Kia South Africa has expanded the Sonet range with two entry-level LX derivatives that lack nothing in terms of safety and luxury specification.
Lke its EX sibling, it comes with a 1,5-litre 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 include an 8,0-inch HD touchscreen infotainment with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, remote central locking, air-conditioning, Bluetooth, front and rear power windows, Electrically operated mirrors, 6 speakers, 15-inch steel wheels, height-adjustable driver’s seat, automatic headlamp activation, rear-view camera and combination artificial leather and cloth seat trim.
Key safety features include Electronic Stability Control (ESC), anti-lock brakes with EBD, Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), dual front crash bags and ISOFIX child-seat anchoring points.
“The popularity of the Kia Sonet has been overwhelming, and we’re delighted that so many customers are choosing Kia’s newest model to begin their SUV life,” comments Stephen Crosse, Sales and Marketing Director of Kia South Africa. “There is nothing ‘entry-level’ about the Sonet LX derivatives when it comes to comfort, convenience and features, and we’re confident that the LX’s value proposition will further bolster the Sonet’s popularity.”
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
All Sonet models ship as standard with Kia’s Unlimited Kilometre, 5-year warranty (inclusive of Roadside Assistance), as well as a prepaid 4-year / 60 000 km service plan.