Kia will be launching the Seltos facelift in India and is expected to introduce new features over the current one to take on its competitors like the Hyundai Creta, Maruti Grand Vitara, etc. Here is everything you should know about the Seltos facelift.
Kia Seltos 2023 facelift – Design
Kia has updated the front tiger grille of the new Seltos with LED DRLs running on it, the split LED headlight looks sleeker and sharper, and the front and rear bumpers are tough due to the silver faux skid plates. The side profile of the Seltos remains the same but will get new sets of alloy wheels. The rear profile of the Seltos gets major update as the taillight has been inspired from the Carens MPV in India. Recently, the Seltos was spotted with sequential indicators as well.
From the inside, the Seltos facelift will get the panoramic sunroof, 10.25-inch dual screen display, one will be infotainment system and the other will be the instrument cluster, and redesigned AC vents.
Kia Seltos facelift 2023 – Engine options
|Engine||1.5-litre petrol||1.5-litre turbo petrol||1.5-litre diesel|
|Displacement||1497cc||1497cc||1493cc / 1497cc|
|Power||113 bhp||157 bhp||113 bhp|
|Torque||144 Nm||253 Nm||250 Nm|
|Transmission Type||6-speed MT, 7-step IVT||6-speed MT, 7-speed DCT||6-speed iMT, 6-speed torque converter AT|
|Fuel Efficiency||16.8 km/l||–||20.8 km/l – iMT|
18 km/l – AT
Kia Seltos has three engines on offer, one petrol and two diesel engine. The 1.5-litre petrol engine produces 113 bhp and 144 Nm of torque paired to 6-speed Manual Transmission and 7-step IVT Transmission (or CVT) with fuel efficiency of 16.8 km/l. The other is the 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 113 bhp and 250 Nm of torque paired to 6-speed iMT Transmission and 6-speed torque converter Automatic Transmission with fuel efficiency of 20.8 km/l for the iMT and 18 km/l for the Automatic. The second diesel engine is the same but the displacement of the engine is different. Kia had recently launched the diesel iMT for the Seltos.
Kia might also introduce a new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine for the new Seltos to comply with the RDE and E20 norms. The 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine produces 157 bhp and 253 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and 7-speed DCT Transmission.
Kia Seltos 2023 facelift – Features
The Facelift Seltos 2023 will already have features such as the automatic climate control, height adjustable driver seat, parking sensors front and rear, cruise control, rear AC vents, Kia’s connected car tech, ventilated seats, air purifier, leather seats, dual-theme interiors, and 8-speaker BOSE sound system. In safety, it has six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, traction controls, VSC, TPMS, automatic headlamps, hill start assist, Heads-up Display, and 360-degree camera.
To enhance or add more features in its list, it’ll introduce ADAS with features such as Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Forward Collision Detection, Auto High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Rear Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, and many more. Apart from that, panoramic roof will be in the Seltos, refreshed dashboard, and many other features that Kia will reveal on the launch day.
Kia Seltos 2023 Facelift – Price and launch
Here is the on-road price of the Kia Seltos –
|HTE||Rs. 12.62 lakh||Rs. 14.64 lakh|
|HTK||Rs. 13.89 lakh||Rs. 16.16 lakh|
|HTK Plus||Rs. 15.14 lakh||Rs. 19.02 lakh|
|HTX||Rs. 17.19 lakh||Rs. 19.02 lakh|
|HTX IVT||Rs. 18.33 lakh||–|
|HTX AT||–||Rs. 20.70 lakh|
|HTX Plus||–||Rs. 20.70 lakh|
|GTX Plus||–||Rs. 22.75 lakh|
|X-Line AT||Rs. 23.10 lakh|
The Current Kia Seltos starts at Rs. 12.62 lakh for the base variant HTE and goes all the way up to Rs. 23.10 lakh for the X-Line Automatic Variant. The Kia Seltos 2023 facelift is expected to price it above Rs. 11 lakh (ex-showroom).
Kia will be launching the 2023 Seltos facelift in July/August 2023 with all the information and the features it’ll be getting as it will rival the Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, etc.