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Saturday, April 9, 2022

2022 Kia Sonet, Seltos Launched: Should you get one?

Kia Motors India has been riding high on the success of Sonet and Seltos for a few years now while they are all set to unveil their first India bound EV in a few months. However, due to poor results in India NCAP ratings, Kia Motors have updated both Sonet & Seltos for 2022 with prices starting from ₹ 7.15 lakh and ₹ 10.19 lakh (ex-showroom, India) respectively.

2022 Edition Kia Sonet & Seltos

Whats new in 2022 Sonet & Seltos:

The new Sonet & Seltos has an upgraded equipment list including a greater safety kit on lower variants along with an all-new diesel-iMT engine-gearbox combination – a first in India - on the Seltos.

Two new paint options on offer are Imperial Blue and Sparkling Silver - and get revised badging across all variants.

The bookings for the new 2022 SUVs are open across all its dealerships and online.

Also Read: Kia EV6 Electric Crossover (India edition): 10 Key Things To Know

2022 Kia Seltos: The upgrades

1.    Seltos now also sports a diesel-iMT powertrain option ( a feature that was limited  petrol or turbo-petrol engine.

2.    The diesel-iMT powertrain is available in the mid-spec HTK+ variant and is priced at ₹ 13.99 lakh. The previously available petrol-iMT powertrain is carried forward. Also new for 2022 is a diesel automatic HTX variant priced at ₹ 16.29 lakh.


2022 Kia Seltos - High on safety

3.    Kia has added more safety kit to the lower variants of the Seltos which offers 4 airbags, ESC, VSM, brake assist, hill start assist, tyre pressure monitoring system, and four-wheel disk brakes as standard.

4. The HTX+ and GTX(O) trims offer the addition of curtain airbags which were previously only available on the GTX+ and X Line models.

5.    Seltos has also added paddle shifters, drive modes, and traction modes on all automatic variants.

6.    The Seltos comes in a new Gravity Grey and Aurora Black dual-tone paint scheme on the HTX+ and GTX+ variants. 


2022    Kia Sonet: The changes

1.    While the Sonet comes in existing variants only, it too gets an additional safety kit in lower variants.

2.    Four airbags and a tyre pressure monitoring system are now standard fit while curtain airbags are now also available on the second from top HTX+ trim.

2022 Kia Sonet - Same Trims but additional safety

3.    ESC, brake assist and hill start assist are now available with the HTK+ iMT variant as well.

4.    On the aesthetics front, the semi-leatherette seats from the HTK variant are now offered in the HTE trim while the HTX variant now comes with the 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster. 

All prices, ex-showroom, India.


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