Kia Unveils Sonet CUV

Earlier this year, Kia Motors demoed the Sonet CUV concept. The company has now announced the production version of the compact crossover SUV. It was built at the automaker’s facility in southern India. Many of its features are said to be based on the Stonic which is available globally. That crossover CUV is a part of the company’s Rio hatchback. Additionally, the new car is also believed to have some elements of Hyundai Venue. CarSwitch.com, an online marketplace to sell your car in Dubai and UAE, did some research to share the details with you.

Kia Sonet CUV Engine and Performance

When it comes to the engine, you have three choices. You can either choose from two petrol engines – a 1.2-liter four-cylinder or a 1.0-liter unit – or opt for a 1.5-liter diesel engine. Transmission choices include five- and six-speed manuals, a six-speed automatic, and a seven-speed DCT.

All the variants are compliant with the BS6-emission standards and develop the same power and torque as the Hyundai Venue.

It has an active and passive safety package that includes dual front airbags and ABS. Other safety tech includes Electronic Stability Control, traction control, Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, Hill-Start Assist, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and automatic headlamps.

Kia Sonet CUV Exterior

A quick glance at the vehicle is enough to know it’s a Kia car. The front fascia is heavy on signature styling elements such as the ‘heartbeat’ LED daytime running lights and ‘tiger-nose’ grille. The car boasts a sporty profile, and the image is further enhanced by the wraparound rear-windscreen and C-pillar. The LED taillamps also follow the ‘heartbeat’ design pattern. Other notable features include skid plates at the front and rear bumper, a dual muffler design, diffuser fins, and dual-tone 16-inch alloy wheels.Not convinced yet to sell your car in Dubai and UAE as soon as this one arrives? Read on! 

Kia Sonet CUV Interior

On the inside, everything is kept simple. The dashboard features a user-friendly infotainment and cluster interface. Made with high-quality materials, the car also offers plenty of space. Although we await the official specs at the moment, the car likely also features a navigation system with UVO Connect and Bose premium audio system. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are supported. The car also offers wireless charging, ventilated front seats, rear AC vents, air-purifier, electric sunroof, and a multi-function steering wheel

Kia Sonet CUV Price and Availability

The Sonet CUV will first go on sale in India, before making it to other global markets. Consumers in the Middle East can expect the car to arrive by the first quarter of the next year. Pricing details haven’t been announced yet but it will likely start at AED 39,000.

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Toyota Hilux Adventure Arrives in the UAE

Toyota’s exclusive distributor in the UAE, Al-Futtaim Toyota, has launched the eighth-generation Toyota Hilux Adventure. It is aimed at families who have a thing for off-roading, road trips, and other adventures. The ride has already made its mark in other parts of the world and has got the stamp of approval from Fernando Alonso, Le Mans 24 Hours winner and Formula 1 world champion. It was first launched in Thailand and as you may have guessed, some specs vary depending on the market. CarSwitch, an online marketplace for certified Dubai cars for sale, did some research to share the details with you.

Toyota Hilux Adventure Engine And Performance

The Hilux Adventure is underpinned by a 4.0-liter V6 engine that can produce 235 horsepower at 5,600rpm and 38.3kg-m of torque at 4,400rpm. It features an automatic transmission, six-speed automatic, and a switchable four-wheel drive. The new suspension design improves handling as well as ride comfort. It also comes with new rear and front shock absorbers, new bushings mated with the latest generation Vehicle Stability Control system which makes sure the ride doesn’t slip when cornering, and enhanced leaf spring design to improve the dynamics.

The new vehicle will likely offer better pulling power and you can expect it to not sound too strained under heavy acceleration. The vehicle is also equipped with 6 advanced Clearance Sonars that can detect stationary objects in the back and front. It also has SRS airbags.

Toyota Hilux Adventure Exterior 

Toyota Hilux Adventure has an athletic look that is uplifted by a specially designed front bumper and a three-dimensional front grille. It boasts wide arch extensions to accommodate the 18-inch alloy wheels and tires and a robust skid plate. The Hilux Adventure also has unique tailgate and door handle designs.

The back of the car has bed-liner and tonneau cover as standard. It also offers a rear-view camera, parking support clearance sonar, parking sensors, on-board air compressor, and LED rear combination lamps.

The vehicle is available in seven colors including orange, silver, white, gray, blue, black, bronze, and red.

Toyota Hilux Adventure Interior

On the inside, the ride gets a muscular black interior. It features a multi-information screen and an 8.0-inch center console infotainment module. It also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. It has some of the most impressive features you may be looking for in Dubai cars for sale. 

Toyota Hilux Adventure Price and Availability

Get yours today at any Al-Futtaim Toyota dealership. Price starts at AED143,000. For detailed specifications and more details, you can check out Toyota’s UAE website. You can also book a test drive on the website and this would give you a chance to try it out before proceeding with the purchase.

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How to Transfer Ownership When You Sell Any Car

If you plan to sell your car, you will need to navigate the process of transferring ownership. It can be a long and challenging process with several formalities and requirements. Given the COVID-19 situation, you might be wondering how you can do so currently. CarSwitch.com, an online marketplace to sell any car, did some research to help you understand the steps: 

What documents do you need to transfer car ownership?

If you intend to sell any car to another buyer, you can take steps to cancel the car registration that’s under your name. Cancelling your car registration can be done easily. Generally, you will need to show the certificate of the seller’s vehicle ownership along with original (not photocopied) Emirates ID and a valid passport. Other required documents include Buyer’s original Emirates ID, along with a copy of a passport that is valid and residence visa in cases of non-GCC expat buyers.

You will also need to present your car insurance along with your car’s technical inspection certificate. These documents are mandatory since no exceptions are made. 

Where should you submit the required documents?

The next question that arises is where should you submit these documents? If you are a resident of Dubai, there are multiple customer happiness centers you can go to. The more prominent ones are Umm Ramool, Al Manarah, Deira, Al Barsha, Al Aweer and Al Twar.

These centers have facilities where you can submit your documents to process transfer of ownership. For queries related to timings and other details, you can contact them at 800 9090. Centers in Tasjeel also provide this facility, you can call them at 800 3662 for details about location and timings. The same number will answer your queries related to centers in Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah. 

What is the processing fee if you want to transfer ownership?

The processing fee required for transfer of ownership varies from car to car. The processing fee required for a light vehicle is approximately Dh 350 and it increases according to the make of your car. The fee is entirely dependent upon the size and type of your car. According to Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the entire process is quick and takes up about five minutes. The happiness centers located in UAE make the entire procedure easier and much more convenient; they ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in transferring the ownership. 

If you want to sell any car, you can hop onto CarSwitch.com. We provide a smooth and hassle-free experience. Happy switching!