Kia Sonet, Seltos & Carens launched with RDE-compliant engines; Price starts at Rs 7.79 lakh

Kia’s updated range of cars is offered with engines that are E20 fuel compliant.

Kia Engines updated
According to Kia, 20 percent of Seltos sales and 33 percent of Sonet sales in 2022 were iMT editions.

Kia has updated its lineup with BS6 Phase-II compliant powertrains and announced that the updated fleet is offered with engines that can run on E20 fuel. Prices for the updated Kia Sonet, Seltos and Carens start at Rs 7.79 lakhs, Rs 10.89 lakhs and Rs 10.45 lakhs respectively.

The petrol engine in the Sonet remains unchanged but the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine offered with the Carens has been replaced by the Smartstream 1.5-litre turbo-petrol unit that produces 158bhp and 253 Nm @ 1500-3500 rpm. The Sonet’s 1.5-litre diesel, also available with the Seltos and Carens, has been replaced by the 1.5 CRDi VGT which belts out 114 bhp.

For transmission duties, the brand’s 6-speed iMT is offered as standard with both turbo-petrol and diesel powertrains across all models. The Seltos and Carens variants equipped with a 1.5-litre petrol engine and variants of the Sonet with the 1.2-litre petrol engine get a manual gearbox.

Kia now offers Idle Stop Go as standard across all models and has also added the Kia Connect Skill for Amazon Alexa, which allows customers to connect their Alexa device with the vehicle by registering on the Amazon Alexa app.

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First published on: 22-03-2023 at 10:01 IST