Kia Motors gives the Seltos a mild update with new features
Kia launched the Seltos in August last year, and it hasn’t even been a year since the SUV has hit our roads. However, it has made quite an impact already with sales numbers soaring and the Seltos becoming more and more ubiquitous by the day. Kia has given the Seltos the smallest of refreshes with a handful of new features but more importantly, more features in the lower variants.
The new features include an ‘Emergency Stop Signal’ that will flash the brake lights in case of sudden braking over 55kmph, ability to start the engine remotely via the smart key and smartwatch integration of the UVO app. Additionally, the system can understand more voice commands including “Hello Kia” for it to start listening, cricket scores and information on holidays specific to India. The UVO Lite app can now also control the in-built air purifier. Other changes include a new dual-tone colour scheme, and availability of dual-tone colours in variants with a sunroof. Two variants have also been omitted — the GTK and GTX 7DCT with the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine.
While the above features are new, Kia has also decided to filter down existing features to lower variants. For example the sunroof, which was previously only available in the HTX+ and GTX+ variants, is now also in the HTX and GTX variants as well. The front and rear USB sockets are now standard across all variants. Take a look at the full range of features that have trickled down to lower variants below:
While the changes are few, the addition of more standard features across the range makes the already compelling Seltos an even more attractive buy for customers who weren’t necessarily looking at buying the top-end variants. Prices after the update start at Rs 9.89 lakh, as opposed to the initial price of Rs 9.69 lakh, and go all the way up to Rs 17.34 lakh. Take a look at the full price list below.