On the other hand, the most notable powertrain is the 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol engine with 196 hp and 265 Nm of torque. Furthermore, to make the most of this number of power and torque, Kia also opted to use an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
It is also worth noting that the two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive design is available with both powertrain options.
In terms of pricing, the 2022 Kia Seltos SUV with a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter engine is priced from Rs 12.6 lakh (INR conversion) for the “modern” base and up to Rs 15.75 lakh (INR conversion) for the “Gravity” top trim.
On the other hand, the Kia Seltos is equipped with a more powerful 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with a starting price of Rs 13.16 lakh (INR conversion) and going up to Rs 16.36 lakh (INR conversion).
Also, styling-wise, the improved version of the Kia Seltos SUV looks more distinct and mature than the outgoing model with new updated LED headlights, larger LED taillights with a full-width light strip, square-shaped front grille, redesigned front bumper, and front grille panels. New skid plates and a new set of LED fog lights.
In addition, the exhaust tips on the modified 2022 Seltos appear to be neatly tucked under the rear bumper and the lighting strip bears the new Kia logo in the center.
However, despite these changes, the silhouette of the 2022 Kia Seltos remains virtually identical to the previous version of the SUV.
From the inside, the updates to the new 2022 Kia Seltos are more evident with several clever design changes to make the cabin look more luxurious. The most obvious change is the presence of two 10.25-inch screens and a new rotary-style gear selector.
Additionally, the updated 2022 Kia Seltos SUV in South Korea comes with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Active Safety System sporting features such as adaptive cruise control (ACC), active lane assist, blind spot monitoring, and drowsiness. alarm, automatic emergency braking, rear cross traffic alert and etc.
Other noteworthy features are the head-up display, wireless charging, a large touchscreen infotainment unit, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, connected car technology, a 360-degree camera, panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors and many more.
Thoughts on the 2022 Kia Seltos SUV
While the options and features of this powertrain are impressive, we don’t expect these upgrades on the upcoming iteration of the Seltos SUV in India as pricing plays a vital role in the country and Indian taxes don’t help much in this regard.