Kia Seltos is a 5 seater SUV car available at a price range of Rs. 9.89 Lakh to 17.34 Lakh in India. It is available in 16 variants and 11 colours. Kia Seltos comes with BS6 compliant petrol and diesel engine options. The Seltos has a boot space of 433 litres. The petrol engine of Seltos is a 1497cc unit and 1353cc unit which generates a power of 113.4bhp and a torque of 144nm. The 1493cc diesel engine of Seltos puts out 138bhp of power and 242nm of torque. The Seltos is available in 2 transmission options: manual and automatic. The mileage of Seltos ranges from 16.8 Kmpl on petrol to 20.8 Kmpl on diesel.
Kia Seltos Latest Updates
Kia Motors India has launched the model year 2020 Seltos, which packs in 10 new features. Prices for the Seltos have been hiked by Rs 30,000 depending on the variant you pick. The Korean carmaker has also discontinued the GTK and GTX DCT variant from the Seltos’ lineup.
New feature additions in the Seltos include remote engine start stop, emergency stop signal and rear USB charger. The UVO connected car technology app also benefits from new features like voice command-based feature activation and UVO smartwatch app connectivity. Further, select top-spec features have also trickled down to the variants below it.
The Kia Seltos 2020 is priced from Rs 9.89 lakh to Rs 17.34 lakh (ex-showroom).
As a part of the MY2020 update, Kia has discontinued two variants of the Seltos: GTK MT and GTX DCT. Apart from that it remains the same. The Seltos’ lineup broadly consists of two trims: HT Line and GT Line. The HT Line is available in five variants: HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX and HTX+. The GT Line is available in two variants: GTX and GTX+.
Further, the top-spec HTX+ and GTX+ can also be had with a new orange-white dual-tone scheme. Other colour options include Glacier White Pearl With Aurora Black Pearl, Glacier White Pearl With Punchy Orange, Steel Silver With Aurora Black Pearl, Intense Red With Aurora Black Pearl, Steel Silver, Aurora Black Pearl, Glacier White, Gravity Gray, Intelligence Blue, Punchy Orange and Intense Red.
Kia Seltos Competitors
The Kia Seltos takes on the Hyundai Creta 2020, Tata Harrier 2020, MG Hector, and the Mahindra XUV500.
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Kia Seltos Summary
|Engine :||1353 - 1497 CC|
|Emission Norm Compliance :||BS VI|
|Mileage :||16.8 - 20.8 Kmpl|
|Fuel Type :||Petrol / diesel|
|Transmission :||manual / automatic|
|Seating Capacity :||5|
|Gear Box :||7 Speed|
|Length Width Height :||4315*1800*1645|
|Boot Space :||433|
Kia Seltos Price
The price of Kia Seltos starts at Rs. 9.89 Lakh and goes upto Rs. 17.34 Lakh. The price of petrol variant of Seltos ranges between Rs. 9.89 Lakh to Rs. 17.34 Lakh. The prices of Seltos diesel variants start at Rs. 10.34 Lakh and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 17.34 Lakh. Kia Seltos is available in 16 variants and 11 different colours.
- Petrol (8 Variants)
- Diesel (8 Variants) |
- Manual (11 Variants)
- Automatic (5 Variants)
Kia Seltos Price List in India
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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Seltos
- You need not to do any special task to check the tyre pressure via TPMS. As you start the car, it will show the tyre pressure details in the multi-information display screen.
- If you are passionate about the power and thrill while driving a car then you should go for petrol 1.4 Ltr petrol which has Turbo changer which boosts the engine power when you need to throttle. But If, punchy engine is not your prime requirement then go for 1.5 Ltr petrol engine. Also pls note that the service cost of 1.4 ltr will be slightly more than 1.5 ltr engine due to turbo charger installed in it.
- The main difference between two is of the power, the 1.5-litre petrol engine generates 115PS of power and 144Nm of torque, 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine, on the other hand, has an output of 140PS/242Nm and is exclusively available with the GT Line variants.
- You must go with 1.4 ltr Petrol. Drive both the engines you will not buy 1.5 ltr. If you can compromise in bit of a mileage.
- Yes, Aurora Black Pearl is available with all variants of Kia Seltos.
- Value for money buys1) basic variants HTE, both petrol & Diesel.2) mid variants HTK plus both petrol & Diesel.3) top variants HTX both petrol & Diesel.4) The top most variants HTX plus & GTX plus, both petrol & Diesel are the best, but not value for money.
- Agreed all are in one or another single value for money even the highest model don't cross luxury limit to pay the tax for it watch out for long term review luster gone in many Chinese parts and the Corona the future of Kia???
