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REVEALED: All The Feature Updates The Kia Carens, Seltos And Sonet Will Soon Get

As the Korean carmaker is preparing to update its vehicles to meet RDE norms, it will get its volume-based offering minor feature updates as well

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Kia India will soon be updating its portfolio to conform to the upcoming Real Driving Emissions (RDE) norms that’s set to kick in from April onwards. Apart from giving powertrain revisions, the Korean marque will be updating its volume sellers – the Sonet, Carens and Seltos – with minor feature updates and revisions as well. Let’s take a closer look what these models will be getting:



Starting with the Sonet, the subcompact SUV will get adjustable rear headrests and ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard along with a headrest for the middle occupant. Plus, the Sonet will feature a three-point seatbelt for the centre occupant instead of lap belt, but that will come at the expense of the rear centre armrest.Lastly, electronic stability, which was available only from the HTX variant onwards, will be made standard across all diesel variants. 

Also Read: Kia Sonet Diesel Variants To Get Bump Up In Power, 6-speed Manual To Be Replaced By iMT



In contrast, updates for the Carens MPV are a bit more miniscule. The carmaker will be making the digitised driver’s display from the higher end trims standard across the range. Another minor but welcome change is making the leather-wrapped gearknob (for MT) standard as well across the range. 

Also Read: Kia Carens Turbo-petrol To Soon Get A Larger Engine With More Power



Only one feature change for the Seltos and that’s swapping the lap belt for the middle occupant with a safer three-point unit.

Also Read: Kia India To Replace Manual ‘Box With iMT In Its Volume-based Diesel Offerings

On the powertrain front, the Sonet diesel will now get the bumped-up 116PS tune as standard. And the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine in the Seltos and Carens will be phased out in lieu of a more powerful 160PS 1.5-litre T-GDI unit. Plus, the manual gearbox across almost all variants of the turbo-petrol and diesel engine will be replaced with the more convenient 6-speed iMT (clutchless manual). 

All of these updates means you can expect prices to be bumped up over their current retail price. Currently, the Sonet starts from Rs 7.69 lakh, while the Carens is priced from Rs 10.2 lakh. On the other hand, the Seltos is priced from Rs 10.69 lakh. Later down the year, Kia will give the Seltos a comprehensive facelift as well.

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