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KIA Seltos : An Elegant Seltos SUV

by Navyatha Sandiri
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Kia Motors India has announced the pricing of its mind of its mid SUV with introductory prices starting at Rs. 9.69 lakh (ex-showroom, India).  All new compact SUV has been launched at a disruptive pricing that undercuts the entire competition. The Seltos is the South Korean carmaker first product in India and was first showcased as the SP Concept at the 2018 Auto Expo and for the base naturally aspirated petrol, going up to Rs 15.99 lakh in ex-showroom, for the top-end turbo petrol. Now with the price revision, the SUV has become expensive by 20,000 to 35, 000 depending on the variant and colour option. Earlier the company had also said that even those customers who have booked the Kia Seltos before December 31 but are scheduled for delivery this year will have to pay the additional premium.

Kia motors has started the mass production of Seltos at its manufacturing facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, which will cater to both domestic and export demands.

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Below provided are the variant’s provided with BS6-compliant engine options is as follows:


HTE 1.5 cost RS 9.69 lakhs

HTK 1.5 cost Rs 9.99 lakhs

HTK plus cost 1.5 11.19 lakhs

HTX 1.5 cost Rs 12.79 lakhs

HTX IVT (automatic) 1.5 cost Rs 13.79 lakhs

1.5 TurboCharged Petrol:

GTK 1.4 cost Rs 13.49 lakhs

GTX 1.4 cost Rs 14.99 lakhs

GTX Plus 1.4 cost Rs 15.99 lakhs

GTX 1.4 (auto) cost Rs 15.99 lakhs

1.5 Turbocharged Diesel:

THE cost Rs 9.99 lakhs

HTK cost Rs 11.19 lakhs

HTK Plus cost Rs 12.19 lakhs

HTK Plus(auto) cost – Rs 13.19 lakhs

HTX cost Rs 13.79lakhs

HTX Plus cost Rs 14.99 lakhs

HTX Plus(Auto) cost Rs 15.99 lakhs

All prices are available according to ex-showroom in India. The car is powered by two petrol and one diesel engine options, which are part of the third generation Smart stream family of engines, all of which are BS6 compliant and the Power on the Seltos which comes from the 1.4-litre GDI turbo petrol which develops 138 bhp and 242 Nm of peak torque, and is paired with a 6-speed manual and 7-speed DCT automatic transmission and moreover which also available in 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol that belts out 113 bhp and 144 Nm of peak torque, and is paired with the speed of 6-speed manual and an IVT (Intelligent continuously variable transmission) with an automatic transmission. This Seltos which is also available in the 1.5-litre VGT diesel produces 113 bhp and 250 Nm of torque, and is paired with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter with automatic gearbox.

The compact SUV looks sporty on outside with features like tiger-nose front grille, LED headlamps, LED DRLs, LED fog lamps, LED taillights and dual exhaust pipes. The spacious cabin of Seltos come with 10.25-inch touchscreen AVN system with an 8-speaker Bose sound system, three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, 8-inch HUD (Heads Up Display), blind-spot view monitor, cruise control, push-button start/stop and eco coating. The Kia Seltos is going to offer in two key trims .

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The other is Tech Line and GT Line, each of them which are offered in five variants like E, K, K+, X and X+ and this Tech Line brings more plush and the premium appearance with a beige and black cabin with leather upholstery. As to bring the sporty look GT Line brings a sportier touch to the SUV with an all-black cabin and black leather seats with the red contrast stitching. The sporty looking bumper, which looks more stylish look and all of which are targeted the younger buyers. The all-new Seltos gets a bold design language with the massive bold grille up front that gets honeycomb mesh, sporty bumper, and an angular silhouette that gives the bike a sporty feel. The Smart 20.32cm (8.0) Heads up Display.

The Kia Seltos which has the Smart 20.32cm (8.0) Head up Display which displays the driving information to assist safe driving by minimizing movement of driver#39;s line of sight by which makes it safe to go home. The Smart stream BS6 Compliant Engine. The Kia Seltos will come in variations’ like petrol, turbo petrol and also in diesel versions moreover drivers would have an option to select, ‘Normal’, ‘eco’ and ‘Sport’ mode.

26.03cm (10.25″) HD touchscreen with UVO, UVO lets you drive with confidence and the interior of the Seltos is designed with the HD touchscreen with Navigation and UVO connected car technology improves the convenience and also the safety in the car at the same time adding to the interior style and elegance of the new Kia Seltos car.

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Inside the Kia Seltos comes with a neatly laid out dashboard and the quality levels are impressive and the car definitely feels like a good place to be in and it has the large boot space and various utility storages for a holiday or weekend destination, the Kia Seltos is bursting with little things to make your drive a pleasure.

The interior of the Seltos is covered with well appointed materials including soft touch plastics, leather seats, and satin finished parts. On the feature front, the SUV comes loaded with a flat-bottom steering wheel, colour MID unit (on the GT Line), 8-inch smart Heads Up Display (HUD), 10.25-inch infotainment system with the immersive sound achieved by specially designed Bose Speakers with their dynamic speed and compensation technology, keeps you entertained on all your drives.

Unbeatable Technology:

26.03cm (10.25") Touchscreen & 17.78cm (7.0") cluster

360° View Camera

Smart 20.32cm (8.0") Head up display

Ventilated & Power seats

Smart Air purifier

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The leather seats are rich in look, the flat bottomed and leather-wrapped steering is great to hold, electric sunroof, push button start, electrically adjustable driver#39;s seat, auto climate control, keyless entry, and 360-degree camera. The more advantageous feature is the safety tech which adds six airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, ESP, hill hold control and blind view monitor. The Seltos structure uses high strength steel and adhesives to provide comprehensive safety, by reducing the impact in case of crash. The Kia Seltos which also comes with the UVO connect system having 37 smart features including geofencing, remote engine start with AC control, emergency assistance, navigation, tyre pressure monitoring system and more. The Kia Seltos car which comes with the disc brakes for all four wheels and there are multiple driving modes for Kia Seltos which are Normal, Eco and Sport on the DCT GDI combinations, besides this you also get different traction modes like Snow and Mud modes. The cabin of the two rims are differentiated as well, with the Tech Line bringing a dual tone beige or black interior to the table, while the GT line offers a sportier all black-cabin. The Kia Seltos will face competition from a number of models with closely related Hyundai Creta standing out as the most successful till date, while the Tata Harrier and the MG Hector are new entrants which have also drummed up a lot of attention in the segment of the SUV cars in the market.

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