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Kia Motors unveils the Sonet – an all-new smart urban compact SUV : REVIEWS NEPAL

7th August 2020
"Kia Motors Nepal today unveiled the price starting from NPR 35,90,000. "

Kia Motors Corporation, one of the world’s largest automakers, revealed the Kia Sonet to the world today in a digital presentation. Manufactured at Kia’s state-of-the-art production facility at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, the Sonet is Kia’s all-new smart urban compact SUV, and the brand’s latest made-in-India global product after the Seltos

The world premiere of the production-ready model follows the global unveiling of the Sonet concept at the Delhi Auto Expo in February 2020. 

Kia Motors Sonet subcompact SUV was launched in India on September 18, 2020. The Kia Sonet is a subcompact SUV, which means it also has a footprint that sits below four meters.

Kia Motors Nepal today unveiled the price of Sonet in Nepal starting from NPR 35,90,000. 

Key features of Kia Sonet

  1. Largest and best-in-class 10.25-inch (26.03 cm) HD touchscreen with navigation and live traffic
  2. Smart Pure Air Purifier with virus protection
  3. BOSE Premium seven-speaker audio with sub-woofer
  4. Ventilated driver and front-passenger seats
  5. LED Sound Mood Lighting
  6. Remote engine start for automatic and manual transmission via UVO Connect and Smart Key
  7. Over-the-air (OTA) map updates
  8. Multi-drive & traction modes and grip control for automatic models
  9. Wireless smartphone charger with cooling function

 

The all-new Kia Sonet is a testament to Kia’s focus on consumer insight-driven product innovation and orientation. It is targeted towards the young generation who are tech-savvy, aspirational and highly connected socially. The Sonet will be launched in India this festive season. Sonet has a dual-tone roof option that straight away puts it on-trend. The Sonet is more squarish and tall, sort of like the Ford EcoSport, unlike the majority of rivals that are more rectangular.

Powertrain 

The Sonet offers a wide range of powertrain choices in its class. With a choice of three engines and five transmissions, there is an engine-transmission combination for virtually every customer need in this segment. Two petrol engines – a versatile Smartstream 1.2-liter four-cylinder and powerful 1.0 T-GDi – and an efficient 1.5-liter CRDi diesel engine are offered.

The Sonet comes with five transmission options: five- and six-speed manuals, an intuitive seven-speed DCT, six-speed automatic, and Kia’s revolutionary new six-speed Smartstream intelligent manual transmission. 

UVO Connect

The Sonet too is offered with Kia’s signature UVO Connect suite of technologies, with a range of 57 features for owners offering convenience, remote control, navigation, safety, security and vehicle management. This also includes Kia’s UVO Voice Assist feature, which response to the greeting, “Hello, Kia.” This artificial intelligence-powered voice-recognition technology provides an enhanced, connected experience and can be used to operate multiple features.

Safety

The Sonet’s key safety features are:

  • Six airbags
  • ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake force distribution)
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control), HAC (Hill-start Assist Control), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management) and BA (brake assist)
  • Front and rear parking sensors 
  • Projector fog lamps
  • Highline tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Auto headlamps
  • ISOFIX child-seat anchoring points

 

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Kia Sonet concept Revealed at Auto Expo 2020, India | Reviews Nepal

5th February 2020
"The Kia Sonet- a modern, dynamic and bold compact SUV concept."

Kia Motors India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation, today introduced two new products for the Indian market at the Auto Expo 2020. Alongside the aspirational and sophisticated Kia Carnival premium MPV, now tailored for the Indian market, Kia also unveiled the new Kia Sonet concept at the show.

The Kia Sonet, unveiled for the first time ever, previews a future global compact SUV from the brand. The concept will be developed further ahead of a launch in the Indian market in the second half of 2020.

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Kia Sonet Specifications

The Kia Sonet concept, revealed for the first time today, previews the third product offering from Kia Motors in India. Targeted at a demographic that is always connected to the world in more ways than one, the Kia Sonet is designed to exceed customers’ lifestyle and technology expectations.

With a modern, dynamic and bold design, the Kia Sonet is equipped with several first-in-class features. These include head-turning looks, Kia’s signature ‘tiger-nose’ grille, stepwell geometry within the grille mesh, ‘tiger-eyeliner’ daytime running lights, and wide rear signature lighting.

Inside,Kia Sonet is made for the young, social, connected, tech-savvy Indian. The cabin is fitted with a 10.25-inch infotainment and navigation system with UVO Connect, a Bose premium audio system, and an intelligent manual transmission (iMT). The Kia Sonet concept also hints at best-in-class interior space, and certain first-in-class features especially crafted for the Indian consumers.

The Sonet is a testament to Kia’s focus on consumer insight-driven product innovation and orientation. It previews a future compact SUV, due to launch in India in the second half of 2020.

 

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Suzuki Vitara Brezza BS6 petrol version now in Nepal | Price

23rd July 2020
"Maruti Suzuki Brezza BS-VI petrol engine in Nepal | Price"

Maruti Suzuki's sub-four meter SUV Brezza BSVI petrol version is now in Nepal.  Maruti Suzuki plans to launch the Breza in a few days. They will be launching VXI and ZXI Plus in Nepal for now.

