Kia Adds Turbo Power to Excellent Sonet Compact SUV Range, Offer Lots of Kit in Flagship EX Form for R359 995

Kia Adds Turbo Power to Excellent Sonet Compact SUV Range, Offer Lots of Kit in Flagship EX Form for R359 995

  • Kia launched its new Sonet 1.0 T-GDi EX and EX+ derivatives in Cape Town this week to offer South Africans a second engine choice in the range
  • The 1.0-litre turbocharged engine is only available in combination with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and produces 88kW and 172Nm
  • Kia has sold more than 3 500 Sonets since its launch in 2021 and the new models are crammed with luxury features with prices from R359 995

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Kia has introduced a third model to its popular Sonet range that sports a 1.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged engine and is installed as the new flagship.

Kia Sonet Turbo
Kia's popular Sonet compact SUV has received a new engine to its local line-up in the form of a 1.0-litre turbocharged unit. Image: MotorPress
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Just over a year ago, Kia South Africa launched the Sonet compact SUV and now it has added a turbocharged engine to the range, MotorPress reports.

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It has 88kW and 172Nm from a three-cylinder engine and is available exclusively with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The derivatives are named EX and EX+ and include standard kit such as an eight-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The EX+ specification adds climate control and a drive mode selector, reports IOL.

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1.0 T-GDI EX 7DCT - R359 995

1.0 T-GDI EX+ 7DCT - R389 995

The turbo model goes on sale from Monday 11 July and includes a four-year or 60 000km service plan.

Kia donates car to local charity organisation to raise money for vulnerable children across Mzansi

Aside from launching new models, Kia South Africa graciously donated a car to a local charity, Briefly News reports.

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Kia South Africa announced it has donated a Picanto 1.0 Start model to the Beeld Children’s Fund. The organisation will use the hatchback as the grand prize in its annual fundraising raffle.

Now in its 45th year of operation, the Beeld Children’s Fund was started with the express purpose of assisting children's development of body, soul and spirit.

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