2023 Kia Seltos: Perfect car at Rs 10.89 lakhs, check details

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2023 Kia Seltos: Perfect car at Rs 10.89 lakhs, check details (Image: kia.com)
2023 Kia Seltos: Perfect car at Rs 10.89 lakhs, check details (Image: kia.com)

Delhi : 2023 Seltos has finally been introduced by Kia Motors in India. Prices for the revised Seltos begin at Rs. 10.89 lakh and may reach Rs. 19.65 lakh (ex-showroom). The SUV's engines have been modified in order to comply with the BS6 Phase 2 and RDE emission requirements, which are scheduled to take effect on April 1.

Having said that, the car currently has 1.5-liter gasoline and turbo-diesel engines available. The 1.4-liter turbo-petrol engine that was sporty has been eliminated from the lineup.

Some SUV aficionados may find this frustrating because the Kia turbo-petrol engine was more engaging than the majority of other petrol engines now offered in the market. But, it is predicted that the Korean automaker would soon swap out the outdated 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with the 1.5-liter version, which is currently present in the Alcazar and the Carens.

The base petrol model has seen a price increase of Rs 20,000 from Kia, while all other petrol variants have seen a consistent increase of Rs 25,000. The price of every diesel version has increased by Rs 50,000. The 2023 Seltos will be released with new features and a new gearbox option in addition to a price increase and revised powerplant choices.

2023 Kia Seltos's engine details

Speaking specifically about the engines, the 1.5-liter gasoline engine produces 114 bhp of power and 144 Nm of maximum torque. The 1.5-liter diesel engine, on the other hand, has a maximum output of 115 horsepower and a maximum torque of 250 Nm. It's interesting to note that the 6-speed iMT gearbox has now replaced the 6-speed manual gearbox on the diesel. On the diesel, the 6-speed torque converter has been retained. In the meanwhile, 6-speed manual and CVT automatic gears are available for the petrol engine.

Kia Seltos 2023: Trims and Alternatives

A total of three variants, Tech Line, GT Line, and X Line, and seven trims HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+, GTX+, and X Line—will be available for the 2023 Seltos. The Seltos is one of Kia's best-selling vehicles. Because of its utility and commanding road presence, the small SUV has become recognisable.

The Hyundai Creta, Toyota Hyryder, Skoda Kushaq, VW Taigun, and MG Astor are competitors of Seltos in India.