2023 Kia Seltos Facelift Debuts In India | All Key Details!

The new Seltos will launch on July 14th.

The 2023 Kia Seltos facelift has been unveiled for the domestic market. The new SUV gets significant changes from the model it replaces. It gets cosmetic updates, more features and a revised powertrain lineup. We’ll have to wait till July 14th for the prices though.

The facelifted Seltos SUV is available in three grades- Tech Line, GT Line and X Line.

2023 Kia Seltos Design Changes

The overall shape and silhouette remain unchanged. However, design details have been tastefully revamped. The Tiger Nose grille is now larger and better looking. The LED DRLs have been restyled and so are the fog lamps. The bumpers and skid plates also look fresh.

The new Seltos rides on 18-inch alloy wheels (which the previous car had on the X-line). The rear now gets a connected taillight cluster, and a new rear bumper with dual exhaust tips.

Image: Kia Seltos interior 2023 facelift

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Kia Seltos Facelift Interior

Both cabin design and feature list have been thoroughly revamped on the new Seltos. Everything from the dashboard layout to materials used, now look fresh, ergonomic and more up-market. There are 3 cabin colour schemes on offer- Black/Tan, Black /Beige, and all-Black.

The 10.25-inch touchscreen and all-digital instrument cluster are both integrated into a single-pane housing. The driver display resembles the one found in EV6. Central AC vents are now slimmer and gel well into the rest of the design.

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2023 Kia Seltos Features

Kia Seltos has always been loved for the features and equipment on offer. However, the facelift further ups the ante and offers a wider range of equipment. The 2023 Seltos offers a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, electronic parking brake, and a full-blown ADAS kit!

Familiar features like wireless charger, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, connected car tech, ventilated seats, BOSE premium audio, HUD, blind spot monitoring, drive and traction modes, etc have all been carried forward.

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2023 Kia Seltos Specifications

Much like before, there are a total of 3 engines on offer- 1.5 diesel, 1.5 NA petrol, and 1.5 turbo petrol, with the last one replacing the previous 1.4 TGDi unit. The output figures and tune of both NA petrol and diesel remain untouched, while the new 1.5 TGDi claims a significant hike in oomph, at 160 PS- probably the most powerful turbo petrol in its segment. Also noteworthy is fact that Kia has chosen

1.5-litre Turbo-petrol (New)1.5-litre Diesel1.5-litre NA Petrol
Power (PS)160116115
Torque (Nm)253250144
Transmission Options6-speed MT / 7-speed DCT6-speed iMT / 6-speed AT6-speed iMT / CVT
Table: 2023 Kia Seltos Specs

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Expected Price, Booking, Rivals

Kia India will announce the prices officially on July 14th. It could be priced at a premium over the predecessor which used to start at Rs 10.89 lakh (ex-sh). The X-Line variants could be on the expensive side. While some dealerships have already started accepting pre-orders, pre-bookings for the new Seltos will officially begin on the 14th of July.

The facelifted Seltos will battle the likes of the new Creta, Taigun, Kushaq, Citroen C3 Aircross, Grand Vitara/ Hyryder, and the upcoming Honda Elevate, upon launch.

Gallery: 2023 Kia Seltos pictures