Did a 4500 km road trip in my Kia Sonet petrol DCT: Key observations

Did a 4500 km road trip in my Kia Sonet petrol DCT: Key observations

11/30/2022

The hill hold definitely helped boost the confidence during the uphill drive in Shimla amidst stop and go traffic.

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Completed a 4500 km trip of Shimla, Manali and Dharamshala in the Sonet GTX DCT.

Took off from Mumbai on 12-Nov and returned on 26-Nov.

The car was fun to drive both on the plains and on the hills too. Used a mix of Eco and Sport mode and the car returned an average of 15.5 kmpl. It was 17 kmpl when I reached Manor (about 60 km from Mumbai) before I hit the Mumbai traffic a km before the Vasai creek bridge which brought down the final average to a shocking low value of 15.5 kmpl.

Had a great drive and the car drove well throughout. Also completed the 20,000 km milestone along the way.

The one drive it could not do was on an icy slope at Narkanda where the car kept skidding. It has snowed a few days before and some of the snow had melted to form ice due to which the Sonet could not drive up.

We had to leave the car mid-way and joined another group to the top (Hatu Mandir). They made it because of the 4×4 that they were driving.

Also enjoyed the drive through Atal tunnel on the way to Sissu.

The hill hold definitely helped boost the confidence during the uphill drive in Shimla amidst stop and go traffic.

A very satisfying drive to be sure.

Looking forward to more such drives.

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