Kia Australia has confirmed when the first-generation Seltos small SUV will get its midlife facelift.
Due to enter showrooms in the second half of next year, the facelifted Seltos is yet to be revealed, although its front fascia is expected to be redesigned, likely in line with Kia’s new design language, which features on the upcoming fifth-generation Sportage mid-size SUV.
Other expected changes to the Seltos include an improvement and expansion of its advanced driver-assist systems, including active versions of blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, and the introduction of Lane Following Assist and Safe Exit Warning.
Cyclist detection could also be added to the Seltos’ autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system range-wide in Australia, with it currently limited to more expensive variants locally.
The pre-facelift Seltos has been around since October 2019.
Inside, the Seltos might become available with a digital instrument cluster, while it could also match the related Kona’s recent facelift by getting a more powerful tune (146kW, +16kW) tune of its available 1.6-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine.
Of course, we’ll have to wait until the facelifted Seltos is unveiled to find out what is actually in store, so stay tuned. For reference, the pre-facelift model is priced from $26,790 to $42,200 plus on-road costs.