Kia has brought in a limited edition of its most compact offering in India, the Sonet. Dubbed as Kia Sonet Anniversary Edition, this limited-run variant is designed on the lines of the Seltos Anniversary Edition which was launched in 2020. The new Kia Sonet Anniversary Edition is based on the HTX trim of the sub-compact SUV, with the prices starting at Rs 10.79 lakh – almost Rs 40,000 more than the regular HTX trim.
Variants and Prices
The Kia Sonet Anniversary Edition is available in four different variants – turbo-petrol iMT, turbo-petrol DCT, diesel MT and diesel AT. The complete price list of all these four variants are as follows:
- Kia Sonet Anniversary Edition turbo-petrol iMT – Rs 10.79 lakh
- Kia Sonet Anniversary Edition turbo-petrol DCT – Rs 11.49 lakh
- Kia Sonet Anniversary Edition diesel MT – Rs 11.09 lakh
- Kia Sonet Anniversary Edition diesel AT – Rs 11.89 lakh
Design changes in and out
The new Kia Sonet Anniversary Edition mirrors the styling updates of the limited-edition Seltos Anniversary Edition launched in 2020. Limited to only cosmetic enhancements in and out, the Kia Sonet Anniversary Edition gets silver skid plates on the front and rear bumpers and side body mouldings beneath the door panels. It also gets orange coloured accents on these skid plates, door panels, front grille and centre caps of the alloy wheels.
The new Kia Sonet Anniversary Edition is based on the HTX variant of the SUV, which means that it shares its equipment list with the latter. On the outside, the Kia Sonet Anniversary Edition is bestowed with automatic LED headlamps with daytime running LEDs, fog lamps, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and LED tail lamps.
The Kia Sonet Anniversary Edition is equipped with features like an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, cruise control, single-pane sunroof and push start-stop button with remote engine start. The automatic variants also get drive modes in addition.
In terms of safety, the Kia Sonet Anniversary Edition is armed with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors with camera, electronic stability control, traction control and hill start assist.
There are no changes to the powertrain options in the Kia Sonet Anniversary Edition. The limited-edition version of the SUV gets a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine, which makes 120 bhp of power and 172 Nm of torque, and is available with the options of a 6-speed iMT and a 7-speed DCT gearbox. Also on offer is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which produces 100 bhp of power and 240 Nm of torque with a 6-speed manual gearbox and 115 bhp of power and 250 Nm of torque with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The Kia Sonet Anniversary Edition will be sold for a limited period and will compete with models like Hyundai Venue, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite.