The Kia Sonet is the company’s latest ‘Made-in-India’ product which will be sold in various global markets like the Kia Seltos. The company further announced that the commencement of mass production of the Sonet in India has been initiated after testing the vehicle for over 100,000 kilometers in different climatic conditions and some of the most challenging terrains in India.
09:13Kia Sonet: Made in India, designed for world
Kia Motors is preparing to launch the Sonet in India on September 18. With this roll-out, Kia is looking at building India as the export hub for the Sonet to cater to the demand of over 70 markets globally, the company informed.
Kia Sonet was off to a strong start after its debut last month on the back of bold and dynamic design, high-quality interiors, 30+ segment-best features, a wide choice of powertrains and 57 UVO Connect features including voice assist.
Kia Sonet is a result of a collaboration between the Indian and global Kia teams. Currently, the bookings of Kia Sonet is open through the company’s 265 customer touchpoints and digital network. The car has already gathered the bookings of 6523 units on the first day.
Kookhyun Shim, MD and CEO at Kia Motors India said, “Today is a momentous day for Kia Motors India, as we officially roll-out the first Kia Sonet customer car. It is a matter of great pride that we have been able to stay true to our promise of ‘The Power to Surprise’ and bring in Sonet in time, despite the unprecedent challenges the world is facing today. Kia Sonet is the symbol of promise and commitment of Kia to the Indian market and a testament to the passion and dedication of the employees at our state-of-the-art Anantapur plant who have worked relentlessly to ensure uninterrupted development of the new Sonet.”