2020 Kia Seltos launch: Variant-wise changes explained, price hikes listed

05/06/2020 - 19:07 | ,  ,  ,   | jeogeorge

The Kia Seltos has received its first model year update comprising various equipment and trim revisions. The 2020 Kia Seltos is also costlier than the original model. In this post, we will cover all the variant-wise changes of the Kia Seltos and show you how much price hike they've received.

Kia Seltos 2020 Orange White Dual Tone
The 2020 Kia Seltos comes with many feature additions across variants as well as a new dual-tone paint option of orange-white.

The Kia Seltos is now available in a total of 16 configurations as compared to 18 configurations before.

2020 Kia Seltos variant-wise changes

Seltos HTE

Available with – 1.5-litre petrol manual, 1.5-litre diesel manual

The HTE variant now features a new safety feature - Emergency Stop Signal (ESS). It has gained Smart-Key Remote Engine Start (automatic transmission-only) as well, a feature that allows remotely starting the engine using a smartphone. A front tray USB charger and a rear USB charger have also been added in the most basic variant.

Seltos HTK

Available with – 1.5-litre petrol manual, 1.5-litre diesel manual

This variant gets all the features from the HTE and a few additional features like projector fog lamps, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, reverse camera, electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors and roof rails. With the MY2020 update, it has gained Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Smart-Key Remote Engine Start (automatic transmission-only) and a rear USB charger.

Seltos HTK+

Available with – 1.5-litre petrol manual, 1.5-litre diesel manual, 1.5-litre diesel automatic

The HTK+ variant has received Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Smart-Key Remote Engine Start (automatic transmission-only), rear USB charger, leatherette gear knob, printed dashboard garnish and dual muffler design with the MY2020 update.

Seltos HTX

Available with – 1.5-litre petrol manual, 1.5-litre diesel manual, 1.5-litre petrol automatic

This is the variant from where the real comprehensive feature additions commence.

The HTX variant now packs a sunroof, LED cabin light, metal scuff plates, silver garnish around the automatic climate control panel and a host of additional features for the UVO connectivity suite including voice assist wake-up command ‘Hello Kia’, smartwatch app connectivity, air purifier control, Indian holiday information and live cricket score.  Lastly, like all the aforementioned variants, it has received Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) and Smart-Key Remote Engine Start (automatic transmission-only).

Seltos HTX+

Available with – 1.5-litre diesel manual, 1.5-litre diesel automatic

All the changes of the HTX variant with the exception of the sunroof and LED cabin light (already included features) apply to the HTX+ variant. Moreover, it is available in a new, orange-white dual-tone colour scheme also now. That's not all, though. The MY2020 update has brought dual-tone option on sunroof as well in this variant.

Seltos GTK

The Seltos GTK has been discontinued as part of the MY2020 update.

Seltos GTX

Available with – 1.4-litre turbo petrol manual

The GTX variant gets all the changes of the HTX variant, except metal scuff plates, an already included feature. This variant can no longer be purchased with the 1.4-litre engine linked to the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Seltos GTX+

Available with – 1.4-litre turbo petrol manual, 1.4-litre turbo petrol automatic, 1.5-litre diesel automatic

The GTX+ variant has received all the changes of the HTX variant with the exception of the sunroof, LED cabin light and metal scuff plates, which were already included.

2020 Kia Seltos Powertrains

EnginePowerTorqueTransmissionVariants
1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol115 PS144 Nm6-speed MTHTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX
1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol115 PS144 NmCVTHTX
1.5-litre turbocharged diesel115 PS250 Nm6-speed MTHTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+
1.5-litre turbocharged diesel115 PS250 Nm6-speed ATHTK+, HTX+, GTX+
1.4-litre turbocharged petrol140 PS242 Nm6-speed MTGTX, GTX+
1.4-litre turbocharged petrol140 PS242 Nm7-speed DCTGTX+

2020 Kia Seltos Prices*

VariantOld PriceNew PricePrice Hike
HTE 1.5L petrol-manualINR 9,89,000INR 9,89,000INR 0
HTK 1.5L petrol-manualINR 10,29,000INR 10,49,000INR 20,000
HTK+ 1.5L petrol-manualINR 11,49,000 INR 11,59,000INR 10,000
HTX 1.5L petrol-manualINR 13,09,000 INR 13,34,000INR 25,000
HTX 1.5L petrol-automaticINR 14,09,000 INR 14,34,000INR 25,000
HTE 1.5L diesel-manualINR 10,34,000 INR 10,34,000INR 0
HTK 1.5L diesel-manualINR 11,54,000INR 11,69,000INR 15,000
HTK+ 1.5L diesel-manualINR 12,54,000INR 12,69,000INR 15,000
HTX 1.5L diesel-manualINR 14,13,999INR 14,44,000INR 30,001
HTX+ 1.5L diesel-manualINR 15,33,999 INR 15,49,000INR 15,001
HTK+ 1.5L diesel-automaticINR 13,54,000INR 13,69,000INR 15,000
HTX+ 1.5L diesel-automaticINR 16,34,000INR 16,49,000INR 15,000
GTX+ 1.5L diesel-automaticINR 17,34,000INR 17,34,000INR 0
GTK 1.4L petrol-manualINR 13,79,000NA (Discontinued)-
GTX 1.4L petrol-manualINR 15,29,000INR 15,54,000INR 25,000
GTX+ 1.4L petrol-manualINR 16,29,000INR 16,39,000INR 10,000
GTX 1.4L petrol-automaticINR 16.29,000NA (Discontinued)-
GTX+ 1.4L petrol-automaticINR 17,29,000INR 17,34,000INR 6,000

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*Ex-showroom Delhi

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