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Kia Seltos Finally Makes Its Official Debut In India


The Seltos is available with three engines and four gearbox options across eight variants

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  • Kia has aggressively priced the Seltos from Rs 9.69 lakh to Rs 15.99 lakh.
  • The Seltos will be available in two trim options: GT Line and Tech Line.
  • It is longer and wider than the Hyundai Creta.
  • The pricing undercuts most of the competition in the compact SUV space.
  •  Priced almost similar to the Hyundai Creta. 

Garnering a lot of attention and over 30,000 bookings in just five weeks, the Seltos is in our opinion the most anticipated SUV of this year. Now, Kia has officially launched the Seltos in India with prices starting at an impressive Rs 9.69 lakh and going all the way up till Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Kia also announced that it will start the deliveries from today.

Pricing And Variants:

On offer are eight variants which are based on two trim options : GT Line and Tech Line. The Tech Line can be had with the 1.5-litre diesel and naturally aspirated petrol units:

  • HT E
  • HT K
  • HT K Plus
  • HT X
  • HT X Plus

On the other hand, the GT Line can be had with the 1.4-litre T-GDI petrol. Kia will also launch the 1.5-diesel-automatic in the GT Line trim, but we'll have to wait a bit more for the official announcement and prices. 

  • GT E
  • GT X
  • GT X Plus

The GT Line is the sportier looking of the two trim levels. To find out what are the differentiating factors, head here.



Tech Line:
1.5-litre petrol 1.5-litre diesel
6-speed manual CVT 6-speed manual 6-speed AT
HT E -  Rs 9.69 lakh   HT E -  Rs 9.99 lakh  
HT K -  Rs 9.99 lakh   HT K -  Rs 11.19 lakh  
HT K+- Rs 11.19 lakh   HT K+ -Rs 12.19 lakh HT K+ - Rs 13.19 lakh
HT X -  Rs 12.79 lakh HT X - Rs 13.79 lakh HT X -  Rs 13.79 lakh  
    HT X+ -Rs 14.99  lakh HT X+ - Rs15.99 lakh

 GT Line: 

 
6-speed manual
7-speed DCT
GT K Rs 13.49 lakh -
GT X Rs 14.99 lakh Rs 15.99 lakh
GT X+ Rs 15.99 lakh -

 

Dimensions:

  Kia Seltos Hyundai Creta
Length 4315mm 4270mm
Width 1800mm 1780mm
Height 1620mm 1665mm
Wheelbase 2610mm 2590mm
Boot Space 433 litres 400 litres

The Seltos’s closest rival from is also from the same turf, and this is how it compares against the Hyundai Creta in terms of dimensions. The Seltos excels in every single parameter barring height.

Engine And Transmission:

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
0-100kmph timing 9.7 seconds 11.8 seconds 11.5 seconds
Fuel Efficiency 16.5kmpl (AT)/ 16.1kmpl (MT) 16.8kmpl (CVT)/ 16.5kmpl (MT)
18.0kmpl (AT)/21.0kmpl (MT)

Three BS6-compliant engines on offer:  1.4-litre T-GDI, 1.5-litre Petrol and 1.5-litre CRDI, mated to four gearbox options: 6MT, 7-DCT, 6AT and CVT. 

Features: 

Some of the Seltos’ notable features include a Bose 8-speaker sound system, a sunroof, 360 degree camera, driving rearview mirror, blind view monitor, ventilated front seats, 8-way powered drivers seats, sound mood lighting and front and rear parking sensors. It also gets  a smart 8.0-inch head-up display, a 7-inch colour display panel, a 10.25-inch infotainment system with UVO Connect, wireless charging, smart air purifier, and drive modes. Safety additions include six airbags, traction control, hill assist, brake assist, ESP (Electronic Stability Program), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), and TPMS ( Tyre Pressure Monitoring System). The Seltos also comes with 3 year/unlimited km warranty which can also be extended by 2 years. Also offered is 3-year free road-side assistance.

We can surely say that Kia is off to a flying start with the Seltos that seems to have struck a balance in our market. The highly competitive segment comprised of the Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, MG Hector and the Mahindra XUV500 is anything but easy to crack. Moreover, being Kia’s first offering for India, the Seltos will solely be responsible for establishing the brand in India. If you are looking for more information and have some questions, our detailed review might be of help.

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  • Mahesh | 1 month ago Excellent article Another good review we found at http://cartechnewz.com 0 Reply
    Drkaransingh | 1 month ago Is it worth to second more for ventilated seat and Bose system?m confused so m asking 0 Reply

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