Kia Seltos, what’s new?

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Seltos 2023

Kia has unveiled the all-new facelift of Seltos 2023 which is on sale internationally, with a lot of new features and new

powertrain options.

The powertrains which are on offer are 1.5 MPI, 1.5 GDi, & 1.5 CRDI, unfortunately, 1.5 GDI & 1.5 CRDI are not being offered with manual transmission. You have to choose from iMT, DCT, & AT.

The power specifications of the 1.5 MPI & 1.5 GDI are similar to the Verna. and a new diesel engine is also being offered.

EnginePowerTorque
1.5 MPI115@6300rpm144@4500 rpm
1.5 GDI (Turbo)160@5500rpm253@ 1500 – 3500rpm
1.5 CRDI (Diseal)116@4000rpm250@1500 – 2750rpm

Standard Safty Features

In the ever-evolving world of automotive technology, car safety features have undergone significant advancements over the years. These features are not only designed to protect drivers and passengers but also to mitigate the risks associated with accidents on the road. From seatbelts to advanced driver assistance systems, let’s explore the remarkable standard safety features of the new Kia Seltos 2023.

Highline Tyre Pressure Monitor
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
VSM (Vehicle Stability Management
HAC (Hill-start Assist Control)
Front Dual Airbags
Front Seat Side Airbags
Side Curtain Airbags
ABS (Anti-lock Brake System
BAS (Brake Assist System)
All Wheel Disc Brakes
ESS (Emergency Stop Signal)
Rear Parking Sensors
Speed Sensing Auto Door Locks
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
Front & Rear All Seat 3 Point Seat Belts with Reminder

Variants & Features

The new Seltos come in 7 variants with manual and auto transmission options.

The most value-for-money variant is HTK+ in all the transmission options.

In the ever-advancing world of automobiles, car manufacturers are constantly pushing the boundaries to provide best-in-class features that enhance comfort, convenience, performance, and safety. These cutting-edge features redefine the driving experience, setting new benchmarks in the industry. Let’s explore some of the remarkable best-in-class features that are revolutionizing the automotive landscape.

  1. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS): Redefining Safety

ADAS technologies have transformed the way we drive by integrating sophisticated sensors, cameras, and radars. Features like Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), and Blind Spot Detection (BSD) have taken vehicle safety to new heights. These systems not only alert drivers to potential hazards but also intervene to prevent or mitigate collisions, enhancing overall road safety.

  1. Infotainment Systems: A Seamless Digital Experience

Modern infotainment systems have evolved into comprehensive multimedia hubs, seamlessly integrating entertainment, navigation, and connectivity features. Best-in-class infotainment systems boast high-resolution touchscreens, intuitive user interfaces, voice control, smartphone integration, and advanced navigation capabilities. With features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and wireless charging, these systems keep drivers connected, entertained, and informed during their journeys.

  1. Augmented Reality Head-Up Display (AR HUD): Enhanced Information Projection

AR HUD technology projects critical information, such as speed, navigation instructions, and collision warnings, onto the windshield, allowing drivers to access vital data without diverting their gaze. By overlaying information directly onto the driver’s line of sight, AR HUD systems ensure better focus on the road, reducing distractions and enhancing situational awareness.

  1. Dynamic LED Lighting: Illuminating the Way

Best-in-class vehicles now feature dynamic LED lighting systems that adapt to various driving conditions. These advanced headlights can automatically adjust brightness, direction, and beam patterns, improving visibility and reducing glare for both the driver and other road users. Some systems even offer cornering lights, adaptive high beams, and ambient lighting to enhance safety and aesthetics.

5. Advanced Sound Systems: Immersive Audio Experience

Best-in-class vehicles boast premium sound systems that deliver immersive audio experiences. Collaborations between automakers and renowned audio brands result in systems with high-quality speakers, strategically placed to optimize sound reproduction and clarity. Features like surround sound, active noise cancellation, and personalized audio profiles enhance the enjoyment of music, podcasts, and other audio content.

