Select your brand/car

    Search

    Kia Seltos Bookings To Open On 16 July; Launch On 22 August

    by Jagdev Kalsi on Monday, Jul 15 2019

    Pro tip: The Seltos will be a rival to the Hyundai Creta. Expect it to be priced in the Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakh range.

     

    kia Seltos

     

    Kia will start accepting bookings for the Seltos compact SUV from 16 July onwards. The carmaker has set the minimum booking amount at Rs 25,000. Prices of the Seltos will be announced on 22 August 2019. Interested buyers will be able to book the Seltos online as well as offline, at any of the 206 Kia dealerships.

    The Kia Seltos has been previewed in India ahead of its launch. It will be a Creta-sized compact SUV and will be powered by 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines adhering to BS6 emission norms. There will be a third engine as well, a 1.4-litre turbocharged BS6 petrol engine that will develop over 140PS power, making Seltos the most powerful compact SUV when it goes on sale in India.

     

    Kia Seltos

     

    There will be an automatic transmission option available with all the three engines of the Seltos. The 1.5-litre petrol engine will be paired with a CVT, the diesel engine with a torque converter and the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine with a dual-clutch automatic transmission. Apart from the automatic transmission options, there will be a 6-speed manual transmission on offer as well.

    The Seltos will come equipped with 3 driving modes -- Normal, Sports and Eco, which will not only alter the engine’s response, but also the steering wheel weight. Expect the Seltos’ steering to feel the heaviest and the most precise in the Sport mode. Apart from drive modes, there will also be 3 traction modes -- Mud, Snow/Wet and Sand. These will adjust the grip of the car on the surface on which it is being driven.

    Kia seltos

      

    Kia is yet to officially reveal the Seltos’ variant details and variant-wise features list, but it has now confirmed that there will be two different versions of the Seltos on offer -- GT Line and Tech Line. The carmaker says that the GT Line will cater to performance enthusiasts while the Tech Line will be aimed at families.


    Related: 2019 Renault Duster: New vs Old

    Kia will offer the Seltos in 8 monotone exterior colour options and 5 dual-tone exterior colour options. The colour options are as follows:

    Monotone colours:

    • Intense Red
    • Aurora Black Pearl
    • Glacier White Pearl
    • Punchy Orange
    • Intelligency Blue
    • Gravity Gray
    • Steel Silver
    • Clear White

    Dual-tone colours

    • Intense Red with Aurora Black Pearl
    • Steel Silver with Aurora Black Pearl
    • Glacier White Pearl with Aurora Black Pearl
    • Steel Silver with punchy Orange
    • Glacier White Pearl with Punchy Orange

     

    Some of the highlight features of the Seltos would be:

     

    • LED headlamps
    • LED fog lamps
    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Ambient lighting
    • Sports seats (GT Line version)
    • Reclining rear seats
    • Ventilated front seats
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 400-watt 8 speaker Bose surround system
    • Connected car tech
    • Head-up display
    • 360-degree parking camera
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • 6 Airbags

     

     

    The Seltos will compete against compact SUVs like the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and Captur, and Nissan Kicks. We expect Kia to launch the Seltos in the Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakh price range.


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Jagdev heads content for V3Cars. Apart from driving cars, he likes to keep an eye on the industry trends. He thinks he knows why Maruti Suzuki sells the most number of cars in India.

     

    Twitter handle : @jagdevkalsi

    Previous Next

    Related Car News

    Stay up to date with news, reviews and rumours

    Subscribe to our newsletter

    STAY UP TO DATE WITH CARS, NEWS, REVIEWS AND RUMOURS

    Subscribe

    Your email is safe with us , we don’t spam.