In June 2022, the upcoming 2023 Kia Seltos facelift was first spotted in testing. This led to reports of minor adjustments and feature enhancements. The manufacturer has yet to announce the launch of this model in India, though. Recently, the SUV was seen testing in Hyderabad once more. This automobile was entirely hidden. An LED light bar and modernised taillamps were visible, along with a tidy back bumper. The new Sportage and Telluride SUVs, offered on the international market, served as design inspiration for the new Seltos.
The spy pictures of the facelifted Seltos show a new grille, headlamps with angled signatures, and LED DRLs spread across the grille. There’s also a prominent air dam surrounded by faux aluminium skid plates and “ice cube” fog lamps. The side profile gets new alloy wheels and a panoramic sunroof. Customers will get this car’s three colour options Wallace Green, Pluton Blue and Fusion Black.
The ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) in this vehicle, which includes functions like automatic emergency braking, blind spot collision help, lane maintenance assist, steering assist, and speed limit assist, will be the biggest improvement. The dashboard will look identical to the one on the current model. But it will come with a curved screen. Numerous other feature enhancements, such as a 360-degree camera, will be included in the new 2023 Kia Seltos facelift.
The powertrain in the updated Seltos will get a new 1.5L, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, capable of generating 158bhp power and 260 Nm torque. This new gasoline unit will replace the existing 1.4L turbo petrol motor. While the 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol and 1.5L diesel engine options will continue to be available in the lineup. For transmission, it will be given the option of a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic torque converter and 7-speed DCT automatic unit.
This car will compete with Hyundai’s upcoming Creta facelift, in which the existing engine will be retained, but it will see many new features and cosmetic updates.