India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kia Corporation, has announced the launch
of refreshed editions of its best-selling products – the Seltos and the Sonet.
These refreshed versions of the products are now introduced with multiple new
features; also, many existing features from higher variants are now being
extended to lower variants.
company has introduced the refreshed Seltos and Sonet at a starting price of
INR 9,95,000(ex-showroom, pan-India)and INR 6,79,000(ex-showroom,
There is also an introduction of paddle shifters in both the newly refreshed Seltos and Sonet. Apart from this, the company also announced debut of the revolutionary iMT technology on the refreshed Seltos, which is going to be segment-first, and will be available in the 1.5 Petrol HTK+ variant.
Looking at the market demand, Kia India has also introduced yet another premium variant on the refreshed Seltos– 1.4T-GDI Petrol GTX (O). In case of refreshed Sonet, the most popular HTX trim will now be available with Automatic options – HTX 7DCT (1.0T-GDIPetrol) and HTX 6AT (1.5 Diesel).
Paddle shifters will now be available in the GTX+ 1.5D 6AT and 1.4T-GDI 7DCT variants in the refreshed Seltos, and in all automatic variants in refreshed Sonet.
After the successful launch of iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) in Sonet and recognising its very high market acceptance, the company has decided to expand the availability of this new age technology on Seltos as well. Now, the refreshed Seltos will feature the segment-firstiMTand will be available in the 1.5 Petrol HTK+ variant. The new-aged iMT technology is a technological breakthrough from Kia that offers fatigue-free driving thanks to the absence of a clutch pedal and still gives the same driver control as a conventional manual transmission. The iMT variant of the refreshed Seltos now comes with a Sunroof;Beige and Black interiors and Fully Automatic Air Conditionerwith silver garnish add to the modernity of its interiors and give it a luxurious look.
The refreshed edition of Seltos has been updated with 17 new enhancements like first-in-segment Smart Pure Air Purifier with ‘Virus and Bacteria’ Protection which effectively cleans the air and kills bacteria and viruses to successfully address the need of the hour. The vehicle also hosts many class leading features including Remote Engine Start in Manual transmission which enables the customers to remotely start the engine with their smart keys, Wireless Phone projection to help the customers to project their phone screens on the car’s touchscreen, Over the Air (OTA) map updates to ensure that the car is always up to date with latest map updates.T here is also an introduction of Additional Voice Commands on UVO connected car system including Sunroof Open &Close, Driver Window Control which adds to the overall convenience.
The company has decided to extend the Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Brake Assist (BA), Hill Assist Control (HAC) features to lower variants. Further, to make the occupants feel extra special, there are multiple new seat material and colour options which add to the plushness of the interiors of the car.
The refreshed edition of Sonet has been updated with 10 new enhancements likethe first-in-segment Rear Door Sunshade Curtains, and to further augment the convenience of customer, it gets another first-in-segment Voice command for Sunroof Open & Close. To underscore the company’s commitment towards safety, it has now brought features like Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Brake Assist (BA), Hill Assist Control (HAC) to lower variants.
Apart from this, there are multiple higher end features like the Multi drive and traction mode which gives an option to customers to unleash their enthusiastic side. To cater to the styling and convenience needs, an Electric sunroof, Smart key with push button start, Remote engine start, Chrome door handles and Crystal cut alloys with silver wheel caps have now been extended to the lower variants.
HTK+ iMT (1.5 Petrol)
GTX(O) 6MT (1.4 T-GDI Petrol)
iMT Transmission (1st in segment)
1.5 Petrol HTK+ iMT
Smart Pure Air Purifier with ‘Virus and Bacteria’ Protection (1st in Segment)
Wireless Phone Projection for 8”Touchscreen
MT Smart-Key Remote Engine Start
UVO with OTA Map updates
UVO –Voice Assist Sunroof Open/Close
UVO –Voice Assist Driver Window (1st in Segment)
UVO –Voice Assist Set Wind direction
UVO –Voice Assist Air Intake Control
UVO –Voice Assist Defroster Control
New Gentle Brown leatherette Seats
New Black & Beige Sports Leatherette Seats
New Beige Fabric Seats
Existing Features extended to lower variants
Availability in older Seltos variants
Added Variants for features
Sunroof with LED Room Lamp
HTK+ iMT /HTX/HTX+/GTX(O)/GTX+
Fully Auto Air Conditioner with Silver Garnish
HTX 7DCT (G1.0T-GDI)
HTX AT (D1.5 CRDi VGT)
Paddle Shifters – convenience
HTX 7DCT/GTX+ 7DCT/HTX AT/ GTX+ AT
UVO –Voice Assist Sunroof Open/Close (1st in Segment)
Rear Door Sunshade Curtain (1st in segment)
Availability in older Sonet variants
Multi Drive modes & Traction modes
HTK+ DCT/GTX+ DCT/GTX+ AT
Smart Key with push button start
HTK+ (1.0T & D1.5)/ HTX/HTX+/GTX+
Remote Engine start
HTK+ (1.0T iMT)/ HTX/HTX+/GTX+
Chrome door handles
R16 Crystal cut alloys with silver wheel caps
Refreshed Seltos and Sonet Ex-showroom price
The refreshed Seltos will be available across 16 variants and the refreshed Sonet will be available across 17 variants, the ex-showroom prices of which are as follows:
Price (Ex Showroom)
Price (Ex Showroom Prices in Lacs)
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