2023 Kia Seltos SUV Makes Official Debut; India Launch Confirmed

Kia was working on the facelift model of the Seltos and now it has revealed the model officially. The 2023 Kia Seltos facelift will be showcased during the Busan Motor Show 2022 in Korea, which will commence on July 15th this year. The brand is also gearing up to bring the India-spec Seltos facelift, which is expected to be unveiled at the 2023 Auto Expo. The carmaker has made some cosmetic as well as interior updates to the upcoming model. 

The 2023 Kia Seltos Facelift boasts a new set of headlights identical to the Carens MPV, LED DRLs that stretch into the grille, as well as the “ice cube” foglamps borne over from the pre-facelifted Seltos. The front bumper receives extra cuts and creases, as well as a noticeable air dam wrapped by a fake metal skid plate, which will primarily be seen on the GT-Line or X-Line variants. The side profile remains the same while the rear end gets some amazing tweaks, such as connected taillights with the Kia logo in the midst. 

On the inside as well, there are some significant updates made to the Kia Seltos Facelift. The dashboard layout is the same as the existing model, but the screen now has a curvy pattern. The screen size remains at 10.25-inches though. Besides this, HVAC controls now get new design switches and the gear lever is also replaced by the rotary dial. The biggest update, on the other hand, might be the introduction of the ADAS feature in the upcoming model. 

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There is no word about any update to the powertrain of the facelift model, and the SUV is anticipated to continue with the already offered engine options. These are a 1.5-litre diesel, 1.4-litre turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre NA petrol engine. As for the transmission, the SUV can be had with a six-speed manual, a seven-speed DCT automatic or a six-speed torque converter automatic gearbox depending on the powertrain selected.