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Real-world photos 2023 Kia Seltos; More details emerge


The Kia Seltos has been one of the best-selling SUVs in the segment since its inception in India in June 2019. The company has added several new variants and made some changes to the Seltos over the past 3 years. It is now ready to receive a mid-life facelift in our market. Before India, the 2023 Kia Seltos has been introduced in some international markets, including South Korea.

The Kia Seltos competes directly with the Hyundai Creta, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and MG Astor. Competition in the premium compact SUV segment will further intensify with the arrival of the Toyota Hyryder and the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara. These models will feature a fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain and a segment-first all-wheel-drive (AWD) configuration.

Kia Seltos Facelift 2023 Details

Here are the real-world images of the new Seltos facelift hitting the streets of South Korea. Kia has also started testing the new Seltos on Indian roads. The 2023 Kia Seltos facelift retains the overall silhouette of the current model; however, it comes with significant design changes.

The new Kia Seltos now comes with a more prominent front fascia, featuring an aggressive grille, larger air dam and redesigned headlights with LED daytime running lights. The SUV gets a new Tiger-nose front grille, while the lower bumper has been completely redesigned. It now gets a new horn-shaped skid plate instead of the Bull bar type in the outgoing model. The bumper also accommodates newly designed LED fog lights.

Kia Seltos front facelift

The rear profile has also undergone changes, which makes it different from the outgoing model. The full-width chrome strip connecting the taillights was replaced with a light bar. It now houses completely revised LED taillights, which are connected by an LED light bar. The lower bumper has also been completely revised with a new false skid plate and reflectors. The lower bumper also appears in a two-tone gloss black and silver paint scheme.

2023 Kia Seltos interiors

Kia Seltos facelift interior

The facelifted cabin of the 2023 Kia Seltos remains largely identical to the existing model. It now gets a fully digital instrument console and new seat upholstery. Similar to the Carens minivan, the new Seltos facelift also gets 6 airbags as standard. The SUV has a sporty black interior with contrasting red accents.

The SUV will have an updated 10.25-inch infotainment unit along with new connected car features. A rotary dial will replace the shift lever and there will be new switches for the HVAC controls. The Indian-spec model is expected to get a 360-degree camera and a panoramic sunroof. The vehicle could also be fitted with the ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) suite.

Engine options

Specifications Kia Seltos 2023

The Indian spec 2023 Kia Seltos is expected to come with the same set of engines. The SUV gets a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter petrol engine that produces 113 hp and 144 Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual, 6-speed iMT, and CVT. The SUV also gets a 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine that develops 138 hp and 242 Nm of torque. It is available with a choice of 6-speed manual, 6-speed iMT and 7-speed DCT.

The diesel version is powered by a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine that develops 113 hp of power and 250 Nm of torque. This version is also available with 3 gearbox choices – a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed iMT or a 6-speed torque converter automatic.

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Real-world photos 2023 Kia Seltos; More details emerge