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Five things to know about the new 2021 Kia Sonet

3: Safety matters

According to a press release, more than two-thirds of the Kia Sonet’s body is made up of high-strength and advanced high-strength steel that creates a “lightweight yet robust structure.” Problem is that at the time of writing this there are no published Global or Asean NCAP crash test results to prove whether this claim holds any validity.

Move on to the active safety side of things and you'll find that all Sonet models come fitted with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), ABS with EBD, Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Dual front airbags as well as ISOFIX child-seat anchoring points. 

2: Two trim levels to choose from

Kicking off the 2021 Kia Sonet range is the entry-level LX model. Some of its standard features include an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, air-conditioning, Bluetooth streaming, front and rear electric windows, electric mirrors, a rear-view camera and automatic headlamp activation.

The flagship EX model builds on this specification with rear park distance control, a leather steering wheel and gear knob, silver skid plates, roof rails, side repeater lamps and front fog-lamps. The 15-inch steel wheels of the LX are swapped for 16-inch alloy wheels.

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