The EV9 seven-seater flagship electric SUV concept will be on display at the 2023 Auto Expo in Greater Noida next month, according to Kia Motor India. At the auto show, the latest generation Carnival premium MPV is also anticipated to make its India premiere. The facelifted Seltos, expected to arrive around the middle of 2023, will be the brand’s greatest launch.

In a short period of time, the South Korean auto manufacturer became well-known in India. It debuted locally in 2019 with the Seltos midsize SUV, followed by the Carnival, Sonet, and most recently, the Carens, which was introduced earlier this year. The business also markets and sells the EV6, their top-of-the-line electric SUV, domestically.

With the midsize SUV market seeing a steady increase in competition, Kia is anticipated to introduce the revised Seltos with several improvements. After debuting at the 2022 Busan Motor Show in July, the redesigned Seltos is already for sale in international markets. It is modelled after Telluride and Sportage, which are sold worldwide.

The exterior gets new LED daytime running lights that extend into the front grille, new LED headlights with sharper profiles akin to the Carens, and a redesigned front bumper. The fresh air inlet is encircled by a skid plate that looks like aluminium, although the fog lamps are identical to those on the current model. New LED taillights are installed at the back.

The additional highlights include the revised back bumper, alloy wheels, and rear faux skid plate. Various brand-new amenities have been added to the Kia Seltos’ cabin, including a new 10.25-inch curved screen display, updated AC controls, a rotary dial, etc. Additionally, ADAS-based driver assistance and safety technologies are anticipated from Kia.

Regarding performance, the 1.5-liter NA petrol engine that now generates 115 PS and 144 Nm and the 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine that produces 115 PS and 250 Nm will be preserved. A new 1.5-litre turbocharged gasoline engine with 160 PS will replace the existing 1.4-litre turbo engine. The rates should be between Rs. 12 lakh and Rs. 20 lakh.


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