The Kia Seltos is going up on sale in India on 22 August 2019, and it has already gathered around 23,000 pre-bookings in just over 20 days. This is a huge number for a premium B-SUV and it averages for more than 1000 pre-bookings every day. Previously it was reported that Seltos has managed to gather 6,000+ pre-orders on the first day.
This huge interest around Kia's maiden product in India even without knowing the prices is surely building steady pressure on its competitors. Also very recently, test drive units of the Seltos arrived at Kia's dealerships across the country and interested customers can now walk in to experience what the Seltos is all about.
Kia offers the Seltos in the following mechanical configurations:
- 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol engine, 6-speed MT, FWD, 16.4 km/l
- 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol engine, CVT, FWD, 16.3 km/l
- 1.5L turbocharged diesel engine, 6-speed MT, FWD, 20.8 km/l
- 1.5L turbocharged diesel engine, 6-speed AT, FWD, 17.8 km/l
- 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine, 6-speed MT, FWD, 16.1 km/l
- 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine, 7-speed DCT, FWD, 16.2 km/l
The Kia Seltos is made available in two styles - Tech Line and GT Line. E, K, K+, X and X+ are the equipment lines.
Some of the exterior highlights of the Kia Seltos include Crown Jewel LED headlamps with Heartbeat DRLs, ice-cube LED front fog lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, red brake callipers and LED tail lamps. Kia's premium B-SUV will be equipped with features such as electric sunroof, 2-step reclining rear seats, ventilated front seats along with power adjustment for the driver seat, 10.25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, embedded navigation, split-screen function and UVO connected vehicle technologies, 7-inch driver information display and 8-inch head-up display.
The safety kit of the Kia Seltos includes VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), HAC (Hill-start Assist Control), front parking sensors, 360° view camera, six airbags and more.
Expect the Kia Seltos be priced in the range of INR 11-17 lakh (ex-showroom).