Over 7,000 Units Of Kia Seltos Sold In March 2020 (Photo Credit: File Photo)
With the launch of Seltos, Kia Motors entered the Indian market last year with a bang. Kia Seltos has been one of the most successful launches of 2019 and has taken the compact SUV segment by storm. Looking up to the success of Kia Seltos, the automaker launched Carnival luxury MPV. In March 2020, Kia Motors sold 8,583 units including 7,466 units of the Seltos alone. Whereas, the company managed to sell 1,117 units of Kia Carnival MPV. Kia Seltos has registered a total sales of 81,784 units till now. Kia Motors has also exported 2,585 of units Seltos last month.
Recently, it was reported that Kia Motors India is likely to launch the mid and higher-end variants of Seltos in April 2020. With the added features, the price of the Seltos will rise marginally. However, the exact feature list is not mentioned. The report suggests that mid-spec variant of the Kia Seltos – HTK Plus will get features such as USB port, panoramic sunroof, and puddle lamps, among others. The updated Kia Seltos will compete against Hyundai Creta in the Indian market.
Nominated for the 2020 World Car of the Year award, Kia Seltos is available in Tech Line and GT Line trims, each of which is offered in five variants - E, K, K+, X, and X+. Kia Seltos is available in 16 variants. The Tech Line gets a more premium appearance with a beige and black cabin with leather upholstery. On the other hand, the GT Line gives sportier look to the Seltos with an all-black cabin, black leather seats with red contrast stitching. The GT Line also gets a sporty looking bumper.
Kia Seltos comes with BS-VI compliant powertrain. The SUV comes with an option of a 1.4-litre Turbo GDI petrol engine that produces 138 bhp and 242 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed automatic transmission. The SUV comes in a 1.5-litre diesel engine that churns out 113 bhp and 144 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual and an IVT (Intelligent continuously variable transmission) automatic transmission.
Also, Kia Seltos comes with a 1.5-litre VGT diesel that belts out 113 bhp and 250 Nm of torque. It is paired to a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The compact SUV is available in normal, eco and sports drive modes. It also gets different traction modes like Snow and Mud.
The mid-size SUV has the iconic tiger-nose grille with full LED headlamps on the front and vertically housed LED fog lamps. On the rear, the car will be equipped with LED taillights and dual exhaust pipes.
Along with 17-inch five-spoke dual-tone alloy wheels, the compact SUV comes equipped with roof rails and shark fin antenna. Inside the cabin, the new Kia Seltos features a 10.25-inch touchscreen audio video navigation system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The compact SUV also gets features like 8-inch HUD (Heads Up Display), blind-spot view monitor, EPS (Electronic Power Steering), eco coating, three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, and push-button start/stop. The compact SUV is available in eight monotones and five dual-tone colour options.
On the safety features front, the car carries multiple airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and BA (Brake Assist), reverse parking sensors and camera, the compact SUV also gets VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), TCS (Traction Control System) and HAC (Hill-start Assist Control). There is a 360-degree camera as well.
The price for Kia Seltos in India ranges between Rs 9.89 lakh to Rs 17.29 lakh (all-prices, ex-showroom).