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Kia Seltos

Kia Seltos is a 5 seater SUV car with 1.5L and diesel engine and 1.5L petrol engines. Seltos price in India ranges between Rs. 10.89 Lakh to 20.29 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Seltos is 17 Kmpl on petrol and 20.7 Kmpl on diesel. The car is available in both manual and automatic transmission. The boot space of the Seltos is 433 litres. It is available in 27 variants and 9 beautiful colours. Considering the price and specs the Seltos is a tough competition to Honda Elevate, Hyundai Creta and Maruti Grand Vitara.
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Rs. 10.89 - 20.29 Lakh (Showroom Price in Delhi)
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Kia Seltos Specifications

  • Engine1482 - 1497 CC
  • Mileage 17.9 - 20.7 Kmpl
  • TransmissionAutomatic / Manual
  • Fuel TypePetrol / Diesel
  • Max Power114.41bhp@4000rpm
  • Seating Capacity5
  • Drive TypeFWD
  • Body TypeSUV

Seltos Car Features

  • Airbags (Driver, Passenger and Side Front)
  • ABS
  • AC
  • Central Locking
  • Power Steering
  • Max Torque (250Nm@1500-2750rpm)
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Kia Seltos Car Latest Updates

Kia has reintroduced the 6-speed manual transmission for the 1.5-litre diesel engine offered with the 2023 Seltos. With this update, the Seltos’ diesel engine is now available with three transmission options including a 6-speed automatic transmission as well. Prices for the Seltos diesel with manual transmission start from Rs 12 lakh and go up to Rs 18.28 lakh (ex-showroom).There is no difference in the prices of manual and clutchless manual transmission (iMT) variants offered with the Seltos' diesel engine.

The Kia Seltos continues to come in three broad trims: Tech Line, GT Line and X-Line. Those three trims further split into a total of 18 broad variants, whose pricing range from Rs 10.9 lakh to Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom). It’s offered with three 1.5-litre engines, consisting of diesel, naturally aspirated petrol, and turbo-petrol options.


Features of Kia Seltos

The facelifted Seltos features a new fully digital driver's display connected to the 10.25-inch infotainment system. Toys like a Bose sound system, automatic climate control, an air purifier, ambient lighting, cruise control, and ventilated front seats have been retained, while new features like a panoramic sunroof and dual-zone climate control have been added. Safety is taken care of with multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control (ESC), front and rear parking sensors, and electronic stability control. It also gets a few ADAS features, including forward, rear and blind-spot collision avoidance assist.

Kia Seltos Engine

The facelifted Kia Seltos is powered by the current model’s 116PS/144Nm 1.5-litre petrol and 115PS/250Nm 1.5-litre diesel engines. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and CVT for the 1.5-litre petrol, while a 6-speed AT torque converter and iMT is offered for the 1.5-litre diesel unit. A new 160PS/230Nm 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine is also offered and can be paired to either a 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed DCT. The NA petrol engine returns a claimed 17kmpl with the manual and 17.7kmpl with the CVT unit. Kia claims that the turbo-petrol unit has a fuel efficiency of 17.7kmpl with the iMT and 17.9kmpl with the DCT. As for the diesel engine, Kia claims 20.7kmpl with the iMT and 19.1kmpl with the automatic transmission.

Kia Seltos Rivals

The facelifted Kia Seltos competes against the Hyundai Creta, Maruti Grand Vitara, MG Astor, Skoda Kushaq, VW Taigun, Tata Harrier, MG Hector, and the five seater variants of the Mahindra XUV700.

Kia Seltos Variants

It is offered in three trims: Tech Line, GT Line. and X-Line.

It is available in eight montone shades: Pewter Olive (new), Clear White, Sparkling Silver, Gravity Grey, Aurora Black Pearl, Glacier White Pearl, Intense Red, and Imperial Blue.

There are two dual tone shades: Intense Red and Glacier White with Aurora Black Pearl hue for the roof.

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Kia Seltos Price

Kia Seltos price starts from Rs. 10.89 Lakh and the top model price goes upto Rs. 20.29 Lakh. Seltos diesel models price starts from Rs. 11.99 Lakh whereas the top Seltos petrol model price goes upto Rs. 20.29 Lakh. Apart from this Seltos automatic price start at Rs. 11.99 Lakh and is available in 18 options. Seltos comes in 27 variants with 9 colour options.

