Popular Kia Sonet range bolstered with valuepacked LX derivatives

A mere three months after its local introduction, the acclaimed Kia Sonet has cemented its position as one of South Africa’s most popular compact SUVs. Raking in praise from buyers and the media thanks to its eye-catching design, fun-to-drive dynamics, spacious interior and generous standard-features tally, the popular mid-specification Sonet EX models are complemented by two entry-level Sonet LX derivatives that place value for money front and centre.

Don’t let the entry-level positioning fool you, though. The Sonet LX models do not compromise on quality or essential comfort and safety features and, like its EX sibling, are offered with Kia’s advanced, punchy and frugal 1.5 MPI naturally aspirated petrol engine delivering 85 kW at 6,300 r/min and 144 Nm of torque at 4,500 r/min. Customers have a choice between a 6-speed manual gearbox or a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Feature highlights on the entry-level LX derivatives, to name but a few, include:

  • 8,0-inch HD touchscreen infotainment with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Remote central locking
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bluetooth
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Electric mirrors
  • 6 speakers
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Automatic headlamp activation
  • Rear-view camera
  • Combination artificial leather and cloth seat trim

Customer safety is an utmost priority for Kia globally, starting with the structural integrity of the passenger cell. More than two-thirds of the Sonet’s body are made up of high-strength and advanced high-strength steel, creating a lightweight yet robust structure. Complementing this strong structure are several key safety features, including:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS with EBD
  • Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Dual front airbags
  • ISOFIX child-seat anchoring points

Model                                                 Recommended Retail Price incl. VAT

Sonet 1.5 LX Manual                         R269,995

Sonet 1.5 LX CVT                           R290,995

Sonet 1.5 EX Manual                         R289,995

Sonet 1.5 EX CVT                              R310,995

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