Kia India has now made 6 airbags standard across all the variants of the Seltos mid-size SUV. This move has also resulted in the prices of the lower variants going up by ₹30000. Previously, only the HTX+, GTX(O), GTX+ and X-Line variants used to offer 6 airbags in the Seltos. However, now all the variants including HTE, HTK, HTK+, and HTX offer this safety feature. With this update, the Seltos will comply with the mandatory 6 airbag rule that the government will enforce from October 1, 2022.
In April 2022, Kia updated the Seltos with 4 airbags as standard across all variants as it was offered only with dual airbags as standard before. Kia also made all-wheel disc brakes, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Brake Assist (BA), Hill Assist Control (HAC), and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) as standard. The Seltos was previously tested by the Global NCAP for crash safety and it scored 3 stars. With the addition of these features, it may score a little higher. Other than this, Kia has also made a few changes to the Seltos lineup for the year 2022.
The mid-spec HTK+ variant saw the deletion of the 1.5-liter diesel automatic option last year. Following this, the HTX variant now gets the 1.5-liter diesel automatic option which is one step above the HTK+. The HTX Diesel AT and HTX IVT get paddle shifters, selectable drive modes, and traction modes as well. Another change is the Seltos logo and Kia Connect logo being updated to a newer design. The auto-dimming IRVM gets a new design with updated Kia Connect and other buttons.
Lastly, the HTE and HTK come with new wheel covers for the steel wheels. The previously offered Silver and Blue colors are replaced by two new shades called Sparkling Silver and Intelligency Blue which is borrowed from the Carens. The MY22 Seltos sees the addition of a diesel IMT powertrain combo which is a first for any car in India. Like the petrol IMT variant, the diesel IMT will be available only in the mid-spec HTK+ variant. For reference, the diesel IMT comes powered by a 1.5-liter diesel engine that produces 115 hp and 250 nm of torque. The IMT gearbox is a 6-speed unit.The post Kia Seltos Now Gets 6 Airbags As Standard first appeared on Motoroids.