the Sonet’s technical specifications but from what we can see from the concept itself, its indeed a tiny but modern looking crossover that’s sure to catch eyes and its consistent with the current Kia design language.

A picture of the front of the Kia Sonet

Yes, it's consistent with Kia's current design language but its a more playful take on it

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With regard to its size, it's about 3900 mm in length. That, of course, will make the Sonet a really good purchase in India due to their road tax rules.

In comparison to other Kia models, the Sonet is shorter than the Kia Stonic and thus will become the smallest crossover from Kia.

A picture of the rear of the Kia Sonet at the 2020 Auto Expo

The rear end looks so clean and sleek

At the Auto Expo 2020 currently being held at Delhi, India, the Sonic concept currently on display has a very dark tint on to hide its interior. It’s like that time when Subaru revealed the Levorg concept at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.

We do know though that it will come with an intelligent manual transmission, a massive 10.25-inch infotainment system with navigation, which is then tied up to a Bose sound system.

Another thing we’re sure of is once the Kia Sonet will go into production, it’ll compete against the Ford Ecosport and the Hyundai Venue.

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Know more about Kia


Here is the complete price list for Kia Philippines for 2023. Of note, Kia currently has eleven different models. It has three sedans namely the Soluto, Forte, and Stinger. It also has one hatchback model, the Picanto. For crossovers, it currently has the Sorento, Sportage, Stonic, EV6 and Seltos. It also has the Carnival as its entry into the minivan segment, as well as the K2500 as its light commercial vehicle model. 

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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