Kia India today launched refreshed avatar of the Seltos and the Sonet. Seltos and Sonet shall be the first offering to come with the updated logo, get paddles shifters for automatic variants and some existing features from higher variants has been introduced to the lower variants.
Commenting on the launches, Kookhyun Shim, MD and CEO, Kia India said, “The refreshed Seltos and Sonet editions mark the first steps towards our transformation in India. The evolving needs of the customers are at the heart of our product strategy. Since launch, the Seltos and Sonet have been creating benchmarks in their respective segments, and with the additional variants, safety and convenience features, we are taking the game a notch higher.”
2021 Seltos –
There has been no update in the engine specifications of 2021 Seltos. The model continues to be offered with the same engine options, the only addition will be an iMT gearbox. Kia has discontinued the HTK Plus and HTX Plus trim with a diesel engine mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Kia has introduced 2 new trims in Seltos – HTK Plus iMT (1.5L Petrol) and GTX(O) MT (1.4L Turbo Petrol – will come with leatherette sports seats in black and beige colour with a honeycomb pattern. Also, the seats are contoured with red stitching highlights.
Safety features such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Brake Assist (BA) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) will now be made standard from HTX trim onwards. In addition to these safety features, Seltos now comes with new ‘Hello Kia’ AI voice commands as standard from this variant onwards. The new AI voice commands perform new connected functions such as opening or closing of sunroof and driver window.
The 2021 Seltos is priced from ₹9,95,000 for the base variant and goes all the way up to ₹17,65,000.
2021 Sonet –
The refreshed Sonet has been updated with 10 new enhancements like the Rear Door Sunshade Curtains, Voice command for Sunroof Open & Close and like Seltos it will now have safety features like ESC, VSM, BA and HAC for lower variants.
Trims like HTK+ Turbo Petrol DCT and HTK+ Diesel AT have been discontinued now. Sonet to now come with the higher-spec HTX trim, which was only available with manual transmissions in both petrol and diesel models - It will now be available with a 7-speed DCT and a 6-speed automatic gearbox respectively.
The 2021 Sonet is priced from ₹6,79,000 for the base variant and the Top end trim is priced at ₹13,25,000 (ex-showroom, all-India) respectively.