- In both GT-line and HT-line, we'd recommend opting for the X variant as both HTX and GTX justifies the incremental value and could be a value for money option.
- HI, I AM USING THE HTK MODEL SINCE 2 WEEKS AND THE SOUND SYSTEM IS VERY BAD AS THE SPEAKERS ARE FLAT AND I NEED TO CHANGE THEM.. RIGHTLY SAID BACK SPEAKERS ARE HARDLY HEARD. THE NAVIGATION CAN BE USED WITH ANDROID AUTO...I.E.. WHEN YOUR PHONE IS CONNECTED VIA USB PORT TO THE SYSTEM.HTX MUSIC SYSTEM IS ALSO SAME... AS I SAW ONE MORE HTX OWNER CHANGING THE SPEAKERS FROM THE SAME SHOP. ONLY MODELS FROM HTX+ AND ABOVE HAVE BOSE SYSTEM. :(
- I am using HTX variant and the sound system is highly disappointing. No sound in back door speakers, sound is audible only when the sound bar is set at the maximum of 45. You won’t find any demo or video of this Arkamys system fitted in Kia Seltos anywhere online. Highly disappointing. Returning the car back.
- Highly disappointed with the sound loudness... It needs to be tweeted... As rightly said u can only really hear it well once the volume is set at 45..i need to head to after market speakers now for better quality cause the current music output sucks big time.
- As per the requirement, we'd suggest you to go with the 1.5-litre diesel engine of Kia Seltos. The diesel engines are more efficient and use 15−20% less fuel meaning cheaper running costs. The 1.5-litre diesel engine makes 115PS of power and 250Nm of peak torque mated to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Check out the 2019 Kia Seltos First Drive Review for more information.
- Go for Diesel engine with mannual transmission. It most fuel efficient as well as power is also very punchy in diesel version and diesel engine of seltos is most refined among all engines
- Go for diesel with manual only as Automatic have many issues
Kia Seltos News Updates
2021 Kia Seltos Gets Chic Looking Gravity Trim In Korea
The new addition gets a revamped grille, additional safety features and a fresh take on the interior shadeJul 5, 2020 | By Team ZigWheels
Kia’s UVO Connected Car Technology Gets More Features In Europe!
Phase two of Kia's connected car technology now features online navigation and valet parking modeJun 12, 2020 | By Team ZigWheels
Top 5 Car News Of The Week: 2020 Kia Seltos Launch, Mercedes-Benz GLE New Variants, Toyota Fortuner Price Hike, Jeep Compass Facelift Global Unveil And More
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2020 Kia Seltos With New Features Launched At Rs 9.89 Lakh
The 2020 Seltos comes with a handful of new features, making it an even worthier rival to the second-gen Hyundai CretaJun 1, 2020 | By Team ZigWheels
The Kia Seltos Gets These Extra Features For 2020
The 2020 Seltos can be remotely started using your key fobMay 29, 2020 | By Team ZigWheels
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Editor's View of Kia Seltos
Looks stylish, Feels premium inside, Bose speaker system is delightful, First-in-segment features, Plethora of engine-transmission options, Killer pricing.
Rear under-thigh support could be better, Manual transmission gearshifts could be better, ride quality on the stiff side.
The Seltos impressed us So much that all we could complain about was a lack of under thigh support and the rather stiff ride quality. There are even choices galore in terms of variants, trim and equipment levels. And more than anything its pricing makes it one of the hottest picks in the segment.
Seltos Detailed Review
When it comes to humans or even car brands, the first impression is of utmost importance - so important that it can either make or break your image. And this is exactly why the Seltos is so important for the fate of Kia in India. The main rivals of the Seltos are the MG Hector, the Tata Harrier and the Hyundai Creta. All these three cars have their own set of strengths: The Hector is all about tech and features, the Tata harrier has design and rugged appeal and lastly, the Creta is a safe buy. The Seltos, on the other hand, promises to be a combination of all three with an added sprinkle of premium appeal. If Kia has managed to hit that sweet spot, then its rivals have a lot to worry about.
The Seltos might not have the hulking presence of the Tata Harrier but Kia has done a good job of making it look imposing enough. The face of the Seltos is dominated by LEDs - be it the headlamps, the fog lamps or even the indicators. One of the highlights is the daytime running lamps on the top edge of the headlamps - these extend almost all the way to the centre of the grille, which makes the Seltos appear wider than it is. The signature tiger-nose Kia grille is tastefully finished too, as the hexagonal mesh and the knurled finish on the chrome strip looks top-notch.
