The 2023 Kia Seltos in this nation will soon have a 196Bhp petrol engine.

At the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show, Kia recently introduced the 2023 Kia Seltos SUV.

The Los Angeles auto show will give the SUV a lot of momentum before it reaches Kia's showrooms in the USA and is introduced to the US auto market.

The new 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder, turbocharged engine in the 2023 Kia Seltos, however, is the vehicle's main talking point. Despite being a fairly small engine, it still manages to produce an astounding 196 horsepower and 265 Nm of peak torque, which is more than enough for an SUV of this size.

Additionally, a future Kia Seltos SUV's 1.6-liter turbocharged engine comes with an 8-speed automated transmission for effective power transfer to the ground.

The Seltos SUV was previously introduced by Kia in South Korea, where it is available with two different powertrains.

The 2.0-liter, naturally-aspirated petrol engine has 148bhp of peak power and 180Nm of peak torque, whilst the strong 1.6-litre, turbocharged petrol engine is one of the powertrain alternatives. This powerplant is coupled to a better running CVT gearbox instead of the 8-speed automatic in the turbocharged edition.

It's also important to note that the South Korean market offers both 2WD and 4WD drivetrain layouts with both engine options.

With its new updated LED headlights, larger LED tail lamps with full-width light bars, a squarish front grille, a reworked front bumper, new skid plates, and a new set of LED fog lamps, the facelifted Kia Seltos SUV now appears much more luxurious and mature than the outgoing model.

The facelifted 2023 Seltos SUV also has full-width light bars with the new Kia emblem in the centre, and the exhaust tips appear to be neatly hidden beneath the rear bumper. The 2023 Kia Seltos's silhouette is still very similar to that of the current SUV despite these alterations.

Stepping inside the revised 2023 Kia Seltos SUV makes the modifications much more obvious as the South Korean carmaker has made a number of creative design adjustments to make the inside seem much more upscale. The two 10.25-inch displays and the redesigned rotary-style gear selection knob are the most obvious changes.

A heads-up display, wireless charging, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, connected car technology, a 360-degree camera, a panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, and many more features will also be included in the new 2023 Kia Seltos SUV.

The upcoming facelifted 2023 Kia Seltos SUV will also come with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which includes active safety systems like Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), active lane assistance, blind-spot monitoring system, drowsiness alert, auto emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, and a few others.

Opinions on the 2023 Kia Seltos SUV

Although the 2023 Kia Seltos SUV's engine and features are excellent, it is quite doubtful that these enhancements will be made available in India because the country places a great priority on price, and Indian taxes are of little use in this respect.

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