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    Kia Seltos 2020 Petrol vs Competition - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    by V3Cars Team Dates: 28 Jun 2020

    We compare Seltos against other C-segment SUVs on the basis of prices, engine specs and dimensions to analyse how it holds up against the competition.

     


    Kia-Seltos-vs-Rivals

    Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 9.89 lakh (ex-showroom) and it rivals the Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and Renault Duster in the segment. The complete price list of the petrol-powered Seltos is as follows.

    Kia Seltos Petrol vs Rivals | Petrol Manual Price Comparison

    C-SEGMENT SUV | PETROL MANUAL | PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | JUN 2020

    Kia Seltos

    Hyundai Creta

    Nissan Kicks

    Renault Duster

    -

    -

    -

    RXE

    ₹8,49,000

    -

    -

    -

    RXS

    ₹9,29,000

    HTE

    ₹9,89,000

    EX

    ₹9,99,000

    -

    RXZ

    ₹9,99,000

    HTK

    ₹10,29,000

    -

    -

    -

    HTK+

    ₹11,49,000

    S

    ₹11,72,000

    XV

    ₹11,84,990

    -

    -

    -

    XV Premium

    ₹12,64,990

    -

    HTX

    ₹13,09,000

    SX

    ₹13,46,000

    XV Premium(O)

    ₹13,69,990

    -

    GTK

    ₹13,79,000

    -

    XV Premium(O) Dual Tone

    ₹13,89,990

    -

    GTX

    ₹15,29,000

    -

    -

    -

    GTX+

    ₹16,29,000

    -

    -

    -

     

    Kia Seltos petrol manual comes with 7 variants: HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, GTK, GTX and GTX+.

    • Kia Seltos starts at Rs. 9.89 lakh. Seltos HTE costs Rs. 1.40 more than Renault Duster's entry-level variant.
    • Seltos GTX+ costs Rs. 16.29 lakh and that makes it the most expensive petrol manual in the C-segment SUV segment.

     

    C-SEGMENT SUV HATCHBACK | PETROL AUTOMATIC | PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | JUN 2020

    Kia Seltos

    Hyundai Creta

    Nissan Kicks

    Renault Duster

    -

    -

    XV

    ₹13,44,990

    NA

    HTX

    ₹14,09,000

    -

    XV Premium

    ₹14,14,990

     

    -

    SX

    ₹14,94,000

       

    -

    SX(O)

    ₹16,15,000

       

    GTX

    ₹16,29,000

    1.4 Turbo SX

    ₹16,16,000

       

    GTX+

    ₹17,29,000

    1.4 Turbo SX(O)

    ₹17,20,000

       

     

    Kia Seltos petrol automatic comes with 3 variants: HTX, GTX and GTX+.

    • Kia Seltos with petrol automatic starts at Rs. 14.09 lakh. Seltos HTX costs Rs. 64k more than Nissan Kicks's entry-level variant petrol automatic.
    • Seltos GTX+ costs Rs. 17.29 lakh and that makes it the most expensive petrol automatic in the C-segment SUV segment.

     

