- 2023 Kia Seltos facelift spied on test in Hyderabad
- Expected to break covers in mid 2023
- Will get a new exterior and interior design with added features
Since its 2019 launch, the Kia Seltos has enjoyed tremendous success in India. The South Korean carmaker hasn't given the SUV a significant update since then, and it still uses the same design language. The brand is now prepared to give the Seltos a much-anticipated facelift in 2023, and a test mule of the facelifted Seltos was recently spotted in Hyderabad. The new facelift will reportedly debut in India in the middle of 2023.
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2023 Kia Seltos Facelift
The new facelift was already introduced by the company in July 2022 for the international market. A new exterior design, updated interiors, and additional features are all part of the revamp. The new†front fascia, grille, and front bumper enhance the butch look of†the facelift. With a sharp elevated design, the LED DRL has been redesigned. Despite having largely the same dimensions, the front bumper has extra cuts and creases.
The SUV's side profile has been modified, and new alloy wheels have been added. The extended LED taillights at the back are now attached to the boot lid via the Kia logo. Undoubtedly, the L-shaped taillights give it a nice aesthetic. Due to the addition of more creases in the body panels, the boot design is also looking bold and butch.
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2023 Kia Seltos Interior Features
The interior of the SUV will get modest modifications in terms of design. The dashboard gets minimalistic design touches with a curvy 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment which merges with the 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. The HVAC controls are also redesigned. Kia is going to replace the gear shifter with a rotary knob for the automatic variants. The ADAS †suite, which includes functions like autonomous emergency braking, blind spot collision detection, lane departure warning and steering aid, speed limit help and alert, is the key feature enhancement.
2023 Kia Seltos Engine
A new 1.5L, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 158 bhp and 260 Nm will power the new Seltos. † Additionally, the 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol and 1.5L diesel engine options will be offered for the model portfolio. The same 6-speed manual, 6-speed torque converter automatic, and 7-speed DCT automatic transmission units will all be available as options.
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Verdict: The Kia Seltos will become a more stylish and safe SUV in its category with the latest modifications and new design. With the introduction of the new facelift, it is anticipated that SUV costs would increase slightly. Despite the lack of a precise launch schedule, we anticipate that the brand will introduce the 2023 Kia Seltos around mid-2023..