Kia Motors has introduced a 7-seater compact SUV, Kia Sonet 7 in Indonesia, a popular 5-seater Sonet version of India. The company has made the Kia Sonet 7 slightly longer to accommodate the third row but hasn’t made any changes in the design and styling from the Sonet sold in India.
Both the 5-seater and 7-seater version of Kia Sonet is on sale in Indonesia and are more than 4-metres long. The company has made these models 125mm longer than the Indian version at 4120 mm length. However, Kia Motors has retained the 1790 mm width, 1642 mm height and 2500 mm wheelbase of the model.
Talking about the interior, the cabin retains a design similar to the 5-seater Kia Sonet of India. The company however is offering two highlight features in terms of the seating layout. The first highlight includes a new 50:50 split foldable third-row seat for larger 392-litre luggage space. The other highlight includes a 60:40 split that has a one-touch tumble fold and sliding functions for easy third-row accessibility.
The new Sonet 7 in India comes with features like Bose sound system, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with UVO connected car technology, wireless charger, ventilated front seats, rear AC vents and tyre pressure monitoring system. The SUV also gets drive modes with traction control and roof-mounted air vents for third-row passengers.
Kia Motors offers the Kia Sonet 7 in four variants in Indonesia- Standard, Smart, Dynamic and Premier but doesn’t include the exclusive feature of GT-Line currently offered in India. The Kia Sonet is powered by the same 1.5-litre Smartstream petrol engine tuned to produce a maximum power of 113 bhp at 6,300 rpm and 144 Nm peak torque 4500 rpm. A 6-speed manual gearbox or an Intelligent Variable Transmission (iVT) unit of Kia Sonet carries out the transmission duties. However, the company hasn’t announced anything regarding the new 7-seater Sonet hitting the Indian markets soon.
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