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Tata Nexon Kaziranga to face a rival soon?

02:30 PM Jul 31, 2022 IST | Akshat Mehrotra
tata nexon kaziranga to face a rival soon
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Tata has been regularly updating the Nexon which keeps it fresh amongst buyers. This has greatly helped Tata in improving their sales as well. The latest update for the Nexon was the Kaziranga edition. Now for Kia, Sonet has played a huge role in pushing the Korean brand to where it is now. Kia recently achieved the milestone of selling 5 lakh vehicles in the country, and that too within a span of just 3 years. This clearly shows that Sonet, along with the Seltos holds a special place in the brand’s stable. To honour this, we expect Kia to bring in new special variants for this car as well. The Seltos has already been given a few special updates and we expect the Sonet to get the same treatment as well. In tandem with this, we expect a special Kia Sonet variant to be in the works. So, what is this variant? That is exactly what we discuss in this article.

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What is this Kia Sonet variant?

Kia Sonet special variant

Till date, Kia Seltos has received two special variants: Anniversary Edition and X Line. Sonet, on the other hand, has just received the Anniversary Edition update and we thus expect a X Line treatment to be in the works for this compact SUV. If launched, this would become the top-of-the-line offering, replacing the GT Line variant.

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What changes can we expect?

Kia Sonet special variant

The Seltos X Line is expected to come with the same changes that the Seltos X Line gets. This means that we could get to see the Graphite Black colour scheme with matte finish. The exterior design elements could get a hint of orange touch, striking a contrast between the primary and the secondary colour. Kia might upgrade the 16-inch wheels to 17-inch to give it a muscular exterior appeal.

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On the interior front, we expect to see Indigo Pera leatherette seats, something that we saw with the Seltos X Line. Nothing is expected to be added in terms of features, meaning the X Line could share its features with the existing top-of-the-line variant.

Kia Sonet variant – Specifications & Pricing

Kia Sonet special variant

The Sonet X Line will mostly be offered with automatic variants only. This means that the turbo-petrol unit with DCT gearbox and diesel unit with automatic torque converter gearbox could be on offer. The 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit produces 118bhp & 172Nm of torque while the 1.5-litre diesel unit produces 113bhp & 250Nm of torque. No changes are however expected.

In terms of pricing, we expect to see a hike of Rs 35,000 over the regular, similarly-matched variants. This means that the Sonet X Line petrol variant could be priced around Rs 15.70 lakh (on-road, Mumbai) whereas the Sonet X Line diesel variant could be priced around Rs 16.70 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). Would you be interested in the Sonet X Line? Do let us know in the comments.

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