If you are looking for a compact SUV that offers style, performance, features and safety, you might be interested in the upcoming Kia Seltos facelift and the Tata Nexon. Both these cars are popular choices in the Indian market and have their own strengths and weaknesses. In this blog post, we will compare Seltos Facelift Vs Tata Nexon based on their expected price, specifications, features and design.
Seltos Facelift Vs Tata Nexon Price
The Kia Seltos facelift is expected to be launched in India by mid-2023, with a price range of Rs. 7.80 lakh to Rs. 14.30 lakh (ex-showroom). The Tata Nexon is already available in the market, with a price range of Rs. 7.80 lakh to Rs. 14.50 lakh (ex-showroom). Both the cars offer multiple variants and transmission options to suit different budgets and preferences.
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 is also expected to 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 Tata Nexon is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The BS6 2 RDE compliant 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine generates 118bhp at 5,500rpm and 170Nm of torque at 1,750rpm. On the other hand, the BS6 2 RDE-compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 108bhp at 4,000rpm and 260Nm of torque at 1,500rpm. Transmission options for both include a six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed AMT.
Here is a table comparing the engine specifications of the two cars:
|Engine||Kia Seltos Facelift||Tata Nexon|
|Petrol||1.5L Turbo (160hp/253Nm) or 1.5L NA (115hp/144Nm)||1.2L Turbo (118hp/170Nm)|
|Diesel||1.5L Turbo (115hp/250Nm)||1.5L Turbo (108hp/260Nm)|
Seltos Facelift Vs Tata Nexon Features
The Kia Seltos facelift is expected to get some new features such as ADAS tech, panoramic sunroof, wireless charger, heads-up display and a rotary dial for the automatic gearbox. Some of the existing features include ventilated leatherette seats in the front, TPMS, automatic climate control, cruise control, keyless start/stop button, eight way manually adjustable driver seat, rain sensing wiper, electrically adjustable sunroof, automatic headlamps, halogen projector cornering headlights, ambient lighting and a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with iRA connected tech platform.
The Tata Nexon also offers some impressive features such as hill assist control, vehicle stability management, parking sensors and camera, tyre pressure monitoring system, six airbags, leatherette seat upholstery, electrically adjustable sunroof, automatic headlamps, cornering fog lamps, ambient lighting, digital instrument cluster, seven-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with iRA connected tech platform, voice alerts, voice commands, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.
Here is a list of some of the common and unique features of the two cars:
- Common features:
- Electrically adjustable sunroof
- Automatic headlamps
- Ambient lighting
- Leatherette seat upholstery
- Seven-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with iRA connected tech platform
- Unique features of Kia Seltos Facelift:
- ADAS tech
- Panoramic sunroof
- Wireless charger
- Heads-up display
- Rotary dial for automatic gearbox
- Ventilated front seats
- Cruise control
- Eight way manually adjustable driver seat
- Halogen projector cornering headlights
- Unique features of Tata Nexon:
- Hill assist control
- Vehicle stability management
- Parking sensors and camera
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
- Six airbags
- Cornering fog lamps
- Digital instrument cluster
- Voice alerts
- Voice commands
The Kia Seltos facelift gets a redesigned grille and new headlamps with integrated tri-arrow LED DRLs. The lower air dam is now larger and it features a large ‘tri-arrow’ themed grille. The profile remains largely unchanged except for a new design for the alloy wheels. The rear gets refreshed tail-lamps that are joined together by an LED light bar, which also houses the Kia badge. The tailgate has also been redesigned with a bigger indentation for the number plate. The Seltos facelift also comes in a Dark Edition with blacked-out elements.
The Tata Nexon has a sleek and chiselled look with a dual-barrel projector headlamp setup with integrated tri-arrow LED DRLs. The front grille features a chrome strip and the Tata logo. The lower bumper has a silver skid plate and fog lamps. The side profile has a sloping roofline, black cladding, roof rails and 16-inch alloy wheels. The rear has L-shaped wraparound taillights, paired with an LED connecting light from both ends. The rear bumper also has a dual faux exhaust and a silver skid plate.
The Kia Seltos facelift and the Tata Nexon are both attractive and capable compact SUVs that offer a lot of value for money. The Seltos facelift has an edge in terms of engine power, features and design, while the Nexon has an advantage in terms of safety, fuel efficiency and pricing. Ultimately, the choice depends on your personal preference and budget. You can book a test drive or request a call back from the official websites of Kia and Tata to know more about these cars.
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