Kia India has launched the new Seltos SUV. The New Seltos delivers a power-packed, smarter, and safer driving experience, accentuated by smart exteriors and all-new interiors.
Seltos is one of the biggest brands for Kia Corporation with 1 out of every 10 Kia cars sold globally being a Seltos. Seltos brand currently contributes 55% to Kia India’s overall sales.
Building on this success, Kia India also unveiled a new transformation journey – Kia 2.0. Under Kia 2.0, the company has set ambitious targets, including attaining a 10% market share, doubling the existing network of touchpoints from 300+ to 600+, and growing RV leadership with new innovative products. These initiatives demonstrate Kia's commitment to expansion, customer satisfaction, and market leadership. The new Seltos was unveiled by Tae-Jin Park, Managing Director and CEO, Kia India.
Safety reiterated with 32 features & most evolved Level 2 ADAS
The 2023 Kia Seltos features the most evolved Level 2 ADAS, aided by three radars (1 front and 2 corner rear) and one front camera. The ADAS system fitted in the Seltos is the best in the segment with 17 Advanced Adaptive Features.
In addition to the ADAS level 2 features, Kia India packs the new Seltos with 15 safety features, called as ‘Robust 15 Standard Safety Pack’ which includes the standard 6 airbags and 3 Point Seat Belts for all the variants. This is complemented by11 Active Safety features, including ABS (Anti-lock Brake System), BAS (Break force Assist System), All Wheel Disc Brakes, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), and VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), to name a few.
The SUV features a Kia Signature Star MapLED Lighting concept, visible in the redesigned Sweeping LED Light Guide and LED DRLs. The new, Crown Jewel LED Headlamps, Ice cube LED fog lamps, and sequential LED turn indicators, lend a futuristic appeal. The option of an all-new Pewter Olive color makes the new Seltos even more desirable than before.
The redesigned bumper, a new skid plate, and a sportier-looking signature Tiger Nose grille capture the adventurous spirit of the new Kia Seltos and gives it a muscular and sportier road presence. This, complemented by a 50-mm increase in the length, offers an unparalleled road presence.
The redesigned tailgate and new Star Map LED Connected taillamps exude distinctiveness while the ‘Badass’ quotient of the new Seltos is accentuated by the new 17-inch Alloy Wheels and the segment-first 18-inch Crystal Cut Glossy Black alloy wheels.
The New Seltos now comes in 8 Monotone, 2 dual tones and Xclusive Matte Graphite colours. The colour option includes the newly launched Pewter Olive colour which gives the vehicle a distinctive appeal. while the other options are, Imperial Blue, Intense Red, Aurora Black Pearl, Clear White, Sparkling Silver, Glacier White Pearl, Gravity Grey, Xclusive Matt Graphite (X-Line), Glacier White Pearl+ Aurora Black Pearl, and Intense Red+ Aurora Black Pearl.
Elevated cabin experience
The 2023 Kia Seltos promises a plush and comfortable traveling experience combined with intuitive technology and ergonomics. The dual-pane panoramic sunroof offers stunning views from the inside and enhances the sense of space within the well-appointed cabin. At the same time, the newly added Dual Zone Fully Automatic Air Conditioner provides an added layer of comfort.
Replacing the semi-digital instrument cluster on the previous model, the new Seltos features a large Dual Screen panoramic display with a 26.03 cm (10.25”) HD Touchscreen Navigation System and an all-new Full Digital Cluster with a 26.04 cm (10.25”) Color LCD MID display. This deeper integration of technology lends a futuristic experience for the passengers and accentuates the premium appeal of the vehicle.
Additionally, the existing segment-defining features are Smart 20.32 cm (8.0”) Heads Up Display, Ventilated Seats with 8-Way Power Driver’s Seat, Bose Premium Sound System with 8 Speakers, Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus and Bacteria Protection and 360 Degree Camera with Blind View monitor in the cluster.
With its launch, Kia Seltos set a new benchmark in the industry in 2019 with 37 connected car features, which gradually increased to 50. However, catering to the evolving customer needs and with constant innovation, the new Seltos offers segment-leading 67 Smart features to keep you remotely connected with the SUV.
Segment Best Smartstream G1.5 T-GDiPetrol Engine with 160ps/253Nm
2023 Kia Seltos is the perfect companion to take on the city, & highways. The all-new Smartstream G1.5 T-GDi engine, with 160 ps and 253 Nm up its sleeve, is the most-powerful turbocharged petrol engine in the segment, making the new Seltos perfectly agile and spirited. Combine this exemplary unit with the state-of-the-art 6-iMT& 7 DCT transmissions, and you have an ideal city SUV that gives the joy of driving a manual without the hassle of engaging the clutch manually.
In addition to this turbo engine, the 2023 Kia Seltos continues to be available with the Smartstream G1.5 naturally aspirated petrol engine and the 1.5l CRDi VGT Diesel Engine. Mated with 5 transmission options, MT, iMT, IVT, 6AT, and 7DCT, the All-New Seltos is available in 18 variants, catering to customers' needs from different strata.
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