Kia South Africa has bolstered its Sonet line-up, with the local arm of the Korean manufacturer introducing a duo of value-based LX derivatives to its already popular compact-crossover range. See full pricing for the revised line-up below…

Kia Sonet LX
Auto-on headlamps standard.

Said Stephen Crosse, director of sales and marketing at Kia South Africa, “There is nothing ‘entry-level’ about the 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.”

“There is nothing ‘entry-level’ about the LX derivatives”

As standard, LX models ship with an array of infotainment and convenience and safety items. Included in the list of standard specification are an 8,0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto screen mirroring and Bluetooth connectivity, and a six-speaker sound system and air-conditioning.

Kia Sonet LX
Standard-fitment 8,0-inch touchscreen features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Convenience features include, among others, a reverse-view camera, auto-on headlamps, fore and aft electric windows, a height-adjustable driver’s pew, and remote central locking. Standard safety items include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control (ESC), hill-start assist control (HAC) and Isofix child-seat anchoring points.

Kia Sonet LX
LX models ship with 15-inch wheels.

Like its EX-badged stablemate, the LX is powered by Kia’s 1,5 MPI engine. The 1,5-litre normally aspirated petrol motor produces 85 kW and 144 N.m of torque, available from  6 300 r/min and 4 500 r/min respectively. Two transmission options are on offer: a six-speed manual gearbox and CVT.

Kia Sonet LX
Power is sourced from a 1,5-litre normally aspirated petrol motor.

All Sonet models are sold with Kia South Africa’s four-year/60 000 km service plan and five-year/unlimited km warranty, complete with roadside assistance.

Kia Sonet line-up:

Kia Sonet 1,5 LX MT: R269 995

Kia Sonet 1,5 EX MT:   R289 995

Kia Sonet 1,5 LX CVT: R290 995

Kia Sonet 1,5 EX CVT:  R310 995