Kia Seltos Gets A Diesel-Automatic GTX+ Variant!

It will join the 1.4-litre turbo petrol option in the GT Line


  • The Seltos is available in two trim lines: GT Line and Tech Line.
  • The GT diesel trim increases the variant split to 9 in total.
  • The GTX+ diesel variant will be powered by a 1.5-litre 115PS/250Nm motor paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
  • It is expected to be priced at Rs 16.99 lakh.

Just as Kia finally launched the Seltos SUV in India, many were hoping for the GT Line to get a diesel option. Now after conflicting earlier reports, Kia has finally confirmed that the 1.5-litre CRDI diesel motor will join the 1.4-litre turbo petrol in the GT Line, albeit at a later date. The diesel will be available in the range topping GTX+ variant, utilising a 6-speed automatic transmission.  

The GT X+ is the top-of-the-line variant which comes with all the bells and whistles, namely the Bose premium sound system, a sunroof, 360-degree camera, ventilated front seats, 8-way powered driver’s seat and more. Over the HT X+ variant, it gets features like a 360-degree parking camera, blind view monitor, 6-airbags and the 8-inch heads-up display. 

The Seltos is available in two trim lines - GT Line and Tech Line. Engine options consist of a Tech Line-exclusive 1.5-litre petrol making  115PS of power and 144Nm of torque. The more powerful 1.4-litre T-GDI which makes a healthy 140PS and 242Nm of torque is only available in the GT Line. The 1.5-litre CRDI diesel motor delivers 115PS and 250Nm of torque. Currently, it is only available in the Tech Line trim,  however it will come in the GT X+ variant at a later date. 

Coming to the transmission options, the 1.5-litre is available in 6-speed manual and CVT transmissions. The 1.4-litre petrol gets a 6-speed MT and a 7-speed DCT gearbox option. And finally, the 1,5-litre diesel is mated to a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Automatic transmissions in the Tech Line consist of a CVT for the HTX petrol variant and the 6-speed auto box for the HTK+ and the HTX+ diesel variants. In the GT Line, with the addition of the diesel option, there are now two types of auto boxes available with the 7-speed DCT for the GTX petrol and the 6-speed auto box for the GTX+ diesel.

The 8 variants of the Seltos are sold at a price range between Rs 9.69 lakh and 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Prices for the GTX+ diesel haven’t been revealed yet, but we expect it to come at a price tag of Rs 16.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The Seltos will take on the highly competitive segment that is comprised of the Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, MG Hector and the Mahindra XUV500. If you are looking for more information and have some questions, our detailed review might be of help.

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    Geogy | 10 months ago I mean petrol 0 Reply
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