2022 Kia Seltos facelift gets a number of updates inside and out; India launch likely later this year
Kia India introduced the Seltos as its first product for the domestic market in 2019 and it has been successful ever since. The midsize SUV is currently one of the top sellers in the segment but the competition has grown leaps and bounds over the last couple of years and many manufacturers are eyeing the spotlight with new launches or heavily updated models.
In response, the South Korean auto major is expected to launch the facelifted Seltos later this calendar year locally and it has been unveiled ahead of its global debut at the 2022 Busan International Motor Show in Korea which runs between July 14 and 24. As for the exterior, the front fascia has become sharper with a redesigned grille section and headlamps.
The LED headlamp cluster is accompanied by a pair of newly designed LED Daytime Running Lights that extends into the updated grille while the U-shaped chrome trim adds to the sportiness. The revised bumper boasts a similar-looking fog lamp housing as the existing model with vertical lighting but the lower air intake, moulded trim and the skid plate around it have been updated.
The revisions continue elsewhere as the side profile gains an updated dual-tone wheel design while the prominent black wheel arch cladding, black pillars, chromed window line, grey roof rails and lower black sills add to the appeal. The rear profile gains a more modern LED tail lamp strip covering the width with the Kia logo sitting in the middle while the tweaked bootlid is accompanied by a redesigned bumper with a new skid plate and chrome finish. New dual-tone paint schemes including the blue and black seen in the images will also be part of the package.
Just like the exterior, the cabin has also received a host of changes including an all-black theme or a black and brown finish. You could also see an all-digital instrument console with latest UVO Connect, ADAS-based technologies, a round steering wheel with mounted controls, new seats and a lot more.
As for the performance, the same 1.5-litre petrol, the 1.5-litre diesel and the 1.4-litre turbo petrol will likely continue for India and the transmission choices will be carried over. Expect it to have slight increase in prices compared to the outgoing model upon arrival.