The Kia Sonnet competes with subcompact SUV rivals like Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue and Mahindra XUV300.
A large segment of auto consumers prefer to visit aftermarket workshops to get fancy makeovers of their vehicles. In India, however, it has become difficult as the government does not allow any kind of modification on automobiles. Therefore, auto enthusiasts just have to suffice with digital rendering and 3D illustrations.
In another example, Bozz Auto Designs has created a digital rendition that envisions the Kia Sonnet as a lifestyle or recreational vehicle. A lot of modifications have been incorporated digitally with the use of aftermarket mod kits. Bozz Auto Designs is well-known for creating eye-catching design illustrations.
His Mahindra Thar 6×6 Crossland Project became very popular among fans. The Sonnet in this case has been wrapped around its exterior by a custom Deep Ocean Blue color scheme. The design of the stock Sonnet has not been tampered with, only cosmetic improvements have been made to enhance the look of the car.
Updated Exterior Styling
For starters, it gets the same gloss black finish front grille with the new Kia logo in the middle. However, the chrome outlines have been replaced with black panels.
The grille is flanked by a pair of custom headlights with LED internals. The custom-made front bumper and a scoop on the hood give it a rough look. The bumper also includes a wider air intake grille along with cube fog lamps inspired by the Sonnet’s older brother, the Seltos.
Along with its side profile, the Sonet gets blacked-out wheel arch cladding that gives it a massive road presence. Filling in these huge arches are the completely blacked-out CG-205T alloy rims from Vossen that give it a sense of masculinity. Forged alloy wheels are wrapped with chunky Yokohama Advan Apex tires with a wide cross-section.
At the rear, the lighting setup with connected taillights remains unchanged, however, the use of black trims gives it a sportier edge. At the center of the tailgate is Kia badging with Sonet, GT and Turbo branding. Additionally, the custom twin-tip exhaust and roof rails add to the sporty appeal of the subcompact SUV.
The roof rail appears to be functional as the Thule Squarebar EVO rack is placed over it, the mounting rack also gets a Thule Motion XT roof box. The only mechanical update that has been done is that the suspension setup has been lowered to offer a more planted ride and sportier on-road dynamics.
Variants and Engine Options
The Sonnet is currently available in six trims HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+, priced between Rs 6.79 lakh and Rs 13.35 lakh (ex-showroom). It gets three engine options – two petrol and one diesel while buyers can choose from five transmission options.