- Kia to commence Seltos bookings by Mid July.
- Kia Seltos launch will happen by late August.
- Price would range between Rs. 11 lakhs and Rs. 17 Lakhs
Kia Motors has officially unveiled its highly anticipated mid-SUV – Kia Seltos in India. The Seltos SUV launch is expected by the end of August 2019 and the booking is likely to open in the second week of July 2019. The SUV first made its presence at Auto Expo 2018 in the form of SP concept and based on this concept SUV, the car will available across all Kia’s 265 dealership outlets by then.
Mechanically, the Kia Seltos SUV will be available in both petrol and diesel guise, where these engines would BS VI compliant from as soon it is launched. It will get three engine options – 1.5-litre petrol paired to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT. The diesel engine is also a 1.5-litre unit and will come mated to 6-speed manual transmission along with a torque converter unit. The best of the lot will be the 1.4-litre GT Line TGDi petrol engine that will come mated to a 7-speed DCT.
As of now, there is no firm update on Kia Seltos variants, but expect it to be available in at least 3 variants. The Kia dealership network as predicted by the brand will contain 265 units across India by the launch. Also, this number will grow to 300 dealerships by 2020 and 365 by 2021. Cars will be reaching the dealerships by the time of launch only.
Kia Seltos will compete with the likes of Hyundai Creta, MG Hector, Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass, and Mahindra XUV500. All these cars except MG Hector have witnessed a downfall in sales numbers in the month of May 2019. The prime reason of this could be the arrival of the new British and Korean SUVs. Kia Seltos price is expected to range between Rs. 11 Lakhs to Rs. 17 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
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