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Kia Seltos facelift spied ahead of expected 2022 debut

Tuhin Guha Published: December 28, 2021, 10:58 AM IST

Close on the heels of the global debut of the Kia Carens, spy images have appeared of the mid-life update to the Kia Seltos. Having been on sale since 2019, the popular mid-sized SUV is coming up to a mid-cycle update, made even more apparent by the fact that the closely related Hyundai Creta has already received one globally.

2022 Kia Seltos facelift exterior

The Kia Seltos is expected to move to the new design direction Kia is rolling out across its models globally. This should result in a more stylized fascia dominated by an enlarged set of two-part headlamps. There should also be a larger griller in a two-part design with new detailing and textured details. A snazzier set of alloy wheels are also visible, although the general silhouette and body panels should remain unchanged. At the rear, expect to see a more organic set of LED taillamps with numerous elements while a heavily chrome-accented rear bumper can be expected.

2022 Kia Seltos facelift spy image exterior front

2022 Kia Seltos facelift interior, features

The interior of the facelifted Kia Selto should see a refresh with new materials and designs being used. There should be more features as well like a wider choice of ambinet lighting, a digital instrument cluster and the updated Kia Connect suite of connected-car features. The current Seltos already comes quite well-equipped, highlights include a 10.25-inch touchscreen, leather-wrapped steering wheel, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering column, 360-degree camera, 60/40 split rear seats, air purifier, auto climate control, rear USB charger, tyre pressure monitor and auto headlamps.

2022 Kia Seltos facelift spy image exterior rear

2022 Kia Seltos facelift engines

The engine options for the updated Kia Seltos should remain unchanged. The current versions uses the 1.5-litre four-cylinder N/A petrol makes 115PS and 144Nm while the 1.5-litre diesel motor makes 115PS and 250Nm. The petrol can be had in manual and CVT guise, as well as a new iMT version, while the diesel is manual only. The 1.4-litre turbo-petrol with 140PS and 250 Nm is available with a 6MT and 7DCT.

2022 Kia Seltos facelift expected price, launch date

The facelifted Kia Seltos should see prices move upwards by Rs 50,000 to 75,000 when it is launched here sometime by middle of 2022. Price currently start at Rs 9.95 lakh for the base HTE petrol, which goes up to Rs 18.10 lakh for the top-spec X Line diesel.

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2021 Kia Seltos with new logo launched in India at Rs 9.95 lakh onwards

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.95 Lakhs
Displacement
1497cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
20.8 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.99 Lakhs
Displacement
1353cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
242
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 8.99 Lakhs
Displacement
1493cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 11.99 Lakhs
Displacement
1949cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
155
Max Torque(Nm)
380
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.78 Lakhs
Displacement
1349cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
110
Max Torque(Nm)
220
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 12.9 Lakhs
Displacement
1496cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
143
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
15.8 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 10.5 Lakhs
Displacement
1498cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
110
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 13.69 Lakhs
Displacement
1956cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
170
Max Torque(Nm)
350
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 10.5 Lakhs
Displacement
1498cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
17.88 Kmpl

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