    Kia Seltos 1.5 Petrol vs Rivals | Engine Comparison

    C-SEGMENT SUV

    PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Kia

    Seltos

    Hyundai

    Creta

    Nissan

    Kicks

    Renault

    Duster

    Displacement

    1.5

    1.4L

    1.5

    1.4L

    1.3

    1.5L

    1.5

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    4

    4

    4

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1497cc

    1353cc

    1497cc

    1353cc

    1330cc

    1498cc

    1498cc

    Maximum Power

    115PS @ 6300rpm

    140PS @ 6000rpm

    115PS @ 6300rpm

    140PS @ 6000rpm

    156PS @ 5500rpm

    106PS @ 5600rpm

    106PS @ 5600rpm

    Peak Torque

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    242Nm @ 1500-3200rpm

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    242Nm @ 1500 - 3200rpm

    254Nm @ 1600rpm

    142Nm @ 4000rpm

    142Nm @ 4000rpm

    Manual

    Transmission

    6-Speed

    6-Speed

    6-Speed

    -

    6-Speed

    5-Speed

    5-Speed

    Manual

    Claimed FE

    16.4kmpl

    16.1kmpl

    16.8kmpl

    -

    15.8kmpl

    13.9kmpl

    14.26kmpl

    Automatic

    Transmission

    CVT

    7-Speed DCT

    CVT

    7- Speed DCT

    CVT

    -

    -

    Automatic

    Claimed FE

    16.3kmpl

    16.2kmpl

    16.9kmpl

    16.8kmpl

    15.8kmpl

    -

    -

     

    Kia Seltos is available with a 1.5L petrol engine with either a 6-speed manual or CVT type automatic transmission. The power and torque output of this engine is 115PS and 144Nm, respectively. It also comes with a 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine with either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT type automatic transmission. The power and torque output of this engine is 140PS and 242Nm, respectively.

    • Nissan Kick’s turbo petrol engine produces 156PS of power. It is the most powerful engine in the segment, having 16PS more power than Seltos 1.4.
    • Nissan Kick’s turbo petrol engine produces 254Nm of peak torque. It has the best torque figures in the segment.
    • With a manual transmission, Hyundai Creta 1.5L has the best fuel-efficiency figure of 16.8kmpl.
    • With an automatic transmission, Hyundai Creta 1.5L has the best fuel-efficiency figure of 16.9kmpl.

     

    Nissan Kicks Petrol engine offers the best torque in this segment, so it is expected to offer better driveability but the turbo Creta and Seltos should be similar in performance. If you're looking for a car with low running cost, then Hyundai Creta will be better since it is the most fuel-efficient car in this segment.

    Kia Seltos vs Rivals | Dimension Comparison

    C-SEGMENT SUV

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Kia

    Seltos

    Hyundai

    Creta

    Nissan

    Kicks

    Renault

    Duster

    Length

    4315mm

    4300mm

    4384mm

    4360mm

    Width

    1800mm

    1790mm

    1813mm

    1822mm

    Height

    1645mm

    1635mm

    1669mm

    1695mm

    Wheelbase

    2610mm

    2610mm

    2673mm

    2673mm

    Boot Space

    433-lt

    433-lt

    400-lt

    475-lt

    Ground Clearance

    190mm

    190mm

    210mm

    205mm

    Fuel Tank

    50-lt

    50-lt

    50-lt

    50-lt

    Tyre Size (Base)

    205/65 R16

    205/65 R16

    215/60 R17

    215/65 R16

    Tyre Size (Top)

    215/60 R17

    215/60 R17

    215/60 R17

    215/65 R16

     

    Kia Seltos is 4315mm long, 1800mm wide, 1645mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2610mm. A wider body normally results in better shoulder room and a higher roof makes ingress & egress easier. A longer wheelbase usually results in more cabin space. It has a boot space of 433 litres. A larger boot allows you to carry more luggage. Seltos has a 190mm ground clearance, it rides on 215/60 R17 tyres size and has 50 litres fuel tank capacity.

    • Nissan Kicks is the longest car in the segment. It is 69mm longer than Seltos.
    • Renault Duster is the widest car in the segment. It is 22mm wider than Seltos.
    • Renault Duster is the tallest car in the segment. It is 50mm taller than Seltos.
    • Nissan Kicks has the longest wheelbase in the segment. Its wheelbase is longer than the Seltos’s by 63mm.
    • Renault Duster has the biggest boot space in the segment. It has 42-lt more boot space than the Seltos.
    • Nissan Kicks's ground clearance of 210mm is the best in the segment - 20mm more than Seltos.

    Amongst all the C-segment SUVs, Nissan Kicks has the highest ground clearance, so it should be the last car to bottom-out on uneven roads. Renault Duster has the biggest boot in the segment, so it can carry maximum luggage. It’s commendable that despite its age, the Duster has a comparable performance from its normal petrol engine and it’s also the widest, tallest and has the biggest boot.

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