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Kia Seltos Gets A Funky Anniversary Edition


It is based on the HTX trim and gets interior and exterior cosmetic updates

  • The Anniversary Edition gets orange accents in the front, specific badging at the rear, and revised skid plates at the front, side and rear. 

  • Inside, it gets blacked-out finishing, instead of the dual-tone black-beige colour scheme in the HTX.

  • It will feature the same features and powertrain options as the HTX variants - 1.5-litre petrol and diesel with petrol-automatic option.

  • The special edition will be limited to just 6,000 units. 

  • It commands a premium of Rs 41,000 over the HTX variant it’s based on.

Kia is celebrating the first anniversary of its debut car in the country, the Seltos. To make the celebrations a bit more exciting, it has launched a special edition of the compact SUV. The Anniversary Edition is based on the HTX trim and gets a few extra touches. The HTX variant sits just behind the HTX+ top-spec variant in the HT Line of the Seltos.

Priced at a premium of Rs 41,000 over the HTX variant, the special edition gets one monotone and three dual-tone options: Aurora Black Pearl, Gravity Grey/Aurora Black Pearl, Steel Silver/Aurora Black Pearl, and Glacier White Pearl//Aurora Black Pearl. 

The most prominent addition is that of orange accents on the fog lamp surrounds, faux exhaust surrounds, and the hub caps. It gets blacked-out 17-inch alloy wheels and a ‘1st Anniversary Edition’ badge on the tailgate. The redesigned skid plates at the front and rear have increased the length of the special edition by 60mm. 

Engine

HTX Price

Anniversary Edition Price

Price Difference

1.5-litre Petrol MT

Rs 13.34 lakh

Rs 13.75 lakh

Rs 41,000

1.5-litre Petrol AT

Rs 14.34 lakh

Rs 14.75 lakh

Rs 41,000

1.5-litre Diesel MT

Rs 14.44 lakh

Rs 14.85 lakh

Rs 41,000

*All prices, ex-showroom

Inside, the blacked-out finishing can be found on the door pads, the leather upholstery, and the soft-touch leather trim on the dashboard. On a disappointing note, the Anniversary Edition doesn’t get any of the top-spec features, but only those offered in the HTX. While this means you’ll still get a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, air purifier, and LED headlamps and tail lights, you’ll miss out on the 8-speaker Bose sound system, ventilated front seats, 7-inch MID, and a wireless charger.

Under the hood, the Anniversary Edition gets the same powertrain options offered in the HTX - a 115PS 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 115PS 1.5-litre diesel engine. Both will be offered with a manual transmission as standard but only the petrol engine gets the option of an automatic gearbox as seen in the HTX.

The Kia Seltos Anniversary Edition will be a limited edition with only 6,000 units on sale. So, if you’re in the mood to join the celebrations, we’d suggest you make a move at the earliest. The Seltos has been a highly successful model in the hotly contested compact SUV segment, facing competition from the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV500, MG Hector and Tata Harrier.

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