Our dealership sources confirm that Kia Seltos will be available in 14 variants with three engine options. It is expected to reach dealerships by Mid-July.
Kia Seltos SUV is all set to be launched in India on 22nd August. It will be Kia’s first product for the Indian market. Ahead of the launch, we have some exclusive gossip about its variants.
Our dealership sources say that Kia Seltos will be available in 14 variants in total. There will be 6 diesel variants, 5 petrol variants and 3 petrol turbocharged variants in all. One of the cars to get the highest number of variants.
The diesel variants will be named the ‘H’ Line and the top-end variants will be HTK, HTK+ and HTX+. As for the petrol turbocharged, the variants will be GTK, GTX and GTX+.
As we told earlier, that Seltos will come with three engine options – 1.5 Litre petrol, a 1.5 Litre CRDi diesel and a 1.4 Litre T-GDI turbo-petrol engine. All these engines will be BS-6 compliant and will get two types of transmissions, each.
The petrol engine produces 115 BHP and 144 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 6-speed MT and an optional CVT gearbox. As for the turbo petrol engine, it produces 140 BHP and 242 Nm of peak torque, with a 7-speed DCT and the same manual gearbox.
The diesel engine churns out 115 BHP and 250 Nm worth of torque, with a 6-speed torque converter. So, the Kia Seltos is the first car in India to be offered with THREE TYPES OF AUTOMATIC GEARBOXES.
Our dealership sources confirm that the Automatic transmission will only come on the variant below the top-end trim (the second last variant in line). This setup is done to keep the prices of the top-end variant in control.
The top-end variant of each engine, i.e, ‘+’ variants, will get additional features like ventilated seats, Sunroof, 360-degree camera and blind-spot monitor sensors. These features may or may not come on the automatic variants.
Kia Seltos will be the most-affordable car to sport HUD (Heads-Up Display), that will only come in the GT+ top end variant of the turbo-petrol engine. Lastly, the top two variants of all the engine will get 17-inch alloy wheels, while the rest o them will get 16-inch alloy wheels.
From the earlier available data, we can say that the Seltos will be longer and wider than the Creta, but the latter gets a better ground clearance and is taller. Interestingly, Seltos is based on the platform of Creta, as Kia is a subsidiary of Hyundai Worldwide.
Our sources have revealed an idea about its pricing. The Kia Seltos is likely to be priced very closely to the Hyundai Creta. Sources have used the word ‘aggressive pricing’. As of now, the Creta starts off at Rs 9.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).