• Value-led Sonet LX supplements mid-spec EX variant
  • Stellar price without compromising on features or quality
  • Wireless screen-mirroring and ESP standard throughout the Sonet range
19 August 2021 – A mere three months after its local introduction, the acclaimed Kia Sonet has cemented its position as one of South Africa’s most popular compact SUVs. Raking in praise from buyers and the media thanks to its eye-catching design, fun-to-drive dynamics, spacious interior and generous standard-features tally, the popular mid-specification Sonet EX models are complemented by two entry-level Sonet LX derivatives that place value for money front and centre.

The luxury of choice
Don’t let the entry-level positioning fool you, though. The Sonet LX models do not compromise on quality or essential comfort and safety features and, like its EX sibling, are offered with Kia’s advanced, punchy and frugal 1.5 MPI naturally aspirated petrol engine delivering 85 kW at 6,300 r/min and 144 Nm of torque at 4,500 r/min. Customers have a choice between a 6-speed manual gearbox or a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Feature highlights on the entry-level LX derivatives, to name but a few, include:
  • 8,0-inch HD touchscreen infotainment with wireless Apple
  • CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Remote central locking
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bluetooth
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Electric mirrors
  • 6 speakers
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Automatic headlamp activation
  • Rear-view camera
  • Combination artificial leather and cloth seat trim
Safety first, always
Customer safety is an utmost priority for Kia globally, starting with the structural integrity of the passenger cell. More than two-thirds of the Sonet’s body are made up of high-strength and advanced high-strength steel, creating a lightweight yet robust structure. Complementing this strong structure are several key safety features, including:
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS with EBD
  • Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Dual front airbags
  • ISOFIX child-seat anchoring points
Something for everyone
“The popularity of the Kia Sonet has been overwhelming, and we’re delighted that so many customers are choosing Kia’s newest model to begin their SUV life,” comments Stephen Crosse, Sales and Marketing Director of Kia South Africa. “There is nothing ‘entry-level’ about the Sonet LX derivatives when it comes to comfort, convenience and features, and we’re confident that the LX’s value proposition will further bolster the Sonet’s popularity.”

Model Recommended Retail Price incl. VAT
Sonet 1.5 LX Manual R269,995
Sonet 1.5 LX CVT R290,995
Sonet 1.5 EX Manual R289,995
Sonet 1.5 EX CVT R310,995

All Sonet models ship as standard with Kia’s industry-leading Unlimited Kilometre, 5-year warranty (inclusive of Roadside Assistance), as well as a prepaid 4-year / 60,000 km service plan. The all-new Sonet range is on sale across Kia South Africa’s national dealer network immediately.