Kia Sonet price breakdown: How does it face off against Hyundai Venue?
Kia Sonet was officially launched in India on Friday at a starting price of ₹6.71 lakh (ex showroom) after a highly-anticipated wait which began since the concept Sonet was showcased at Auto Expo 2020 in February. Sonet has since managed to generate a whole lot of buzz and seeks to make a mark in the sub-compact SUV segment which is presently dominated by Hyundai Venue. While Sonet is looking at its design on the outside, features inside, variants and drive capabilities to mount a massive challenge, its pricing structure is where its real test is at.
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Sonet HTE is the base trim and those on an extremely tight budget would be eyeing this option. Its price is already mentioned above.
Sonet HTK is priced from ₹7.59 lakh, HTK+ is priced at ₹8.45 lakh, HTX and HTX+ start at ₹9.99 lakh and ₹11.65 lakh, respectively. The Sonet GTX+ is getting the maximum traction since pre-launch bookings were opened. Its pricing has been kept at ₹11.99 lakh. The Sonet GTX+ 1.0 T-GDI petrol with 7-speed DCT, and GTX+ 1.5 CRDi with 6-speed automatic both are priced at INR 12.89 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India).
Kia Sonet's detailed price list:
So how does Kia Sonet measure up in terms of pricing against the enormously popular Hyundai Venue?
Venue starts at a price point of ₹6.75 lakh for the E petrol variant. Next in line is S petrol which has a price tag of ₹7.45 lakh while E diesel is next in the price ascendancy order at ₹8.14 lakh. S Plus petrol is priced at ₹8.36 lakh while S Turbo petrol - a popular choice - has an asking price of ₹8.51 lakh. S Diesel is next and one will have to pay ₹9.05 lakh.
The first auto transmission option in the Venue comes in the S Turbo DCT which is priced at ₹9.65 lakh. Then there is the SX Turbo petrol manual priced at ₹9.84 lakh. The dual tone version is ₹10,000 more expensive.
iMT is a popular choice for convenient driving option as it does not have a clutch while it retains the gearbox. SX Sport iMT is priced at ₹10.25 lakh.
From here on the pricing structure of Venue is as follows:
SX Diesel Sport manual diesel - ₹10.30 lakh
SX Dual Tone manual diesel - ₹10.35 lakh
SX Opt Turbo manual petrol - ₹10.90 lakh
SX Opt iMT petrol - ₹11.20 lakh
SX Opt Turbo DT manual petrol - ₹11.25 lakh
SX Opt manual diesel - ₹11.46 lakh
SX Opt Sport manual diesel - ₹11.52 lakh
SX Plus Turbo DCT DT auto petrol - ₹11.63 lakh.
While the huge number of variants and trims on both Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue can get a bit intimidating for new buyers, it is important to note here that while Sonet starts around the same price point as the Venue, it is the Hyundai top-end that has the slight advantage when it comes to the price at the absolute top diesel variant vs Sonet GTX+ diesel manual and GTX+ petrol iMT . That said, the feature list on the top-end Sonet is even more exhaustive than on the Venue and those looking at getting their hands behind a brand new wheel would likely prefer the newer Korean sibling.
(All prices are ex showroom and for reference. Please check company websites or with dealers for exact pricing structures)