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Kia India unveiled the Seltos facelift. The updated SUV features a number of cosmetic
and feature changes, as well as a new engine option.

Story: Kurt Morris

Introducing the highly anticipated update to the Kia Seltos, a compact SUV that takes the
driving experience to a whole new level with its impressive range of enhanced features and
cutting-edge technology.

On the outside, the Seltos facelift gets a revised front fascia with a new grille, headlights,
and bumper. The rear end has also been updated with new taillights and a revised bumper.
The SUV is available in a total of 10 exterior colour options, including two new colours:
Aurora Black Pearl and Cyber Orange.

Inside, the Seltos facelift gets a new dashboard with a larger touchscreen infotainment
system. The instrument cluster is now fully digital, and the SUV also gets a new steering
wheel and air vents. The cabin is available in two colour schemes: Black with Grey accents
and Black with White accents.

The Seltos facelift boasts an array of exciting new features that enhance its overall appeal.
At the forefront is a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, equipped with Kia’s
cutting-edge UVO Connect 3.0 system. This advanced technology brings seamless
connectivity and a range of smart features to the forefront. Complementing the infotainment
system is a fully digital 10.25-inch instrument cluster, providing the driver with a clear and
customizable view of vital information. The facelifted model also showcases a redesigned
steering wheel, now equipped with integrated controls for added convenience and ease of
use. To enhance passenger comfort, dual-zone climate control ensures personalized
temperature settings for both the driver and the front passenger.

Additionally, the inclusion of wireless charging eliminates the hassle of tangled cords,
allowing for effortless device charging on the go. A panoramic sunroof brings in ample
natural light and adds an open and airy feel to the cabin, enhancing the overall driving
experience. Last but not least, the addition of a 360-degree camera system ensures
maximum visibility and aids in parking and manoeuvring the vehicle in tight spaces. The
Seltos facelift raises the bar with its extensive range of new and updated features, catering
to the desires and demands of modern-day drivers.

Kia’s SmartSense suite of safety features, which includes forward collision warning,
automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane-keeping assist
The Seltos facelift is available with two engine options: a 1.5-litre, natural and turbocharged petrol engine
and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 115 hp and 144 Nm of torque as
for the turbo petrol engine it produces 160 hp and 253 Nm of torque, and the diesel engine
produces 116 hp and 250 Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to a six-speed
manual transmission or a seven-speed DCT automatic transmission.

The Seltos facelift is expected to be priced between Rs 11 lakh and Rs 21 lakh (ex-
showroom). It will rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Skoda
Kushaq and the Volkswagen Taigun. The Seltos facelift is a significant update over the
previous model. It gets a more modern and stylish exterior, a more luxurious interior, and a
host of new features. The new engine options also offer more power and torque, making the
Seltos facelift a more appealing proposition for buyers.

Kia India are expected to start bookings for the Seltos facelift from July 14, 2023. The SUV is
likely to be launched in August 2023.

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