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2021 Kia Sonet & Seltos SUV Facelifts launched with new variants, first-in-segment features

Kia India has launched refreshed 2021 Seltos and Sonet in the Indian market. The new launch comes days after Kia announced its new brand strategy in the Indian market and also introduced the new global logo in the Indian market. Kia has added new features and added new variants too. There are no changes in the cars when it comes to looks. However, Kia has updated the variants and features of both models.

2021 Kia Sonet & Seltos SUV Facelifts launched with new variants, first-in-segment features

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kia India said,

“The refreshed editions of Seltos and Sonet mark the first steps towards our transformation in India and reiterate our new brand purpose of inspiring consumers through products, services and their experiences with the brand. The evolving needs of the customers are at the heart of our product strategy. Since launch, the Seltos and Sonet have been creating benchmarks in their respective segments, and with the additional variants, safety and convenience features, we are taking the game a notch higher. I am confident that Indian customers will keep showering their love on our products, and with these refreshed versions, we are ready to win India’s heart once again.”

The new Kia Seltos has priced from Rs 9.95 lakh and the Sonet is priced at Rs 6.79 lakh, both prices ex-showroom, India.

2021 Kia Sonet & Seltos SUV Facelifts launched with new variants, first-in-segment features

2021 Kia Seltos

The new updated 2021 Kia Seltos gets the new iMT gearbox. It is available with the HTK+ petrol variant of the model. Kia has also introduced the 1.4-litre GTX(O) manual, which is now the new top-end variant. The new iMT variant of the Seltos comes with a sunroof, beige and black interiors and a fully automatic air conditioner. There is also a silver garnish that adds to the modern looks of the vehicle.

The Seltos also gets air purifier with virus and bacteria protection. There are other features including remote engine start in manual transmission, wireless phone connectivity and projection and additional voice commands on the UVO system to control the sunroof and driver-side window of the vehicle.

Kia has also introduced the safety features from higher variants to the entry-level variants of the car. Features like ESC, VSM, Brake Assist, and HAC are available with the lower variants of the car too.

REFRESHED SELTOS

Engine

Variant

All India

Price (Ex Showroom Prices in Lacs)

Smartstream

Petrol 1.5

HTE  6MT

INR   9,95,000

HTK  6MT

INR 10,74,000

HTK+ 6MT

INR 11,79,000

HTK+ 6iMT

INR 12,19,000

HTX  6MT

INR  13,65,000

HTX IVT

INR  14,65,000

Smartstream

Petrol 1.4T-GDI

GTX(O) 6MT

INR  15,35,000

GTX+ 6MT

INR  16,65,000

GTX+ 7DCT

INR  17,44,000

Diesel1.5

CRDi VGT

HTE 6MT

INR  10,45,000

HTK 6MT

INR 11,79,000

HTK+ 6MT

INR 12,99,000

HTK+ 6AT

INR 13,95,000

HTX 6MT

INR 14,75,000

HTX+ 6MT

INR 15,79,000

GTX+ 6AT

INR 17,65,000

2021 Kia Sonet

2021 Kia Sonet & Seltos SUV Facelifts launched with new variants, first-in-segment features

With the new Sonet, Kia has introduced new variants too. Earlier this month, Kia announced the discontinuation of two trims from the Sonet line-up. The HTK Plus 1.0 Petrol DCT and the HTK Plus 1.5 diesel AT. Kia has replaced these trims with four new variants – HTX 1.0 petrol it, HTX 1.5 diesel MT, HTX 1.0 DCT petrol and HTX 1.5 diesel AT.

Kia has also added new features in the HTX variant. The trim will now get multiple new features including traction control and dual-tone alloys as standard. The HTX DCT petrol variant also gets Hill Climb Assist Control (HAC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSC), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and multiple driving modes that will change the accelerator input among other things in the car.

The lower variants of the Sonet also get additional safety features now. The HTX already offers features like automatic LED headlamps, projector fog lamps, LED front and rear DRL, ORVM with integrated turn indicators, sunroof, keyless start-stop and go, cruise control system, remote engine start, dual-tone beige-black cabin, leatherette steering wheel and gear knob, rear armrest, adjustable rear headrest and ISOFIX mounts.

2021 Kia Sonet & Seltos SUV Facelifts launched with new variants, first-in-segment features

The new Kia Sonet HTX DCT petrol will be positioned between the existing variants – HTK Plus and GTX Plus. The diesel automatic option, which was only available with the HTK+ and GTX+ will now be available with the HTX variant. This will offer more choice to the buyers.

REFRESHED SONET

Engine

Variant

All India

Price (Ex Showroom Prices in Lacs)

Smartstream

Petrol 1.2

HTE  5MT

INR 6,79,000

HTK  5MT

INR 7,79,000

HTK+ 5MT

INR 8,65,000

G1.0T-GDI

HTK+ 6iMT

INR  9,79,000

HTX 6iMT

INR 10,29,000

HTX 7DCT

INR 10,99,000

HTX+ 6iMT

INR 11,75,000

GTX+ 6iMT

         INR 13,25,000