If you are looking for a mid-size SUV with a hybrid powertrain, you might be interested in comparing the Kia Seltos facelift model and the Toyota Hyryder. Both these models are expected to launch in India in 2023, and offer different features, performance and design. Here is a detailed blog post on Seltos Facelift Vs Hyryder compare to against each other.
Seltos Facelift Vs Hyryder Design and Styling
The Kia Seltos facelift model gets a refreshed exterior design with a more aggressive front grille, a lower air dam with a scuff plate, revised LED headlamps and tail lamps, new front and rear bumpers, new dual-tone alloy wheels and an LED light bar running the length of the tailgate.Pewter Olive joins eight solid and two dual-tone colors in the Seltos redesign.
The Toyota Hyryder is based on the Urban Cruiser, which is a rebadged version of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara. The Hyryder gets some distinctive features such as split LED headlamps, gloss-black grille, honeycomb air dam, contrast-coloured front skid plate, black roof, dual-tone alloy wheels and C-shaped LED tail lamps.The Hyryder comes in seven monotones and four dual-tones.
Both the models have a sporty and rugged look, but the Seltos facelift has a more modern and sleek appeal, while the Hyryder has a more conventional and compact appearance.
Seltos Facelift Vs Hyryder Interior and Features
The Kia Seltos facelift model gets a dual screen set-up with two 10.25-inch displays for the digital instrument cluster and the touchscreen infotainment system. It also gets ventilated front seats, wireless charging, 360-degree camera, head-up display, paddle shifters, ambient lighting and Bose-tuned 8-speaker system³. The Seltos facelift also offers stunning black and brown interiors, dual-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof and 60:40 split rear seats³.
The Toyota Hyryder gets a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with smartphone and smartwatch connectivity, remote vehicle ignition, remote AC control, stolen vehicle tracker and advanced voice control. It also gets leather seats with ventilation, electronic parking brake, PM 2.5 air filter and 17.78 cm TFT multi-info display⁵. The Hyryder also offers reclining rear seats, rear AC vents and USB ports, ample legroom and headroom and panoramic roof⁵.
Both the models have spacious and comfortable interiors with premium features, but the Seltos facelift has an edge over the Hyryder in terms of technology and connectivity.
Performance and Mileage
The Kia Seltos facelift model comes with three engine options: a 1.5-litre NA petrol motor (115PS/144Nm), a 1.5-litre diesel mill (115PS/250Nm) and a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine (140PS/242Nm). The NA petrol engine is paire with either a 6-speed manual or an IVT automatic transmission. The diesel engine is paire with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The turbo-petrol engine is paire with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission. The claimed mileage of the Seltos facelift ranges from 16.1 kmpl to 21 kmpl depending on the engine and transmission combination.
The Toyota Hyryder has two petrol powertrains: a 1.5-litre mild-hybrid (103PS/137Nm) and a 1.5-litre strong-hybrid (116PS combined). The mild-hybrid system is pair with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission and is available in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations (AWD only with the MT). The strong-hybrid system comes only with an e-CVT in a front-wheel-drive system. The claimed mileage of the Hyryder ranges from 19.39 kmpl to 27.97 kmpl depending on the powertrain option. The CNG variants use the mild-hybrid engine paired with a 5-speed manual transmission and have claimed fuel efficiency of 26.6km/kg.
Both the models offer hybrid powertrains for better fuel efficiency and lower emissions, but the Hyryder has an advantage over the Seltos facelift in terms of mileage and AWD option.
Safety and Security of Seltos Facelift Vs Hyryder
The Kia Seltos facelift model gets up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability management, hill start assist, traction control, brake assist, front and rear parking sensors, tyre pressure monitoring system and ISOFIX child seat anchors. It also gets 17 ADAS features such as forward collision warning assist, blind spot collision warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, driver attention warning and rear cross traffic alert.
The Toyota Hyryder gets up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability control, hill assist control, all-wheel disc brakes and a 360-degree camera. It also gets some advanced safety features such as pre-collision system, lane departure alert, lane tracing assist, dynamic radar cruise control and road sign assist.
Both the models have a high level of safety and security features, but the Seltos facelift has more ADAS features than the Hyryder.
The Kia Seltos facelift model and the Toyota Hyryder are both attractive and feature-rich mid-size SUVs with hybrid powertrains. The Seltos facelift has a more stylish and modern design, a more advanced and connected interior, a more powerful and diverse engine lineup and more ADAS features. The Hyryder has a more conventional and compact design, a more practical and comfortable interior, a more efficient and eco-friendly powertrain option and an AWD option. The choice between the two models depends on your personal preference, budget and driving needs. You can compare the prices, variants and specifications of both the models on their respective websites or visit your nearest dealerships for a test drive.