- 1 Introduction
- 2 Launch Date
- 3 Kia Seltos Facelift Vs XUV700 On Road Price
- 4 Engine
- 5 Mileage
- 6 Seltos Facelift Vs XUV700 Dimensions
- 7 Interior & Safety Features
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?
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.
|SUV||Expected Launch Date|
|Kia Seltos Facelift||Mid-2023|
|Mahindra XUV700||October 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
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.
|SUV||Expected On Road Price Range|
|Kia Seltos Facelift||Rs 14 lakh – Rs 23 lakh|
|Mahindra XUV700||Rs 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.
|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
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.
|Kia Seltos Facelift||16.1 kmpl – 20.8 kmpl|
|Mahindra XUV700||15 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.
|Kia Seltos Facelift||4315mm x 1800mm x 1620mm||2610mm|
|Mahindra XUV700||4695mm x 1890mm x 1755mm||2750mm|
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
|SUV||Interior & Safety Features|
|Kia Seltos Facelift||– New: 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 XUV700||– New: 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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