Kia Sonet X Line teased, launch next month

The new Kia Sonet X Line will receive a bunch of cosmetic upgrades.

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Kia is gearing up to unveil the Kia Sonet X Line, with the launch expected next month. The Sonet X Line will receive a few cosmetic upgrades and sit above the current Sonet line. Kia dropped the teaser video for the Sonet X Line, which confirms a few enhancements. The Sonet is the second to receive the X Line upgrade, following its elder sibling Kia Seltos.

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Kia Sonet X Line: What’s new?

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Kia Sonet X Line: What’s new?

Following the path of the Seltos X Line, the Sonet X Line will also receive a new matte graphite paint scheme. The chrome grille will be dropped for a darker one that matches the new paint scheme. The Sonet X Line will also feature orange highlights along the doors, rear skid plate, and wheel caps.

Kia Sonet X Line: What’s new?

The Sonet X Line may also receive an upgrade on the current 16-inch alloy wheels. The X Line may come with new 17-inch alloy wheels, given the Seltos X Line also upgraded to 18-inch alloys from the 17-inch wheels on the standard version. On top of that, the ‘X Line’ branding will be visible along the sides and the rear of the vehicle. 

Kia Sonet X Line: What’s new?

Inside, the ‘Indigo Pera’ leatherette seats with honeycomb pattern and grey stitching will feature again, after being seen on the Seltos X Line. While no changes will be made to the instruments, the dashboard will get a dual-tone black and grey theme.

Things remain unchanged under the hood, as the Kia Sonet X Line will carry forward the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines found on the standard version. The petrol unit produces a maximum power of 120hp, while the diesel unit produces 115hp. The X Line will be offered with an automatic gearbox option, along with the 7-speed DCT mated with the petrol engine and the 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox on the diesel engine.

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After its launch, the Kia Sonet X Line will be the top-spec model on the Sonet variants list. It is likely to be priced around Rs 25,000-30,000 higher than the standard variant, making it cost around Rs 14 lakh. After its launch, the Kia Sonet X Line will rival the Hyundai Venue N Line, Toyota Urban Cruiser HyRyder, Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, and Tata Nexon.

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