New Delhi: Kia is all set for its next big launch in the Indian car market, which is the new version of Seltos. The refreshed Kia Seltos is reported to be launched in India in mid-2023, which is between July and September. This means that the new Kia Seltos facelift could arrive in India just before the festive season.
The Kia Seltos facelift has already been launched in several global car markets last year, however, it is yet to officially arrive in India. The new Seltos was expected to be showcased at the Auto Expo 2023, but the SUV was nowhere to be seen at the biggest show event in India. Like the global model, the new Seltos facelift will get changes to its exterior, new cabin layout and modified powertrain options.
What changed in the exterior?
Talking about the exterior changes, the new Kia Seltos facelift will get a reworked fascia, which will get a tweaked front grille and new headlamps with revised daytime running LEDs and fog lamps. Even the front bumper will be completely new with a redesigned skid plate. While the side profile will only get a new set of alloy wheels, the Seltos facelift will get tweaked LED tail lamps at the rear with an LED connecting light bar running across the width of the boot lid.
Different cabin from the current model
The cabin layout of the new Kia Seltos facelift will also be different from the current model, with the new model getting a new cockpit layout for the instrument console and touchscreen infotainment system. While the instrument console will be fully digital, the center console will be revised with new controls for the audio system and climate control. Like the international model, the automatic version could get a rotary knob-style transmission lever.
Engine & Power
The Kia Seltos facelift will retain the 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated 115 PS petrol engine and the 1.5-litre 115 diesel engine. However, the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine will be ditched for the new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Hyundai has already dropped the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine from the Creta’s lineup for 2023, and Kia is expected to follow suit along with discontinuing the existing pre-facelift model.