Kia, India's leading mass premium carmaker, is ready to grow the premium RV segment with the most anticipated launch of its latest innovation, the New Seltos. Designed for the always-on-the-go new-age customers, the New Seltos delivers a power-packed, smarter, and safer driving experience, accentuated by stunning exteriorsand all-new interiors.
Seltos is one of the biggest brands for Kia Corporation with 1 out of every 10 Kia cars sold globally being a Seltos. The new Seltos will grow the mid-SUV segment by reinventing and revamping it with its best-in-segment features and stunning design. Seltos brand currently contributes 55% to Kia India’s overall sales.
Building on this success, Kia India also unveiled a new transformation journey – Kia 2.0. Under Kia 2.0, the company has set ambitious targets, including attaining a 10% market share, doubling the existing network of touchpoints from 300+ to 600+, and growing RV leadership with new innovative products. These initiatives demonstrate Kia's commitment to expansion, customer satisfaction, and market leadership.
The new Seltos comes equipped with the most evolved and segment-best Level 2 ADAS with 17 features, which comes only in super premium cars like EV6 in India. Combined with additional 15 Robust safety features (Standard across the range), the new Seltos boasts a remarkable 32 safety features, setting a new benchmark for safety in the segment. Powered by anefficientSmartstream G1.5 T-GDi Petrol engine, generating a commanding 160ps of power and 253 Nm of Torque, Kia India now offers the most powerful engine in the rapidly growing mid-SUV segment.
The New Seltos is equipped with many segment-leading featuressuch as Dual Screen Panoramic Display with 26.04 cm Fully Digital Cluster & 26.03 cm HD Touchscreen Navigation, Dual Zone Fully Automatic Air Conditioner, and R18 46.20 cm Crystal Cut Glossy Black Alloy Wheels. Kia has also included the much-awaited Dual Pane Panoramic Sunroof and Electric Parking Brake in the new Seltos, making it the most compelling value proposition. With a muscular and sportier look, the crown jewel LED Headlamps and LED Connected tail lamps are powered by the Kia Signature Star maplighting concept.
On the big reveal, Tae-Jin Park, Managing Director and CEO, Kia India, said, "Seltos is the product with which we entered India, and since then, the journey of Kia India and the Seltos has been almost identical. We have a segment disruptor and a segment winner in the new Seltos and are confident to take forward the strong legacy of the Brand Seltos to lead the premium RV market. This strategic launch is key to our India ambitions of attaining 10% market share soon."
"We feel that there is a lot of growth potential in the mid-SUV segment, and the new Seltos will grow the premium end of it. With the refreshed look, most powerful engine in the segment, and host of safety and smart features, the new Seltos inevitably will emerge as the most preferred drive for our new-age customers."
2023 Kia Seltos – Safer and Smarter!
One of the Safest SUVs:Safety reiterated with 32 features & most evolved Level 2 ADAS
The 2023 Kia Seltos features themost evolved Level 2 ADAS, aided by three radars (1 front and 2 corner rear) and one front camera. The ADAS system fitted in the Seltos is the best in the segment with 17 Advanced Adaptive Features.
Robust 15 Standard Safety Pack (Standard across variants)
In addition to the ADAS level 2 features, Kia India packs the new Seltos with 15 safety features, called as ‘Robust 15 Standard Safety Pack’ which includes the standard 6 airbags and 3 Point Seat Belts for all the variants. This is complemented by11 Active Safety features, including ABS (Anti-lock Brake System), BAS (Break force Assist System), All Wheel Disc Brakes, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), and VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), to name a few.
New-age design: Amalgamation of sportiness and magnetic presence
The new Seltos resonates with Kia’s ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy, taking inspiration from contrasts found in nature and humanity. The SUV features a Kia Signature Star MapLED Lighting concept, visible in the redesigned Sweeping LED Light Guide and LED DRLs. The new, Crown Jewel LED Headlamps, Ice cube LED fog lamps, and sequential LED turn indicators, lend a futuristic appeal. The option of an all-new Pewter Olive color makes the new Seltos even more desirable than before.
The redesigned bumper, a new skid plate, and a sportier-looking signature Tiger Nose grille capture the adventurous spirit of thenew Kia Seltos and gives it a muscular and sportier road presence. This, complemented by a 50-mm increase in the length,offers an unparalleled road presence.
The redesigned tailgate and new Star Map LED Connected taillamps exude distinctiveness while the ‘Badass’ quotient of the new Seltos is accentuated by the new 17-inch Alloy Wheels and the segment-first 18-inch Crystal Cut Glossy Black alloy wheels.
The New Seltos now comes in 8 Monotone, 2 dual tonesand Xclusive Matte Graphite colours. The colour option includes the newly launched Pewter Olive colour which gives the vehicle a distinctive appeal. while the other options are, Imperial Blue, Intense Red, Aurora Black Pearl, Clear White, Sparkling Silver, Glacier White Pearl, Gravity Grey, Xclusive Matt Graphite (X-Line), Glacier White Pearl+ Aurora Black Pearl, and Intense Red+ Aurora Black Pearl.
Elevated cabin experience
The 2023 Kia Seltos promises a plush and comfortable traveling experience combined with intuitive technology and ergonomics. The dual-pane panoramic sunroof offers stunning views from the inside and enhances the sense of space within the well-appointed cabin. At the same time, the newly added Dual Zone Fully Automatic Air Conditionerprovides an added layer of comfort.
Replacing the semi-digital instrument cluster on the previous model, the new Seltos features a large Dual Screen panoramic display with a 26.03 cm (10.25”) HD Touchscreen Navigation System and an all-new Full Digital Cluster with a 26.04 cm (10.25”) Color LCD MIDdisplay. This deeper integration of technology lends a futuristic experience for the passengers and accentuates the premium appeal of the vehicle.
Additionally, the existing segment-defining features are Smart 20.32 cm (8.0”) Heads Up Display, Ventilated Seats with 8-Way Power Driver’s Seat, Bose Premium Sound System with 8 Speakers, Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus and Bacteria Protection and 360 Degree Camera with Blind View monitor in the cluster.
Always Connected: Kia Connect
With its launch, Kia Seltos set a new benchmark in the industry in 2019 with 37 connected car features, which gradually increased to 50. However, catering to the evolving customer needs and with constant innovation, the new Seltos offers segment-leading 67 Smart features to keep you remotely connected with the SUV.
Segment Best Smartstream G1.5 T-GDiPetrol Engine with 160ps/253Nm
2023 Kia Seltos is the perfect companion to take on the city, & highways. The all-new Smartstream G1.5 T-GDi engine, with 160 ps and 253 Nm up its sleeve, is the most-powerful turbocharged petrol engine in the segment, making the new Seltos perfectly agile and spirited. Combine this exemplary unit with the state-of-the-art 6-iMT& 7 DCT transmissions, and you have an ideal city SUV that gives the joy of driving a manual without the hassle of engaging the clutch manually.
In addition to this turbo engine, the 2023 Kia Seltos continues to be available with the Smartstream G1.5 naturally aspirated petrol engine and the 1.5l CRDi VGT Diesel Engine. Mated with 5 transmission options, MT, iMT, IVT, 6AT, and 7DCT, the All-New Seltos is available in 18 variants, catering to customers' needs from different strata.