South Korea carmaker Kia has launched the Sonet SUV in South Africa, priced from R265,000, and marking the model’s entry into the ‘burgeoning B-SUV section’.
“The all-new Sonet places an exclamation level on our ambition to make Kia the model of alternative for fashionable urbanites,” mentioned Gary Scott, chief govt officer of Kia South Africa.
“The Sonet fulfils an necessary position in Kia’s native line-up, and is properly positioned to draw a lot of prospects who worth design, consolation, and high quality.”
The Kia car is obtainable with a brand new engine for the South African market. Kia’s fuel-efficient 1.5 MPI petrol engine boasts outputs of 85 kW at 6,300 rpm and 144 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. Clients have a alternative between a 6-speed guide gearbox or a repeatedly variable transmission (CVT).
The Sonet 1.5 LX Guide begins at R264,995, with the Sonet 1.5 EX CVT priced at R305,995.
The Kia Sonet car falls throughout the similar value bracket as the next 5 automobiles at the moment on the market within the nation:
The Magnite 1.0T Acenta MT begins at R256,999, with the Magnite 1.0T Acenta Plus CVT beginning at R305,700.
It boasts outputs of 74 kW at 5,000 rpm and 160 Nm of torque at 2,800-3,600 rpm.
Suzuki Vitara Brezza
The Vitara Brezza 1.5 GL atarts at R244,900, with the Vitara Brezza 1.5 GLX auto priced at R309,900.
It delivers outputs of 77 kW at 6,000 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm.
The New Duster 1.6 Expression 4×2 begins from R289,900, with the New Duster 1.5 dCI Status EDC 4×2 priced at R374,900.
It delivers outputs of 84 kW at 5,500 rpm and 156 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.
The Hyundai Venue 1.0L – TGDi 3 Cylinder Petrol is priced from R301,900.
Its 6-speed DCT – Twin clutch transmission delivers outputs of 88 kW at 6,000 rpm and 172 Nm of torque at 1,500-4,000 rpm.
The Jolion 1.5T Metropolis Guide begins at R299,900
The Chinese language made car makes use of a 1.5-litre turbopetrol engine with energy outputs of 105 kW at 5,600 –