Discover the top 10 changes in the 2023 Kia Seltos facelift, from larger dimensions to new digital features and a powerful turbo-petrol engine
The eagerly-awaited 2023 Kia Seltos facelift has made its debut in India, showcasing a range of exciting updates and upgrades. While it may not be a complete generational overhaul, the facelift brings forth a comprehensive set of changes that further elevate the SUV’s appeal, making it an even more enticing purchase than before!
Let’s take a look at the 10 biggest changes in the new Kia Seltos facelift when compared to its predecessor:
1. Larger Front Grille and Redesigned LED Headlamps
The front fascia of the 2023 Seltos facelift boasts a more imposing presence with a larger grille and redesigned LED headlamps. These changes lend the SUV a sharper and more aggressive appearance while retaining its distinctive identity.
2. New Connected Taillights
One of the most noticeable alterations at the rear end is the introduction of new connected LED tail lamps. When illuminated, these wicked-looking lights add an extra touch of style and visual appeal to the facelifted Seltos.
3. Larger Dimensions
The 2023 Seltos facelift has undergone an increase in dimensions, with a 50mm extension in length compared to the previous model. This adjustment provides a more spacious cabin for occupants and enhances the overall road presence of the SUV.
4. New Paint Option
Kia has expanded the colour palette for the Seltos facelift by introducing a new paint option – Pewter Olive. Apart from that, the SUV continues to get eight monotone colour options, two dual-tone choices, and a special Matte Graphite paint option.
5. Digital Instrument Console
Inside the cabin, the facelifted Seltos showcases a new 10.23-inch digital instrument console, which forms a dual-screen display along with the 10.23-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Replacing the semi-digital cluster found in the previous model, this fully-digital driver display is much more intuitive and ups its premium appeal.
6. 360-Degree Parking Camera
The updated Seltos now incorporates a 360-degree parking camera, providing a comprehensive view of the surroundings during parking and tricky manoeuvres. This feature greatly aids in avoiding obstacles and enhances safety while manoeuvring the vehicle.
7. Panoramic Sunroof
Kia has finally introduced a dual-pane panoramic sunroof on the Seltos! This feature increases the luxury factor of the SUV and adds an airy, spacious feel to the cabin.
8. Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Hold
To enhance convenience and safety, Kia has equipped the facelifted Seltos with an electronic parking brake featuring an auto-hold function. This system simplifies parking procedures and provides added peace of mind when stopping on inclines.
9. Level 2 ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System)
The 2023 Kia Seltos facelift introduces Level 2 ADAS. The safety system consists of features like Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, etc.
10. New 1.5-Litre Turbo-Petrol Engine
The powertrain options of the facelifted Seltos include a new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine. Generating 160bhp and 253 Nm of torque, this engine provides a spirited driving experience. It can be paired with either a 6-speed iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, offering a range of options to suit different driving preferences.