2022 updated Kia Seltos and Kia Sonet have gained a host of features and launched in India with a starting price of ₹7,14,000.

Kia India has announced the launch of the 2022 model year of Sonet and Seltos for the domestic market with a host of changes. The updated midsize SUV price is from 10,19,000 for the best variant and goes all the way up to 18,45,000 for the top-end variant. The South Korean automaker says 13 changes have been made to the line with the inclusion of new features and other updates as well.

2022 Kia Sonet and Seltos launched in India

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Starting with a first the automatic variants across the range gained the paddle shifters with multiple drive modes and traction modes while a new logo and indigo para seats have been introduced in the X line variant. Other new bits include a scuff plate tailgate along with a flat-bottom steering wheel with mounted controls. In addition, the 1.5 liter per cylinder diesel engine comes with an intelligent manual transmission (iMT) in the HTK+ trim.

2022 Kia Sonet and Seltos launched in India

Another change is the availability of a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission with a 1.5-liter diesel HTX trim. The safety features list is also boosted with new features like tire pressure monitoring system electronic stability control vehicle stability management hill assist control piece brakes on all 4-wheel brakes and curtain airbags in HTK+ and so on.

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2022 Kia Sonet and Seltos launched in India
2022 Kia Sonet and Seltos launched in India

Apart from the midsize SUV the compact SUV 2022 Kia Sonet has also been introduced with some updates starting price tag of ₹7,15,000 ex-showroom. The equipment list gains new safety features like 4 airbags across the range and curtain airbags in the HTX+ variant. On the outside, the updated compact SUV features a new 2 paint scheme comprised of sparkling silver and imperial blue. Kia also added an all-digital instrument cluster to the HTK trim.

With no mechanical changes, the 2022 Kia Sonet is continuing to be equipped with a 1.2-liter petrol 1.5-liter diesel, and one-liter turbo petrol engine. The naturally aspirated petrol develops 83 HP of maximum power while the turbo diesel produces 115 HP maximum power and the smaller one-liter turbo petrol produces 120 HP maximum power.

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As for the transmission 5-speed manual transmission 6-speed manual transmission 6-speed automatic transmission 6-speed intelligent manual transmission iMT and 6-speed dual-clutch transmission continue to be available with the competency. The KIA Sonet rivals Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Tata Nexon Mahindra xuv 300 Toyota urban cruiser and many others in the segment.