Kia Seltos now gets 6 airbags as standard on all variants

    Lower variants now costlier by Rs 30,000, price range now starts at Rs 10.49 lakh.

    Published On Aug 01, 2022 01:56:00 PM


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    Kia India has given the Seltos midsize SUV an update to now include six airbags on all variants, hiking the prices for the base models by Rs 30,000. This makes the Seltos the only SUV in its class to come with six airbags as standard. In Kia's line-up in India, the Carens is the only other model to also come with six airbags right from the base trim. 

    • No other changes to the equipment list
    • Only SUV in its class to have six airbags as standard

    Prices for the Kia Seltos now range between Rs 10.49 lakh-18.65 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Here’s a detailed look at the updated price list.

    Kia Seltos price (ex-showroom, India)
    VariantsNew PriceOld PriceDifference
    1.5P HTERs 10.49 lakhRs 10.19 lakhRs 30,000
    1.5P HTKRs 11.55 lakhRs 11.25 lakhRs 30,000
    1.5P HTK+Rs 12.65 lakhRs 12.35 lakhRs 30,000
    1.5P HTK+ iMTRs 13.05 lakhRs 12.75 lakhRs 30,000
    1.5P HTXRs 14.45 lakhRs 14.15 lakhRs 30,000
    1.5P HTX ATRs 15.45 lakhRs 15.15 lakhRs 30,000
    1.4P GTX(O)Rs 16.05 lakhRs 15.85 lakhRs 20,000
    1.4P GTX+Rs 16.99 lakhRs 16.95 lakhRs 4,000
    1.4P GTX+ ATRs 17.99 lakhRs 17.85 lakhRs 14,000
    1.4P X Line ATRs 18.29 lakhRs 18.15 lakhRs 14,000
    1.5D HTERs 11.39 lakhRs 11.09 lakhRs 30,000
    1.5D HTKRs 12.69 lakhRs 12.39 lakhRs 30,000
    1.5D HTK+Rs 13.79 lakhRs 13.49 lakhRs 30,000
    1.5D HTK+ iMTRs 14.29 lakhRs 13.99 lakhRs 30,000
    1.5D HTXRs 15.59 lakhRs 15.29 lakhRs 30,000
    1.5D HTX ATRs 16.59 lakhRs 16.29 lakhRs 30,000
    1.5D HTX+Rs 16.59 lakhRs 16.39 lakhRs 20,000
    1.5D GTX+ ATRs 18.35 lakhRs 18.15 lakhRs 20,000
    1.5D X Line ATRs 18.65 lakhRs 18.45 lakhRs 20,000

    Kia Seltos: safety upgrade

    Before this, Kia offered six airbags only on the higher-spec HTX+, GTX(O), GTX+ and X-Line trims of the Seltos, but now it's been made available on the HTE, HTK, HTK+ and HTX trims too.

    Until not so long ago, the Seltos was only available with two airbags on its base trims, but this April, that was updated to four airbags as standard on the Seltos with the MY2022 update. And now with six airbags, the Seltos will comply with the government’s mandatory six-airbag rule that’s set to come into effect from October 1, 2022.

    The Seltos, when tested by GNCAP in November 2020, came away with a 3-star safety rating. However, the base HTE trim that was tested only came equipped with two airbags. With six airbags now as standard, the Seltos could potentially improve its score if it is tested again. 

    There are no other changes to the Seltos’s equipment list. As far as safety features are concerned, the SUV comes equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Brake Assist (BA), Hill Assist Control (HAC), Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and All-Wheel Disc brakes as standard.

    Mechanically, too, the Seltos continues with its 140hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine, 115hp, 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine, and a 115hp, 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine.

    Kia Seltos facelift arriving in 2023

    Earlier last month, Kia unveiled a mid-life facelift for the Seltos for markets overseas, and the same is expected to make it to India by January 2023. The Seltos facelift gets revised exterior and interior design as well as updates to the equipment list. You can read more about it here.

    Kia Seltos: new rivals  

    The Kia Seltos currently rivals the likes of Hyundai Creta, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, Nissan Kicks and MG Astor. This segment is additionally going to see two new entrants in the coming months – the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder and Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara.

    Also See:

    2023 Kia Seltos facelift image gallery

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