Kia is set to launch its much–anticipated SUV–the 2023 Seltos–in the Indian market. The new Seltos is expected to come with new design changes, upgraded safety features, and new engine specifications. The SUV is expected to be launched in India in mid-2023.
While the new Seltos shares the same silhouette as its predecessor, it comes with a refreshed front fascia that features a new wide grille, LED headlights with DRLs, LED tail lights, an aggressively styled bumper, and alloy wheels. And apart from these, all the other elements remain the same as in its previous models.
Inside, the new SUV’s new cabin comes with a revised dashboard that features a new 10.25-inch digital instrument console and a 10.25-inch infotainment system that is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other notable interior elements are its rear AC vents, leather-upholstered seats, front passengers’ adjustable seats, and electric sunroof, among others.
The Seltos engine specifications haven’t been revealed yet. The existing models are offered with three engine options: a 1.5-litre petrol engine, a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine, and a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine.
The 1.5-litre petrol engine generates a peak power of 115 hp and a peak torque of 144 Nm; the 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine produces 115 hp of power and a torque of 144 Nm; and the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine churns out a power of 140 hp and a torque of 242 Nm.
Globally, the 2023 Seltos is powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine–which is paired with an iVT and an automatic transmission–that generates 146 hp of power and a torque of 180 Nm.
The 2023 Seltos is expected to come with upgraded safety features such as ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System), blind-spot collision warning, smart speed limit assist, and smart speed limit warning.
Furthermore, it also comes equipped with the same safety features as its predecessor, such as lane following assist, rear cross traffic collision-avoidance assist, driver attention warning, safe exit warning, and high beam assist, among others.
2023 Kia Seltos price in India
Currently, the Seltos models come at a base price of INR 10.69 lakh and it goes up to INR 17.39 lakh. So, for the 2023 iteration, the fans can expect it to cost around a base price of INR 11.50 lakh. The SUV will serve as a rival to the Hyundai Creta, the Volkswagen Taigun, the MG Astor, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder.