Kia Motors has launched 2022 Seltos and 2022 Sonet in the Indian market. The sonnet now starts with money 7.15 lakhs where Celtos now start from Rs 10.19 lakhs. Both are ex-showroom prices. There are some cosmetic updates but most of the changes have added more features. Two new colors have been added to the two SUVs. They are called Imperial Blue and Sparkling Silver.
Kia India Chief Sales Officer Myung-sik Sohan said, “We are delighted to continue our positive momentum in the competitive Indian auto market. The continued confidence of our valued customers in our products is a testament to our “customer-centric” product strategy, which has led us to achieve countless milestones in a short period of time. Our focus on passenger safety is reflected in the refreshing Celtos and Sonnets, with 4 airbags standard across all lower variants. Additionally, various features and styling changes have been included to create new standards in their respective categories. So far, we have sold about 2.67 lakh units of Celtos and about 1.25 lakh units of Sonnet in the Indian market. We are confident that the refreshed Celtos and Sonnets will be welcomed with the same enthusiasm and commitment that our customers have shown us since the beginning of our travels in India. ”
Kia has launched the 2022 Celtos with a new IMT transmission for diesel engines. It is available in HTK + variant. The diesel engine runs the same way so it is a 1.5-liter unit that produces 115 PS of maximum power and 250 Nm of peak torque. There is also a new HTX AT variant. Now, paddle shifters are available in all variants equipped with automatic transmission. The same is true for drive mode and traction mode.
In terms of equipment, Kia now offers side airbags, electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, brake assist, all-wheel disc brakes and highline tire pressure monitoring systems as standard. The HTX + variant of the Celts will now come with on-screen airbags. Then there are the cosmetic changes to the Celtos logo that we see throughout the SUV. The X-line variant will now get the X-line logo on the Indigo Pera seat. Celtos are now sold in 19 variants and prices start from Rs. 10.19 lakh ex-showroom and they cost Rs. 18.45 lakh ex-showroom.
There is no mechanical change in the sonnet. Instead, Kia has added some features to the compact SUV. The Sonet now comes with side airbags and highline tire pressure monitoring systems as standard. iMT variants will now come with Vehicle Stability Management, Heel Assist Control, Brake Assist and Electronic Stability Control. Curtain airbags will be provided from HTX + variant.
You’ll get a 4.2-inch color instrument cluster from the HTX variant, and you’ll get a semi-ladder upholstery from the HTE variant. The Kia Sonet logo has also been updated which we will see throughout the compact SUV. The Sonet will now be sold in 21 variants. Prices start from money. 7.15 lakh ex-showroom and go up to Rs 13.09 lakh ex-showroom.