Kia made some noise at this week’s 2020 Auto Expo in India, and among its big reveals were two concept cars: the Sonet and the Seltos X-Line.
First up is the Sonet, which is an entirely new compact SUV from the Korean carmaker. It’s a stylish little concept that features Kia’s design cues, most notably the signature tiger-nose grille. In fact, it looks a lot like the Seltos from the front end.
The Kia Sonet aims to cater to the tech-savvy crowd, with a cabin that boasts a 10.25-inch infotainment and navigation system with UVO connect, a premium Bose audio setup, and an intelligent manual transmission. Its maker has yet to reveal any further details, but Kia has confirmed that this will be launched in India by the second half of this year.
Second of the pair is the Seltos X-Line, which is a rugged and more aggressive take on the Seltos. The concept unveiled at the show sports a gray-and-black finish with some subtle hints of orange to provide contrast. Some off-road accessories have been added to the mix as well, including a skid plate, a roof rack, and what Kia says are ‘all-terrain-inspired’ body panels that give the vehicle a bolder stance. While the Sonet has been confirmed for production, Kia hasn’t given any word yet on whether or not the Seltos X-Line will be offered as part of the lineup.
What do you think of these concepts? Would you be interested in them if they made it to our market?