Upcoming Kia Seltos Facelift Vs Mahindra XUV700


The mid-size SUV segment in India is one of the most competitive and popular ones, with many models vying for the attention of the buyers. Two of the most anticipated SUVs in this segment are the upcoming Kia Seltos Facelift and the Mahindra XUV700. Both these SUVs promise to offer a lot of features, performance and value for money. So here we are comparing Seltos Facelift Vs XUV700. Let’s find out who is best?

Launch Date

Upcoming Kia Seltos Facelift Vs XUV700
Upcoming Kia Seltos Facelift Vs XUV700

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 recently. The Mahindra XUV700 was introduced on August 14, 2021, and its launch take place on October 2, 2021.

SUVExpected Launch Date
Kia Seltos FaceliftMid-2023
Mahindra XUV700October 2, 2021

Kia Seltos Facelift Vs XUV700 On Road Price

Kia Seltos Facelift On Road Price

The Kia Seltos Facelift is likely to be priced slightly higher than the current model, which starts from Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base variant and goes up to Rs 19.65 lakh (ex-showroom) for the top-end variant. The Seltos Facelift may also get some additional features and a new engine option, which could increase its price further.

Mahindra XUV700 On Road Price

Mahindra XUV700 On Road Price
Mahindra XUV700 On Road Price

The Mahindra XUV700 has been announced with a starting price of Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom) for the MX series (MT, petrol, 5-Seater) and Rs 13.99 lakh (ex-showroom) for the AX series (MT, petrol, 5-Seater). The XUV700 also comes with four trim lines: MX, AX3, AX5 and AX7, and a luxury pack option for the AX7 variant. The on road price of both these SUVs will depend on factors such as taxes, insurance, registration and accessories.

SUVExpected On Road Price Range
Kia Seltos FaceliftRs 14 lakh – Rs 23 lakh
Mahindra XUV700Rs 14 lakh – Rs 22 lakh


The Kia Seltos Facelift will come with a new 160hp, 253Nm 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine that will replace the existing 140hp, 242Nm 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine. The current turbo-petrol engine is mated to a 7-speed DCT and a 6-speed manual, but it remains to be seen which gearbox options will be available on this new engine.

The Seltos Facelift will also come with the existing 115hp, 144Nm 1.5-litre petrol engine and the 115hp, 250Nm 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine. Both engines get a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed iMT gearbox, while the petrol and diesel also get a CVT gearbox and 6-speed automatic gearbox option, respectively.

The Mahindra XUV700 is available in both 2-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engine options, which are mated to either manual or automatic transmissions. The petrol engine produces 200hp and 380Nm of torque, while the diesel engine produces either 155hp and 360Nm of torque or 185hp and 420Nm of torque depending on the variant.

SUVEngine Options
Kia Seltos Facelift– New: 1.5L turbo-petrol with 160hp/253Nm
– Existing: 1.5L petrol with 115hp/144Nm
– Existing: 1.5L turbo-diesel with 115hp/250Nm
Mahindra XUV700– 2L Petrol with 200hp/380Nm
– 2.0 Petrol- 185hp/420Nm
-2.2L Diesel155hp/360Nm


The Kia Seltos Facelift is expected to have a similar mileage as the current model, which ranges from 16.1 kmpl to 20.8 kmpl depending on the engine and transmission option. The Mahindra XUV700 is have a mileage of around 15 kmpl for the petrol variants and around 18 kmpl for the diesel variants.

SUVExpected Mileage
Kia Seltos Facelift16.1 kmpl – 20.8 kmpl
Mahindra XUV70015 kmpl – 18 kmpl

Seltos Facelift Vs XUV700 Dimensions

The Kia Seltos Facelift is likely to have the same dimensions as the current model, which measures 4315mm in length, 1800mm in width, 1620mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2610mm.

The Mahindra XUV700 is slightly larger than the Seltos Facelift, measuring 4695mm in length, 1890mm in width, 1755mm in height and having a wheelbase of 2750mm.

SUVDimensions (LxWxH)Wheelbase
Kia Seltos Facelift4315mm x 1800mm x 1620mm2610mm
Mahindra XUV7004695mm x 1890mm x 1755mm2750mm

Interior & Safety Features

The Kia Seltos Facelift will get a redesigned dashboard with a new 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster that is attached in the same housing as the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The automatic gearbox equipped Seltos Facelift will also get a rotary dial instead of a conventional gear lever. The Seltos Facelift will also get features like navigation-based smart cruise control, highway driving assistance, surround view monitor, automatic high beams and remote smart parking assist. Safety features include six airbags, hill assist control, vehicle stability management, parking sensors and camera as well as tyre pressure monitoring system.

The Mahindra XUV700 also get a dual-screen setup with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with AdrenoX Connect app that offers over 70 connected features. The XUV700 will also get features like Amazon Alexa built-in integration, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, panoramic sunroof, driver drowsiness detection, intuitive drive modes and smart clean zone. Safety features include seven airbags, advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), electronic stability program, LED headlamps and tail-lamps, blind view monitoring and cornering lamps.

Seltos Facelift Vs XUV700 New & Old Interior & Safety Features

SUVInterior & Safety Features
Kia Seltos FaceliftNew: 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
New: Rotary dial for automatic gearbox
New: Navigation-based smart cruise control
New: Highway driving assistance
New: Surround view monitor
New: Automatic high beams
New: Remote smart parking assist
Existing:10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Existing: Six airbags
Existing: Hill assist control
Existing: Vehicle stability management
– Existing: Parking sensors and camera
Existing: Tyre pressure monitoring system
Mahindra XUV700New: Advanced driver assistance system (ADAS)
New: Amazon Alexa built-in integration
New: Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
New: Panoramic sunroof
New: Driver drowsiness detection
New: Intuitive drive modes
New: Smart clean zone
Existing:10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
Existing:10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with AdrenoX Connect app
Existing: Seven airbags
Existing: Electronic stability program
Existing: LED headlamps and tail-lamps
Existing: Blind view monitoring
Existing: Cornering lamps


The upcoming Kia Seltos Facelift and the Mahindra XUV700 are both promising SUVs that offer a lot of features, performance and value for money. The Seltos Facelift will get some cosmetic updates, a new engine option and some additional tech features, while the XUV700 will offer more space, power and safety features. Both these SUVs will cater to different segments of buyers depending on their preferences and budgets. Ultimately, the choice will depend.

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