Kia Seltos Facelift Launching By July, 2022? Rumors Suggest A Big Surprise!
It is being reported that Kia could come out with the Seltos facelift in India around mid-2022.
It has already been spotted on test rides in South Korea meaning that it is already in advanced stages of its development.
The spy images reveal a redesigned front fascia and L-shaped tail lamp clusters at the back similar to those on the Carens.
Some styling tweaks include a new-look nose, new alloy wheels, mild tweaks to the rear end, new colours and textures for the interior.
The interior will likely be largely untouched except for the addition of a panoramic sunroof.
The sunroof is a big talking point because it is a highly demanded feature which is already present in the MG Hector and the Seltos’ main rival the new Hyundai Creta.
The Seltos upon its launch in August 2019 got a single-pane unit but the other big players already had a bigger sunroof covering the roof of the cars.
Top-Spec New Features
The panoramic sunroof will likely feature in the top-most variants of the Seltos while mid-range variants could continue with the single-pane sunroof.
The top-spec model could also come equipped with an sensor-based Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS).
The powertrain options remain the same as the outgoing models.
These include 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines.
The 1.5L naturally-aspirated petrol has a power and torque output of 113 bhp/144 Nm.
The 1.5L turbocharged diesel churns out 113 bhp/250 Nm.
The 1.4L turbocharged petrol has a power and torque output of 138 bhp/242 Nm.
The 6-speed manual, 6-speed IVT, 6-speed automatic and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions will also be retained.
Upon its launch it will take on the second-gen Hyundai Creta, the Skoda Kushaq, the Volkswagen Taigun and the MG Astor.