Kia Seltos Facelift Likely To Get 1.5L Turbo Petrol | V3Cars

Kia India will soon update the Seltos with BS6 phase-2 compliant engines. The carmaker is likely to update the current 1.5L normal petrol and 1.5L turbo diesel engines before April 2023. However, if you are holding your money for the 1.5L turbo petrol engine, you may have to wait for a little longer. Read on to know why.

Kia Seltos Facelift

Kia Seltos Facelift To Get 1.5L Turbo Petrol Engine

With the upcoming BS6 phase-2 emission norms, Hyundai and Kia decided not to update the 1.4L turbo petrol engine to meet the more stringent emission standards. The 1.4L turbo petrol engine will make way for a new 1.5L turbo petrol engine. The new 1.5L turbo petrol engine will make its debut with the 2023 Hyundai Verna and will also power the updated Hyundai Alcazar and Kia Carens. In fact, Hyundai have started accepting bookings for the 2023 Alcazar with the 1.5L turbo petrol engine. 

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The 1.5L turbo petrol engine produces 160PS of power at 5500rpm and 253Nm of torque between 1500rpm and 3500rpm. It comes with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Take a look at the specifications of the Kia Seltos 1.4L turbo petrol against the upcoming 1.5L turbo petrol engine:




1.4L Turbo Petrol

1.5L Turbo Petrol





140PS @ 6000rpm

160PS @ 5500rpm


242Nm @ 1500 - 3200rpm

253Nm @ 1500 - 3500rpm


6-speed MT / 7-speed DCT

6-speed MT / 7-speed DCT

Furthermore, the Seltos will continue with the 1.5L normal petrol and 1.5L turbo diesel engine options, albeit with the BS6 phase-2 and road driving emission standards compliance. The power and torque outputs of both the petrol and diesel engines are likely to remain unchanged.

Kia Seltos Facelift Launch In 2023?

Kia India’s head of marketing and sales, Hardeep Brar, recently stated in an interview that Kia will not launch any new products in 2023. However, Kia launched the Seltos back in 2019 and it has already completed over 3 years in India. Following a general product lifecycle, the Seltos should receive a mid life cycle facelift in 2023. Hence, we expect Kia India to bring the Seltos facelift to our shores towards the end of 2023. The Seltos facelift is already on sale in global markets and you can click the link below to know the extra features it offers over the current Seltos SUV.

Also Read: Kia Seltos Facelift Spotted Testing - Launch In Mid-2023 Likely

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Amit Saraswat

Born and brought up in Agra, he grew up reading magazines more than textbooks. With a keen interest in cars, he decided to make his future in automotive journalism and is currently helping in content at V3Cars.


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