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Refreshed 2021 Kia Seltos With Host Of Updates Launched At Rs 9.95 Lakh


Kia has updated the Seltos with its brand new logo, additional features, and a new transmission option

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  • 2021 Kia Seltos launched from Rs 9.95 lakh to Rs 17.65 lakh (ex-showroom).
  • Prices have been increased by up to Rs 20,000.
  • Anniversary Edition model, GTX, and HTX+ AT diesel variants are discontinued.
  • GTX (O) replaces the GTX as the new base variant in GT Line.
  • New features in the Seltos include paddle shifters, virus and bacteria protection AC filter, and new voice command additions.
  • Select features from the higher models have been introduced lower down in the lineup.
  • The 115PS 1.5-litre petrol engine will now be offered with the 6-speed clutchless manual gearbox.

Kia Motors India has launched the refreshed 2021 Seltos at Rs 9.95 lakh (ex-showroom). As a part of its model year update, the Seltos now boasts of the updated logo, new features, and a clutch pedal-less manual transmission (iMT) in the mid-spec HTK+ 1.5-litre petrol variant. 

There’s a rejig on the variants front too. The limited ‘Anniversary Edition’ model and HTX+ diesel-AT variant have been discontinued. In the GT Line trim, the new GTX (O) variant replaces the GTX as the new base variant. 

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Select features from the higher variants have been introduced lower down in the lineup. These updates have naturally affected the pricing making the Seltos dearer by up to Rs 20,000. Here are the revised prices:

Variant

Old Price

New Price

Difference

1.5-litre Petrol

     

HTE

Rs 9.89 lakh

Rs 9.95 lakh

+Rs 6,000

HTK

Rs 10.59 lakh

Rs 10.74 lakh

+Rs 15,000

HTK+

Rs 11.69 lakh

Rs 11.79 lakh

+Rs 10,000

HTK+ iMT (new)

--

Rs 12.19 lakh

--

HTX

Rs 13.45 lakh

Rs 13.65 lakh

+Rs 20,000

HTX Anniversary Edition

Rs 13.86 lakh

Discontinued

--

HTX CVT

Rs 14.45 lakh

Rs 14.65 lakh

+Rs 20,000

HTX CVT Anniversary Edition

Rs 14.86 lakh

Discontinued

-- 

1.4-litre Turbo-petrol

     

GTX

Rs 15.65 lakh

Discontinued

--

GTX (O) [new]

--

Rs 15.35 lakh

--

GTX+

Rs 16.49 lakh

Rs 16.65 lakh

+Rs 16,000

GTX+ DCT

Rs 17.29 lakh

Rs 17.44 lakh

+Rs 15,000

1.5-litre Diesel

     

HTE

Rs 10.35 lakh

Rs 10.45 lakh

+Rs 10,000

HTK

Rs 11.69 lakh

Rs 11.79 lakh

+Rs 20,000

HTK+

Rs 12.79 lakh

Rs 12.99 lakh

+Rs 20,000

HTK+ AT

Rs 13.79 lakh

Rs 13.95 lakh

+Rs 16,000

HTX

Rs 14.55 lakh

Rs 14.75 lakh

+Rs 20,000

HTX Anniversary Edition

Rs 14.96 lakh

Discontinued

-- 

HTX+

Rs 15.59 lakh

Rs 15.79 lakh

+Rs 20,000

HTX+ AT

Rs 16.59 lakh

Discontinued

-- 

GTX+ AT

Rs 17.45 lakh

Rs 17.65 lakh

+Rs 20,000

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The main update for the 2021 Seltos is the addition of the brand’s new logo, which can be seen on the hood, hub caps, tailgate, steering wheel, and the key. 

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The 2021 Seltos comes with a couple of new features. These include:

  • Paddle Shifters (Limited to top-spec GTX+). 

  • New virus and bacteria protection integrated in the Smart Air filter. 

  • Wireless phone projection for the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment in HTK and HTK+.

  • Beige fabric seats for the HTK+ iMT only. 

  • Brown leatherette seats in HTX+. 

  • Black-beige leatherette seats with red stitching in GTX (O). 

  • Operation of sunroof, driver’s side power window, and defroster using voice commands. 

  • Over The Air (OTA) updates for in-built navigation (from HTX onwards). 

  • Remote engine start stop (using keyfob) from HTK+ (manual variants only). 

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Certain features from the top models have been introduced lower down in the lineup. These include: 

Features

Availability In Older Seltos

Availability In 2021 Seltos

Electronic Stability Control, Brake Assist, Hill-start Assist

GTX/GTX+

HTX/HTX+/GTX(O)/GTX+

Sunroof 

HTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+

HTK+ iMT /HTX/HTX+/GTX(O)/GTX+

Automatic Climate Control

HTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+

HTK+ iMT /HTX/HTX+/GTX(O)/GTX+

 
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Kia has also taken this opportunity to introduce the clutchless manual (iMT) gearbox in the Seltos, which is a first in the segment. It’s offered with the Seltos’ 115PS 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and is limited to the mid-spec HTK+ variant. It’s also the first time this gearbox is being coupled with a naturally aspirated petrol engine. 

Save for the addition of the optional iMT, specifications of the Seltos remain unchanged. 

Technical Specifications

Seltos 1.5-litre NA Petrol

Seltos 1.4-litre Turbo-petrol

Seltos 1.5-litre Diesel

Power 

115PS

140PS

115PS

Torque 

144Nm

242Nm

250Nm

Transmission Option

6-speed manual / CVT / 6-speed iMT (new)

6-speed manual / 7-speed DCT

6-speed manual / 6-speed automatic

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The updates do give the Seltos an edge over its rivals, especially additions like the clutchless manual gearbox and paddle shifters. It will resume its rivalry with the Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500, and the upcoming Skoda Kushaq and VW Taigun

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