Hyundai’s highest-selling model, the Creta has always been the top seller in the segment. Loaded with features and Hyundai’s availability of multiple powertrains has enabled the Creta to sell like hotcakes. However, if we talk about its South Korean sibling, the Seltos also get plenty of tech and matter. Moreover, the facelift Seltos is also spotted testing on Indian grounds, revealing more details about the car. So, should you buy the Creta or wait for the Kia Seltos facelift? Read below.
Kia Seltos facelift – What is expected?
The facelift model of the Seltos has been spotted testing on Indian roads. This facelift update, which has already been on the global market, is likely to carry numerous changes for us. The significant exterior changes are to be seen on the front and rear portions of the car. The front look is set to get revised with a new bumper, larger front grille and tweaked headlamp setup. The LED DRL is now placed lower in the headlamp which continues cutting into the grille. The ADAS module has also been spotted on the lower grille which is a significant addition. The side profile is the same as before but we could see a new set of alloys on the model. The rear has also got tweaked with a connecting taillamp setup.
The Indian facelift model is likely to get the same treatment as the global model. Therefore, we can see a new interior layout with a single-piece curved display integrating the digital instrument cluster and infotainment system. Other interior highlights are the rotary-style gear knob, updated HVAC controls and more. What about the engine? The new Seltos facelift would be getting the 1.5-litre turbo petrol mill making 158bhp and 253Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre diesel and the 1.5-litre NA petrol are likely to remain unchanged. However, we can expect some tweaks in terms of transmission options.
Should you wait for the Kia Seltos facelift?
It depends on your own personal taste and choice of features. The Seltos facelift has retained its mean look with aggressive styling. Now that the facelift is bridging in more features and not to forget the powerful turbo petrol, the Seltos facelift does seem like a good option. However, in the current times wherein the turbo petrol is missing from both the cars, it makes sense to wait for the Seltos facelift. However, if you are not in need of the extra features that the facelift would offer and your budget is tight, the Creta always come out as a sensible choice.
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