The 2021 Kia Seltos will be sporting a few changes ahead of its launch in India this month. There are 6 notable ones fans should know of.
It gets the new Kia logo which made its debut this January. It will be engraved on the grille, wheel hub caps, tailgate, and steering wheel.
Paddle shifters are a major new addition to the 2021 Seltos.
It will be mounted on the steering wheels. The feature was available in the Hyundai Creta as well.
It is available only with the top spec GTX+ variant including the petrol-DCT and diesel-AT models.
Kia has added 2 new variants of the Seltos- HTK+ 1.5L petrol iMT and GTX (O) 1.4L petrol MT.
The HTK trim features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity
The HTK+ trim features remote engine start feature, automatic climate control, and electric sunroof.
This takes the total number of trims the Kia Seltos is offered in to seven- HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+, GTX(O) and GTX+.
The 2021 Seltos boasts of a feature that is a segment first.
It will come with a Smart Pure air purifier which boasts of ‘virus and bacteria’ protection.
Advanced Voice Control
UVO is Kia’s own car solution which integrates the smartphone with the car’s infotainment system.
It enables the user to make hands-free phone calls, stream music, use navigation services all using voice commands.
This software has been updated to support and process new commands including sunroof (open/close), driver-side window, defroster, air intake, and wind direction of the aircon.
Safety features which were previously limited to the GTX and GTX+ trims will now be standard from the HTX onwards.
These include electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, hill start assist, and brake assist.
The Seltos petrol version is powered by a 1.5-litre engine producing 115 PS power output and peak torque of 144 Nm.
The diesel variant runs on a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine delivering 115 PS and 250 Nm of torque.
It is positioned to rival the Hyundai Creta, Maruti S-Cross, Renault Duster, Tata Harrier, MG Hector, Mahindra XUV500 and Nissan Kicks.
Its future rivals could include the upcoming Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun.