Kia Motors India will commence the mass production of the Seltos from the 31st of this month. The company had begun the trial production of the Hyundai Creta rival in January.
The Kia Seltos will be manufactured at the new production facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. This facility stretches in an area of 536- acres and is capable of rolling out 3,00,000 units annually. "Kia Motors will roll out the first car from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh on July 31. With this, the company will begin the mass production of the Kia Seltos for the Indian market," sources told PTI recently.
While the launch of the Kia Seltos is still weeks away, the official pre-bookings have already commenced at a token amount of INR 25,000. The bookings can be made at Kia India's official website, or at any of the 206 dealership outlets of Kia Motors in India. The Seltos is already off to a good start as the company has gathered 6,000+ pre-orders on the first day of the bookings.
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. While on the inside it will be kitted with features such as 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 Kia Seltos is available in two styles - Tech Line and GT Line. E, K, K+, X and X+ are the equipment lines.
Kia Seltos - Specifications
- 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 Seltos has already been launched in the Korean market with prices ranging from KRW 19.29-26.36 million (INR 11,28,299.39-INR 15,41,833.69). It is set to be launched in India on 22 August 2019, and is expected to fall in a price bracket of INR 11-17 lakh. It will rival the Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500 and the recently launched MG Hector.