- Kia Motors began the wholesale of Kia Seltos.
- The Seltos SUV has started reaching to the dealerships ahead of August 22 launch.
- Kia Motors to produce 3 lakh Kia Seltos in the coming three years.
Set for a pan-India launch on August 22, Kia Seltos is slated to hit the roads on schedule. Kia Seltos SUV has already started rolling out of the Kia Motors manufacturing unit in Anantapur, AP. The on-road version of the vehicle will be out within seven months of the commencement of the trial production.
Kia Motors have invested about Rs 7,600 Crores in its Anantapur plant. The plant plans to produce about 3 lakh Kia Seltos SUV annually over the next three years. Kia Seltos has export demand from various countries in Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. Besides the Kia Seltos, the plant will manufacture four new models over the next two years.
Kia Seltos specs offer three variants comprising of the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines capable of delivering 115hp and a 1.4-litre Turbo-petrol variant that produces 140hp of power. All these three variants will have a 6-speed manual transmission system with automatic gearbox options. The 1.5-litre petrol variant features a CVT, whereas the diesel version gets a 6-speed torque converter. The 1.4-litre Turbo-petrol engine pairs with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission system.
Kia Seltos has two model variants, the Tech-line and the Seltos GT-line variant. The Tech-line option comprising of HTE, HTX, HTX+, and the HTK models will come equipped with the 1.5-litre engines. The GT-line consists of GTE, GTX, and the GTK models, each of which will have the 1.4-litre Turbo-petrol engine.
Kia Seltos bookings have been encouraging, as more than 23000 bookings of the SUV have been finalised. The Kia Seltos ex-showroom price in India could range between Rs 11 lakhs and 17 lakhs. It will compete with SUVs like Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, and the MG Hector. Kia Seltos plans to achieve a network of 265 contact points spread over 160 cities by August 22, the day of its launch in India.