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Seltos Facelift Vs Grand Vitara

Upcoming Kia Seltos Facelift Vs Grand Vitara

The mid-size SUV segment in India is one of the most competitive and popular ones, with several models vying for the attention of the buyers. Two of the upcoming contenders in this segment are the Kia Seltos facelift and the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara. Both these SUVs are expected to be launched in India by mid-2023, and will offer a host of features, powertrain options and design updates. In this blog post, we will compare Seltos Facelift Vs Grand Vitara on various parameters such as launch date, on road price, engine, mileage, dimensions and features.

Upcoming Kia Seltos Facelift Vs Grand Vitara
Upcoming Kia Seltos Facelift Vs Grand Vitara

Kia Seltos Facelift Vs Grand Vitara Launch Date

The Kia Seltos facelift was globally unveiled in June 2022 at the Busan Motor Show in South Korea, and is expected to be launched in India by mid-2023. The Seltos facelift has been spotted testing in Hyderabad, indicating that it is undergoing final testing and validation before its launch.

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara was launched on 26th September, 2022 in India, and is the sibling of the Toyota Hyryder. The Grand Vitara has received an overwhelming response from the customers, with over 50,000 bookings even before its launch. The deliveries of the Grand Vitara are expected to begin in October 2022.

ParameterKia Seltos FaceliftGrand Vitara
Launch DateMid-202326th September, 2022

Seltos Facelift Vs Grand Vitara On Road Price

The Kia Seltos facelift is expected to be priced between Rs 10.45 lakh to Rs 19.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), depending on the variant and powertrain option. The on road price of the Seltos facelift will vary from state to state, depending on the taxes and charges applicable.

Upcoming Kia Seltos Facelift Vs Grand Vitara Price Comparison
Upcoming Kia Seltos Facelift Vs Grand Vitara Price Comparison

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is priced between Rs 10.70 lakh to Rs 19.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), depending on the variant and powertrain option. The on road price of the Grand Vitara will also vary from state to state, depending on the taxes and charges applicable.

ParameterKia Seltos FaceliftGrand Vitara
On Road Price (Estimated)Rs 11.5 lakh to Rs 21.5 lakhRs 11.8 lakh to Rs 22 lakh

Engine

The Kia Seltos facelift will come with two petrol engine options – a 103hp, 1.5-litre petrol mild-hybrid engine and a 114hp, 1.5-litre petrol strong-hybrid engine. The mild-hybrid engine will be available with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic gearbox, while the strong-hybrid engine will be available only with an e-CVT gearbox. The Seltos facelift will also offer an AWD system with the manual gearbox option.

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will also come with two petrol engine options – a 102hp, 1.5-litre petrol mild-hybrid engine and a 114hp, 1.5-litre petrol strong-hybrid engine. The mild-hybrid engine will be available with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic gearbox, while the strong-hybrid engine will be available only with an e-CVT gearbox. The Grand Vitara will also offer an AWD system with the manual gearbox option.

ParameterKia Seltos FaceliftGrand Vitara
Engine1.5-litre petrol mild-hybrid / strong-hybrid1.5-litre petrol mild-hybrid / strong-hybrid
Power103hp / 114hp102hp / 114hp
Torque137Nm / 253Nm137Nm / 253Nm
Transmission5-speed MT / 6-speed AT / e-CVT5-speed MT / 6-speed AT / e-CVT
DrivetrainFWD / AWDFWD / AWD

Mileage

The Kia Seltos facelift is expected to have a fuel efficiency of around 18 kmpl for the mild-hybrid engine and around 22 kmpl for the strong-hybrid engine. The mileage of the Seltos facelift will vary depending on the driving conditions, road conditions and driving style.

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is claimed to have a fuel efficiency of 27.97 kmpl for the mild-hybrid engine and 28.09 kmpl for the strong-hybrid engine. The mileage of the Grand Vitara will also vary depending on the driving conditions, road conditions and driving style.

ParameterKia Seltos FaceliftGrand Vitara
Mileage (Estimated)18 kmpl / 22 kmpl27.97 kmpl / 28.09 kmpl

Seltos Facelift Vs Grand Vitara Dimensions

The Kia Seltos facelift will have the same dimensions as the current model, which are as follows:

  • Length: 4315 mm
  • Width: 1800 mm
  • Height: 1620 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2610 mm
  • Boot Space: 433 litres

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will also have the same dimensions as the Toyota Hyryder, which are as follows:

  • Length: 3995 mm
  • Width: 1790 mm
  • Height: 1640 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2500 mm
  • Boot Space: 328 litres
ParameterKia Seltos FaceliftGrand Vitara
Length4315 mm3995 mm
Width1800 mm1790 mm
Height1620 mm1640 mm
Wheelbase2610 mm2500 mm
Boot Space433 litres328 litres

Features

The Kia Seltos facelift will come with a host of features, such as:

  • LED headlamps and tail lamps with LED light bar
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Ambient lighting
  • Head-up display
  • Connected car technology with remote functions
  • A and C-type fast charging ports for rear passengers
  • Rear seat recline
  • Vanity mirror with illumination for both front occupants
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Six airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • ESP with hill hold
  • Rear parking sensors and camera
  • Surround view monitor
  • Automatic high beams
  • Remote smart parking assist

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will also come with a host of features, such as:

  • LED headlamps and tail lamps with LED light bar
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Ambient lighting
  • Head-up display
  • Connected car technology with remote functions
  • A and C-type fast charging ports for rear passengers
  • Rear seat recline
  • Vanity mirror with illumination for both front occupants
  • Nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Six airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • ESP with hill hold and hill descent control
  • Rear parking sensors and camera
  • Surround view monitor
  • Automatic high beams

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Conclusion

The Kia Seltos facelift and the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara are two of the most awaited SUVs in the Indian market. Both these SUVs offer a lot of value for money, with attractive design, spacious interiors, feature-rich cabins and efficient powertrains. However, they also have some differences that may appeal to different types of buyers.

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara has an edge over the Seltos facelift in terms of fuel efficiency, price and warranty. It also offers an AWD system with the manual gearbox option, which may be useful for off-road enthusiasts. The Grand Vitara also has some unique features such as hill descent control and paddle shifters.

Ultimately, the choice between the Kia Seltos facelift and the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will depend on your personal preferences, needs and budget. Both these SUVs are expected to be launched in India by mid-2023, so you have some time to do your research and make an informed decision. We hope this blog post helped you in comparing these two SUVs and finding out which one suits you better.

Siddharth Antre

Hey, I am Siddharth Antre, Blogger & Youtuber From Nashik. Here I share all Auto News on Daily Basis. Writing Blogs since 2014.

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