Kia Upgrades Seltos and Sonet with New GTX Trim and More

Kia Motors has introduced a new mid-tier GTX trim for both the Seltos and Sonet SUVs, offering additional features and a sportier look. The GTX trim slots in between the existing HTX+ and GTX+ (or GTX+(S)) trims in both models and is only available with automatic transmission options.

Kia Seltos GTX: Packed with Features

The Seltos GTX boasts several upgrades over the HTX+ trim, including:

  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) suite
  • 360-degree surround view camera
  • Ventilated front seats for enhanced comfort
  • Larger 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Electronic parking brake for added convenience
  • Rain-sensing wipers for automatic operation during showers

However, the Seltos GTX misses out on a few features present on the higher-end GTX+(S) trim, such as the Bose sound system, air purifier, and powered driver’s seat. It retains the sporty GT-Line specific cosmetic package for both the exterior and interior.

Engine options for the Seltos GTX include the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine producing 160hp and the 1.5-litre diesel engine delivering 115hp. Both engines are paired with automatic transmissions. Additionally, Kia has introduced a new Aurora Black Pearl paint scheme for the X-Line variant of the Seltos, expanding its color options beyond the previous matte grey exclusive. The GT Line trims also receive solar glass windows and a stylish update with white front and rear brake calipers.

Kia Sonet GTX: More Features, Sportier Style

Similar to the Seltos, the Sonet GTX gains several features compared to the HTX+ trim:

  • 360-degree surround view camera for easier maneuvering
  • Drive and traction mode selector for enhanced driving control
  • Leatherette upholstery for a premium cabin feel
  • Ventilated front seats for increased comfort on hot days
  • Powered driver’s seat for added convenience

However, the Sonet GTX misses out on some features available on the top-of-the-line GTX+ trim, including the Bose sound system, LED ambient lighting, and the ADAS suite. It retains the sporty GT Line-specific design elements on both the exterior and interior.

The Sonet GTX can be equipped with either the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine churning out 120hp or the 1.5-litre diesel engine producing 115hp. Both engines come mated to automatic transmissions. The X-Line variant of the Sonet also gets the new Aurora Black paint option alongside the existing matte grey choice.

Other Kia Sonet Updates

Kia has made some minor adjustments to the Sonet’s variant lineup. The diesel-manual transmission option has been discontinued for the HTE and HTK trims. The diesel engine range now starts with the HTE(O) trim that comes with an automatic transmission. Kia has improved accessibility for the turbo-petrol engine by introducing it on the mid-spec HTK trim with an intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) gearbox, starting at an attractive price of Rs 9.60 lakh. The HTX trim now features a wireless phone charger and 16-inch alloy wheels for added convenience. The HTK+ trim receives LED headlamps for better nighttime visibility, and the HTK(O) trim gets a rear wiper and washer for improved rearward visibility during rain or snow.

With the introduction of the new GTX trim and other feature updates, Kia is making the Seltos and Sonet more appealing to a wider range of buyers seeking a balance between features, performance, and sporty aesthetics.

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