In profile, the flared wheel arches, the sloping roofline and the strong shoulder line help it look like a proper SUV. In our opinion, the Seltos' best angle is the rear. The combination of the bulging boot lid, the chrome strip that runs across, strong haunches and the wraparound LED tail lamps makes the car look athletic yet elegant.
With the GT Line, you get some cosmetic differences which make the Seltos look cooler. The 17-inch alloy wheels have a sharper design, you get cool red-painted brake callipers and there are red accents added to the chin, doors plastic cladding and the rear skid plate. You also get a GT Line logo on the grille and the boot lid.
The interior of the Kia Seltos impresses, just like its exterior. Sure, the design isn’t original: the upper rectangular section that houses the 10.25-inch infotainment system and the instrumentation is inspired from the Mercedes-Benz E-class, while the air-con vents and the automatic climate control area reminds you of Audis. But when you put it all together, the dash design looks modern and elegant.
Both the GT Line and Tech Line feature beige/black and all-black upholstery. While the lower variants of the Tech Line variants get black fabric seats, the top HT X Plus variant comes with beige leather upholstery. The GT Line, on the other hand, will have the option of black leather seats with contrasting red stitching or dual-tone black and beige leather upholstery. The pattern of the leather upholstery too differs in the Tech and GT line. Another nice touch is the dual-tone carpets with the triangular pattern which adds to the overall ambience.
In terms of quality, the Seltos misses out on soft-touch plastics but the graining is well executed. Elements like the metal finish on the steering wheel-mounted controls and the gear lever look top-notch. Even the leather-wrapped panel on the dashboard adds to the upmarket feeling.
The powered driver seat of the Seltos is well contoured with good lateral support that helps the driver stay in place. The front passenger seat, surprisingly, offers low under-thigh support as it is placed too low, with no height adjustment on offer, and this could be a sticking point for many potential buyers. As soon as you get in the back seat, you realize that the knee-room on offer isn’t as much as the Tata Harrier or the MG Hector. In isolation, though, it has more than enough space and two six-footers can sit one behind the other without any problems.
The cabin is wide enough for three passengers at the back too, and you also get adjustable headrest for the middle passenger. We wish Kia had also given the middle passenger a three-point seatbelt rather than a lap belt. Under-thigh support for the rear passengers, though, isn’t great as tall passengers will find the bench to be placed a bit low. But other than that, you also get nice elements like sunblinds, rear air-con vents and adjustable backrest which makes the Seltos’s rear seat a soothing place to spend time in.
The Seltos has an abundance of storage spaces inside. Even the boot, at 433 litres, is large enough but the lip is quite high, which makes loading heavy bags a chore. The 60:40 split folding rear seats fold flat, which adds to its practicality quotient.
The Kia Seltos will be offered in a total of 16 variants! How? It has three engine and six transmission options put in along with the long list of variants and the two trim levels. All the engine options are BS6-compliant, though Kia assures us they'll work fine with BS4 fuel and they have tested all these engines for over one lakh km to back that claim.
The complete variant and feature list will only be revealed at launch on August 22nd. But the top variants that we had on the drive were very well loaded. The diesel Tech Line variant gets UVO connected car tech that is similar to the Bluelink in the Hyundai Venue, a 10.25-inch touchscreen system, air purifier with perfume diffuser, ambient lighting which syncs with the music you play to create a party atmosphere, electric sunroof, ventilated front seats, 8-speaker Bose sound system, front parking sensors and dual front airbags. The GT-line, on the other hand, adds curtain airbags, 8.0-inch heads-up display and a 360-degree camera with blind-view monitor. ESP and drive modes are limited to the GT Line petrol DCT variant.
If you want a Seltos with lively performance, you should go for the 1.4GDi petrol manual variant. The 140PS turbo petrol has loads of grunt and it pulls well even from low speeds with ease. It has a wide powerband where it feels strong from as low as 1500rpm, all the way to its almost-7000rpm redline. The combination of the free-revving nature, strong pull and smoothness results in performance that is addictive. Even when you tone it all down, this turbocharged engine feels at home at low speeds. It doesn’t judder and pulls cleanly even in a high gear at low engine speeds. So be it city driving, highway cruising or when you are in the mood to have fun, this engine fits the bill.
