Kia has finally launched the Indian-Spec Seltos Facelift after being spied numerous testing in India. The Seltos Facelift comes with lots of new features and styling updates which it’s rivals didn’t see coming; it has 7 rivals in this segment – Maruti Grand Vitara, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, MG Astor, Hyundai Creta, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, and Honda Elevate. Well, why don’t we compare the new Seltos against it’s rivals to find out what’s really different between Seltos and it’s rivals!
Kia Seltos Facelift vs Rivals – Dimensions
|Kia Seltos Facelift||Hyundai Creta||Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder||Maruti Grand Vitara|
|Turning Radius||5.3 meters||5.3 meters||5.4 meters||5.4 meters|
When it comes to Dimensions, the Seltos, Hyryder, and Grand Vitara has the same height of 1645mm, the Seltos and Creta has the same wheelbase of 2610mm, ground clearance of 190mm, and Turning Radius of 5.3 meters. The Hyryder, and Grand Vitara has the same width of 1795mm, wheelbase of 2600mm, ground clearance of 208mm, and turning radius of 5.4 meters. The Taigun and Kushaq has the same width of 1760mm, height of 1612mm, wheelbase of 2651mm, ground clearance of 188mm, and turning radius of 5.05 meters.
|Kia Seltos Facelift||Honda Elevate||MG Astor||Volkswagen Taigun||Skoda Kushaq|
|Turning Radius||5.3 meters||5.2 meters||5.6 meters||5.05 meters||5.05 meters|
The Elevate and the Astor has the same same height of 1650mm. The Seltos’s got a length of 4315mm which is 50mm shorter than the longest SUV, Toyota Hyryder with 4365mm length. The Elevate has the highest ground clearance of 220mm in the segment which is 30mm more than Seltos, and lowest turning radius in this segment is by the Taigun/Kushaq of 5.05 meters.
Kia Seltos Facelift vs Rivals – Powertrains
|Kia Seltos Facelift||Hyundai Creta||Volkswagen Taigun/|
|Maruti Grand Vitara/|
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder
|Engine||1.5-litre NA petrol||1.5-litre petrol||1.5-litre NA petrol||1.0-litre petrol||1.5-litre K Series petrol engine|
|Power||113.43 bhp||113 bhp||147.51 bhp||113.98 bhp||101.64 bhp|
|Torque||144 Nm||144 Nm||250 Nm||141 Nm||136.8 Nm|
|Transmission Type||6-speed MT, IVT||6-speed MT, IVT (or CVT)||6-speed MT, 7-speed DSG||6-speed MT, 6-speed AT||5-speed MT, 6-speed AT|
When it comes to Engine Options, the Seltos Facelift 5 rivals have normal 1.5-litre petrol engine except the Taigun/Kushaq has additional 1.0-litre petrol engine. The Seltos Facelift is powered by the 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine producing 113.43 bhp and 144 Nm of torque mated to 6-speed Manual and IVT Gearbox. The Hyundai Creta has a 1.5-litre petrol engine produces 113 bhp and 144 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed Manual and IVT Gearbox.
The Volkswagen Taigun/Skoda Kushaq has the 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine that pumps out 147.51 bhp and 250 Nm of torque with 6-speed Manual and 7-speed DSG Gearbox. Another powertrain is the 1.0-litre petrol engine produces 113.98 bhp and 141 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic Gearbox. The Toyota Hyryder/Maruti Grand Vitara is powered by the 1.5-litre K Series petrol engine produces 101.64 bhp and 136.8 Nm of torque paired to a 5-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic Gearbox.
|Kia Seltos Facelift||MG Astor||Honda Elevate|
|Engine||1.5-litre NA petrol||1.5-litre petrol||1.5-litre petrol|
|Power||113.43 bhp||108.49 bhp||119.34 bhp|
|Torque||144 Nm||144 Nm||145 Nm|
|Transmission Type||6-speed MT, IVT||5-speed MT, 8-speed CVT||6-speed MT, CVT|
Continuing, the MG Astor is powered by the 1.5-litre petrol engine that puts out 108.49 bhp and 144 Nm of torque mated to 5-speed Manual and 8-speed CVT Gearbox. Lastly, the Honda Elevate has the 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine that pumps out 119.34 bhp and 145 Nm of torque paired to 6-speed Manual Gearbox and an Advanced CVT Gearbox.
|Kia Seltos Facelift||Hyundai Creta|
|Engine||1.5-litre turbo diesel||1.5-litre diesel|
|Power||113.48 bhp||113 bhp|
|Torque||250 Nm||250 Nm|
|Transmission Type||6-speed iMT, 6-speed AT||6-speed MT, 6-speed AT|
The Seltos Facelift doesn’t come with a normal Diesel engine, but instead it’s got a 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine producing 113.43 bhp and 250 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed iMT and 6-speed Automatic Gearbox. The Creta doesn’t have a turbo diesel engine instead it’s got a normal diesel engine producing 113 bhp and 250 Nm of torque mated to 6-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic Gearbox.
|Kia Seltos Facelift||MG Astor|
|Engine||1.5-litre turbo petrol||1.5-litre turbo petrol|
|Power||157 bhp||138.08 bhp|
|Torque||253 Nm||220 Nm|
|Transmission Type||6-speed iMT, 7-speed DCT||6-speed AT|
Last but not the least, the Seltos facelift will be getting the new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine producing 157 bhp and 253 Nm of torque paired to 6-speed iMT and 7-speed DCT Gearbox while the MG Astor comes with the 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine producing 138.08 bhp and 220 Nm of torque mated to 6-speed Automatic Gearbox.
Kia Seltos Facelift vs Rivals – Price
|Maruti Grand Vitara||Rs. 10.70 lakh – Rs. 19.79 lakh|
|Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder||Rs. 10.73 lakh – Rs. 19.74 lakh|
|MG Astor||Rs. 10.82 lakh – Rs. 18.69 lakh|
|Hyundai Creta||Rs. 10.87 lakh – Rs. 19.20 lakh|
|Kia Seltos Facelift||Expected Rs. 11 lakh|
|Skoda Kushaq||Rs. 11.59 lakh – Rs. 19.69 lakh|
|Volkswagen Taigun||Rs. 11.62 lakh – Rs. 19.06 lakh|
|Honda Elevate||Expected Rs. 12 lakh|
As for the pricing, the lowest price in SUV is the Maruti Grand Vitara that starts at Rs. 10.70 lakh for the entry-level variant and the highest price is the Maruti Grand Vitara of Rs. 19.79 lakh for the petrol-hybrid variant. Kia is expected to price the Seltos facelift at Rs. 11 lakh slotting it between the Hyundai Creta (Rs. 10.87 lakh), and Skoda Kushaq (Rs. 11.59 lakh) but still offers way more features and performance than the other SUVs in this segment.