In India, two of the most popular small SUVs are the Kia Seltos and the Hyundai Creta. Both have a lot to offer buyers in terms of features, comfort, speed, and style. But Kia just released a new version of the Seltos that looks different from the Creta. It has some new features and changes that make it stand out from the Creta. Here are some things that the new facelift type of the Kia Seltos has that the Hyundai Creta doesn’t.
Seltos Facelift ADAS Level 2 with 17 Autonomous Features
The Kia Seltos facelift has been launched in India with a host of new features, including ADAS Level 2 technology. ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, and Level 2 is the second-highest level of automation. This means that the Seltos can now take over some of the driving tasks, such as steering, braking, and accelerating, under certain conditions.
The Seltos’ ADAS system includes 17 different features, such as:
- Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
- Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
- Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
- Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
- Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
- Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
- Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC)
- Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA)
- Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)
- Driver Attention Warning(DAW)
- Front Seat Occupant Detection (FOSD)
- Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
The Seltos’ ADAS system is one of the most comprehensive in the segment, and it offers a high level of safety and convenience. It is also one of the few systems in the segment that offers Highway Driving Assist (HDA) and Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC).
The Seltos facelift is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine is a 1.4L turbocharged unit that produces 140 horsepower and 242 Nm of torque. The diesel engine is a 1.5L turbocharged unit that produces 115 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. Both engines are available with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DCT.
The Seltos facelift is priced starting at INR 12.59 lakhs (ex-showroom, India). It is available in six different variants:
- Seltos E
- Seltos S
- Seltos S+
- Seltos SX
- Seltos SX+
- Seltos XZ+
The Seltos facelift is a significant improvement over the outgoing model, and it offers a more premium look and feel, as well as a host of new features. The ADAS Level 2 technology is a major highlight, and it makes the Seltos one of the safest SUVs in the segment.
Dual Screen Panoramic Display
The dual screen panoramic display is another big change in the new Kia Seltos facelift. It is made up of two 10.25-inch screens that are built into one unit. The fully digital instrument cluster is on one screen. It shows things like speed, fuel level, trip details, navigation, and so on. The other screen is a touchscreen infotainment system that works with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, UVO connected car features, a Bose luxury sound system with 8 speakers, and more.
The new Kia Seltos facelift’s interior looks futuristic and high-end because it has a dual-screen panoramic display. It also makes things easier and more useful for both the driver and the guests. The Hyundai Creta doesn’t have this feature because it has a separate 7-inch digital gauge cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Dual-Zone Fully Automatic Air Conditioner
The updated Kia Seltos features a fully automatic air conditioner with two separate climate zones, one for the driver and one for the front seat passenger. This feature also includes an air purifier that may remove allergens like dust, pollen, and pet dander from the inside air.
The fully automated, two-zone air conditioning system is a great addition for the residents’ comfort and wellbeing. The Hyundai Creta lacks this function because its AC can only be set to cool one section of the car at a time.
Dual Pane Panoramic Sunroof
The 2018 Kia Seltos refresh comes standard with a large panoramic sunroof that uses two panes of glass to cover nearly the whole roof. Because of this, the inside of the vehicle feels more open and airy than it actually is. It improves the SUV’s visual appeal and styling as well.
Many shoppers value vehicles with panoramic sunroofs because it allows them to take in scenery while on the move. The Hyundai Creta has a conventional sunroof instead of this.
R-18 (46.20 cm) Crystal-Cut Glossy Black Alloy Wheels
New R-18 (46.20 cm) crystal-cut glossy black alloy wheels complete the aggressive and dynamic new style of the Kia Seltos facelift. These wheels are dynamic in appearance because of the way their design reflects light from a variety of directions. They go well with other new features like the dual sport exhaust, star map LED connected tail lights, redesigned front and rear bumpers, etc.
The 2017 Kia Seltos refresh gets a visual boost from the addition of appealing and distinctive alloy wheels. The Hyundai Creta lacks this function because it rides on diamond-cut R-17 (43.18 cm) alloy wheels.
When compared to its predecessor, the Kia Seltos facelift is a vast improvement thanks to its new features and upgrades that make the car more technologically advanced, comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and enjoyable to drive. The 2017 Kia Seltos refresh has several advantages over the Hyundai Creta because those amenities are not standard on the Creta. The 2017 Kia Seltos has been updated with better value, technology, and performance, making it a viable option for anyone shopping for a compact SUV. You may reserve one today from the official website or authorized dealers for just Rs 25,000. Soon we will be able to see the prices.
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here are some frequently asked questions about the Kia Seltos facelift:
- When was the Kia Seltos facelift launched in India?
The Kia Seltos facelift was launched in India on February 22, 2023.
- What are the changes to the Kia Seltos facelift?
The Kia Seltos facelift has a new front fascia with a revised grille, headlamps, and fog lamps. It also has a new rear bumper and taillights. Inside, the Seltos facelift has a new dashboard with a larger touchscreen infotainment system and a new instrument cluster. It also has new upholstery and seat designs.
- What are the engine options for the Kia Seltos facelift?
The Kia Seltos facelift is available with two engine options: a 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5L turbocharged diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 140 horsepower and 242 Nm of torque, while the diesel engine produces 115 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. Both engines are available with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DCT.