Kia is going to launch the CNG version of its popular SUV Kia Sonet.
The Kia Sonet CNG was spotted recently while it was being tested in India and the public is quite excited about the launch of the car.
If the Kia Sonet CNG is released in the Indian market, it will be the first compact SUV to have a CNG version.
The launch of the CNG variant to the existing models of Sonet will mean that the users will have three variants.
The three variants being petrol, diesel and CNG.
The Kia Sonet CNG model that had been spotted during the test was top-spec GT Line trim. Which means that the CNG version of the car has been based on the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol model.
Another sign that confirms that the test car was a CNG variant was that it had a CNG sticker on the rear windscreen.
The Kia Sonet GT 1.0-litre turbo-petrol model churns out 120PS of power and 172 Nm of maximum torque.
The model has a 6-speed iMT (clutchless manual) as well as 7-speed DCT options.
But, when the CNG variant is launched it is going to have some decrease in power. The Kia Sonet is available in a 1.2- litre naturally aspirated, four-cylinder petrol engine as well.
The 1.2- litre petrol engine generated 83PS power and 115 Nm torque.
The design of the Kia Sonet CNG is going to be almost the same as that of the other trims.
Which means that the CNG Sonet is going to feature LED headlamps and rear lights. The grille will remain the same and a pair of roof rails will be present on the top of the car.
Kia to enter CNG car segment with Kia Sonet SUV
Tata Motors and Maruti Suzuki offer CNG vehicles in India as of right now. With the introduction of the Kia Sonet SUV, the company will make an entry into the CNG vehicle segment.
Many people are hoping that Kia will soon officially reveal the specifications and announce the launch details of the upcoming CNG SUV.