Kia Motors receive a total of 23,000 bookings for the Seltos. The mid-size SUV comes in a variety of powertrain and gets 13 colour options to choose from.
Kia Motors is still days ahead of launching their first product, Seltos, into the Indian market and the bookings for the same stand at 23,000 units. Yes, the much-anticipated product loved in our market so much that bookings have rolled in even before its official launch.
Kia Motors opened their official booking status for Seltos on May 16 and in just 24hrs the mid-size SUV gained over 6,000 bookings. Knowing it shares its platform with Hyundai Creta, we are not shocked to see such an overwhelming response for the SUV.
One such reason for which the car has garnered so many bookings is because of the powertrain options available. With a total of two petrol and one diesel engine, and four transmission options to choose from, this SUV makes up a lot for others present in the competition.
The 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol motor churns out 115 bhp with a peak torque of 144 Nm. It gets mated to a CVT gearbox. The powerful turbo petrol engine produces 142 bhp with 242 Nm torque and gets mated to 7-speed DCT.
The 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine gets mated to a 6-speed AT gearbox and produces 115 bhp with 250 Nm of torque. In addition, a 6-speed manual transmission as standard across all trims.
Since the Kia Seltos shares its platform with the Hyundai Creta, it measures 4,315mm in length, 1,800mm in width and 1,620mm in height. The wheelbase stands out at 2,610mm. One gets a boot space of 433 litres. The Seltos is just 45mm shorter in height but it sure gives a good road presence than the old Creta.
The cabin of the Kia Seltos gets a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as connectivity features. The mid-size SUV is also the second in line after the MG Hector to get the connected car technology. It gets UVO connect which comes with 37 connected features like remote start/stop, nav and voice recognition and among others.
The mid-size SUV gets a signature tiger-nose grille upfront along LED Headlamps, Taillamps and Fog lamps. It sits on 17-inch crystal cut alloy wheels, get Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth connectivity features, the 360-degree view camera with Blind View Monitor, the latter being the first in India.
It also gets ambient lighting, leatherette seats, 2-step reclining rear seats, 60:40 split with adjustable rear centre headrest, ventilated front seats, a driver powered seat, sunshade curtains, high-line tyre pressure and a 400-watt 8 speaker Bose sound system.
Once launched, the car will compete with the likes of Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur, Nissan Kicks and the recently launched MG Hector. We expect the price to be in between Rs 9.99 lakh for the base trim to Rs 14.99 lakh for the top-end trim. All prices remain to ex-showroom, Delhi.