Kia Seltos and Carens will have a new (and revised) engine that complies with BS6 Phase 2. Both Kia vehicles are expected to receive the new 1.5-liter turbo petrol engine that sister company Hyundai debuted in the revised Alcazar and will also be offered with the incoming new generation Verna.
A More Powerful and effective Motor
With the Hyundai vehicles, the new 1.5-liter T-GDi engine is rated at a maximum performance of 160PS and 253Nm, and the similar tune is anticipated for the Kia offerings. The modern 1.4-liter turbo-petrol engine featured in the Seltos and Carens produces 10PS and 11Nm less power. As a result, the Seltos would surpass the Kushaq and Taigun from Skoda-VW and the Creta, both of which are slated to have the same 160 Hp turbo-petrol engine.
With the new turbo-petrol engine, the Seltos and Carens will forego the six-speed manual transmission in favour of a six-speed iMT (manual without a clutch pedal). The seven-speed DCT automatic option, however, will not change (dual clutch auto).
The revised variant selection for the new engine in the Seltos has not yet been decided, whilst the Carens will apparently feature the new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine with all variations.
Expected price increase
We anticipate a large price hike for Seltos and Carens models equipped with the new turbo-petrol engine. However, it’s probable that the Seltos won’t receive this new engine until a makeover that’s anticipated for mid-2023.
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