Kia will launch the Seltos in India on 22 August this year. Well over a month before its launch, its preliminary brochure has leaked online, courtesy RushLane.
Kia has already revealed its plans of coming up with 265 touchpoints across 160 Indian cities and its dealerships are expected to be fully operational by tomorrow, which is when it will start taking pre-orders. The pre-booking amount will be INR 25,000.
As per earlier reports, the Kia Seltos will arrive at the dealerships by July-end and its test drives will commence from the first week of next month. The list of Kia dealerships in India along with addresses had leaked online last week.
The Kia Seltos will be available in three engine options, all of which will be BS-VI compliant from the launch. It will have a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine (115 PS/144 Nm) mated to a 6-speed MT or a CVT, a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine (115 PS/250 Nm) which will be available with a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT and a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine (140 PS/242 Nm) mated to a 6-speed MT or a 7-speed DCT. This 1.4-litre engine will be exclusive to the performance-oriented Seltos GT-Line trim.
The Kia Seltos petrol range will start from GTX grade and go up to GTX+ grade. While the Kia Seltos diesel will commence from HTE grade ranging up to HTX+ grade. The top grades of the Kia Seltos will be equipped with high-end features like LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, 17-inch LED tail lights, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a head-up display, 360-degree around-view camera, sunroof, multi-coloured ambient lighting, cooled front seats and Bose audio system.
The Kia Seltos is headed to its home market (South Korea) before India, where it has gathered over 3,000 pre-bookings within just 8 days. There, it has been priced from KRW 19,300,000 (INR 11,55,146.39). In India, its prices could range between INR 11 lakh to INR 17 lakh (ex-showroom).
[Source - RushLane]