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2023 Kia Seltos | Benchmark Aims For Another Benchmark | First Drive Review

Benchmark aims for another benchmark

For

Powertrains, improved ride quality, ADAS level 2

Against

Misses cooled glove box and wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay

Exterior

Timeless and gracefully mature 

The Kia Seltos was always a good-looking car. Even when you see one around on roads in India, it still has a timeless design. Banking on a similar design philosophy with added LED elements like symmetrical DRLs, and progressive indicators with parametric design both front and rear, the new Kia Seltos has also increased in dimensions measuring LxWxHxWB(mm) - 4365x1620x1800x2610. This is not significantly noticeable but improves the quality of life for passengers and dimension lovers in India. The most significant difference comes in the performance variants, which get a split bumper setup. At the same time, it’s only the Petrol variant featuring two actual exhaust cut-outs making it stand out. 

Overall the newer fascia with a new grille design, symmetrical LEDs, chrome bling and a newer set of R17/18 alloys make the 2023 Kia Seltos a stunning timeless design among overcrowded mid-size SUV offerings in India. The boot space is ample at 433L, and the new key fobs look a million bucks increasing the appeal of the 2023 Kia Seltos.



TopGear Magazine July 2024