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Kia Seltos Price, Specification, Features & Reviews of the new compact SUV in India

Kia Seltos Price, Specification, Features & Reviews of the new compact SUV in India: After the unveiling of Kia Seltos on its world premiere in India on June 20, people are curious to know when it is going be introduced? Well, the premiere of Kia Seltos was successful and it comprises of various impressive features as well as exceptional design.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kia Seltos will be offered in GT Line and Tech Line variants.
  • The upcoming SUV will have three engine options.
  • Seltos gets UVO Connect car technology.

The upcoming compact SUV is now all set to take the segment by storm. Well, it’s not confirmed yet about the exact date of the launch by the South Korean automobile but Seltos is expected to be launched in August 2019.

KIA SELTOS FEATURES

– Tiger Nose Grille
– LED DRLs
– Head-up display
– Wireless charging
– 360-degree camera
– Ambient lighting
– 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
– Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
– Navigation system
– LED tail-lights
– LED fog lamps
– 18-inch alloy wheels

KIA SELTOS LAUNCH

The Kia Seltos SUV is scheduled to be launched globally in the second half of 2019. The 5-seater premium SUV is most likely to be launched in August-September 2019, before Diwali festive season. We will update you as soon as Kia makes an official announcement on the same.

KIA SELTOS PRICE IN INDIA

Base Rs 10 lakh
Top Rs 16 lakh

The SP2i based 5-seater SUV will be launched as a premium model. It is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 10 lakh – Rs 16 lakh.

In India, the compact SUV is probable to be priced in the middle of Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom). While it is going to be involved in a direct battle with Hyundai Creta, the challenge is also going to come from other additional players such as Nissan Kicks, Renault Captur, Tata Harrier and MG Hector.

Specs Petrol Diesel
Engine 1.5L 4-cylinder and 1.4L turbocharged 1.5L 4-cylinder
Power (Expected) 115bhp/140bhp 115-120bhp
Torque (Expected) NA NA
Gearbox 6-speed MT & 7-speed DCT 6-speed MT

The Korean SUV will be offered in 2 BS6 compliant engine options – a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. Both engines will be available with a choice of manual and automatic gearboxes. The Kia Seltos SUV will also receive a performance oriented version. It will be powered by a performance oriented 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with paddle-shifters.

KIA SELTOS MILEAGE

Petrol (expected) 15-17kmpl

Just like the lately launched Hyundai Venue as well as the upcoming MG Hector, Kia Seltos has associated car technology in the form of UVO. There are total number of 37 smart features that are related to navigation, vehicle management, remote control, safety as well as security and convenience.

In the SP Concept, Kia offered us a sight of a radical design for the headlights which looked very advanced and innovative. Kia’s specific grille has been tweaked though it is still has the Tiger Nose shape, but now the change in that is the chrome surrounded it gets a diamond knurling finish.

Kia Seltos Variants

The SUV will be offered in GT Line and Tech Line variants. Now, these two will be further divided into various other trims depending on features.

The new Seltos comes with a number of BSVI (BS6) compliant engines, one of them being a 1.4 Turbo GDI petrol motor and is pair off to a 7-speed DCT. The SUV comes with all the bells and whistles along with a huge range of engine as well as transmission choices.

The safety features of Kia Seltos comprises of six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), TCS (Traction control system), HAC (Hill-start Assist Control), BAS (Brake-Assist System), 360-degree camera as well as rear along with front parking sensors.

On the other hand, we do know that the compact SUV is going to have gearbox choices such as IVT (Intelligent Continuously Variable Transmission), 6-speed automatic as well as 6-speed manual.

Kia Seltos Engine and Transmission

The upcoming SUV boasts of several engine options. There is a 1.4-litre Turbo GDI petrol engine making 140 hp and 242 Nm of torque. Then, there is a 1.5-litre petrol motor producing 115 hp and 144 Nm of torque. The diesel option is a 1.5-litre powertrain making 115 hp and 250 Nm of torque. Now, all the three engines get a standard 6-speed manual gearbox, along with automatic transmission options.

There are also other petrol and diesel mills, but the precise information are still not out yet. It also has a multifunction steering wheel, 8-inch heads up display, LED taillights, cruise control and push-button start/stop, DRLs and fog lamps among various other features, inside and outside the spacious cabin of the vehicle.

In spite of Kia claiming that the Seltos is going to be launched soon, but we now know that the carmaker is going to begin accepting bookings for the SUV from mid-July.