2023 Kia Seltos and Sonet launched with diesel iMT gearbox

After updating the engine and transmission combinations for the Kia Carens lineup, Kia has introduced a similar update for its other two volume-oriented products: the Sonet and Seltos SUVs. Like the Kia Carens, the new Sonet and Seltos will also be offered with a diesel-iMT combination, with the diesel-manual variants discontinued for both of them.

2023 Kia Seltos and Sonet launched with diesel iMT gearbox

Starting with the new Kia Seltos, there are now three powertrain combinations: petrol-MT, petrol-IVT, and diesel-iMT. The 1.5-liter 115 PS petrol engine and 1.5-liter 116 PS diesel engine have been updated for the BS6 stage-II RDE norms. Kia has not offered the updated Seltos with the iMT-powered variants. While the petrol engine is now available with 6-speed manual and CVT (Kia calls it IVT) gearbox options, the diesel engine is now offered with 6-speed iMT and 6-speed torque converter.

Kia has also discontinued the 1.4-liter turbo-petrol variants of the SUV, which might be replaced with the new 1.5-liter turbo-petrol-powered variants in the coming weeks. The prices of the new Kia Seltos range are as follows:

Prices for the new Kia Seltos 1.5-litre petrol:

  • HTE MT – Rs 10.89 lakh
  • HTK MT – Rs 12.00 lakh
  • HTK+ MT – Rs 13.10 lakh
  • HTX MT – Rs 14.90 lakh
  • HTX IVT – Rs 15.90 lakh

Prices for the new Kia Seltos 1.5-litre diesel:

  • HTE iMT – Rs 12.39 lakh
  • HTK iMT – Rs 13.69 lakh
  • HTK+ iMT – Rs 15.29 lakh
  • HTX iMT – Rs 16.59 lakh
  • HTX+ iMT – Rs 17.59 lakh
  • HTX AT – Rs 17.59 lakh
  • GTX+ AT – Rs 19.35 lakh
  • X-Line AT – Rs 19.65 lakh

The overall lineup of the new Kia Sonet has also witnessed major changes, with the diesel-manual variants replaced by the new diesel-iMT variants. The Sonet is now powered by the same 1.5-litre 116 PS diesel engine from the updated Seltos for all iMT and AT variants. The 1.2-litre 83 PS petrol with a 5-speed manual gearbox and 1.0-litre 120 PS turbo-petrol with the 6-speed iMT and 7-speed DCT are retained with new RDE updates. Following are the prices of the new Kia Sonet:

2023 Kia Seltos and Sonet launched with diesel iMT gearbox

Prices of Kia Sonet 1.2-litre petrol:

  • HTE MT – Rs 7.79 lakh
  • HTK MT – Rs 8.70 lakh
  • HTK+ MT – Rs 9.64 lakh

Prices of Sonet 1.0-litre turbo-petrol

  • HTK+ iMT – Rs 10.49 lakh
  • HTX iMT – Rs 11.45 lakh
  • HTX+ iMT – Rs 12.75 lakh
  • HTX DCT – Rs 11.99 lakh
  • GTX+ iMT – Rs 13.09 lakh
  • GTX+ DCT – Rs 13.69 lakh
  • X-Line DCT – Rs 13.89 lakh

Prices of Sonet 1.5-litre diesel

  • HTE iMT – Rs 9.95 lakh
  • HTK iMT – Rs 10.69 lakh
  • HTK+ iMT – Rs 11.39 lakh
  • HTX iMT – Rs 12.25 lakh
  • HTX+ iMT – Rs 13.55 lakh
  • GTX+ iMT – Rs 13.89 lakh
  • HTK AT – Rs 13.05 lakh
  • GTX+ AT – Rs 14.69 lakh
  • X-Line AT – Rs 14.89 lakh