If a manufacturer wants to make a dent in a competitive market like ours, the key is to stay vigilant with updates. That’s exactly what Kia India is doing as they have launched the 2022 iteration of the Seltos and the Sonet. While both the SUVs look almost the same as before, this ‘facelifted’ version is a lot safer when it comes to their standard variants. In addition, many existing features from higher variants are now being extended to lower variants. Kia India has launched the refreshed Seltos and Sonet at a starting price of INR 10.19 Lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India) and INR 7.15 Lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India), respectively.
With an enhanced focus on safety, Kia India will now offer 4 airbags, standard across all lower variants. Kia India has also announced that it will introduce two new colours, ‘Imperial Blue’ and ‘Sparkling Silver’, on these refreshed versions.
The vehicles come equipped with the completely revamped Kia Connect app to offer advanced connectivity to its customers. The company has also introduced iMT paired with a diesel engine on the refreshed Kia Seltos.
2022 Kia Seltos
On the Kia Seltos HTK+ variant, the company is now offering iMT gearbox paired with the 1.5-litre diesel-burner. The vehicle also comes in a new variant HTX AT powered by Diesel 1.5 powertrain. Kia India also has extended paddle shifters along with multi-drive and traction modes for all automatic variants of the refreshed Kia Seltos for a sportier and more responsive driving experience. Multiple other safety features such as Side Airbag, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Brake Assist (BA), Hill Assist Control (HAC), Highline Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (Highline TPMS) and All-Wheel Disc brakes are also offered as standard on the refreshed Kia Seltos.
Further, design changes have been made in the Seltos logo design on the D-cut steering wheel, SUS scuff plate and tailgate to further enhance its appeal. In the case of Seltos X Line, it will now be offered with the X Line Logo on Indigo Pera Seats.
2022 Kia Sonet
It will now be equipped with Side Airbag and Highline Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (Highline TPMS) as standard across variants to further enhance safety. The company will also offer key safety features like Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) , Brake Assist (BA), Hill Assist Control (HAC) as standard on the iMT trims. Further, curtain airbags will now be offered from HTX+ variant onwards.
Customers of the newly launched Kia Sonet will get the Advanced 10.67 cm (4.2”) Colour Instrument Cluster from the HTX variant itself. The Semi Leatherette seat will now be offered from the HTE variant itself. Similar to the refreshed Seltos, the newly launched refreshed Sonet will also get design changes in the Sonet logo on the D-cut steering wheel and tailgate.