Kia likely to introduce CNG Sonet, photos with gas kit leaked ahead of official launch
Amid the fuel price rise in India, several top car manufacturers are either modifying their existing vehicles into CNG or launching new ones. Hyundai’s sister company Kia, which has turned many heads and won millions of hearts with its mid-size SUV Sonet, also doing the same. The report says that the company is testing the CNG version of the vehicle and soon will launch it in the market.
Ahead of the official launch, a test mule without any camouflage and a CNG kit at the back has been spotted during the testing in Pune. The images, it is clearly giving a hint that the upcoming CNG Sonet will will be launched on the same platform, with not too much changes but with just a smart CNG option.
Know everything about upcoming Kia Sonet CNG
As per the viral ingest, it showed the emission testing equipment has been placed at the rear of the vehicle’s boot, which will eventually comprise boot space in the future. The report says that the firm is testing the gas option with its advance and top-end variant X-Line with the 1.0L turbo petrol engine option.
As far as the price is concerned, it is expected that the the vehicle might become costilier by Rs 1 lakh as compared to its ongoing petrol model. However, the company has not revealed any offcial details regarding the same as of now. When it comes to the rivals, there is not direct competitio to it. But, in the future, there will be few as Maruti Suzuki is also all set to launch CNG Brezza in upcoming months, which might give a tough fight to the sub 4m SUV.
Kia Sonet CNG features and safety
Customers can expect some noticeable changes in the upcoming CNG version. It might come with an updated touchscreen infotainment system with android, apple and auto carplay, multi-functional steering where, dual climate control, power window, semi-digital instrumental clusters with rear and front parking sensors. It is also expected that the company might introduce an electric sunroof in the four-wheeler, however, there are no official details about the same.