2023 Kia Seltos Price Hiked; Diesel Manual And 1.4L Turbo Petrol Axed

By:Arjun Sharma
Updated On: March 15, 2023 09:35 IST
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2023 Kia Seltos Price Hiked; Diesel Manual And 1.4L Turbo Petrol Axed

Catering to the mandate of the RDE norms deadline of April 2023, Kia updates the Kia Seltos for the same. It is now both RDE-compliant, as well as, E20-compatible. Under this transition, the Seltos Diesel Manual is lost for good. What it trades for is the intelligent Manual Transmission or the iMT. It also gets an option for a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Interestingly, the 1.4-liter turbo petrol has been lifted off the table as well.

The price hike also accompanies these new changes. Let's look at the highlights of these updates.

What Kia Seltos Engine Options Are Now Available?

170BHP tuned KIA Seltos

The diesel manual, as we reported earlier, is now gone for good. It has shifted to an iMT as standard with diesel. For now, there is no turbo-petrol engine on offer as the 1.4-liter unit has been discontinued. The turbo petrol may return with the facelifted Kia Seltos sometime later.

At the moment, you only get Naturally Aspirated 1.5L petrol and 1.5L turbo diesel powertrain options. Let's table it below.

1.5-litre NA Petrol 1.5-litre Turbo Diesel
Power 115PS 116PS 
Torque 144Nm 250Nm 
Standard transmissionSix-speed manual Six-speed iMT
Automatic option iVT continuously variable transmissionSix-speed torque converter automatic 
Trim levels offered MT: HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTXiVT: HTX iMT: HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+AT: HTX, GTX+, X Line

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Price Chart: How Much Will It Cost You Now?

Kia Seltos Interior
Kia Seltos Interior

The base variant is now Rs. 20,000 more than before which makes the Kia Seltos start from Rs. 10.89 lahks. The diesel trim gets a premium of Rs. 50,000. The price chart can be observed below to find out the price of your choice of trim.

VariantOld price 2023 price Difference 
Kia Seltos Petrol 
HTE MT Rs 10.69 lakh Rs 10.89 lakh Rs 20,000 
HTK MTRs 11.75 lakh Rs 12.00 lakh Rs 25,000
HTK+ MT Rs 12.85 lakh Rs 13.10 lakh Rs 25,000
HTX  MT Rs 14.65 lakh Rs 14.90 lakh Rs 25,000
HTX iVT Rs 15.65 lakh Rs 15.90 lakh Rs 25,000
Seltos Diesel 
HTE Rs 11.89 lakh* Rs 12.39 lakh Rs 50,000
HTKRs 13.19 lakh* Rs 13.69 lakh Rs 50,000
HTK+ MTRs 14.29 lakh NA
HTK+ iMTRs 14.79 lakh (iMT)Rs 15.29 lakh Rs 50,000
HTX  Rs 16.09 lakh* Rs 16.59 lakh Rs 50,000
HTX+ Rs 17.09 lakh* Rs 17.59 lakh Rs 50,000
HTX AT Rs 17.09 lakhRs 17.59 lakh Rs 50,000
GTX+ AT Rs 18.85 lakh Rs 19.35 lakh Rs 50,000
X Line AT Rs 19.15 lakh Rs 19.65 lakh Rs 50,000
Facelifted Kia Seltos Launched In International Market

VERDICT- The new KIA Seltos is a mechanically tweaked same car. It now follows the BS 6 Phase II norms with E20 compliance. What it brings with it is the price bump of Rs. 20,000 for the petrol and Rs, 50,000 for the diesel trims. The Seltos facelift is already launched in the International market and is also expected to land in India sometime in the near future.

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