Kia Seltos Facelift: Here are the Top Reasons Why It’s a Wise Choice in 2023-24

Hyundai’s sister company Kia has been dominating the Indian four-wheeler market, especially the SUV segment, for years. It is safe to say that most of the credit goes to the hot-selling products Seltos and Sonet. Recently, the company has updated the former one, making it look classier and more aggressive and filled it with robust technology.

The vehicle was introduced in India at the starting price of Rs 10.89 lakh (ex-showroom), while the top-end model goes up to Rs 19.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Recently, the company has landed us a top model, HTX Plus IMT, allowing us to test it from the left, right, and center for an unbiased verdict. We took the opportunity with a wide smile.

Kia Seltos Facelift HTX Plus IMT: (Photo: Shahrukh Shah/News18)

Before we start sharing why the Seltos 2.0 could be a good option for anyone looking for something stylish yet comfortable, let us tell you the company has done some amazing work of art and left no stone unturned in making it a perfect package. Here are some reasons why the updated version can be a wise choice in 2023-24.

Refreshed Design

Starting from the cosmetic updates, it is clear that the brand has invested some good efforts externally. From the front fascia to the side to the rear, everything was given a new identity. Despite, these experimental changes, Seltos did not lose its charm, and continued to rule millions of hearts with edgy designs.

Kia Seltos Facelift HTX Plus IMT: (Photo: Shahrukh Shah/News18)

Talking about some noticeable upgrades, the redesigned headlights are nothing but a treat for the eyes. While updated LED headlights, extended LED DRLs and improved ice-cube-shaped fog lamps add additional feathers to the cap.

Nothing has been lost in the Seltos facelift. In fact, things are being added for the betterment, making it look more eye-catching on the road.

Kia Seltos Facelift HTX Plus IMT: (Photo: Shahrukh Shah/News18)

Improved Safety

Safety nowadays has become the main concern for individual customers, and the reasons are obvious. With a view to keeping this factor in mind, the brand has added some robust safety features in the latest version. The list includes blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, speed alert, multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, and the list goes on.

All these features have been included, ensuring the full safety of all the occupants while the driver goes crazy with the accelerator pedal.

Kia Seltos Facelift HTX Plus IMT: (Photo: Shahrukh Shah/News18)

Interior

As soon as you step inside the cabin, putting yourself behind the steering wheel, it will surely leave a mark. The cabin has been redesigned, featuring a dual-tone interior, giving a luxurious feel under budget. It gets electronically adjustable ventilated seats, which offers a comfortable driving experience during scorching heat.

Kia Seltos Facelift HTX Plus IMT: (Photo: Shahrukh Shah/News18)

For long trips, the vehicle comes with a massive 433 litre boot, enough to provide ample space for luggage and cargo.

Performance

Under the hood, the four-wheeler features a trusted 1.5 T-GDi Petrol engine, which generates a maximum power of 158 bhp and 253 Nm of peak torque. It is also available in two more engine options- 1.5-litre turbo-diesel and .5-litre turbo petrol unit. Both churn out a robust output of 114 bhp, 250Nm and 157 bhp, 253Nm respectively.

Kia Seltos Facelift HTX Plus IMT: (Photo: Shahrukh Shah/News18)

Opinion

As we mentioned at the start of the article, we received the Seltos HTX iMT model. And, we drove it for somewhere around 300 km. After spending some quality time with this beast under innocent skin, we feel it’s a blend of power, safety, and practicality. Whether rolling in the street or putting it on an ordeal in some mountains, the vehicle will surely exceed expectations.

Kia Seltos Facelift HTX Plus IMT: (Photo: Shahrukh Shah/News18)

In the price range from Rs 10 lakhs to 19.99 lakhs (ex-showroom), the tech-loaded SUV is a must keeper. Interested buyers can add this to their purchasing list, if they are looking for something trustworthy.

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