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Kia launches 1st anniversary edition of Sonet at INR 10,79,000

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Kia India has launched the new Kia Sonet 1st Anniversary Edition starting at the price of INR 10.79 lakh ex-showroom. The Kia Sonet 1st Anniversary Edition comes with unique Aurochs inspired rugged design and tangerine accents on the exteriors. The new Sonet also comes with 1st Anniversary badging to differentiate the special edition from the standard Sonet. Kia has announced the launch of the 1st Anniversary Edition Sonet to celebrate the first successful year of the Sonet compact SUV in the Indian market. 

Kia Sonet 1st Anniversary Edition – Design Highlights

Kia reveals that the Sonet features a “strikingly bold and wild look.” Enhancing the quirky design further, the 1st Anniversary Edition draws inspiration from the large wild Eurasian bull, Aurochs. The new styling imparts a more muscular demeanour to the compact SUV, evidently visible on the front and rear ends. The brand employs Aurochs-inspired front, and rear skid plates finished in satin silver and tangerine accents.

In addition to this, the Sonet also features Aurochs-inspired door garnish with satin finish and tangerine accents. Furthermore, the SUV also features the signature tiger-nose grille. But the grille comes with exclusive hot-stamped tangerine accents for the special edition model. Overall the new design gives the Sonet bolder and butch appeal. The car also gets centre wheel caps in tangerine accent and anniversary edition emblem. The 1st Anniversary Edition is available in four colour options. These are – Steel Silver, Gravity Grey, Aurora Black Pearl and Glacier White Pearl.

Kia Sonet 1st Anniversary Edition – Powertrains and Variants

The Kia Sonet 1st Anniversary Edition will come with four powertrains options. The car comes with a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol with 6-speed iMT and 7-speed DCT. The petrol version comes with a price tag of INR 10,79,000 ex-showroom for the iMT and INR 11,49,000 ex-showroom for the DCT gearbox.

The Sonet 1st Anniversary Edition comes with both 1.5-litre diesel WGT (Waste Gate Turbocharger) and VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger) in the diesel avatar. The 1.5-litre WGT comes with a 6-speed manual transmission and comes with a price tag of INR 11,09,000 ex-showroom. The VGT model comes with a 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission and a sticker price of INR 11,89,000 ex-showroom. 

The brand also reveals that the Sonet has been a highly successful model in India, with more than 100,000 units sold in just one year. 

Also Read: Kia India sold 14,441 cars in September 2021