- Kia Seltos will launch in India this August.
- Official bookings are expected to start from next month.
- Kia Seltos specs will include two petrol and one diesel engine.
- The company is planning to set-up 265 touchpoints across 160 cities in India.
- Kia Seltos price in India is likely to start from Rs 11 lakh and go up to Rs 17 lakh.
Kia Seltos bookings have officially started in select cities in the country. The SUV recently made its global debut in India at a gala event in Mumbai. Set to launch in August, Kia Seltos specifications have also been revealed unofficially according to which, the SUV will be available in two petrol and one diesel engine. A new report has surfaced online which indicates pre-bookings for Kia Seltos have commenced at some of the upcoming dealerships unofficially at a sum of Rs 25,000. One must note, Kia India dealerships are yet in the final stage.
While pre-orders are being accepted unofficially, Kia Motors will open the bookings officially in July, ahead of its launch in August. In its segment, the compact SUV will square off with the best-selling model in this space, Hyundai Creta. It will also pit against Mahindra XUV500, Tata Harrier, Nissan Kicks, Renault Captur and the upcoming MG Hector.
As mentioned above, the Kia Seltos specs will comprise two petrol engines and a diesel unit. The petrol line-up will come with a 1.5-litre and 1.4-litre turbo unit. The diesel version will derive power from a 1.5-litre engine. Transmission choices will include a six-speed manual or a CVT gearbox which will be offered with the 1.5-litre petrol engine. The diesel engine will get a six-speed manual and a 7-speed double-clutch DCT transmission. One must note, all three engines will comply with the upcoming BS-VI emission norms.
The Kia Seltos colour options will comprise single-tone and dual-tone options. The single-tone options will include blue, red, black, glacier, white, clear white, silver, grey and orange shades. Dual-tone colour options will include red/black, glacier white/orange, glacier white/black and silver/black shades. As for Kia Seltos price, it is likely to start upwards of Rs 11 lakh and go up to Rs 17 lakh (ex-showroom). Kia is planning to set-up touchpoints in around 160 cities in the country.