The mid-size SUV offering from South Korean automaker Kia, the Seltos, has recently undergone a mid-life update in India. This refreshed model range was initially introduced with a price range spanning from Rs 10.90 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. However, the company has now implemented price increases for select variants, with some seeing an uptick of up to Rs 30,000. It’s worth noting that the entry-level HTE manual variant retains its original price, while the fully-loaded X-Line automatic trim is now available at Rs 20.30 lakh. All the prices mentioned are ex-showroom figures.
The updated Kia Seltos has received two significant feature enhancements – a panoramic sunroof and an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technology. The ADAS suite provides access to 17 advanced safety features, including autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, forward collision warning assist, and more. However, it’s important to mention that these features are available on higher-tier trims. The SUV’s standard safety kit includes electronic stability control, six airbags, all-wheel disc brakes, hill start assist, a tire pressure monitoring system, and three-point seat belts for all passengers with reminders.
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The GT Line variants come with several exclusive features, including GT-Line specific front and rear bumpers, 18-inch alloys, dual exhaust tips, an all-black interior with white inserts, metal pedals, a GT Line logo on the steering wheel with white stitching, an all-black roof lining, a 360-degree camera, rain-sensing wipers, and an electric parking brake with auto hold. On the other hand, the X-Line trim receives special treatment both inside and out, featuring a Matte graphite grille with a gloss black knurled surround, gloss black wing mirrors, gloss black front and rear elements, an all-black interior theme with sage green inserts, sage green leatherette upholstery, and a steering wheel with orange stitching.
Under the hood, the new Kia Seltos boasts a new 1.5L turbo petrol engine delivering 160bhp and 253Nm of torque. It can be paired with either a 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox. The SUV also retains its previously available engine options, including a 115bhp 1.5L petrol engine and a 116bhp 1.5L turbo diesel engine. The petrol unit is available with 6-speed manual and CVT gearboxes, while the diesel engine can be paired with a 6-speed iMT and automatic transmissions.