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Seltos HTE

1497 cc . Petrol . Manual
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Seltos HTE Diesel

1497 cc . Diesel . Manual
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Rs. 11.99 Lakh
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Seltos HTE Diesel iMT

1493 cc . Diesel . Automatic
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Seltos Car Pros and Cons

  • Seltos Advantages

    Still a very good looking Crossover, new DRLs and connected taillamps look fab. 18-inch alloys now in both X-line and GTX+ variants, ADAS 2.0, panoramic sunroof and dual zone climate control. New more powerful turbo petrol. Plenty of drivetrain options including a diesel engine.

  • Seltos Disadvantages

    Prices will go up. Some could feel that the visual changes are not enough.

  • Expert's Conclusion

    Remains a solid well rounded option in a very competitive segment. The added tech package, visual and feature updates only improve its appeal. If Kia price it right it could continue to be a hit for the Korean brand.

Kia Seltos Expert Review

Recommending a Kia Seltos has always been accompanied with a little hesitation. The reason? Two words: Three Stars. Practically everything else about the Seltos seemed spot on.

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Recommending a Kia Seltos has always been accompanied with a little hesitation. The reason? Two words: Three Stars. Practically everything else about the Seltos seemed spot on. With the facelift, Kia claims to have made the SUV safer with “reinforcements” to the structure. How much it actually manages to score in the new, stricter crash test remains to be seen. 

But now with that out of the way, I have two words to describe the Seltos: complete allrounder. 

Exteriors

It’s like the design brief was simple: the Seltos’ design works, so don’t ruin it. Updates are not exactly subtle so there’s no way you’re mistaking this for the old one. 

The front doesn’t look as flat any more, with a rounder and larger grille. The daytime running lamps on the grille are placed lower now, and they run straight into the redesigned full-LED headlights and down into the indicators that are now dynamic. Over to the rear — the boot lid now flaunts curves and the connected tail lamps help accentuate the width of the car. Connected tail lamps have almost ‘digital’ graphics. Quite futuristic, and likeable!

What I also like is the better differentiation between the Tech Line and the GT Line. The GT gets different bumpers both at the front and the rear, larger 18-inch wheels (as opposed to 17-inch units) and a functional dual exhaust setup as well. 

There’s a new ‘Pewter Olive’ shade for you to pick. And If you want something that’s Batman-approved, pick the X-Line that’s finished in a delicious matte graphite shade.  

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Interiors

Kia has chosen to not mess with the Seltos’ interior too much. Right off the bat, the new colour themes stand out. The Sage Green for the X-Line, all black for the GT line, and Tan-Black for the top-spec Tech Line. 

Quality continues to be a highlight, but it’s no different than what it used to be. There’s  leatherette on the dash, and on the door pads: both front and rear. The dashboard’s design looks similar, but it’s not the same. 

Changes to the dashboard design are subtle, but noticeable. The 10.25-inch touchscreen is unchanged, but it doesn’t have a massive bezel surrounding it. The ‘feather-touch’ hot keys underneath the screen have been removed entirely. The screen now sits lower on the dashboard. The central AC vents are slimmer too. 

As a result, your view from the driver’s seat is substantially different. The dash appears lower and you get a clearer view of the bonnet. If this is your first big-ish car, this will give you that little extra dose of confidence.  

The touchscreen curves into another 10.25-inch display that functions as the instrument cluster. This screen has great graphics, is super clear and gets four themes that can be linked to the drive modes. 

Also new is the slab of 22 buttons and two knobs, placed under the air vents. The bulk of these buttons are for the new dual-zone climate control feature. The rest are physical (finally!) buttons for the infotainment. 

The Seltos was always a loaded car, and the list is way too long, so here’s the highlight reel: 

Powered Driver’s Seat

360° Camera

Front Seat Ventilation

8-Speaker Bose Audio System

Auto Headlight And Wipers

Wireless Charger

Air Purifier

Auto-dimming IRVM

The heads-up display was earlier available on the GT Line, but is now exclusive to the X Line. 

Smaller but significant updates include auto up/down function for all power windows, a backlit power window console and a limiter function for the cruise control. At the rear, the chargers are now Type-C and support fast charging, and there’s white LED reading lamps too. Other than that, nothing new for the rear occupants — sunblinds, AC vents, armrest, the usual.

As a package, there’s no real miss here. However, wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay for the 10.25-inch screen (it’s available on the lower variants that get a smaller 8-inch screen), and memory function for the powered driver’s seat would’ve been nice to have. 

