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Is Kia Sonet a copy of Hyundai Venue with different logo

As we all know Hyundai and Kia both are originally Korean companies belong to the same family in Korea, so genetically there is not much difference in terms of product quality, features, the styling of products, and the way they are marketed. Kia Sonet which is a sub-4-meter compact SUV, very similar to Hyundai Venue, is going to be launched in August 2020 and actual deliveries to customers will start from September.

The platform of Venue and Sonet is the same with many other similarities. The venue was launched first in India.  The Sonet will share its engines and gearboxes with the Creta. The 1.2 liter-4 cylinder naturally aspirated petrol (82 Bhp-114 Nm), the 1.0 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged petrol (118 Bhp-172 Nm), and the 1.5 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged diesel (99 Bhp-240 Nm) will be the three engines on offer. The Sonet will offer a manual, clutch-less manual (iMT) and twin-clutch automatic gearboxes, giving buyers plenty of choices. It’ll be interesting to see if Kia Motors offers the iMT on the diesel models as well.

Kia products styling wise look fresh to Indian customers, there is some novelty factor in terms of styling and design which is different from Venue. The Sonet will measure nearly the same as the Venue in terms of dimensions but the look and feel are meant to give the Kia Sonet a distinct appeal. 

A starting price under Rs. 7 lakh is expected, we will have to wait till August 7th 2020 to know the actual price.