Kia debuted the Carens MPV earlier this year. It is the only model in its class that comes standard with six airbags. Kia is expected to release the Seltos facelift shortly, featuring design modifications and an updated interior, as well as six airbags as standard. Rather than creating a new model, Kia has made 6 airbags standard on the existing Kia Seltos SUV.
Kia Seltos offers six airbags
Previously, the Kia Seltos’ basic model had four airbags. Kia may potentially make 6 airbags standard on the Sonet, which presently has 4 airbags as standard. Previously, the manufacturer only offered six airbags on the top-spec HTX+, X-Line, GTX(O) and GTX+ (GT Line) Seltos.
The Kia Seltos SUV comes standard with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), HAC (Hill Assist Control), Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), as well as all disc brakes. The SUV comes with a 10.25-inch touchscreen entertainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 360-degree camera, an air purifier, ventilated front seats, and ambient lighting.
The Kia Seltos tiny SUV is offered two engine options: petrol and diesel. A 1.5-litre 4-cylinder NA petrol engine, a 1.4-litre 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine, and a 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine are available. The NA engine generates 115PS and 144Nm of torque, while the turbo engine produces 140PS and 242Nm. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard. The petrol engines are also available with iMT and automatic transmissions.
Kia Seltos offers six airbags as the government standard
The 1.5-litre turbodiesel engine produces 115PS of power and 250Nm of torque. There are two transmission options: a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic. The SUV priced between Rs 10.49 lakh and Rs 18.45 lakh in India (ex-showroom). The SUV competes directly with the MG Astor, Skoda Kushaq, Hyundai Creta, and VW Taigun. It will also compete with the upcoming Maruti Grand Vitara and the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder.