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Kia Sonet First Anniversary Edition celebrates success, but SA does not

The Kia Sonet First Anniversary Edition is a design inspired by the extinct Aurochs, celebrating the model’s success in India (where the model was manufactured). Unfortunately, this special edition does not reach South Africa.

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In India, where Sonet is produced, Kia has announced the Sonet First Anniversary Edition. This celebrates the first year the model was launched on the market and its success.

The design is inspired by the Eurasian Aurochs cow found in the lower bumper, which resembles the Aurochs horn. Kia’s familiar Tiger Nose Grill has a hot stamped tangerine accent that is also found in the lower bumper section. A similar style side skirt is also equipped.

Kia SonetThe Sonet First Anniversary Edition will not be available in SA, but our market will receive a turbocharged 1.0L engine in early 2022.

Kia South Africa has confirmed that the Sonet First Anniversary Edition is the only case in India with a branded 1.0-liter turbo petrol and 1.5-liter diesel engine serving under the hood. However, of course, a “special edition” version of Sonet may arrive locally at some stage in the future, but according to a local Kia spokesman, there are currently no plans to do so.

With the launch of Kia Sonet in South Africa in early 2021, Korean companies have confirmed that the range of Sonet will be enhanced with the introduction of a turbocharged 1.0-liter engine with an output of 88kW and 172Nm. The turbocharged Sonnet arrived in the field in February 2022 in combination with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and has been confirmed to be available in many trim grades.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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