Kia India launched the facelifted Seltos in July 2023, with a refreshed design, upgraded features, enhanced safety and a new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol mill. Recently, the refreshed mid-size SUV surpassed the one lakh bookings mark.
These Variants Are In High Demand
According to Kia, 80 per cent of Seltos buyers have opted for the variants fitted with a panoramic sunroof. Meanwhile, 40 per cent of buyers have chosen the ADAS-equipped variants. On the other hand, half of the total bookings are for the automatic gearbox variants. Furthermore, there remains strong demand for the diesel-powered version, comprising 42 per cent of overall bookings.
This tremendous response for the Seltos can be attributed to several factors, like attractive design, feature-rich cabin, varied powertrain options, strong brand image and positive reviews from automotive experts and existing Seltos owners.
One of the key reasons for Kia Seltos’s immense popularity is its wide array of features, such as an advanced infotainment system, digital driver’s display, wireless smartphone integration support, dual-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, air purifier, ambient lighting, heads-up display, ventilated front seats, six airbags, 360-degree surround view system, blind-spot monitoring, and level-2 ADAS suite, all offering a great value for money and luxurious ownership experience.
Kia offers the Seltos facelift with three engines and five gearbox options. Let’s take a look at their specifications: –
|6-speed manual / CVT
|6-speed iMT / 7-speed DCT
|6-speed manual, 6-speed iMT / 6-speed AT
|Idle Start/Stop System
Price and Rivals
At present, the Seltos is priced between Rs 10.90 lakh and Rs 20.30 lakh (ex-showroom), giving tough competition to the likes of Hyundai Creta, Skoda Kushaq, Honda Elevate, Toyota Hyryder, Maruti Grand Vitara, Volkswagen Taigun and MG Astor.