Auto News: Now 2022 Kia Seltos will come with 6 airbags and these awesome features, price hiked by Rs 30,000..
South Korean automaker Kia India has updated the Kia Seltos (2022 Kia Seltos) mid-size SUV once again, this time by upgrading the security of the vehicle. The 2022 Kia Seltos now gets six airbags on all variants, making it the only mid-size SUV to get 6 airbags as standard. This is the second Kia vehicle after the Carrier to get 6 airbags as standard across all variants. Adding 6 airbags means a hike in prices for the SUV as the 2022 Kia Seltos now costs at least Rs 30,000 as compared to the previous variant. Prices of the 2022 Kia Seltos now start at Rs 10.49 lakh (ex-showroom) and go up to Rs 18.65 lakh (ex-showroom) for the top spec model.
2022 Kia Seltos: Safety Features Upgraded
Prior to the safety upgrade, the Kia Seltos was being offered with six airbags only on the high-spec variants including HTX+, GTX(O), GTX+ and X-Line trims. However, with the upgrade, the Kia Seltos HTE, HTK, HTK+ and HTX trims also get 6 airbags.
2022 Kia Seltos: Safety Journey
The Kia Seltos was rated 3-star in the GNCAP safety rating in November 2020, when the agency tested the base HTE trim, which was equipped with only two airbags. In April 2022, Kia launched the 2022 Kia Seltos model along with the 2022 Kia Sonnet with additional color options and added four airbags as standard. Now with six airbags, the Seltos will comply with the government-mandated six-airbag rule that will come into effect from October 1, 2022.
2022 Kia Seltos: Safety Features
Apart from the 6 airbag update, the Kia Seltos does not get any change in the equipment list and is equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Manager (VSM), Brake Assist (BA), Hill Assist Control (HAC). Comes with Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and all-wheel disc brake system.
2022 Kia Seltos: These cars will compete
The 2022 Kia Seltos continues to take on the likes of Hyundai Creta, Skoda Kushak, Volkswagen Taigun and MG Astor. Apart from these, the soon-to-be-launched 2022 Toyota Urban Cruiser Haider and the new Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will also enter the list.