EngineHTEHTKHTK+HTXHTX+GTX+X Line
1.5 MPIYesYesYesYes
1.5 MPI IVT (CVT)Yes
1.5 GDI (Turbo) iMTYesYes
1.5 GDI (Turbo) DCTYesYesYes
1.5 CRDI (Diseal) iMTYesYesYesYesYes
1.5 CRDI (Diseal) ATYesYesYes

ExteriorHTEHTKHTK+HTXHTX+GTX+X Line
Side Rearview MirrorsHalogen ProjectorHalogen ProjectorLEDLEDLEDLEDLED
TaillightsBulb basedBulb basedLEDLEDLEDLEDLED
FogLightYesYesYesYesYesYes
DRLYesYesYesYesYes
Auto HeadlightsYesYesYesYesYesYes
Wheel SizeR16R16R16R17R17R18R18
Alloy WheelYesYesYesYesYesYes
Electric Folding ORVMManualManualElectric FoldingElectric FoldingElectric FoldingElectric FoldingElectric Folding
Sharkfin AntenaYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Sun RoofYesYesYesYes
Roof RailsYesYesYesYesYesYes
Key Less EntryYesYesYesYesYesYes
Rear DefoggerYesYesYesYesYes
Rear WiperYesYesYesYesYes
Front Parking SensorYesYesYesYesYesYes
Electric Folding ORVMYesYesYesYesYes
Turn Siginal on ORVMYesYesYesYesYesYes
InteriorHTEHTKHTK+HTXHTX+GTX+X Line
Instrument ClusterDigital 4.2″ MIDDigital 4.2″ MIDDigital 4.2″ MIDDigital 4.2″ MIDDigital 10.25″Digital 10.25″Digital 10.25″
Infotainment System8.0″ with wireless android auto & Apple car play8.0″ with wireless Android auto & Apple car play10.25″ with wired Android Auto & Apple Car Play10.25″ with wired Android Auto & Apple Car Play10.25″ with wired Android Auto & Apple Car Play10.25″ with wired Android Auto & Apple Car Play
Steering ControlsYesYesYesYesYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYesYesYesYes
ADASYesYes
ACManualManualAutomaticAutomatic (Dual Zone)Automatic (Dual Zone)Automatic (Dual Zone)Automatic (Dual Zone)
Power WindowAll 4All 4All 4All 4All 4All 4All 4
8.0″ with wireless Android auto & Apple car playDriver side (only down)Driver side (up & down)All doors up & downAll doors up & downAll doors up & downOne touch-up & down
Door CurtainsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Speakers4 speakers with 2 Tweeters4 speakers with 2 Tweeters4 speakers with 2 Tweeters8 (BOSE)8 (BOSE)8 (BOSE)
Ambient LightingYesYesYesYesYes
Steering AdjustmentTilt onlyTilt onlyTilt onlyTilt & TelescopicTilt & TelescopicTilt & TelescopicTilt & Telescopic
Rear AC VentsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Air PurifierYesYesYesYes
Push Button StartYesYesYesYesYes
Driver Seat Height adjustmentYesYesYesYes
360 CameraYesYes
Rear CameraYesYesYesYesYes – 360-degreeAuto-dimming IRVM
Heads up displayYes (8″)
Leather SeatsYes (Black)
Ventilated SeatsYesYesYes
Electric Adjustable SeatsYesYesYes
All doors up & downYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Wireless Phone ChargerYesYesYes
Electric Parking Break with Auto HoldYesYes
Kia ConnectYesYesYesYes
Rear Center ArmrestYesYesYesYes

Price plays a crucial role in shaping customers’ perceptions of a car’s value. Buyers assess whether the features and qualities offered by a vehicle align with its price tag. If a car is reasonably priced and offers desirable features, customers are more likely to perceive it as a good value proposition. On the other hand, if a car is priced high but lacks comparable features or quality, it may be perceived as overpriced, leading to reduced sales. Striking the right balance between features, quality, and price is essential for maximizing sales. Hopefully, Kia Seltos’ price will be expected to start from 9.99 lacks ex-showroom to 20 lacks ex-showroom.

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