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Kia Seltos Gets Off To A Flying Start, Touches 6200 Units Sales In August


The Seltos’ August sales figure is higher than several brand’s total sales in the same time period!

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  • The Seltos had racked up more than 32,000 bookings in just five weeks.
  • It beats the MG Hector’s sales during the same time period.
  • The Seltos comes with premium features like an 8.0-inch head-up display, Bose sound system, Sound mood lighting and UVO connected-car tech.
  • Prices for the Seltos start from Rs 9.69 lakh and go up to Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Seltos has kickstarted Kia’s Indian innings with a bang. It looks to change the game in its segment with its premium features and plethora of powertrain options. And to top things up, the Korean giant has priced it attractively from Rs 9.69 lakh to Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom). This has indeed reflected in its August 2019 sales numbers which are substantially more than several brand’s total sales figures combined. 

Reportedly, Kia has sold 6,200 units of the Seltos during the month of August.  In comparison, the Seltos’ closest competitor, the MG Hector, has found 2,018 takers (retail sales). The Seltos’ sales figures is also more than the total sales of Ford and Volkswagen, who sold 5,517 units and 2,300 units respectively during the same time period. 

Despite the two month waiting period the Seltos commands, Kia had mentioned that it will continue to accept bookings for the compact SUV. It is also looking to expand production at its Anantapur facility to cater to the demand and will soon start operating in two shifts. 

Kia is also taking customer feedback quite seriously. The carmaker will soon launch the turbo-petrol DCT and diesel-AT combo in the top-spec GT X Plus trim. Expected to be priced at Rs 17 lakh (ex-showroom), the new top-spec variant is expected to launch by mid September. 

The Seltos is the only SUV in its segment to come with a plethora of powertrain options. You get a choice of 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines and a sportier 1.4-litre T-GDI petrol unit. All the engines are BS6-compliant as well and come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Each of them come with a different automatic gearbox though. Have a look at the table below for detailed specifications of each engine. 

Kia Seltos

1.4-litre T-GDI

1.5-litre Petrol

1.5-litre CRDI

Power (PS)

140PS

115PS

115PS

Torque (Nm)

242Nm

144Nm

250Nm

Transmission Options

6-speed MT/7-speed DCT

6-speed MT/CVT

6-speed MT/6-speed AT

Fuel Efficiency

16.5kmpl (AT)/ 16.1kmpl (MT)

16.8kmpl (CVT)/ 16.5kmpl (MT)

18.0kmpl (AT)/21.0kmpl (MT)

The Seltos also comes loaded with a handful of premium features like an 8.0-inch head-up display, Bose sound system, Sound mood lighting, UVO connected-car tech, 360-degree camera, ventilated seats, rear sun blind and more. Safety features include 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, electronic stability program, hill hold assist and a blind view monitor. 

Kia has an ambitious plan for India. Joining the Seltos next will be the upcoming Carnival MPV. Slated to launch by the first half of 2020, the Carnival will sit above the Innova Crysta. Prices are expected to start from Rs 24 lakh, going up to Rs 26 lakh (ex-showroom).

 

Source - ETAuto.com 

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