To commemorate one year since the Kia Sonet, Kia India has launched the Sonet First Anniversary Edition, with prices starting at Rs 10.79 lakh. Having announced prices for its most affordable offering in India back in September 2020, Kia has sold over one lakh units of the Sonet so far, which has quickly become one of the most popular compact SUVs on sale in the country. The First Anniversary Edition packs some special touches on the outside to distinguish it from the standard Sonet.
The Sonet First Anniversary Edition – based on the mid-spec Sonet HTX variant – will be available with the 1.0-liter turbo-petrol (six-speed iMT and seven-speed DCT automatic) and 1.5-liter diesel engine (six-speed manual and six-speed automatic) options. The Sonet First Anniversary Edition 1.0 T-GDI iMT is priced at Rs 10.79 lakh, while the 1.0 T-GDI DCT version costs Rs 11.49 lakh; the 1.5 diesel MT has priced at Rs 11.09 lakh, while the 1.5 diesel AT costs Rs 11.89 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom).
At these prices, the Anniversary editions cost around Rs 40,000 more than their standard equivalents, and only a limited number of Anniversary edition models will be built. Still, Kia hasn’t disclosed the exact figure.
They were inspired by the now-extinct ‘Aurochs’ – a large, wild Eurasian bull – the Sonet First Anniversary Edition sports tangerine accents on the ‘tiger nose’ grille, wheel centre caps and front, side and rear skid plates. Aurora Black Pearl, Glacier White Pearl, Steel Silver, and Gravity Grey are available exterior colours.