Kia India launches the Sonet’s X-LINE variant in India

Kia India has launched the Sonet’s X-LINE variant at a starting price of INR 13.39 lakh. The Sonet’s X-LINE model is based on the company’s ‘Xclusive’, ‘Xciting’, and ‘Xquisite’ theme and it has been offered in two variants, with two engine options.

Design and features

The X-LINE  is based on the outgoing Sonet GTX+ models. The new models get notable exterior design changes such as a Matte Graphite exterior colour, a signature Tiger Nose grille with a black glossy finish, 16-inch black high gloss alloy wheels, and dark hyper metal accents skid plates at both ends. Inside, the new sub-compact SUV comes with dual-tone colour (called the ‘Splendid Sage’), leatherette seats with orange stitching, and a X-LINE logo on headrests.

The Sonet X-LINE comes with notable features such as an electric sunroof, central locking, smart key with push button start, remote engine start, paddle shifters, traction control modes (Sand, Mud, and Wet), driving modes (Normal, Eco, and Sports), and wireless charger, among others. And for safety, the sub-compact SUV is equipped with six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, HAC, VSM, reverse parking camera with parking guidelines, front and rear parking sensors, and brake assist.


The all-new Sonet X-LINE comes in two engine options: a 1.0 L turbo-petrol and a 1.5-litrel diesel engine. The petrol engine is mated to a seven-speed DCT and it produces a peak power of 120 hp at 6000 rpm and a peak torque of and 172 Nm  at 1500-4000 rpm. The diesel engine –mated to a six-speed AT–produces a peak power of 115 hp at 4000 rpm and peak torque of and 250 Nm  at 1500-2750 rpm.


EngineG1.0 T-GDi1.5L CRDi VGT 
Fuel typePetrolDiesel
Displacement  9981493
Power  120 hp115 hp
Torque172 Nm250 Nm
Transmission7-speed DCT6 AT

Drive system Two-wheel drive
Fuel tank capacity45 L
Seating capacity 5
Boot space 392 L
Ground clearance211 mm

Kia Sonet X-Line price in Nepal

The Kia Sonet X-line comes in two engine options, petrol and diesel, at a cost of INR 13.39 lakh for the petrol-engine model and the model powered by the diesel-engine costs INR 50,000 more.

The official distributors haven’t hinted anything regarding its launch in Nepal. However, if it is launched here, Nepalis can expect it to cost around Rs 70 lakh. 

Sonet X-Line modelsPrice in IndiaExpected price in Nepal
X-Line (1.0l turbo petrol)13.39 lakhStarting at Rs 70 lakh
X-Line (1.5l diesel)13.99 lakh

In Nepal, Kia currently offers four Sonet models with two engine options, with prices ranging from Rs 37.90-Rs 59.90 lakh.

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