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Kia Seltos, Sonet with extra options now on sale | Autocar India

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The up to date Sonet’s value begins from Rs 7.15 lakh, whereas the Seltos’ at Rs 10.19 lakh.

Kia has formally launched the up to date Sonet and Seltos SUVs available in the market. We had lately reported on the upcoming Sonet and Seltos SUVs with extra options. Whereas costs for the brand new Sonet vary between Rs 7.15 lakh and Rs 13.69 lakh, the Seltos is priced between Rs 10.19 lakh to Rs 18.45 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The largest change to Kia’s fashionable SUVs embody a further concentrate on security and extra tools on decrease variants.

  • 2022 Kia Seltos, Sonet get four commonplace airbags 
  • Seltos diesel iMT is the one diesel iMT in India 

2022 Seltos, Sonet: Extra concentrate on passenger security  

Kia has up to date the security options on each Seltos and Sonet. The 2 SUVs now get 4 airbags as commonplace throughout all variants, making them the one fashions of their respective segments to get greater than two commonplace airbags.

Moreover, the HTX+ variants of each the fashions get curtain airbags taking the full depend to 6. These add-ons may very well be Kia’s try to get a step nearer to the current draft notification mandating six airbags from October 1, 2022. 

On the Seltos SUV, Kia has additionally launched different security options like Digital Stability Management (ESC), Car Stability Administration (VSM), Brake Help (BA), Hill Help Management (HAC), Tyre Stress Monitoring System (TPMS) and All-Wheel Disc brakes as commonplace. 

In the meantime, on all Sonet variants, a tyre strain monitoring system can even be commonplace. Furthermore, ESC, VSM, BA and HAC will probably be supplied on all variants of Sonet iMT. Just like the Seltos, the curtain airbags will now be supplied on the Sonet HTX+ variant.

This is a value record of the up to date Kia Sonet.

2022 Kia Sonet costs (ex-showroom, India)
Variants Value
1.2P HTE Rs 7.15 lakh
1.2P HTK Rs 8.15 lakh
1.2P HTK+ Rs 9.05 lakh
1.0P HTK+ iMT Rs 9.99 lakh
1.0P HTX iMT Rs 10.79 lakh
1.0P HTX AE iMT Rs 11.19 lakh
1.0P HTX AT Rs 11.39 lakh
1.0P HTX AE AT Rs 11.79 lakh
1.0P HTX+ iMT Rs 12.09 lakh
1.0P GTX+ iMT Rs 12.45 lakh
1.0P GTX+ AT Rs 13.09 lakh
1.5D HTE Rs 8.89 lakh
1.5D HTK Rs 9.69 lakh
1.5D HTK+ Rs 10.35 lakh
1.5D HTX Rs 11.19 lakh
1.5D HTX AE Rs 11.59 lakh
1.5D HTX+ Rs 12.49 lakh
1.5D GTX+ Rs 12.85 lakh
1.5D HTX AT Rs 11.99 lakh
1.5D HTX AE AT Rs 12.39 lakh
1.5D GTX+ AT Rs 13.69 lakh

2022 Seltos, Sonet: what else is new?  

The Seltos now will get the iMT gearbox with the 115hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine within the HTK+ variant and is priced at Rs 13.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). This makes the Seltos the one car in India to get the iMT gearbox with a diesel engine.

Moreover, Kia is providing the 6-speed torque converter automated within the diesel HTX variant. Earlier, it was accessible solely within the HTX+ and GTX+ variants. The carmaker is now additionally providing paddle shifters together with multi-drive and traction modes for all automated variants of the midsize SUV. Some minor adjustments embody the addition of a brand new “Seltos” brand. The 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster will now be accessible on the HTX trim of the Sonet.

Furthermore, the bottom HTE variant will probably be geared up with semi-leatherette seats, and, just like the Seltos, the Sonet will get new mannequin badging. Each the fashions will get two new paint shade choices – Imperial Blue and Glowing Silver. 

This is a value record of the up to date Kia seltos

2022 Kia Seltos costs (ex-showroom, India)
Variants Value
1.5P HTE Rs 10.19 lakh
1.5P HTK Rs 11.25 lakh
1.5P HTK+ Rs 12.35 lakh
1.5P HTK+ iMT Rs 12.75 lakh
1.5P HTX Rs 14.15 lakh
1.5P HTX AT Rs 15.15 lakh
1.4P GTX(O) Rs 15.85 lakh
1.4P GTX+ Rs 16.95 lakh
1.4P GTX+ AT Rs 17.85 lakh
1.4P X Line AT Rs 18.15 lakh
1.5D HTE Rs 11.09 lakh
1.5D HTK Rs 12.39 lakh
1.5D HTK+ Rs 13.49 lakh
1.5D HTK+ iMT Rs 13.99 lakh
1.5D HTX Rs 15.29 lakh
1.5D HTX AT Rs 16.29 lakh
1.5D HTX+ Rs 16.39 lakh
1.5D GTX+ AT Rs 18.15 lakh
1.5D X Line AT Rs 18.45 lakh

2022 Seltos, Sonet: engine, powertrain choices

Aside from the inclusion of the iMT gearbox on the Seltos diesel, there are not any different adjustments to the powertrain choices of each the SUVs. The Seltos comes with a 115hp, 1.5-litre petrol engine; a 115hp, 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine; and a 140hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine. 

The Sonet, then again, will get an 83hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine, a 120hp 1.0-litre turbo-petrol or a 1.5-litre diesel engine. 

2022 Kia Sonet: rivals in India 

Kia Sonet rivals different compact SUVs just like the Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Venue, Toyota City Cruiser and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Spec to spec, the Sonet is without doubt one of the costlier contenders within the phase.  

2022 Kia Seltos: Rivals in India

Kia Seltos rivals different midsize SUVs available in the market just like the Hyundai Creta, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, MG Astor and the Nissan Kicks.

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