So far, curtain airbags were limited to the top-spec HTX+, GT Line and X Line trim levels
- Seltos was updated with standard front side airbags earlier this year.
- Stability control, hill assist and rear disc brakes are also standard.
- Features and powertrains are unchanged.
- New Seltos costs between Rs 10.49 lakh and Rs 18.65 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi).
- Kia Sonet could also get this update soon.
The Kia Seltos now gets six airbags as standard across all variants in a new update that’s accompanied by a price hike. Most of the SUV’s top-spec safety features, such as electronic stability control (ESC) and rear disc brakes, are now offered right from the base HTE variant.
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New safety update for Kia Seltos
With the latest update, the Kia Seltos has gained curtain airbags in addition to the dual front and front side airbags that were already part of the standard safety kit. In addition, the Seltos also offers standard stability control (ESC), vehicle stability management (VSM), hill hold assist, all-wheel disc brakes and a highline tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).
Other than the Seltos, the Kia Carens is the only other vehicle in the price segment that offers six airbags as standard. Dual front airbags, ABS and rear parking sensors are the minimum government-mandated safety requirements for all vehicles in India for now. Later this year, new norms are expected to make six airbags mandatory in the country.
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The top-spec Kia Seltos X Line, GT Line and HTX+ variants get an even more robust safety kit with front parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, a blind view monitor within the instrument cluster and a car key with a remote engine start function.
2022 Kia Seltos prices
The Kia Seltos’ latest updates come with a price hike across all variants.
|Variant||New ex-showroom price||Older price||Difference|
|HTE||Rs 10.49 lakh||Rs 10.19 lakh||Rs 30,000|
|HTK||Rs 11.55 lakh||Rs 11.25 lakh||Rs 30,000|
|HTK+||Rs 12.65 lakh||Rs 12.35 lakh||Rs 30,000|
|HTK+ iMT||Rs 13.05 lakh||Rs 12.75 lakh||Rs 30,000|
|HTX||Rs 14.45 lakh||Rs 14.15 lakh||Rs 30,000|
|HTX CVT||Rs 15.45 lakh||Rs 15.15 lakh||Rs 30,000|
|GTX (O)||Rs 16.05 lakh||Rs 15.85 lakh||Rs 20,000|
|GTX+||Rs 16.99 lakh||Rs 16.95 lakh||Rs 4,000|
|GTX+ DCT||Rs 17.99 lakh||Rs 17.85 lakh||Rs 14,000|
|X Line DCT||Rs 18.29 lakh||Rs 18.15 lakh||Rs 14,000|
|HTE||Rs 11.39 lakh||Rs 11.09 lakh||Rs 30,000|
|HTK||Rs 12.69 lakh||Rs 12.39 lakh||Rs 30,000|
|HTK+||Rs 13.79 lakh||Rs 13.49 lakh||Rs 30,000|
|HTK+ AT||Rs 14.29 lakh||Rs 13.99 lakh||Rs 30,000|
|HTX||Rs 15.59 lakh||Rs 15.29 lakh||Rs 30,000|
|HTX AT||Rs 16.59 lakh||Rs 16.29 lakh||Rs 30,000|
|HTX+||Rs 16.59 lakh||Rs 16.39 lakh||Rs 20,000|
|GTX+ AT||Rs 18.35 lakh||Rs 18.15 lakh||Rs 20,000|
|X Line AT||Rs 18.65 lakh||Rs 18.45 lakh||Rs 20,000|
Lower-spec variants that earlier had four airbags see the largest hike in prices, a uniform Rs 30,000. The increase isn’t as substantial for the HTX+, GTX+, GTX(O) and X Line trim levels, but they see a hike of Rs 14,000 to Rs 20,000, nonetheless. The turbo petrol Seltos GTX+ sees the smallest hike of Rs 4,000.
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For now, the Kia Seltos is currently the only compact SUV in its segment to offer curtain airbags as standard. Later on, the subcompact Sonet could also get this update.
The Seltos rivals the Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and MG Astor.
Key Specification of Seltos Top Model
|Emission Norm Compliance||BS VI|
|Engine Displ.||1493 cc|
|Rear AC Ducts||Yes|
Specifications of Kia Seltos
Kia Seltos is currently available in Petrol and Diesel engines. The 1497 cc Petrol engine generates a power of 113.43bhp@6300rpm and a torque of 144nm@4500rpm. The 1493 cc Diesel engine generates a power of 113.43bhp@4000rpm and a torque of 250nm@1500-2750rpm. Kia Seltos is available in both Manual & Automatic transmission. In configurations, Kia Seltos has a dimensions of 4315 mm in length, 1800 mm in width and 1645 mm^3 mm in height.
Kia Seltos Specs Overview
|Engine||1353 – 1497 CC|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 Liters|
Full Specifications Of Kia Seltos
- Petrol – 1497 cc
- Petrol AT – 1497 cc
- Petrol – 1353 cc
- Petrol AT – 1353 cc
- Diesel – 1497 cc
- Diesel AT – 1497 cc
Engine and Transmission
|Engine Type||SMARTSTREAM G1.5|
|Engine Displacement||1497 cc|
|Emission Norm Compliance||BS VI|
|No Of Cylinders||4|
|Valves Per Cylinder||4|
|Paddle Shift||Not Available in Seltos|
|Fuel Supply System||MPI|
|Turbo Charger||Not Available in Seltos|