Obviously, the most popular gearbox option with this engine will be the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The gearbox works well for the most part as it backs the engine's spirited performance with quick gearshifts. It shifts smoothly and is also quick to react in change of accelerator position by downshifting rapidly to give a speedy burst of performance. But it's at low speeds that this gearbox struggles a bit. Throttle response is a bit too sharp as the Seltos lunges forward, which takes some time getting use to. This also results in the driver constantly juggling between the brake and the accelerator pedals in stop and go traffic. The gearbox at low speeds also tends to get confused as it keeps changing gear ratios constantly when not necessary. This problem is somewhat solved thanks to the three driving modes the petrol automatic comes equipped with. In Eco mode the acceleration is a lot more relaxed and progress is much smoother. In Normal and Sport mode there isn’t a significant difference, except in Sport mode you are always in a lower gear at a higher engine speed for quick acceleration.
Kia claims that the Seltos with this engine will reach 100kmph in a brisk 9.7 seconds, which going by our stint behind the wheel is completely believable. Even the claimed efficiency figures of 16.5kmpl for the 7-speed DCT and 16.1kmpl for the 6-speed MT are impressive. But going by experience with turbo petrol engines, expect a massive drop in efficiency figures if you are going to be heavy footed.
If you want a smooth automatic then you should go for the diesel, because the torque converter transmission that it comes paired with is smooth and gear shifts are jerk-free. This doesn’t mean it has slow shifts or isn’t responsive enough. When in need it downshifts quickly to help you while overtaking, and even upshifts are fairly brisk. The engine also must be given credit for this as it complements the gearbox perfectly. It is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine that puts out 115PS of power and 250Nm of torque. The power delivery from this engine is creamy smooth, and it is free-revving too as it spins to its 5000rpm redline with ease. The engine does get a bit noisy post 3500rpm but because this motor feels strong from as low as 1400rpm you rarely end up working it hard.
This motor's flexible nature can be experienced in the manual gearbox variant too. Despite having tall gearing, especially in the first three gears, even at low speeds you don’t have to shift constantly, even when in a high gear. The gear shifts too are slick, and the light clutch ensures that your left foot doesn’t feel sore even in stop-start traffic.
The claimed 0-100kmph figure for the diesel Seltos is 11.5 seconds, which is at par with the competition, despite having a smaller capacity engine. The claimed efficiency figures of 18kmpl for the 6-speed automatic and 21kmpl for the 6-speed MT is better that the Hyundai Creta’s ARAI figures.
Apart from the strong engines, the Seltos also has a pliant ride quality. At low speeds, you do hear the suspension working, especially over sharp bumps, but you don’t get thrown around or feel uncomfortable. As the speed rises the ride gets flatter, with well controlled body movements which makes the Seltos a good long-distance cruiser.
The rainy conditions weren’t the most ideal to push the car hard into corners. But on first impressions the Seltos doesn’t feel sporty, and the steering especially feels a bit vague. Even when we drove the petrol automatic with drive modes that altered the steering weight it didn’t feel much better. In Sport mode it just added weight without adding anything in terms of feedback. In fact in Normal mode the steering felt more natural and here we feel Kia should have also given an individual mode, to adjust the engine, gearbox and the steering weight separately.
Summing it up
After spending the whole day with the Kia Seltos, clearly it has a great mix of style, tech, quality and comfort. When you add the various engine and gearbox options, the trim levels, plus the variants, there is a Kia Seltos for everyone. In terms of shortcomings, the rear seat could have done with a bit more support and the petrol automatic could have been a bit smoother, but other than that the Seltos is hard to fault.
The Kia Seltos prices ranges from Rs 9.69 lakh to Rs 15.99 lakh, which seriously undercuts the competition and is also very close to it's cousin the Hyundai Creta. For all the detailed prices of the many variants and the two different trim levels click here.
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Preferred For : Family & Daily Commute
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I would say this one of the best cars available in the Indian markets. The overall performance, maintenance cost, mileage, comfort and design is superb. This a must buy car if your price range is b/w 10 to 22L.
kia seltos is the best car in this segment
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Mileage disappointed till second service after that jaguar fail...I guarantee
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I brought seltos htx one week back.This is my 6 th car following innova crysta,xuv500,duster,Honda city and1dzire.I can safely say that this is best overall car in this price range at present. Seltos is near perfect vehicle by many angles. It's design is fantastic,looks are fantastic,features are fantastic, refinement is excellent,NVH levels are superb,ride quality is superb and easily comparable to my innova crysta, diesel manual mileage is excellent,seat comfort is superb.Back seat of this vehicle occupies 3 people comfortably. Boot space has enough space for luggage of five people for a short trip.I drove this vehicle on really ugly Bhokar-Nanded road of maharashtra(bad is very mild word for this road at present,i think) ,and I can assure you that ,this vehicle has one of the best ride quality which can be easily comparable to my innova crysta in terms of ride quality. Seltos is breeze to drive.I drove petrol GT line also for short distance,and it is also a great variant to own.You can go for either variants as per your needs and choice.Both variants are great. Diesel is giving me 17 kmpl overall at present for 60% highway and 40% city drive with AC 100% on. I hope,Mileage will definitely increase after second service(oil change) to 19 Kmpl overall. Smart air purifier with perfume diffuser is a added advantage.AC is powerful and works fantastically.In my opinion,At present,there is no competitor for seltos,when it comes to overall package. So friends,who are in two minds,JUST GO FOR THIS VEHICLE BLINDLY. YOU CAN PURCHASE ANY VARIANT DEPENDING UPON YOUR NEEDS,AND I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT,MOST OF YOU WILL BE VERY PLEASED TO OWN THIS VEHICLE.
