2021 Kia Seltos Launched; Gets Dearer By Rs 20,000

2021 Kia Seltos Launched; Gets Dearer By Rs 20,000

Along with the 2021 Sonet, Kia has launched the 2021 Seltos in India. It is priced from Rs 9.95 lakh to Rs 17.65 lakh (ex-showroom India). It attracts a premium of up to Rs 20,000 over the 2020 model. With the update, Kia has not only added new features, but it has also updated the variant lineup of the compact SUV. Kia has also introduced the new brand logo on the 2021 Seltos. 

 

2021 Kia Seltos

Let’s start with the variants. Kia has discontinued the Anniversary Edition which was based on the HTX variant. It has also pulled the plug on the diesel-only HTX+ automatic variant and the HTX+ is now available with a manual transmission only. Kia has also discontinued the petrol-only GTX variant but it has been replaced by a new GTX(O) variant. Like the GTX, the GTX(O) is also available with the 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine only mated to a 6-speed MT. 

While the engine options on the 2021 Seltos have remained unchanged, Kia has introduced a new 6-speed iMT gearbox on the Seltos. It is offered with the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine (115PS/145Nm) only in the HTK+ variant. This 1.5-litre petrol engine is available with a 6-speed MT and a CVT as well, depending on the variant. Other engine options on offer include a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine (140PS/242Nm) mated to either a 6-speed MT or a 7-speed DCT and a 1.5-litre diesel engine (115PS/250Nm) mated to a 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT.

Coming to the features, while the feature list of the base-spec HTE variant has not been touched, other variants see minor feature additions. So, let’s take a look.

  • HTK Variant: It gets wireless phone projection (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto)
  • HTK+ Variant: While the manual variants get remote engine start/stop, the newly introduced petrol-iMT variant gets Beige-Black interior upholstery, electric sunroof and auto AC. 
  • HTX Variant: It gets additional features like electronic stability control, hill launch assist, vehicle stability management, brake assist, rear disc brakes, remote engine start, over the air updates (OTA)  for the infotainment system, bacteria and virus protection for air purifier and new voice commands. 
  • HTX+ Variant: Brown-Black interior upholstery, electronic stability control, hill launch assist, vehicle stability management, brake assist, rear disc brakes, remote engine start, over the air updates (OTA)  for the infotainment system, bacteria and virus protection for air purifier and new voice commands.  
  • GTX(O)[new]: It replaces the GTX variant. While the majority of its feature list remains similar to the GTX variant, it gets additional features like Beige-Black interiors with red stitching, over the air (OTA) updates, bacteria and virus protection for the air purifier, electronic stability control, hill start assist, vehicle stability control, brake assist, remote engine start and new voice commands.
  • GTX+ Variant: Paddle shifters (automatic variants), over the air (OTA) updates, bacteria and virus protection for the air purifier, remote engine start (MT variant), and new voice commands.

As mentioned above, the 2021 Seltos has received a price hike of Rs 20,000. So, let’s take a look at a detailed price list:

Petrol

 

Old

New

1.5-litre Petrol

   

HTE 6MT

Rs 9.89 lakh

Rs 9.95 lakh (+6K)

HTK 6MT

Rs 10.59 lakh

Rs 10.74 lakh (+15K)

HTK+ 6MT

Rs 11.69 lakh

Rs 11.79 lakh (+10K)

HTK+ 6iMT (new)

-

Rs 12.19 lakh 

HTX 6MT

Rs 13.45 lakh

Rs 13.65 lakh (+20K)

HTX Anniversary Edition 6MT

Rs 13.86 lakh

Discontinued

HTX CVT

Rs 14.45 lakh

Rs 14.65 lakh (+20K)

HTX Anniversary Edition CVT

Rs 14.86 lakh

Discontinued

1.4-litre Turbo Petrol

   

GTX 6MT

Rs 15.65 lakh

Discontinued

GTX(O) 6MT [new]

-

Rs 15.35 lakh

GTX+ 6MT

Rs 16.49 lakh

Rs 16.65 lakh (+16K)

GTX+ 7DCT

Rs 17.29 lakh

Rs 17.44 lakh (+15K)

Diesel

 

Old

New

HTE 6MT

Rs 10.35 lakh

Rs 10.45 lakh (+10K)

HTK  6MT

Rs 11.69 lakh

Rs 11.79 lakh (+10K)

HTK+ 6MT

Rs 12.79 lakh

Rs 12.99 lakh (+20K)

HTK+ 6AT

Rs 13.79 lakh

Rs 13.95 lakh (+16K)

HTX 6MT

Rs 14.55 lakh

Rs 14.75 lakh (+20K)

HTX Anniversary Edition 6MT

Rs 14.96 lakh

Discontinued

HTX+ 6MT

Rs 15.59 lakh

Rs 15.79 lakh (+20K)

HTX+ 6AT

Rs 16.59 lakh

Discontinued 

GTX+ 6AT

Rs 17.45 lakh

17.65 lakh (20K)


The 2021 Seltos continues to take on likes of the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks and upcoming SUVs like the Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Saransh Goyal

He is an automobile engineer who likes to write. A born Tifosi, he follows Formula 1 and likes to keep up with upcoming technologies in the world of cars.

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