Kia Seltos shares its platform with Hyundai Creta and the fuel efficiency of the upcoming SUV is more than its rival.
The much anticipated Kia Seltos will be launched on August 22 and the mid-size SUV is taking the segment market by storm, the moment it was unveiled. The official bookings for the same have already crossed over 6,000 units and now the recent reports reveal the mileage figures of the Kia Seltos.
To know the mileage first, let us tell you that Kia Seltos is available in a total of three BS6 compliance engine options – two petrol and one diesel engine. And transmission option includes a 6-speed AT, 7-speed DCT, CVT gearbox and a 6-speed manual transmission comes standard across all trims.
The 1.5L petrol motor produces 115 bhp with 142 Nm of peak torque and gets CVT gearbox. The powerful 1.4L turbo petrol unit gets mated to a choice of 7-speed DCT or a 6-speed MT the motor generates 142 bhp with 252 Nm torque.
|Kia Seltos Fuel Efficiency|
|Variant||Fuel Type||Transmission Option||Mileage|
|Seltos 1.4L||Petrol||6-speed MT||16.1 kmpl|
|Seltos 1.4L||Petrol||7-speed DCT||16.2 kmpl|
|Seltos 1.5L||Diesel||6-speed MT||20.8 kmpl|
|Seltos 1.5L||Diesel||6-speed AT||17.8 kmpl|
|Seltos 1.5L||Petrol||6-speed AT||16.4 kmpl|
|Seltos 1.5L||Petrol||CVT||16.3 kmpl|
It is the diesel motor available with a manual transmission which receives the greater mileage. The turbocharged engine is paired with a 6-speed AT or a 6-speed MT and it generates 115 bhp with a peak torque of 250 Nm.
Kia Seltos packs premium features like a smart 8.0 Heads Up Display (HUD), a large 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with UVO connect technology. The UVO provides 37 connected features including remote start, nav and voice recognition.
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.
One can book Kia Seltos at a token amount of Rs 25,000 and can choose from a variety of 13 colour options. Once launched, it will compete with the likes of Mahindra XUV500, Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, Hyundai Creta and the recently launched MG Hector. We expect the prices to fall in a bracket of Rs 11 lakh to Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).