a good car in terms of feature spec. Spacious cabin. Drive quality is good but not the best. Hyundai Creta provides better drive quality. Features like the 360 Degree camera, air purifier, AC vented seats are pretty nicely implemented. Great fan of the 360 camera. Have been using this feature in narrow lanes. Although the petrol engine is not noisy but you can still hear bit of noise (Not like the Hyundai where the cabin noise is almost zero). In slow speed the vehicles is not that smooth but the moment we cross 30 KM, its pretty smooth. Eco mode makes you feel that the car doesn't have much power.Normal is good overall. Sports has a great power punch but noisy. I prefer normal mode in most of the time.UVO app works fine only when the car eSIM (Vodafone) is under good network coverage. DCT transmission temperature is a serious problem (at least for Bangalore). in bumper to bumper traffic it keeps on getting heated and an alert keeps on coming in the cluster to stop the car. Not sure if this problem will be fixed. But with this we can not drive in Bangalore during peek hours. So far i liked my car until the transmission issue appeared. Now it looks I can not drive it regularly in Bangalore traffic.
If you are really looking for the rivals of Kia Seltos then there must be your's internal choice to chose what you want and looking for yourself. I rejected xuv300 just because of boot space. Duster was always my first love but novelty and dashboard killed my mindset...Jeep compass certainly impressed me by its dashing look but mileage was the critical point of understanding. Later MG Hector was something new & impressive option but over design & writing BIG internet inside long queuing pulls me back then there was final option Kia Seltos which changed my mind after getting into inside and i was trying to find out fault but only one fault 'highly important' could find was the safety feature 2 airbag given in kia seltos htx plus AT 1.5 diesel automatic variant .I'm still thinking on it why it was compromised and not given 6 airbags. Rest everything is OK. I have drove it 5500kms in couple of months, city 14 Kms highway 18 to 19 Kms mileage without any problem.
A good car with great handling and advanced features. Pros - styling, power, steering, a/c, HUD, voice command, navigation, 360 camera, parking assist, sunroof, ventilated seats, but worth the money. Cons - tyre size, rear shock absorbers, boss subwoofer, space inside, luggage space, front bumper ground clearance, UVO IOS app, front seat head rest stitching, driver seat thigh support. Could have easily improved few of the items to suit Indian conditions.
Power is very linear, Kia should either provide turbo retrofit or hybrid retrofit kits to the existing customers at a decent price point as an optional accessory, Seltos has created a history benchmark, now assume Hybrid retrofit kit as an accessory can be displayed in showroom and left to buyers to opt for, does I sound innovative campaign for Kia, I received delivery on 31st August HTX Petrol NA variant and have done 18K kms so far.
Kia Seltos Expert Reviews
2020 Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos: Turbo Petrol Automatic Comparision Review
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Kia Seltos vs MG Hector Petrol Automatic: Comparison Review
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Kia Seltos vs MG Hector: Real World Hands-On Comparison
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2019 Kia Seltos First Drive Review
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2019 Kia Seltos (Prototype) First Drive Review
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Kia Seltos Colours
Glacier White Pearl With Aurora Black Pearl
Glacier White Pearl With Punchy Orange
Steel Silver With Aurora Black Pearl
Intense Red With Aurora Black Pearl
Aurora Black Pearl
Kia Seltos Service Cost
|Petrol (6 years)||Rs. 25,111|
|Diesel (6 years)||Rs. 28,179|
Kia Seltos FAQs
What is the price of Kia Seltos Top Variant?
The ex-showroom price of top variant of Kia Seltos is 17.34 Lakh (Delhi).
What is the mileage of Kia Seltos?
The ARAI claimed mileage of Kia Seltos is 16.8 - 20.8 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. 19,132 per month @ 10.5% for a tenure of 60 months.
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What is the boot space in Kia Seltos?
The boot space in Kia Seltos is 433 L. View full specification of Seltos