Space for the rear occupants remains unchanged. That’s to say it’s not extraordinary, but you will be comfortable. A six-footer should be comfortable behind another. There’s enough kneeroom and footroom even with the front seat pushed all the way down. Complaints? Well, the seat back continues to be flat-ish, which leaves you wanting for a little more back support on longer drives. The seat squab is short too, taking away crucial underthigh support. Also, the Seltos’ cabin is best suited to four adults and a child. Five adults will feel like a squeeze, especially if they’re generously proportioned. That said, the cabin experience in the facelifted model is elevated significantly by the panoramic sunroof. It lets in so much light that it makes the cabin feel larger than it actually is. 

Boot space also remains unchanged at 433 litres. It’s the largest on paper, but in terms of real-world usage the VW-Skoda twins will pack in more luggage. Rear seats get a 60:40 split or you can fold them away altogether for more luggage space. 

Also Read: In Depth: Facelifted Kia Seltos And Its Variant-wise Features

Engines & Performance

Kia continues to offer three engine options with the Seltos. There’s the tried-and-tested 1.5-litre petrol (available with a manual and a CVT), a 1.5-litre diesel (iMT or 6-speed auto) and the updated 1.5-litre turbo-petrol (iMT or 7DCT). Each one serves a specific purpose. 

Based on previous experience, the 1.5-litre petrol is a gem of an engine. Smooth, relaxed, refined and perfect for a calm cruise. With light and easy controls, it’s the one to pick if you intend to drive mostly in the city with an occasional weekend trip. Pick the CVT if budget permits. Rather odd that the CVT is available only in one variant.

Odd-er still, is that the diesel and turbo-petrol motors don’t get a manual at all. A clutch-less iMT is your only option if you want to ‘shift’ gears yourself. This setup isn’t crude, and it functions as intended. It does manage to take the stress out of driving in bumper-to-bumper traffic. What might make you reconsider is that the price jump to an actual, proper automatic isn’t a huge pinch on the pocket. 

The Seltos is one of two options in the segment that let you choose a diesel motor. It should be your pick if you want a workhorse to munch the highway miles down calmly. There are three highlights to the experience: refinement, torque and efficiency. We sampled the 6-speed automatic which felt adequately responsive in every scenario. Do remember that the diesels now have an AdBlue tank — something you will have to refill every few thousand kilometres. 

If it’s excitement you’re chasing — there’s only way out. Pick the 1.5-litre turbo petrol. It’s by far the most entertaining option with quick acceleration and a fast-shifting DCT. Kia claims it’s quicker to 100kmph by nearly a second, and in-gear acceleration is stronger too. On first impressions, we have no reason to doubt that claim. It will serve up giggles every time you ask. Be sure to keep an eye on the fuel efficiency readout though. Driven hard, expect to see single-digit numbers. 

Ride & Handling

When the Seltos first came out, the ride was a little too stiff. Along the way, Kia made little tweaks to the setup, making the ride a lot more bearable. With the update, Kia claims it’s stiffer on the front, and a little softer at the rear. 

This setup feels like something that works in most situations. The ride is easy on the back on smooth roads, and save for a little rocking movement on really broken roads, it’s comfortable there too. You’d like that the suspension settles quickly. There’s confidence at triple-digit speeds, and quick lane changes don’t faze it either. 

Safety

The Seltos doesn’t seem to have a proverbial ‘fatal flaw’. That’s right until the ghost of a crash test rears its ugly head. An average three-star rating isn’t something you can put marketing spiel on to cover up. With this one, there’s a little hope. While we won’t vouch for this to be safer before crash test results are announced, Kia is trying to calm nerves by telling us the structure has been reinforced and it ‘should’ perform better in a test. 

They’re also attempting to reassure by providing a whole laundry list of safety features as standard. This includes electronic stability control, hill-start assist, tyre pressure monitoring system, all wheel disc brakes along with the basics of six airbags and ABS. 

The top-spec trim now gets Level 2 ADAS, which means there’s adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning, lane keep assist, and auto emergency braking, all of which work as intended. Again, this should go a long way in preventing a crash. Should the unfortunate happen, I really hope Kia has a solid crash test rating to fall back on. 

Verdict

The Seltos facelift isn’t a monumental change. It’s a demonstration how incremental changes put together make a sizeable difference. You wouldn’t complain of quality, comfort, space or choice of engines even. With this update, it’s making SUVs a segment or two above pale in terms of features. It’s quite easy to sum up the new Seltos then. Two words: the benchmark. 

