Kia Sonet production commences

The sub-4 metre compact SUV segment is booming with plethora of cars and almost every manufacturer wants a piece of the pie from the market. Hence, Kia Motors India is bringing the Kia Sonet, their contender of the Sub 4m segment.

Kia Motors India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation, today rolled out the first customer car of the bold and dynamic Kia Sonet, manufactured at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.

The Sonet is the company’s latest ‘Made-in-India’ product which will be sold in various global markets similar to the segment-leading mid-SUV, the Kia Seltos. The company further announced that the commencement of mass production of the Sonet in India has been initiated after testing the vehicle for over 100,000 kilometers in different climatic conditions and some of the most challenging terrains in India.

Kia Sonet rolling off from the production facility
Kia Sonet rolling off from the production facility

After the massive success of the World Premiere held last month, Kia Motors is preparing to launch the Sonet in India on September 18, 2020. With this roll-out, Kia is looking at building India as the export hub for the Sonet to cater to the demand of over 70 markets globally.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Kookhyun Shim, MD, and CEO at Kia Motors India said, “Today is a momentous day for Kia Motors India, as we officially roll-out the first customer car. It is a matter of great pride that we have been able to stay true to our promise of ‘The Power to Surprise’ and bring in Sonet in time, despite the unprecedented challenges the world is facing today. it is the symbol of promise and commitment of Kia to the Indian market and a testament to the passion and dedication of the employees at our state-of-the-art Anantapur plant who have worked relentlessly to ensure uninterrupted development of the new Sonet.”

Manufactured exclusively at Kia’s state-of-the-art production facility at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, the most anticipated car of the year, it marks the brand’s entry in the growing and competitive compact SUV segment. The company hosted its world premiere on August 7, 2020, which created a huge impact amongst the audience with its bold and dynamic design, high-quality interiors, 30+ segment-best features, a wide choice of powertrains and 57 UVO Connect features including voice assist.

Kia Sonet rolling off from the production facility

After the massive success of the World Premiere held last month, Kia Motors is preparing to launch the Sonet in India on September 18, 2020. With this roll-out, Kia is looking at building India as the export hub for the Sonet to cater to the demand of over 70 markets globally.

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