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Kia Sonet Concept Announces Global Small SUV At India’s Auto Expo 2020

Kia has introduced two SUV theories at the Delhi Auto Expo 2020 in India and the two trailer production versions.

We are speaking about the Kia Sonet and Seltos X-Line, which trailer a prospective global little SUV along with a bolder Seltos version, respectively.

While no measurements were published, the Kia Sonet appears smaller compared to Seltos, allowing the Korean automaker to tap into the flourishing small crossover industry. According to the local press, it is below 4 meters long (157.5 inches) allowing it to be eligible for its favorite sub-4 meter kind of vehicles which determine reduced taxation in India as long as they comprise engines no more significant than 1.2 liters (gas ) or 1.5 liters (petrol ).

It sports a contemporary design that integrates signature brand components like the tiger-nose’ grille using stepwell geometry inside the net,’tiger-eyeliner’ daylight running lights, and ample backlighting that reminds of the existing Kia Sportage.

The Sonet features sporty proportions, with highlights such as the lively C-pillars that unite together with the roof spoiler, chunky tires and wheels, and rugged-looking bumpers. Several components will probably not make it into manufacturing, like the pop-out door handles and small side mirrors.

We do not get to see that the inside, but Kia asserts the Sonet provides“best-in-class inside space and particular first-in-class features especially crafted for the Indian customers.”

If it launches later this year, the Kia Sonet will aim“the youthful, societal, linked, tech-savvy Indian.”

The next concept on screen in the Delhi Auto Expo is that the Seltos X-Line, that can be thought to herald a rugged version of the popular subcompact SUV. The X-Line treatment provides a much more competitive front layout with a brand new radiator grille along with a redesigned garnished with black and orange accents in addition to a notable skid plate.

The back bumper receives a similar treatment with black and orange accents, along with other new components such as a roof rack and all-terrain-inspired body panels. Kia didn’t disclose if the Seltos X-Line will soon be accessible to the Indian people.

Apart from Both of These concept SUVs, Kia’s stand in the Delhi Auto Expo 2020 additionally comprises the Carnival minivan (Called the Sedona from the U.S.), Soul, and Niro EVs, in Addition to Xceed along with Stonic crossovers.