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Kia Seltos now gets 6 airbags and all-wheel disc brakes as standard

Kenneth John Published: August 03, 2022, 11:06 AM IST

The Seltos has undergone a discreet upgrade from Kia India, and all variants of the mid-size SUV now come standard with six airbags and disc brakes on all four wheels. The price increase for the entry-level trims in the Kia Seltos range is around Rs 30,000 as a result of the aforementioned development. It is now the only SUV in its class to come equipped with six airbags.

2021 Kia Seltos New Logo

In addition to the twin front and front side airbags that were already a part of the basic safety kit, the Kia Seltos now adds curtain airbags as part of the most recent upgrade. The Seltos additionally has all-wheel disc brakes, hill hold assistance, vehicle stability management (VSM), standard stability control (ESC), and a highline tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

Front parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, a blind view monitor built into the instrument panel, and a vehicle key with a remote engine start feature are all included in the Kia Seltos X Line, GT Line, and HTX+ variations.

When the Seltos is retested, the standardization of six airbags will likewise raise the vehicle's Global NCAP safety rating. Prior to this test, it only had dual front airbags and received a 3-star safety rating from the apex body in November 2020.

The Kia Seltos facelift was unveiled by the Korean automaker last month for the international market. The SUV comes with an updated front fascia, new alloy wheels, and more streamlined LED taillamps. However, a dual-screen arrangement, an all-black look, and a new gear selection dial have been added to the cabin.

The Kia Seltos is available with a 1.5-litre gasoline, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol, and 1.5-litre diesel engine. Both a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission are available as transmission choices. Additionally, both mills come with an iMT unit.

The addition of the standard safety features means that the Kia Seltos range starts from Rs 10.49 lakh onwards.

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Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.95 Lakhs
Displacement
1497cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
20.8 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 8.99 Lakhs
Displacement
1493cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
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