Kia India recently unveiled the much-awaited facelifted version of the Seltos. The manufacturer will be officially launching the 2023 Seltos soon in the Indian market. The updated version of the SUV will come with cosmetic changes, mechanical changes as well as feature additions.
2023 Kia Seltos facelift: Rivals
The compact SUV segment is mainly dominated by the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and Hyundai Creta. Honda will be launching the Elevate soon whereas Citroen will launch the C3 Aircross, both of which are the upcoming rivals to the Seltos. There are some other compact SUVs in the segment as well such as Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, MG Astor and MG Hector.
2023 Kia Seltos facelift: New engine
Kia has replaced the 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine with a new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine. It puts out 158 bhp and 253 Nm. It comes mated to a 6-speed iMT and a 7-speed DCT.
The 1.5-litre diesel engine and 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine have been carried forward as it is. Both engines produce around 115 bhp of max power. The diesel engine produces 250 Nm and comes mated to a 6-speed iMT or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Then there is the turbo-petrol engine that produces 44 Nm of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or an IVT automatic transmission.
2023 Kia Seltos facelift: Advanced Driver Aids System
Kia has added Advanced Driver Aids System or ADAS to the Seltos facelift. Kia Seltos facelift is now equipped with 17 ADAS features such as Front Collision Warning, Driver Attention Warning, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Safe Exit Warning and High Beam Assist etc.
2023 Kia Seltos facelift: Interior changes
The cabin of the Seltos has been updated with a new dashboard design and centre console layout. This has been done because there is a new automatic climate control system along with a new driver’s digital display.
Watch: Kia Seltos facelift SUV: First Look
2023 Kia Seltos facelift: Exterior changes.
On the outside, the Seltos gets a new set of LED Daytime Running Lamps, headlamps and tail lamps. The bumpers have been updated and there is a light bar at the rear now. The alloys now measure up to 18 inches in size and have a glossy black finish.
First Published Date: 20 Jul 2023, 10:06 AM IST