Kia Motors entered Indian market last year and have received an overwhelming response from customers. Their first product Seltos is a huge hit and Kia recently launched Anniversary edition of Seltos in the market. Kia also launched their most affordable SUV Sonet in the market, earlier this year. Just like Seltos, Sonet also became popular among buyers in a very short span of time. Sonet is now a common sight on our roads and number of aftermarket accessories for modifications are also available in the market. Here we have a render video that shows how Sonet would look like, if Kia launches a Nightfall Edition.https://www.youtube.com/embed/bQzfUwm5Iq4?feature=oembed

The video has been uploaded by SRK Designs on their youtube channel. The Nightfall Edition seen in the video is inspired by Dark Edition of Tata Harrier SUV. The vidoe shows how the car would look in it all-black avatar. This is just a render video and Kia currently has no plans to launch such a version in the market. The render artist starts by changing the colour of the Sonet. It now gets a gloss black finish on the outside.

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The chrome garnishes on the front grille have also been completely blacked out. The chrome surround around the LED fog lamps have also been blacked out. The silver colour faux skid plate at the front gets the black treatment too. Artist has also made a minor change to the headlamp. The all-LED headlamps on the SUV were replaced with tri-projector LED units. Heartbeat shaped DRLs is retained in Nightfall edition. All chrome or silver elements on the SUV were either removed or blacked out.

Moving to the side profile, the Sonet Nightfall Edition gets sporty looking gloss black alloy wheels. The stock dual tone alloy wheels regularly seen on Sonet were replaced. The silver beading on the door and the roof rails were also painted in black. The regular version of Sonet gets chrome door handles. This version in the render video gets body coloured door handles only. video does not show, how this SUV looks form the rear however, we guess that the chrome strips and the silver skid plate at the rear have been blacked out. The render version in the video looks quite imposing mainly because of the all-black theme on the car.

Kia Sonet is a feature loaded sub-4 meter compact SUV. It competes with cars like Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahndra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and recently launched Nissan Magnite. Sonet comes with features like ventilated seats, electric sunroof, 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment screen, UVO connected car feature, rear AC vents, wireless phone charger, Bose audio system, ambient lighting and so on.

Sonet is available in multiple engine and transmission options. There is a1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine that comes with 7-speed DCT and iMT gearbox option. There is 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine available with Sonet which comes with a manual gearbox only. The diesel version of Sonet is available with a 1.5 litre turbocharged engine that comes with manual and automatic transmission option.

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Maruti 800 modified to look like a hybrid of the Honda 660 & Lamborghini

By Shantonil Nag

Published: December 8, 2020

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Maruti is known to make cars which suit the budget of the middle-class Indian. Before Alto 800 became one of the most affordable but durable cars, Maruti 800 was taking the lead. It is shocking to still see families that have kept the Maruti 800 up and running even with their upgraded cars. There is also this new market that is evolving, which caters to the need of reviving these classic old hatchbacks. Let’s look at one such video where a Maruti 800 is modified to look like a sports car and hybrid version of the Honda 660 and a Lamborghini.https://www.youtube.com/embed/TWWgn1MBOxk?feature=oembed

The video is uploaded on the YouTube channel called MAGNETO 11. They are quite famous for uploading out of the world videos of modified cars, especially of Maruti 800. The video is made to describe the complete process of these modifications and describes things that one could easily miss in the larger picture of drooling on this modified Maruti 800. What takes most of your attention is the fact that they went all out and chopped off the roof of the car to make it into a convertible. Coming to the rear of the car, it has been replaced by metal sheets and looks completely different from the original Maruti 800. The car also gets twin exhaust pipes popping out from beneath the car and air vents on both sides of the bumper to give it a sportier look.

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Towards the boot of the car, the modifier has tried to replicate the design of the boot of a Lamborghini Gallardo. Just like any other sports car, the sides of this Maruti 800 gets air scoops and added cladding to make it look muscular. These are faux air scoops that are positioned just to make the vehicle look sportier than before. The front of the car gets the exact metal sheet treatment like the bumper of the car. It also comes with projector types LED DRL rings around it instead of the stock headlamps.

For the interiors of the car, the original interiors were completely ripped off. The dashboard gets a dual-tone paint job. Major space has been taking away from the rear seats to give boot space, therefore making this a two-seater car and maybe two little children in the rear seats. There are also other standard modification changes, such as door pads, seat covers and a huge metal spoiler. The original engine has been retained. Even though the modification has cost the owner somewhere around INR 1.25 lakhs, we say it’s a job well done considering limited resources and the fact that it was made practically out of a backyard.

It should be noted that such modifications are illegal in India and the cops can seize the vehicle according to the law. Changing the while body of the vehicle and make it look different needs major alterations and that is not allowed as per the law. However, such projects can be made but should be kept away from the public roads.