The Kia Sonet has completed one year of sales in India and is now available in a special anniversary edition. Kia India has introduced a limited-run anniversary edition of the Sonet compact SUV priced at 10.79 lakh rupees Ex-showroom. The anniversary edition is based on the mid-spec HTX trim and is available in both turbo petrol and diesel engine options, making it around 40,000 rupees more expensive than the respective HTX variants.

While changes are cosmetic they include a beefier skid plate on the front bumper as well as the addition of skid plates on the sides of the crossover. These are complemented by tangerine highlights and the grill also gets orange accents along with placement of an anniversary edition emblem.

Powertrain options

There are no changes on the inside or to the powertrain and the Sonet anniversary edition is available with a 120 horsepower, 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo petrol engine and a 115 horsepower 1.5-liter turbo diesel unit.

While the petrol gets the option of a 6-speed iMT and 7-speed DCT, the diesel comes mated to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.

By DHRUV KANTH

Since about the time I learned to walk I’ve been fascinated by cars of all shapes and sizes, but it wasn’t until I struggled through a summer high school class that I realized writing was my ticket into the automotive industry. It’s not the most glamorous job, but it’s something I’ve always loved. While the rest of the team is out testing new cars in fancy locales, I’m here at my desk, making sure their words make sense. Usually, I don’t have to try that hard.

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