Previously available only in diesel engines, Brezza will now be available only in petrol engines as Suzuki has stopped the production of diesel engines in the Indian market.
The price of the new Brezza, which is coming with more cosmetic modifications than before, has not been revealed yet. Reviews expect the price to be cheaper than the earlier diesel version and in the bracket of Rs 39,49000 to 42,9000.

Preparations are underway to put it in showrooms from next week. The company will probably officially release price and feature information on Sunday. At present, the starting price of a diesel Breza in Nepal is Rs 39 lakh 49 thousand while the price of the top variant is Rs 45 lakh 29 thousand.

It will compete in the Nepali market with models like Ford EcoSpot, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon,  Mahindra XUV300.

 

 

Features

The facelift model of Maruti Suzuki's popular sub-four meter SUV Brezza is being sold in India in nine different variants. However, the company has not given any information about which models have been brought to Nepal.
In India, Brezza's LXI, VXI, ZXI, ZXI Plus, and ZXI Plus (DualTone) are sold in 5 variants manually and VXI, ZXI, ZXI Plus and ZXI Plus (DualTone) are being sold in 4 automatic variants.
CG MotoCorp is launching VXI and ZXI Plus in Nepal for now.

Engine

The new Brezza is powered by a 1.5-liter BS-VI K15B SHVS four-cylinder petrol engine. The engine will provide 105 PS of power and 138 Nm of torque. 5-speed manual and 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox is given.

Hybrid Technology 

According to the company, it uses hybrid technology. The technology has features like fuel-saving, ideal starter stop, torque assist function, brake energy regeneration.

Design

With some modifications to the front, the Breza features redesigned headlamps and LED daytime running lights. The use of chrome on the grill in its top variant makes the car look very attractive. This makes the car look sharper and more sporty than before.

Price of Vitara Brezza in Nepal

Variants

Showroom Price in Rs.

Vxi

4169000.00

Zxi+

4469000.00

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Top 5 SUVs in Nepal in 2021| Updated Price

4th August 2020
"This list will definitely help you simplify your choice to buy your next SUV."

Every year there are new launches that are admired and remembered. This time we have come up with the Top 5 SUVs 2020 in Nepal with the updated price and key specifications.

Ford Ecosport

The maximum power produced by the 1.5l engine is 123 PS @ 6500 RPM and the peak torque produced by the car is 150Nm @ 4500 RPM.

The fuel tank capacity of the car is 52 liters and the mileage provided by it is 17 kmpl.

The kerb weight of the car is 1220 kg and Ford Ecosport ground clearance is 200 mm.

The Ford Ecosport price in Nepal starts from 36,90,000-49,40,000. (View Full Specification)

Top 5 SUVs in Nepal in 2020 | Updated Price

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Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

The new Brezza is powered by a 1.5-liter BS-VI K15B SHVS four-cylinder petrol engine. The engine will provide 105 PS of power and 138 Nm of torque. 5-speed manual and 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox is given.

The fuel tank capacity of the car is 48 liters and the mileage provided by it is 24.3 kmpl.

The kerb weight of the car is 1175 kg and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza ground clearance is 198 mm.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza price in Nepal starts from 39,49,000-45,29,000. (View Full Specification)

Top 5 SUVs in Nepal in 2020 | Updated Price

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Kia Seltos

The maximum power produced by the 1.5l engine is 138bhp@6000rpm and the peak torque produced by the car 242nm@1500-3200rpm.

The fuel tank capacity of the car is 60 liters and the mileage provided by it is 16.8 kmpl.

The kerb weight of the car is 1695 kg and Kia Seltos ground clearance is 190 mm.

The Kia Seltos price in Nepal starts from 43,90,000-76,90,000.(View Full Specification)

Top 5 SUVs in Nepal in 2020 | Updated Price

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Hyundai Creta

The maximum power produced by the 1.5l engine is 123 PS @ 6400 RPM and the peak torque produced by the car 154 Nm @ 4850 RPM.

The fuel tank capacity of the car is 55 liters and the mileage provided by it is 15.8 kmpl.

The kerb weight of the car is 1265 kg and Hyundai Creta ground clearance is 190 mm.

The Hyundai Creta price in Nepal starts from 46,56,000-59,96,000. (View Full Specification)

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Nissan Kicks

The maximum power produced by the 1.5l engine is  106 PS Power at 5600 rpm and a peak torque of 142 nm at 4000 rpm.

The fuel tank capacity of the car is 50 liters and the mileage provided by it is 14.23 kmpl.

The kerb weight of the car is 1295 kg and Nissan Kicks ground clearance is 210 mm.

The Nissan Kicks price in Nepal starts from 48,99,000-59,09,000. (View full Specification)

Top 5 SUVs in Nepal in 2020 | Updated Price

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Compiled by : Debashish S Neupane Debashish S Neupane