And provided Kia gets a good safety rating in, I’ll add two more without hesitation: Buy it. 

Kia Seltos User Reviews

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  • High performance

    Most comfortable with high performance with fuel efficiency.Kia seltos one of the best suv in india in segment.

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    Very good suv car feeling premium but service cost is high when compare to other cars mileage also it will come 16 to 21

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  • High level of safety

    More comfortable and better looking the five seater KIA Seltos SUV is available with both petrol and diesel engines. Its strong turbocharged petrol engine offers an exciting driving experience with 15 basic safety measures available, it offers a higher level of security. that both drivers and passengers are safer. It features high end enhancements that offer fresh, beautiful colour options. It offers residents a more refined and high experience and offers good fuel economy and a wide range of engine options. It features aluminium design and eye-catching new LEDs.

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  • Seltos Style Kia's Urban SUV Elegance

    The Kia Seltos has a Innovative aesthetic, bountiful cerebral room, and an cornucopia of slice bite security and technological features. As long as you take the voluntary turbocharged machine, it's also preferably rapidfire. But, it lacks comfort and is not a veritably pleasurable SUV to punch. altogether still, the Seltos and other well wanted instruments like the Mazda CX 30, Hyundai Kona, and Honda HR V are worth chording out.

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    Kia Seltos is a great city friendly SUV and the quality of material is excellent. The interior is very impressive with great fit and finishing and the driver seat is amazing. It offers good amount of space and features and the diesel engine is refined and great performer. The petrol engine is very smooth and strong and is very easy to drive with good riding comfort. It can easily absorb road bumbs and and the style is very good but lack of some features as compared to its rivals.

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    I won a seltos.It has the best dynamics in the segment.Easy and fun to drive.

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Kia Seltos Colours

Kia Seltos car is available in 9 exciting colours options like Intense Red With Aurora Black Pearl, Intense Red, Glacier White Pearl, Gravity Gray, Aurora Black Pearl, Sparkling Silver, Glacier White Pearl With Aurora Black Pearl, Pewter Olive and Imperial Blue.
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Kia Seltos Mileage

The mileage of Kia Seltos starts from 17 Kmpl to 20.7 Kmpl. The claimed ARAI mileage of Seltos Petrol Manual is 17 Kmpl and for the Seltos Diesel Manual is 20.7 Kmpl. In Automatic the claimed ARAI mileage of Seltos Petrol is 17.9 Kmpl and for the Seltos Diesel Automatic is 20.7 Kmpl.
Fuel Type Transmission ARAI Claimed User Reported
Diesel Automatic 20.7 Kmpl 17 Kmpl
Diesel Manual 20.7 Kmpl NA
Petrol Automatic 17.9 Kmpl 11 Kmpl
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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Seltos

Q. How many variants are available?
  • The Kia Seltos is available in 22 variants.
Q. What are the engine specifications of the Kia Seltos?
  • The facelifted Kia Seltos is powered by the current model’s 116PS/144Nm 1.5-litre petrol and 115PS/250Nm 1.5-litre diesel engines. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and CVT for the 1.5-litre petrol, while a 6-speed AT torque converter and iMT is offered for the 1.5-litre diesel unit. A new 160PS/230Nm 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine is also offered and can be paired to either a 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed DCT. The NA petrol engine returns a claimed 17kmpl with the manual and 17.7kmpl with the CVT unit. Kia claims that the turbo-petrol unit has a fuel efficiency of 17.7kmpl with the iMT and 17.9kmpl with the DCT. As for the diesel engine, Kia claims 20.7kmpl with the iMT and 19.1kmpl with the automatic transmission.
Q. Is it available?
  • For the availability, we would suggest you to please connect with the nearest authorized dealer in your city as it depends on their stock book. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership details.
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What is the price of the top variant of Kia Seltos?

The ex-showroom price of top variant of Kia Seltos is 20.29 Lakh (Delhi).

What is the mileage of Kia Seltos?

The ARAI claimed mileage of Kia Seltos is 19.1 Kmpl. Also check User Reported Mileage of Seltos.

What is the EMI of Kia Seltos in Delhi?

The EMI for the base variant of Kia Seltos in Delhi is Rs. 21,084 per month @ 10.5% for a tenure of 60 months.

What are the top competitors of Kia Seltos?

The top 3 competitors of Kia Seltos are Tata Punch EV, Tata Tigor EV and Citroen eC3.

What is the boot space in Kia Seltos?

The boot space in Kia Seltos is 433 L. View full specification of Seltos

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