Kia Seltos is one of the most popular mid size SUV in the segment. The SUV was first launched in 2019 and ever since then it became a popular choice among buyers for its bold looks, premium features and attractive pricing. Kia is now working on facelift for the Seltos and the SUV has been spotted testing in India as well. Meanwhile, the manufacturer has already unveiled the facelift in international market. A teaser video showing all the changes in the upcoming Seltos is already available online. The Kia Seltos facelift is expected to be launched in India in early 2023.
The video has been uploaded by SKYCARS on their YouTube channel. In this teaser video, the Kia Seltos for South Korean market is showcased. There are many cosmetic changes seen on the SUV when compared with the current mode. Starting with the front, the grille looks a lot more bigger than the current model. The design inside the grille is also different. The grille in fact gets a revised tiger nose grille at the front.
The headlamps are still sleek looking all LED units. There are LED DRLs that extend from the lower part of the headlamp to the grille. The LED turn indicators are placed below the headlamps. The bumper design has been revised and so is the lower air dam. There is a silver colour skid plate on the lower part of the bumper. The fog lamps retain the ice cube design and are LED units. As this is a facelift, the side profile of the Selots looks similar to the current version however the alloy wheels are new and they now get a new design.
As we move to the rear, the design of the SUV looks updated here as well. The tail lamps have been tweaked and they look more like what we have seen on the Carens. There is however an LED connecting bar running between the tail lamps. The rear bumper on the SUV has also been revised. The interior is where the Seltos gets more updates. The dashboard has been completely redesigned and it now comes with a fully digital instrument cluster and a large touchscreen infotainment system. The dashboard gets soft touch materials and the automatic climate control buttons are placed on the centre console.
The gear knob has been redesigned as well. It is now a rotary knob instead of a gear lever. The seats get heat and ventilation feature and are wrapped in tan colour leather material. Ambient lights, rear AC vents and many more features. The Kia Seltos seen here is the international version and it comes with 4WD feature as well. Kia is unlikely to launch this version in India. Kia offers different engine options with Seltos internationally. In India however, it will continue to come with the same set of engine and transmission options. There will be a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated engine with manual, IMT and IVT gearbox, 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine with manual, automatic and iMT gearbox and the 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine with manual and a 7-speed DCT.