Kia India refreshes its line-up with BS6 Phase II compliant powertrains and additional features

Kia India

·        All Petrol powertrains are now E20 fuel compatible

·        The Smartstream 1.5 T-GDi powertrain introduced in the Carens with 160 PS and 253 Nm of maximum torque between 1500 to 3500 RPM. Phases out the 1.4 T-GDi

·        Sonet gets Diesel 1.5 CRDi VGT, replacing the Diesel 1.5 CRDi WGT powertrain, with enhanced output of 116 PS, up from 100 PS

·        Standardisation of iMT in variants with Diesel and Turbo Petrol engines, Manual Transmission is now only available In Seltos and Carens with petrol 1.5 engine and in Sonet with Petrol 1.2 engine

·        Introduction of ISG (Idle. Stop. Go) feature as standard fitment across models

·        Enhanced home to car connected features with introduction of Kia Connect Skill for Amazon Alexa

Telugu Super News,Hyderabad,March 21,2023:Kia India, one of the fastest-growing carmakers in the country, introduced its refreshed RDE compliant vehicle line-up with updated powertrain and additional features in the Seltos, the Sonet and the Carens. This came in alignment with the Government of India’s vision for cleaner emissions with transition to Phase II of BS6 norms. The refreshed line-up now comes with enhanced petrol powertrain which is now compatible to the E20 fuel. While the petrol engine in Sonet remains unchanged, the turbo petrol engine in Carens – the Smartstream G1.4 T-GDi is now replaced by the Smartstream G1.5 T-GDi which churns out 160PS of power and 253 Nm of Maximum torque between 1500 to 3500 RPM. In the Diesel powertrains, the Sonet’s 1.5 CRDi WGT has been replaced by the 1.5 CRDi VGT with enhanced power output of 116 PS from the earlier 100 PS. The same engine in Seltos and Carens get minute power output enhancement, offering 116 PS from the earlier 115 PS. 

Being the first company to democratise the iMT technology in India, Kia India has gained tremendous customer response for this clutchless manual transmission. Keeping the success of iMT in mind, the 6iMT now comes as a standard transmission in the diesel and the Petrol turbo variants of all Kia India models currently on shelf. With this move, the Manual Transmission is now only available in variants of Seltos and Carens with Smartstream G1.5 naturally aspirated engine and in variants of Sonet with Smartstream G1.2 naturally aspirated engine.

Along with the powertrain related changes, the brand also introduced the ISG (Idle Stop Go) feature, standard across all the models. Offering an intuitive connected experience, the Kia Connect Skill for Amazon Alexa has been added as a connected car feature. With this addition to the connected car technology, Kia India introduces home to car connectivity feature for its customers. The Alexa device can be connected to customers’ vehicle by registering on Amazon Alexa application. The customers can access the ‘Kia Connect’ in the ‘Skills and Games’ section in the app and link their Kia Connect account using their log-in credentials. The feature is also available for the EV6 customers.

The updated line-up is now available across Kia dealerships in India starting at INR 7.79 Lakhs, 10.89 Lakhs and 10.45 Lakhs for the Sonet, the Seltos and the Carens, respectively.

Commenting on the development, Mr. Tae-Jin Park, MD & CEO, Kia India, said, “With the launch of the EV6 in India and committing a home-grown EV by 2025, we reflected our commitment to align our product strategy with the Indian government’s electric vision. Now with the RDE norms coming into effect, we are delighted to offer our contribution once again to the government’s efforts to keep the environment clean and green. With the enhanced powertrains and added features, our vehicles have become even more sophisticated, instating the feeling of pride in customers of owning a Kia. The upgrades in the powertrain, combined with advanced features like Kia Connect Skill for Alexa and ISG will ensure utmost convenience and fun to drive experience to our customers. With these changes, we once again reiterate our commitment towards the Indian market and pledge to keep up to the government’s vision of sustainable mobility.”

Model Wise Changes:

Kia Seltos

PowertrainRDE Implementation in D1.5 CRDi VGT and G1.5
Discontinuation of G 1.4T-GDi, soon to be replaced by 1.5T-GDi
TransmissioniMT as standard across Diesel manual transmissions
FeaturesIntroduction of Idle Stop & Go (ISG)
Kia Connect skill for Amazon Alexa – home to car connectivity function (HTX trims and above)
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Kia Sonet

PowertrainRDE Compliance to G1.2, and G1.0T-GDi
D1.5 CRDi VGT replaces D1.5 CRDi WGT
TransmissioniMT as standard across Diesel variants
SafetyISOFIX as standard across variants
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) as standard in D1.5 iMT
FeaturesIdle Stop & Go (ISG) as a standard feature
Rear seat Head Rest with Up and Down functionality as standard across variants
Kia Connect skill for Amazon Alexa – home to car connectivity function (HTX trims and above)

Kia Carens

PowertrainG 1.5 T-GDi replaces G 1.4 T-GDi
Improvement in all other engines to comply with RDE norms
TransmissioniMT standard in G1.5 T-GDi and D1.5 CRDi VGT engines (Replaces the Manual Transmission option)
FeaturesIdle Stop & Go (ISG) as standard
4.2” cluster extension to Premium
Leather wrapped gear knob applicable from Prestige Plus variants  
Kia Connect skill for Amazon Alexa – home to car connectivity function

Kia Connect Skill for Amazon Alexa

Feature list for Kia Connect Skill for Amazon Alexa:

1Remote Climate Control
2Lock/Unlock Vehicle
3Turn On / Off Speed Alert
4Turn On/Off Time Fence Alert
5Turn On/Off Idle time alert
6Door Lock/Unlock Status
7Engine Status
8Boot Status
9AC status
10Find My Car
11Tyre Pressure Information
12Fuel Level Information
13Air Quality Status
14Explore Kia (Information about Kia & Models)

Updated Price Chart:

(INR Lakhs)
Smartstream 1.2 PetrolHTE5MT7.79 
Smartstream 1.0 T-Gdi PetrolHTK+6iMT10.49 
X Line13.89 
1.5L CRDi VGT DieselHTE6iMT9.95 
X Line14.89 
(INR Lakhs)
Smartstream 1.5 PetrolHTE6MT10.89
1.5L CRDi VGT DieselHTE6iMT12.39
HTK 13.69
X Line19.65
(INR Lakhs)
PremiumSmartstream 1.5 Petrol 7P6MT 10.45
Smartstream 1.5 T-Gdi Petrol6iMT12.00
1.5L CRDi VGT Diesel12.65
PrestigeSmartstream 1.5 Petrol6MT 11.65
Smartstream 1.5 T-Gdi Petrol6iMT13.25
1.5L CRDi VGT Diesel13.85
Prestige+Smartstream 1.5 T-Gdi Petrol14.75
1.5L CRDi VGT Diesel6iMT15.35
LuxurySmartstream 1.5 T-Gdi Petrol16.20
1.5L CRDi VGT Diesel16.80
Luxury+Smartstream 1.5 T-Gdi Petrol17.55
1.5L CRDi VGT Diesel6iMT18.00
Smartstream 1.5 T-Gdi Petrol6P6iMT17.50
1.5L CRDi VGT Diesel6iMT18.00

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