The Indonesia-spec 7-seater Kia Sonnet is 120 mm long which is an SUV sold in India and comes with the addition of the third row, and has sliding and tumble fold functions for the second row seats.
Kia Motors has introduced a 7-seater version of its popular compact SUV sonnet in Indonesia. Dubbed as the Kia Sonat 7, the new SUV retains the design and style of the 5-seater Sonnet sold in India, however, the Kia has lengthened the third row to accommodate a bit. Interestingly, both the 5-seater and 7-seater models sold in Indonesia have a length of over 4 meters. Both models of the Indonesia-Kalpana sonnet are 4,120 mm long which is 125 mm longer than the Indo-Kalpana sonnet. However, the width, height and wheelbase remain unchanged at 1790 mm, 1642 mm and 2500 mm.
Like the exterior, the cabin’s design is similar to that of the 5-seater Kia SonnetHowever, there are two major attractions as far as seating layout is concerned. First, there is a new 50:50 split third-row seat that can be fully folded to make the 392-liter luggage space larger. The second, second-row seat, which is a 60:40 split, comes with a one-touch tumble fold and siding function for easy access to the third row.
In terms of features, however, the list remains unchanged. The new Sonnet 7 features a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with UVO connected car technology, wireless charger, ventilated front seats, Bose sound system, rear AC vent, tire pressure monitoring system and drive mode among other features. The SUV now also comes with roof mounted air vents for third line passengers.
Kia Sonet 7, sold in Indonesia, has been introduced in four variants – Standard, Smart, Dynamic and Premier, however, it has no GT-line trims, as it is an India-specific feature at the moment. Both versions are powered by the same 1.5-liter SmartStream petrol engine that is set to produce 113 bhp at 6,300 rpm and peak torque of 144 Nm at 4500 rpm. Transmission duties are performed by a 6-speed manual gearbox or Intelligent Variable Transmission (iVT) unit. At the moment, there is no indication that the 7-seater Sonit will come to India, at least not anytime soon.