Two cars unique in their own aspects were launched this year in 2020 and has garnered the attention of many car enthusiasts.Hyundai Creta which created a huge hype before getting launched. The next-gen Hyundai Creta was launched aggressively priced and starts from ₹9.99lakhs to ₹17.20 (Ex-Showroom). It offers 3 BS6 compliant engine options. It’ll be giving a tough competition to its rivals.Kia Sonet sub-4 meter SUV Or will it be South-Korean carmakers Kia’s finally introduced third model for the domestic market, the . The vehicle made its debut at the Auto Expo 2020 and was expected to launch soon after that but due to the on-going CORONAVIRUS pandemic, it had to be postponed.
Hyundai Creta 2020
The new Hyundai Creta gets many new first in class and exciting features as well as misses out on some. So will it be giving a tough competition to its rivals or not. Let’s find out.
Creta is the first SUV in its segment to get a panoramic sunroof. This results in a more stylish look from inside the cabin and also increasing the airiness inside the car.
Bluelink Connected Car tech
The model also offers Hyundai’s own connected car tech called the BlueLink. This comes with many features like the remote car start, remote climate control, geofencing, etc which is also operable via voice commands.
Driving modes and all Digital Speed readout
The new Hyundai comes with different driving modes. Similar to the paddle shifters this feature is only available in the top-spec automatic trim. One can select different desired driving modes. The driving modes will alter the throttle response, the steering weight and the user can also tweak the traction modes through the menu.
One of the segment-first is the paddle shifters. Though they offered only in the automatic trim it makes the drive even more exciting.
Kia Sonet Sub-Compact SUV
Kia is expected to launch the Sonet sometime next-month and with its launch, the new member of the Sub-4 meter segment will rival the likes of the segment leader Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, stablemate Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon and the Mahindra XUV300. The company offered some new features in the new Sonet that definably will take it ahead in the competition. It is expected to be priced between Rs 7 lakh and Rs 12.50 lakh (ex-showroom)
The Sonet features the brands signature Tiger Nose grille with chrome finished lower edge, multi-segmented 3D inserts, slim LED headlamps and it’s signature ‘heartbeat’ DRLs.
The rear end also features the signature ‘heartbeat’ tail lamp setup which is connected by a reflector strip adding additional points to its radical styling.
Kia Sonnet will have ventilated seats for the first time in this segment for drivers and passengers, currently this feature only available in Seltos and Creta.
Remote Engine start/Stop in Manual Variants
Hyundai Venue also has the feature of remote engine start / stop, but the company offers this feature only in dual clutch transmission i.e. DCT variant. But Sonet’s manual, IMT (clutchless manual) and DCT gearbox variants will also get this feature.
The Kia Sonet features the Crown Jewel LED headlamps. LED headlamps are better than existing halogen and projector lamps.
Internet car Technology
Kio Sonnet will also get UVO Connect technology, which has many great remote operation features. In this, you can turn off the AC, engine and headlamps of the car from your mobile phone. At the same time, this feature is not available in other subcompact SUVs.
Wireless charging will be available in the top end variants of Kia Sonnet. At the same time, this feature is useful for those who do not want to carry USB cable with them all the time.
Automatic Air Purifier
Given the current situation in CORONAVIRUS pandemic, this feature is a must. Kia Sonnet features this special automatic smart air purifier. However, it will be found in the top variant only. This feature is not available in other cars of this segment.
With the Sonet, you also get some premium features such as 7-speaker Bose sound system.