Kia has launched the new range-topping Gravity variant of the Seltos in South-Korea. Have a look here to know what all it packs in with the new badge.
Kia Seltos is now almost a year old in the Indian market. It has been selling well in numbers, and is, therefore, too common a sight on the Indian roads. Recently, the carmaker has introduced a set of updates to the compact crossover, but they do not differentiate the way Seltos looks in any manner. In South-Korea, however, Kia has introduced a new top-end trim, which it calls as Gravity. The new trim gets a slew of updates for the exterior, and therefore differentiates itself from the other variants. To start with, it gets a new radiator grille. It still retains the tiger-nose design, but it now has shinier elements inside the tiger-nose outline.
The grille features hot-stamped chrome-bits that resemble the diamond grille seen on some Mercedes-Benz models. Apart from the new updated grille, rest everything remains the same at the front. Moving over to the sides, the Gravity trim gets a set of new 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, and silver finish for the ORVM and lower-most portion of the doors. On the rear, the only change that comes with the Gravity badge is a silver garnish on the faux skid plate.
To qualify as the top-spec trim, Gravity badge brings along some more equipment with itself on the Seltos. It gets forward collision prevention assistance system and a rear passenger notification system, which alerts the driver in case the rear occupant is exiting the car. The interior of the Seltos that sells in international markets is different from the India-spec Seltos. It gets distinctive housings for the infotainment screen and the instrument console. Also, it now gets lane-keeping assist and high-beam assist function as standard.
Talking of the powertrain options, they remain as is. In South-Korea, Kia offers the Seltos with 2 engine options. There’s a 1.6L turbocharged petrol motor, which is capable of pushing out a rated power and torque output of 175 PS and 265 Nm, respectively. Another engine option that is offered in the South-Korean market is the 1.6L turbo-diesel that is designed to belt out a peak power output of 134 PS and max torque of 320 Nm. Transmission duties on both of these engines are performed by a 7-speed DCT, and the option of AWD layout is also at disposal.