Unveiled at the Busan International Auto Show earlier this year, the 2022 Kia Seltos facelift has finally been launched in South Korea. The facelift is expected to make its Indian debut at AutoExpo in January next year. The Indian version of Kia Seltos received a minor upgrade in April this year, but the facelift will come with some significant improvements.
2022 Kia Seltos facelift: Features, price, and more
The 2022 Kia Seltos facelift looks remarkably different from the Indian upgrade released earlier this year. The exterior design, particularly the front fascia has received design tweaks. Changes have been made to the grille and headlight unit, with the 2022 Seltos receiving a low-slung grille with new LED DRLs. When it comes to the dimensions, the Korean Seltos is slightly longer than the Indian variant with a length of 4390mm, but the latter stands taller at a height of 1620mm. The tail lamps and bumper have also received an upgrade in the 2022 facelift.
The 2022 Kia Seltos facelift is also being offered in a new ‘Gravity’ variant. Sporting a blacked-out exterior look, this variant will have matching dark interiors. It remains to be seen whether this variant will be made available in India as well.
Inside, the 2022 Seltos comes with new features as well. The facelift receives a 10.25-inch infotainment system and a fully digital instrument cluster. It also packs a 360-degree camera, collision avoidance assistance, heads-up display, keyless entry, and more. Perhaps the most significant upgrade is the inclusion of ADAS. This means the 2022 Kia Seltos will come with smart cruise control, lane departure prevention assist, highway assistance, speed limit assist, and more.
Under the hood, the 2022 Kia Seltos is being offered in two engine variants. The 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine generates a maximum power of 198hp and 265Nm torque. The 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine generates a maximum power of 149hp and 180Nm torque. Currently, the Indian version of Seltos is offered in a 1.5 and 1.4-litre petrol engine.
The 2022 Kia Seltos is priced at 20.6m KRW (Rs 12.57 lakh). The high-end model is priced at 26.8m KRW (Rs 16.36 lakh). More details of the Indian facelift will be revealed at the AutoExpo launch, including the availability of the Gravity variant and engine options. The 2022 Kia Sletos will rival, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota Urban Cruiser HyRyder, and Hyundai Creta.