Kia India has announced today the launch of refreshed editions of its best-selling SUVs – the Seltos and the Sonet. These refreshed versions of the SUVs are equipped with new features and many existing features from higher variants are now being extended to lower variants. There is also an introduction of Paddle Shifters in both the newly refreshed Seltos and Sonet. Apart from this, the company also announced debut of the revolutionary iMT Technology on the refreshed Seltos, which is going to be segment-first, and will be available in the 1.5 Petrol HTK+ variant. Kia India has also introduced yet another premium variant on the refreshed Seltos – 1.4T-GDI Petrol GTX (O). In case of refreshed Sonet, the most popular HTX trim will now be available with Automatic options – HTX 7DCT (1.0T-GDI Petrol) and HTX 6AT (1.5 Diesel).
The refreshed Seltos and Sonet are available at a starting price of INR 9,95,000 (ex-showroom, pan-India) and INR 6,79,000 (ex-showroom, pan-India) respectively.
One of the key highlights of refreshed editions of Seltos and Sonet, is the introduction of ‘Paddle Shifters’ which helps the driver in quick gear shifting, allowing them to get a sportier and more responsive driving experience. Paddle shifters will now be available in the GTX+ 1.5D 6AT and 1.4T-GDI 7DCT variants in the refreshed Seltos, and in all automatic variants in refreshed Sonet.
The refreshed edition of Seltos has been updated with 17 new enhancements like first-in-segment Smart Pure Air Purifier with ‘Virus and Bacteria’ Protection which effectively cleans the air and kills bacteria and viruses to successfully address the need of the hour. The vehicle also hosts many class leading features including Remote Engine Start in Manual transmission which enables the customers to remotely start the engine with their smart keys, Wireless Phone projection to help the customers to project their phone screens on the car’s touchscreen, Over the Air (OTA) map updates to ensure that the car is always up to date with latest map updates. There is also an introduction of Additional Voice Commands on UVO connected car system including Sunroof Open & Close, Driver Window Control which adds to the overall convenience.
Now in lower variants of Seltos, the Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Brake Assist (BA), Hill Assist Control (HAC) features will also be available.
The refreshed edition of Sonet has been updated with 10 new enhancements like the first-in-segment Rear Door Sunshade Curtains, Voice command for Sunroof Open & Close. Kia has also added features like Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Brake Assist (BA), Hill Assist Control (HAC) to lower variants.
Apart from this, many higher end features have been introduced like the Multi drive and traction mode. To cater to the styling and convenience needs, an Electric sunroof, Smart key with push button start, Remote engine start, Chrome door handles and Crystal cut alloys with silver wheel caps have now been extended to the lower variants.
Bookings for the refreshed Seltos and Sonet are now open at any of Kia’s 300+ touch points across the country and on https://www.kia.com/in/home.html.
The refreshed Seltos will be available across 16 variants and the refreshed Sonet will be available across 17 variants, the ex-showroom prices are given below:
Refreshed Kia Seltos and Refreshed Kia Sonet ex-showroom prices in INR:
|Smartstream Petrol 1.5
Smartstream Petrol 1.4T-GDI
|Diesel1.5 CRDi VGT
|Smartstream Petrol 1.2
Diesel1.5 CRDi WGT
Diesel1.5 CRDi VGT