Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta are two of the most popular mid-size SUVs in India. Both of them offer a range of features, engine options, and variants to suit different needs and budgets. But how do they compare with each other, especially after the launch of the Kia Seltos facelift model in July 2023? Let’s find out in this blog post, Kia Seltos Facelift Model Vs Hyundai Creta On Road Price.
Kia Seltos Facelift Model Price
The Kia Seltos facelift model will launch in India on July 4, 2023, Expected a price range of Rs.10.90 lakh to Rs. 19.20 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The facelifted Seltos gets a wider body, a more aggressive front grille, a lower air dam with a scuff plate, and a more significant fog light compared to the current model.
It also gets new LED DRLs, revised LED headlamps, new front and rear bumpers with refreshed faux skid plates, tweaked LED tail lights, an LED light bar running the length of the tailgate, and new dual-tone alloy wheels.
The interior of the facelifted Seltos features two 10.25-inch screens with one unit each for the fully digital instrument console and infotainment system, and a rotary dial that replaces the conventional gear lever.
The new features onboard include panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, ADAS (advanced driver assistance system), navigation-based smart cruise control, highway driving assistance, surround view monitor, automatic high beams and remote smart parking assist.
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The facelifted Seltos gets a 160hp, 253Nm 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine. 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines remain.
Petrol and diesel engines have 6-speed manuals, CVTs, and 6-speed automatics.
Hyundai Creta Price – July 2023
The Hyundai Creta was launched earlier in India, with a price range of Rs. 10.87 lakh to Rs. 19.20 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The Creta has a sleek and sporty design with split LED headlamps, fore and aft silver skid plates, 17-inch alloy wheels, a contrasting colour for the C-pillar, and electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs.
It is available in seven monotone and one dual-tone colour options: Polar white, Denim blue, Phantom black, Titan grey, Typhoon silver, Red mulberry and Polar white with Phantom black roof.
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The interior of the Creta features a semi-digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected car tech. It also gets a panoramic sunroof, wireless phone charging, a power-adjustable driver seat, and ventilated front seats.
The safety features include six airbags, vehicle stability management (VSM), electronic stability control (ESC), hill assist control (HAC), all wheel disc brakes and ISOFIX child-seat anchors as standard. It also comes with a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and a rear parking camera.
The Creta features three engines: 115hp, 144Nm 1.5-litre petrol, 140hp, 242Nm 1.4-litre turbo-petrol, and 115hp, 250Nm diesel.
A 6-speed manual, CVT, 7-speed DCT, and 6-speed automatic are available for all engines.
As you can see from the bullet points above, both Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta have their own strengths and weaknesses. While the Kia Seltos facelift model offers more features, technology and power than the Hyundai Creta; the latter has more variants, colours and engine options to choose from. Ultimately, it depends on your personal preference and budget which SUV suits you better.
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