Kia has launched the first-anniversary edition of the Sonet in the Indian market. The anniversary edition will be available in a limited number and the price starts at Rs 10.79 lakh, ex-showroom. Kia has launched the edition to celebrate the successful first year of the model.
There are a few design changes in the anniversary edition. Kia says that the design is inspired by the Aurochs, which are wild Eurasian bulls. To add a more muscular look to the Sonet, Kia has added new skidplates at the front and rear that gets tangerine accents.
Even the signature tiger-nose grille of the Kia Sonet anniversary edition gets hot-stamped tangerine accents that add a sportier look to the car. There are side skid plates as well to offer a bold and butch appeal to the car. Kia will offer the Sonet First Edition in four colours – Aurora Black pearl, Glacier white pearl, Steel silver & Gravity grey.
Here are the price of the new Kia Sonet First Anniversary Edition, prices ex-showroom, India.
|Petrol 1.0 T-GDi||Smartstream 6iMT||INR 10,79,000|
|Smartstream 7DCT||INR 11,49,000|
|Diesel 1.5 CRDi WGT||6MT||INR 11,09,000|
|Diesel 1.5 CRDi VGT||6AT||INR 11,89,000|
Mr Tae-Jin Park, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kia India said,
“The Sonet has been one of our breakthrough products that have contributed to Kia’s success in India. With sales of more than one lakh units in less than a year, the Sonet has already established itself as one of India’s highest-selling compact SUVs. To celebrate this adoration, we are excited to launch the anniversary edition of the Sonet. Carved out of sheer design excellence, the Anniversary edition Sonet is based on the concept of Aurochs and boasts a muscular look offering a bolder and premium driving experience to our young-at-heart customers.”
No mechanical changes
There are no additional features or mechanical changes in the model. The anniversary edition gets the same features as the standard variants of the car. The changes are limited to the visual changes on the exterior of the vehicle. The cabin also remains identical to the standard model.
Kia Sonet comes powered by a range of engine options. Starting with a 1.5-litre CRDI diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 99 Bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque with the six-speed manual transmission. With the six-speed torque converter automatic transmission, the same engine produces a maximum power of 115 Bhp and peak torque of 250 Nm.
The petrol variants get powered by the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 118 Bhp and peak torque of 172 Nm. It is available with the clutchless 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed DCT automatic.