South Korean automaker, Kia Motors has launched a special Aurochs edition of its SUV Sonet. The new edition comes equipped with petrol and diesel engines, with prices starting at Rs 11.85 lakh.
Kia has sold a total of 2,41,369 units of Sonet till April 2023. With the increasing demand for SUVs in the country, the launch of the new Aurochs edition is expected to boost Sonet’s sales even further.
The new edition comes with 6 exterior design iterations, which include a wilder look with a robust front skid plate with tangerine accents on the signature tiger nose grille. It also has an Aurochs edition emblem on the front to celebrate the almost 3-year successful journey of Sonet in India.
The product is to be now available in 4 shades - Aurora Black pearl, Glacier white pearl, Sparkling silver, and Gravity grey.
The Aurochs edition is based on the HTX trim level and is available in four powertrains D1.5 6iMT, D1.5 6AT, G1.0T 6iMT & G1.0T 7DCT.
The customers will continue to enjoy the premium signature Sonet interiors, including the 8-inch touch screen with Android and IOS connectivity interface, auto climate control, single-pane sunroof, and rear air-conditioning vents
The all-new Aurochs versions are powered by a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that generates 120 hp/172Nm and 1.5-litre diesel-turbo with an output of 116hp/250Nm.
Launched in September 2020, the Sonet is one of the best-selling compact SUVs in India. In CY2023, Sonet acquired 37,518 new customers, with an average of almost 9,400 units a month.