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New Kia Seltos launched in Korea, see how the SUV is different from the Indian model?

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Other cosmetic changes have been made to the exterior of the Seltos.
The SUV has also increased in size compared to its previous model.
The SUV now also gets a 360-degree camera and a side-view camera.

New Delhi. Kia has launched the facelift version of the Seltos compact SUV in the domestic market i.e. Korea. The new model has been priced at 20.6m South Korean Won (KRW), which is roughly equivalent to ₹12.50 lakh. The new Seltos was first showcased at the Busan International Auto Show this year.

The facelift version of the Seltos shares several differences with the India-spec Seltos SUV, which was last launched in April this year. Kia will soon launch the new Seltos in the international markets. However, the carmaker is yet to announce when the new Seltos will hit the Indian markets.

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different design
Other cosmetic changes have been made to the exterior of the Seltos, which are not on the India-spec model. For instance, the Seltos Gravity variant gets some darker exterior details like aux horn panel on the front bumper, rearview mirror cover, 18-inch alloy wheels etc. The most noticeable change in the new Kia Seltos is the exterior design of the SUV. The facelift version of the Seltos SUV gets twin LED headlight system with low-slung grille and LED DRLs.

Indian model is taller
The SUV has also increased in size compared to its previous model. It now measures 4,390 mm in length, 1,800 mm in width and 1,600 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,630 mm. The SUV sold in India is smaller with a length of 4,315 mm as compared to the Korean-spec Seltos. However, the model sold in India is 20 mm longer than the facelift model.

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The interior is also quite different
Talking about the interiors, there are many differences between the Seltos launched in Korea and the Seltos sold in India. It also comes with new climate control vents, 2-layer soundproof glass for better NVH level and a new gear shift knob. It also gets intelligent remote parking support, collision avoidance assistance, 360-degree camera and a side-view camera.

Car also comes with diesel engine in Korea
The Kia Seltos launched in Korea comes with two engine options. The first engine is a 4-cylinder, turbocharged, 1.6-litre petrol unit with a maximum output of 198 horsepower and a maximum torque of 265 Nm. The Kia Seltos has been launched in India only with the 1.5-litre and 1.4-litre petrol units. Kia also sells the Seltos with a diesel engine in Korea. The 1.6-litre 4-cylinder unit can generate a maximum power of 136 horsepower and a maximum torque of 320 Nm.

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