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Kia Seltos Gets Six Airbags As Standard, Prices Hiked Across The Range

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 
1.5-litre Petrol   
HTERs 10.49 lakh Rs 10.19 lakh Rs 30,000
HTKRs 11.55 lakh Rs 11.25 lakh Rs 30,000
HTK+Rs 12.65 lakh Rs 12.35 lakh Rs 30,000
HTK+ iMTRs 13.05 lakh Rs 12.75 lakh Rs 30,000
HTXRs 14.45 lakh Rs 14.15 lakh Rs 30,000
HTX CVTRs 15.45 lakh Rs 15.15 lakh Rs 30,000
1.4-litre Turbo-petrol   
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+ DCTRs 17.99 lakh Rs 17.85 lakh Rs 14,000
X Line DCTRs 18.29 lakh Rs 18.15 lakh Rs 14,000
1.5-litre Diesel   
HTERs 11.39 lakh Rs 11.09 lakh Rs 30,000
HTKRs 12.69 lakh Rs 12.39 lakh Rs 30,000
HTK+Rs 13.79 lakh Rs 13.49 lakh Rs 30,000
HTK+ ATRs 14.29 lakh Rs 13.99 lakh Rs 30,000
HTXRs 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+ ATRs 18.35 lakh Rs 18.15 lakh Rs 20,000
X Line ATRs 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

Change Variant          

Emission Norm ComplianceBS VI
Fuel TypeDiesel
Max Power113.43bhp@4000rpm
Max Torque250nm@1500-2750rpm
Engine Displ.1493 cc
Rear AC DuctsYes
Audio ControlYes
Cruise ControlYes

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

Engine1353 – 1497 CC
Fuel Tank Capacity50 Liters
Mileage20.8 Kmpl
Dimensions(L*W*H)4315*1800*1645 mm^3

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 Displacement1497 cc
Fuel TypePetrol
Max Power113.43bhp@6300rpm
Max Torque144nm@4500rpm
Emission Norm ComplianceBS VI
No Of Cylinders4
Gear Box6-Speed
Valves Per Cylinder4
Drive TypeFWD
Paddle ShiftNot Available in Seltos
Fuel Supply SystemMPI
Turbo ChargerNot Available in Seltos
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