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Kia has racked up more than 50,000 bookings for the Seltos in India. Booking for the Seltos was opened in July and it has dispatched 13,990 units in the August-September period.
The Seltos comes with three engines: a set of 1.5-litre petrol and diesel along with a 1.4-litre Turbo GDI petrol motor. The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated (NA) petrol engine develops 115PS and 144Nm. The diesel engine develops 115PS and 250Nm while the 1.4-litre Turbo GDI motor churns out 140PS and 242Nm. The SUV will come with the choice of a 6-speed manual gearbox, CVT, a 6-speed torque converter as well as a first-in-segment 7-speed DCT.
The Seltos will come loaded with premium features like a 10.25-inch infotainment system, an 8-inch HUD, reclining rear seats, automatic climate control and an 8-speaker Bose sound system. It also gets an air purifier, ventilated seats and a plethora of connected tech that goes by the name UVO Connect. The Kia Seltos will take on the Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, and the MG Hector in India.
Specifications Summary of Kia Seltos
|Mileage (ARAI) kmpl :||16 Kmpl to 20 Kmpl|
|Gear Box :||7 Speed|
|Fuel Type :||Petrol / Diesel|
|Transmission :||Manual / Automatic|
|Length Width Height :||4315*1800*1620|
|Seating Capacity :||5|
|Boot Space :||433|
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Kia Seltos Price
Kia Seltos prices start at Rs. 9.69 lakh for petrol and goes upto Rs. 16.99 lakh. The prices of Seltos diesel variants start at Rs. 9.99 lakh and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 16.99 lakh. Kia Seltos is available in 18 variants and 12 colours.
- Petrol (10 Variants)
- Diesel (8 Variants)
Kia Seltos Variants Price List
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, Rolls into corners
The Seltos impressed us So much that all we could complain about was a lack of under thigh support and our desire for a smoother petrol automatic. 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.
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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Seltos
Q. Is this car made in india - Seltos (SP2i)?
Q. What is the difference in size as compared with Creta - Seltos (SP2i)?
Q. What about the sound system and type of speakers provided in Kia Seltos HTX? Is navigation system available in HTK model?
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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 Highlights
The Seltos sports a 1.4-litre turbo petrol and a pair of 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines, all of which will be BS6 compliant. The 1.4-litre turbo-petrol will be exclusively paired with a 7-speed DCT, the 1.5-litre NA petrol with either a 6-speed manual or a CVT and the 1.5-litre turbo-diesel with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter.
Exterior and Interior
The Kia Seltos is easily one of the best looking SUVs in the compact SUV segment. Based on the SP COncept showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo, it retains the same upright stance and sits high off the ground as well. The Seltos is marginally bigger than the Creta in all parameters except for height. There are some interesting elements here too, including a clamshell bonnet and 17-inch alloy wheels finished in gunmetal grey. Features such as LED daytime running lamps, LED tail lamps and LED headlamps are also on offer. It also gets a sunroof. A rugged looking skid plate, coupled with the LED fog lamps also adds to the character of the SUV. Kia is offering the Seltos in eight single colour schemes apart from five dual-tone paint options as well.
On the inside the quality of materials as well as the fit and finish make it feel properly premium. The leatherette wrap for the flat-bottomed steering wheel, the switches and the chrome finish was upmarket. In terms of features, the 8-speaker 400W Bose sound system was plain delightful. It felt perfectly balanced and properly loud too. In the rear seats, better under-thigh support will be desired. However, the two-step recline adjustment and ample knee room will be appreciated. Highlights that buyers will hanker after include a panoramic sunroof, handy 8-inch head-up display (HUD), ventilated front seats and a 360-degree camera.
The Kia Seltos will be offered in a total of 9 trim levels. The 1.5-litre motors (petrol & diesel) will be offered in HT E, HT K, HT K+, HT X and HT X+ trims. Kia has confirmed that the 1.5-litre diesel will have a GTX+ variant mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox however, it will be offered at a later date. The 1.4-litre trubo-petrol motor will be offered in GT K, GT X, GT X+ trims.
Renault Duster: The car that started it all, the Renault Duster is the only modern crossover in the segment to feature an AWD system. Its butch design, adequate space, CVT transmission (petrol), AMT (diesel) and all-weather ability help it score a lot of brownie points in the segment. Interior quality and limited service network make it less appealing.
Honda BR-V: Honda's offering in the segment is essentially a jacked up Mobilio with some mechanical changes to compensate for the raised stance. It is one of the only crossovers here which can seat seven people.
Nissan Terrano: The Duster's better-looking cousin (for some), the Terrano suffers from being too overpriced for its own good. It does get a diesel AMT variant which is a good option for those looking for a convenient urban SUV.
Hyundai Creta: The Hyundai Creta might be a vanilla package but that doesn’t stop it from being a potent one. It’s got the mix of looks, features and drivability, ensuring that thousands of prospective owners throng Hyundai’s showrooms every month. The waiting periods can get annoying though, so be warned!
Renault Captur: The Captur brings some style to a segment of boxy SUVs. If you want to stand out in the crowd or while munching highway miles, the big Renault is worth a dekko!
Tata Harrier: We don’t see any major deal breakers with the Harrier. It’s loaded, spacious, drives well and is built like a tank. Tata’s best yet? Without a doubt.
Jeep Compass: It’s a Jeep thing, they say. And if you’ve always wanted one, the Compass is a great one to begin with. It’s rock-solid, built to munch miles and ready to get down and dirty. If you can live with the slightly small cabin, it’s a very capable SUV to have in your garage!
If you’re looking at buying an SUV in the Rs 10 lakh - 15 lakh bracket, we’d strongly suggest you take a good long hard look at the Kia Seltos. It's a compact SUV that looks super promising, offers a lot and from our first drive experience lacks very little.
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