2023 Kia Seltos Facelift Unveiled For India; Gets New Turbo Petrol Engine!

Kia India has officially unveiled the Indian-Spec Seltos Facelift with many features, and gets a new color option!

Kia India just revealed the Seltos Facelift with new features as well as a new turbo petrol engine for the mid-size SUV. The Seltos Facelift will come in three variants and 8 color options with bookings open from July 14th.

Kia Seltos Facelift – What you need to know!

Kia has updated the Seltos with a bigger grille with extended LED DRLs on it, cuts and creases on the bonnet for a sporty and aggressive look, four LED cubes positioned vertically acting as Fog lamps, the bumpers are of faux silver skid plate, and just above the bumpers it has rectangle panel for ADAS. Moving to the side, the body has few cuts which looks the same as pre-facelift Seltos, thin wheel cladding for the 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails on the top, chrome line on the bottom of the window lamp that extends till the D-pillar. At the rear, it has L-shaped Caren inspired LED taillamps connected by LED light bar with KIA logo at the center, powered tailgate, and small spoiler on the roof.

As for the Seltos Facelift, it has one big display unit with two 10.25-inch displays – one for digital instrument cluster, and for infotainment system, and has new layout for the automatic climate control. It has a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, the pedals is finished in black, and now it has panoramic sunroof. Around the gear lever, it has buttons for ventilated seats, wireless charging pad, rotary dial for driving modes, two USB Charging ports at front and rear, electric parking brake with auto hold function, and sun-blinds for all the windows. Moving to the rear, the seats are split in 60:40 ratio that can be reclined as well, ambient lighting and it has 8-speaker Bose Premium sound system.

Kia Seltos Facelift – Powertrain and Features

Engine1.5-litre turbo petrol1.5-litre NA petrol1.5-litre turbo diesel
Power157 bhp113.43 bhp113.48 bhp
Torque253 Nm144 Nm250 Nm
Transmission Type6-speed iMT, 7-speed DCT6-speed MT, IVT6-speed MT & AT
Kia Seltos Facelift Powertrains

In Engine Options, Kia has announced that the new Seltos will come with the three powertrains – Petrol, Diesel, and Turbo Petrol. The Turbo Petrol powertrain is a new engine option that is offered currently with the Carens. The 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine produces 157 bhp and 253 Nm of torque paired to either 6-speed iMT or 7-speed DCT Gearbox. The next is the 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine producing 113.43 bhp and 144 Nm of torque paired to 6-speed Manual and IVT Gearbox. Lastly, the Seltos facelift will also come with the 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine producing 113.48 and 250 Nm of torque mated to 6-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic Gearbox.

The Seltos facelift will come with features such as 2-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, 8-inch Heads-up Display (HUD), electronic parking brake with auto hold function, 8-speaker Bose Premium sound system, 64 colors ambient lighting, dual 10.25-inch displays – infotainment system, and digital instrument cluster, Wireless Apple Carplay/Android Auto, powered adjustable driver seat.

Safety features include six airbags, TPMS, ABS with EBD, ESC, Traction control, automatic headlamps, 360-degree camera with front and rear sensors, Hill Assist, and Level 2 ADAS with features like Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Forward Collision Detection, Auto High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Rear Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and few more. In total, it’ll have 17 ADAS features as revealed by Kia India during the premiere event.

Kia Seltos Facelift – Price, and Rivals

While many had hoped to know the pricing of the new Seltos Facelift, unfortunately we didn’t get the pricing. Instead the bookings for the Seltos Facelift will begin from July 14th, and it’ll be available in three variants – Techline, GT Line, and X-Line with 8 color options – Intense Red, Glacier White Pearl, Sparkling Silver, Aurora Black Pearl, Imperial Blue, Gravity Gray, Matte Graphite, and new Pewter Olive color.

The pricing of the Seltos Facelift could be announced at the end of July, or early August 2023. The Seltos Facelift will rival the Hyundai Creta, Maruti Grand Vitara, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, MG Astor, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, and upcoming Honda Elevate and Citroen C3 Aircross.

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