The Indian innings of Kia Motors will officially begin on 22nd August 2019 with the launch of Seltos SUV. As per the information collected so far, it will have three BS-VI compliant engine choices, including diesel and two petrol. Talking of the Kia Seltos specs, the 1.5-litre petrol engine will crank out 115hp power and 144Nm torque, and it will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission system and optional CVT gearbox. The 1.4-litre turbo-diesel GDI motor will generate 140hp power and 242Nm torque and will be paired to a six-speed manual or seven-speed DCT automatic transmission system. The 1.5-litre diesel engine of the Seltos SUV makes a peak power of 115hp and a max torque of 250Nm will come with six-speed manual and the torque converter automatic transmission system options.
We at Autoportal got to know the fuel efficiency figures (claimed by the Kia Motors) for the Seltos SUV from the sources. Compared to the mid-size SUV, Hyundai Creta, the Kia Seltos will be more fuel-efficient.
Kia Seltos Variants
1.5 Diesel- AT
Kia Motors has started accepting the bookings for SUV online as well as on its dealerships with a token amount of INR 25,000. Even, the carmaker has claimed that it has received more than 6,000 pre-bookings for Seltos SUV in a single day, in which around 1600 bookings were made through the official website of Kia.
With the time, Kia Seltos price will be revealed, the carmaker will attain 265 touchpoints of sales and service network in India in around 160 cities. The SUV will be displayed at the dealerships by July-end and consumers can take the test drive at the beginning of August.
The top-spec variants of the SUV will have impressive features such as a head-up display, 10.25-inch touchscreen, sunroof, a 360-degree around-view camera, cooled front seats, Bose sound system and multi-coloured ambient lighting.
The Kia Seltos exterior colour options are orange, black, red, glacier white, grey, silver-blue and clear white. Dual-tone options are glacier white/black, glacier white/orange, silver/black and red/black.
The key competitors to the Kia Seltos SUV are Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Creta, MG Hector, Renault Captur and Nissan Kicks. The expected price of the Kia Seltos for the standard model is INR 11 lakh and goes up to INR 17 lakh for the top variant. Both are ex-showroom prices.