Kia has whipped the wraps off the updated Seltos, with the thoroughly refreshed model boasting more striking design language, a revised cabin and upgraded tech. 


The most notable exterior updates come in the shape of redesigned headlamps, complete with new LED daytime-running lights (DRLs), flanking a seemingly larger front grille. Vertical foglamps are integrated into the sides of the lower front bumper. ‘Round the back, the redesigned left- and right-hand taillamps are connected by a light bar spanning the tailgate. Redesigned, two-tone alloy wheels are also present. 

The interior sports significant upgrades. These include a dual-display cluster. Measuring 10.25 inches each, the first one displays the digital instruments. The other, touch-enabled screen is for operating the infotainment. Ambient lighting is present, too. A rotary switch is used to select gears. 

Powertrains and trims are yet to be revealed. According to CarExpert, we can expect this information to be announced when the updated Seltos makes its full global premiere at the 2022 Busan motor show on July 15.

As a reminder, on local shores, the seven-strong Seltos line-up offers the choice of three powertrains. These include a 90 kW/151 Nm 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol option, an 86 kW/250 Nm 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel unit, and a 1.4-litre turbo-four petrol engine producing 103 kW and 242 Nm of torque. 

Equipped with the Gamma 1.6 MPI engine, the Seltos can be had with a manual or automatic transmission. The same goes for the model fitted with the oil-burner. The Kappa 1.4 T-GDi is exclusively available with a dual-clutch ‘box. 

Specification levels for the 1.6-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel models include EX and EX Plus trims. The range-topping, 1.4-litre turbo-four variant features top-spec GT-Line spec.