Our South Korean friends, Kia, continues to raise the bar. This time with their freshly updated Sonet, a compact SUV that has captured acclaim since its 2021 debut. The updated Sonet features a significant makeover with refreshed exterior styling, upgraded interior features, and a strategic repositioning in the competitive A-SUV segment.

New Kia Sonet Front
New Kia Sonet Front

Bold Design Evolution

Embracing Kia’s ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy, the new Sonet sports a bold and futuristic aesthetic. Updates include a new light signature, revised front bumper, and an evolved ‘tiger nose’ grille, enhancing its confident stance. Rear enhancements like redesigned taillights and a refreshed bumper add to its sporty allure.

Kia’s signature ‘tiger nose’ grille
Kia’s signature ‘tiger nose’ grille

Power and Performance

Under the hood, the Sonet retains its reliable 1.5-litre MPI and turbocharged 1.0-litre GDi petrol engines, catering to various driving preferences. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual or CVT for the 1.5-litre engine, and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) for the 1.0 T-GDi.

Redesigned tailgate
Redesigned tailgate

Luxurious Interior

Inside, the Sonet maintains its high-tech appeal with options for 8-inch or 10.25-inch infotainment screens, complemented by a blend of cloth and artificial leather upholstery. It offers ample legroom, headroom, and a spacious 385-litre boot capacity, ranking it among the roomiest in its class.

Colour touchscreen
Colour touchscreen
Enough space for all your "baggage"
Enough space for all your “baggage”

Safety and Reliability

Safety features are comprehensive across the range, including ABS with EBD, ESC, HAC, ISOFIX anchors, and dual front airbags as standard. The Sonet’s structural integrity is reinforced with advanced high-strength steel, ensuring robust safety standards.

16-inch tekkies
16-inch tekkies

Expanded Choice and Value

Kia has revamped the Sonet lineup to offer enhanced choice and value, meeting diverse customer preferences. From the feature-rich LX model to the high-spec SX grade with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), the Sonet delivers without compromise.

Hey good looking!
Hey good looking!

Arriving Tomorrow

The new Kia Sonet hits the market from June 18, 2024, promising an elevated driving experience with its blend of style, performance, and advanced features. Pricing starts from R 366,995 for the Sonet 1.5 LX Manual, backed by Kia’s industry-leading warranty and service plans for added peace of mind.

Sonet gains a new light signature
Sonet gains a new light signature

Pricing and Peace of Mind

There’s a Sonet for everyone:

– Kia Sonet 1.5 LX Manual: R 366,995
– Kia Sonet 1.5 LX CVT: R 391,995
– Kia Sonet 1.5 EX CVT: R 411,995
– Kia Sonet 1.0 T-GDi EX DCT: R 436,995
– Kia Sonet 1.5 EX Plus CVT: R 454,995
– Kia Sonet 1.5 SX CVT: R 484,995

Each Sonet comes standard with Kia’s unparalleled Unlimited Kilometre/5-year warranty, which includes Roadside Assistance. Enjoy peace of mind with a pre-paid 4-year / 60,000 km service plan, ensuring predictable maintenance costs. For added convenience, explore our flexible plan extension options available through Kia Financial Services at the point of sale.

2 years ago, Apex Editor, Vann van Staden, had a little holiday romance with the Kia Sonet. Read all about the previous gen Sonet here. 

Vann and the 2022 Sonet
Vann and the 2022 Sonet
Harry approved!
Harry approved!