29 Apr 2021 Shakti Nath Jha
Updated on April 29, 2021 - Kia has recently revealed its new logo and brand approach in India. The company has also revealed that the new Seltos and Sonet will be launched in India in the first week of May 2021. Click HERE to read about it. Now, as you have done that, you can keep scrolling down to read about the Kia Seltos Gravity Edition.
Original Article - April 2, 2021; Kia Motors made its India debut in August 2019 with the launch of the Kia Seltos mid-size SUV and it became an instant hit. The Kia Seltos set the sales chart on fire and it went on to become one of the best selling SUVs of 2019. However, with the launch of the new-gen Hyundai Creta in early 2020, its sales have now dwindled. To revive its sales, the company will soon update the SUV and will even launch the new Kia Seltos Gravity Edition in India.
Just a few months ago, the company launched the Gravity Edition of the Kia Seltos in its native land South Korea. The Gravity Edition of the Seltos was then reserved exclusively for the South Korean market. The South Korean Gravity Edition of the Seltos gets new design elements and more features than its regular variants. Also, the one sold in South Korea gets different mechanicals compared to the Seltos we get to see in the Indian market.
The India-spec Gravity Edition of the new Seltos is expected to get some new design elements similar to the one we get to see in South Korea. For instance, the India-spec SUV might get a new chrome-studded grille, new 18-inch alloy wheels and a different colour scheme for the interior. It will get Kia's new corporate logo too that represents the company's commitment to becoming an icon for change and innovation. The Seltos will be the first Kia car in India to wear the company's new logo. We don't expect the new updated Seltos to boast any new features as it is already a feature-rich SUV.
However, it will receive a major upgrade in the form of the addition of a big panoramic sunroof. One of the main reasons for Seltos' diminishing sales in India was the lack of a panoramic sunroof as it used to get a normal electric sunroof while its chief-rival new-gen Creta boasted a large panoramic one. The addition of a panoramic sunroof will surely make the Seltos much more appealing than before to young Indian car buyers. As per reports, Kia might add some new colour shades for the SUV and even discontinue some trims.
The mechanicals of the Seltos will remain unchanged and even the Gravity Edition will get the same mechanicals. It gets two BS6 compliant petrol mills and an oil burner. Firstly, it gets a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol motor that churns out 115 PS of power and 144 Nm of torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and an IVT (CVT). Then, we have a 1.5-litre diesel engine that develops 115 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. It is coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a torque-converter automatic transmission. Lastly, it gets a powerful 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine. This turbo petrol motor belts out 140 PS of power and 242 Nm of torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 7-speed DCT (dual-clutch transmission).
The new updated 2021 Kia Seltos and its Gravity Edition are expected to be launched in India on April 27, 2021. Currently, the Seltos is priced between Rs. 9.89 lakhs - Rs. 17.45 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi and you can expect the company to charge a slight premium over the current prices. What are your expectations from the updates Seltos and its Gravity Edition? Do feel free to share your opinions with us in the comments section below. You can also join our 91Wheels Auto Enthusiast Telegram group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and owners. Further, subscribe to our YouTube channel for more such amazing motoring updates.
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