Kia has given its popular Sonet compact crossover SUV a performance kick with the introduction of a new turbocharged model derivative.
Available at dealerships from July 11, the 1.0 T-GDi EX and EX+ models are equipped with a 1.0l three-cylinder turbocharged engine making 88kW at 6,000rpm and 172Nm of torque from 1,500 to 4,000rpm. This is sent to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Riding on 16-inch alloy wheels the EX derivative offers a generous amount of standard kit including an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth with voice control and automatic headlamp activation. There's also a height-adjustable driver's seat, leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear shifter, a reverse camera and rear park distance control. Seats are upholstered in a combination of artificial leather and cloth trim. ISOFIX child-seat anchoring points are standard as are dual front airbags, hill-start assist and ABS brakes with EBD.