Kia Seltos Facelift Revealed – Top Things You Should Know!

The Hyundai Creta-rivalling Kia Seltos is currently the best-selling Kia SUV in the country and made its Indian debut in 2019

The new upcoming 2023 Kia Seltos Facelift was recently revealed by Kia Motors ahead of the launch next year. The Seltos facelift will be showcased for the first time at the Busan Motor Show 2022 in Korea which starts on July 15. Kia made its debut in the Indian market with the launch of the Seltos in 2019 and has ever since offered attractive, practical and VFM products to buyers. The facelift model features a long list of updates including new features and styling changes. Having said this, here are all the things that you should know about the upcoming 2023 Kia Seltos facelift.

2023 Kia Seltos Facelift

Exterior Updates

While the Kia Seltos facelift retains a similar silhouette, we do see other significant updates that give it a fresh and premium look. To start with, the Seltos facelift features a new headlight design and a new grille that is flanked by LED daytime running lights. The fog lamps retain a similar ice cube pattern. The new front bumper features aggressive cuts and creases with a more prominent air dam surrounded by a faux aluminium skid plate. The side profile is now dominated by new machine-cut alloy wheels while the rear now features new L-shaped connected tail lamps and a prominent Kia badge in the centre of the tailgate. The rear bumper too features many updates and gets a big and bold faux skid plate in the centre.

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The overall dashboard layout too has been retained but it does get some updates to give it a fresher touch. For starters, the connected screen layout now features a curved screen similar to what we also get with the EV6 electric car. The screen size remains unchanged at 10.25 inches. Other changes include new switches for the auto climate control unit, a rotary dial type gear shifter, and the addition of some new features that will be available as standard on the higher trims. The seats might also get a new upholstery design while we also expect the Kia to offer an updated colour combination inside the cabin. In all, the Kia Seltos will continue to be offered as a comfortable, feature-rich, and premium SUV that will give strong competition to the rivals like the Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, MG Astor, etc.

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Powertrain Options

The Kia Seltos facelift is expected to get the same engine options that are currently being offered with the present iteration of the SUV. These include a 1.5-L NA petrol engine, 1.4-L turbo petrol, and a 1.5-L turbo diesel. The gearbox options include a six-speed manual, a 7-speed DCT and a six-speed torque converter automatic unit depending on the engine the buyers opt for. It is also worth noting that the Seltos facelift might also be offered with a diesel iMT version, making it the only diesel SUV to be offered with an iMT gearbox option. Select reports also suggest that Kia might also be working on a CNG iteration of the Kia Seltos. More details however are yet to be known.

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The Kia Seltos facelift will take on the rivals like Hyundai Creta, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, NG Astor, Tata Harrier, MG Hector, and the recently introduced Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder.

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Nitin Kadian

Nitin Kadian

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An engineer by education and a motorhead by heart, he loves spending time behind the wheels. In the age of SUVs and crossovers, he still adores old-school low-slung sedans and drools over the Mustang '69.