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    Kia Seltos & Kia Sonet To Lose Some Variants Soon

    by Saransh Goyal on Friday, Apr 02 2021

    It is a known fact that Kia is gearing up to launch Seltos Gravity Edition in India and while we wait for the new variant, a document suggests that the carmaker will remove some variants from Seltos’ and Sonet’s lineup. 

     

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    Starting mid-April 2021, Kia will stop offering HTK+ DCT 1.0L petrol and HTK+ AT 1.5L diesel variants of the Sonet SUV. The carmaker has also instructed its dealers to stop taking bookings for the said variants w.e.f 1 April 2021. With the discontinuation of the two variants, the Sonet automatic will be offered in the top-spec GTX+ variant only. The HTX+ variant will continue to be available with a 1.5-litre diesel manual, 1.2-litre petrol manual and 1.0-litre turbo iMT powertrain options. That said, we will have to wait till 1 May 2021 for the updated list of variants. 

    While the Sonet petrol automatic comes with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine (120PS/172Nm) mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, the Sonet diesel automatic gets a 1.5-litre diesel engine (115PS/250Nm) paired with a 6-speed torque converter automatic. 

    Similarly, Kia will discontinue the HTX+ AT 1.5L diesel variant from the Seltos’ lineup. As a result, the Seltos diesel automatic will be available in two variants only: HTK+ and GTX+. While the HTX+ variant is expected to continue as a diesel manual variant, we will have to wait till 1 May 2021 as Kia will unveil the updated variant list of both the SUVs on the said date. 

    The Seltos diesel, in all variants, gets a 1.5-litre unit making 115PS and 250Nm. It can be had with either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT, depending on the variant. The petrol Seltos, on the other hand, is offered two petrol engine options: 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol (115PS/144Nm) paired to either a 6-speed MT or a CVT and a 1.4-litre turbo petrol (140PS/242Nm) paired to either a 6-speed MT or 7-speed DCT. 

    In the document, Kia says that the decision to discontinue to above variants have been taken based on feedback and booking trend. 


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    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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