The current-generation Kia Seltos was unveiled in June 2019 (before the current-generation Creta), and a mid-cycle update for the SUV could arrive this year. The facelift is expected to include cosmetic changes that may not be as extensive as the upcoming Creta facelift. The first spy shots of the redesigned Kia Seltos have emerged online, the facelift has been spotted testing in South Korea, complete with heavy camouflage on the front and rear, though some key details remain unknown.
- The front & rear of the Seltos facelift will receive cosmetic updates.
- Mechanically, nothing is expected to change.
- New features and technology could be added to the interior.
What do spy shots reveal about the Kia Seltos facelift?
The updates to the Seltos facelift do not appear to be as extensive as those seen on the upcoming Hyundai Creta facelift. The test mule’s face is heavily camouflaged, but it does show off the updated headlamps. In addition, the Seltos facelift will feature revised LED Daytime Running Lamp signatures and resemble the recently unveiled Kia Carens in India.
This test mule may still be wearing dummy parts, and the final model may have more changes. Aside from new headlamps, the Seltos is expected to get a redesigned front bumper and a new and larger grille. While the rear end is also completely camouflaged, we anticipate a revised tail lamp and rear bumper design. In comparison, the upcoming Hyundai Creta facelift features a completely new front fascia and a revised rear-end design, representing a more significant departure from the current model.
Although these spy photos of the Seltos do not show us inside the cabin, we do not expect any significant changes to the interior based on the exterior updates. However, it could be updated with new features, technology, and trim elements.
Kia Seltos facelift: engine and transmission specifications
Mechanically, the Kia Seltos facelift is expected to remain unchanged. It will continue to be powered by the 115hp, 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, the 115hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine, and the 140hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine India. Transmission choices are also expected to remain the same as they are now.
The Kia Seltos facelift could make its global debut this year, after which it could make its way to India. Given that the Seltos has been around for a while, Kia would quickly follow up on the Creta facelift with an updated Seltos.