Spied Testing - 2022 Kia Seltos Facelift Expected Launch Next Year
Kia made a dramatic breakthrough into the Indian market with the Seltos in 2019, and the vehicle, along with its cousin, the Hyundai Creta, continues to be one of the best-selling SUVs in the sector this day.
It was only a couple of months later that the current Kia Seltos made its official entry into the Indian market, following its global premiere in June 2019. It now looks that the Korean automaker is planning a mid-cycle facelift for the mid-size SUV, according to reports.
It goes without saying that the tiny C-segment has experienced a significant increase in the number of new SUVs in recent years. Newcomers to the market, such as the Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun, have put the Korean siblings under pressure.
In addition, new models such as the Maruti-Toyota SUV, which was created in collaboration with Toyota, will provide fierce competition in the segment in the near future. Therefore, it is critical for original equipment manufacturers to keep their devices up to date.
On the subject of the facelifted Kia Seltos 2022, online leaks have revealed the first spy images of the vehicle's exterior. Test mules for the Kia Seltos facelift 2022 have been spotted in South Korea undergoing testing.
Kia Seltos Facelift 2022: Styling updates
The majority of the changes planned to be made to the forthcoming facelift model of Kia Seltos 2022 are expected to be aesthetic in nature. The whole test prototype, as shown in the most recent spy photos, has been partially camouflaged to conceal its identity.
The majority of the outward changes that appear to have been made to the Kia Seltos are on the front end, which is notable. As a result, it is possible that the Kia Seltos Facelift 2022 will have a new front fascia.
Despite the fact that it is carefully camouflaged upfront, we get a glimpse of the redesigned headlamp cluster, which also incorporates new LED daytime running lights.
Aside from a revised lighting configuration, the next Kia Seltos is expected to get a redesigned grille, a reprofiled front bumper, and new fog lamp housings, among other modifications.
Furthermore, the new Kia Seltos Facelift 2022 model could adhere to the brand's most recent design concept, "Opposites United," which has previously been seen on the Carens.
In addition, the 2022 Kia Seltos could get a reworked rear-end design, including revised L-shaped LED taillamps and a new back bumper. The profile of the Kia Seltos SUV has not changed significantly, as Kia has retained the boxy crossover silhouette that is already found on the current Seltos.
Due to the fact that it is still in the early stages of development, there will be more alterations in the final production-spec model of the Kia Seltos makeover.
Kia Seltos Facelift 2022: Expected engine offerings
According to all indications, the Korean automaker Kia will continue to offer the same range of powertrain options as the present model of Kia Seltos. A 1.5-liter normally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.5-liter CRDi diesel engine, and a 1.4-liter GDi turbocharged petrol engine is among the powertrain options.
In addition to a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed torque converter, a continuously variable transmission (CVT), a 6-speed iMT clutchless manual, and a 7-speed DCT, the lineup will also include a CVT in the new Kia Seltos Facelift 2022 model.
Interestingly, Hyundai just introduced the Creta facelift 2022 model, which shares its DNA with the Kia Seltos. Unlike its predecessor, however, it is not expected that upgrades on the new Seltos would be as extensive as they were on the previous model.
More information about the Kia Seltos facelift in 2022 will be released in the coming months.