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How do Kia Seltos’ numbers stack up against its competition?

CARDEKHO
Published Aug 7, 2019, 11:18 am IST
Updated Aug 7, 2019, 11:18 am IST
Kia’s turbo-petrol engine is the most powerful and torquiest in its class.
Look at the table below to find out the Seltos’ dimensions when compared to that of its rivals.
 Look at the table below to find out the Seltos’ dimensions when compared to that of its rivals.

The upcoming Kia Seltos has new car buyers on the edge as they look to decide which new compact SUV to put their money on. But how good is the Seltos when you compare its dimensions and performance numbers with that of its immediate rivals? With Kia revealing those numbers yesterday, we have the answer. Look at the table below to find out the Seltos’ dimensions when compared to that of its rivals.

Dimensions

Measurements

 

Kia Seltos

Hyundai Creta

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Nissan Kicks

Renault Duster

Renault Captur

Length

4315mm

4270mm

4300mm

4384mm

4360mm

4329mm

Width

1800mm

1780mm

1785mm

1813mm

1822mm

1813mm

Height

1620mm

1665mm

1595mm

1656mm

1695mm

1626mm

Wheelbase

2610mm

2590mm

2600mm

2673mm

2673mm

2673mm

Boot Space

433 litres

400 litres

353 litres

400 litres

475 litres

392 litres

Longest: Nissan Kicks

Widest: Renault Duster

Tallest: Renault Duster

Longest Wheelbase: Nissan Kicks/Renault Duster/Renault Captur

Most Boot Space: Renault Duster

Now that we know all about the Seltos’ dimensions and how they stack up against those of its competitors, let’s take a look at the performance figures.

Petrol Engine

 

Kia Seltos

Hyundai Creta

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Nissan Kicks

Renault Duster

Renault Captur

Displacement

1.5-litre/1.4-litre turbo

1.6-litre

NA

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

Max Power

115PS/140PS

123PS

NA

106PS

106PS

106PS

Peak Torque

144Nm/242Nm

151Nm

NA

142Nm

142Nm

142Nm

Transmission

6-speed MT or CVT/6-speed MT or 7-speed DCT

6-speed MT/6-speed AT

NA

5-speed MT

5-speed MT/CVT

5-speed MT

ARAI Fuel Efficiency

16.5kmpl or 16.8kmpl/16.1kmpl or 16.5kmpl

15.8kmpl/14.8kmpl

NA

14.23kmpl

13.9kmpl

13.87kmpl

Most Powerful: Kia Seltos (1.4-litre turbocharged petrol)

Torquiest: Kia Seltos (1.4-litre turbocharged petrol)

Most Fuel Efficient: Kia Seltos (1.5-litre petrol)

In the case of petrol engines, the Seltos has the monopoly compared to its rivals. It comes with the most powerful engine, one that makes the most torque and both its petrol offerings are more fuel efficient than any other SUV in the segment.

Diesel Engine

 

Kia Seltos

Hyundai Creta

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Nissan Kicks

Renault Duster

Renault Captur

Displacement

1.5-litre

1.4-litre/1.6-litre

1.3-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

Max Power

115PS

90PS/128

88PS

110PS

85PS/110PS

110PS

Peak Torque

250Nm

220Nm/260Nm

200Nm

240Nm

200Nm/245Nm

240PS

Transmission

6-speed MT or 6-speed AT

6-speed MT/6-speed MT or 6-speed AT

5-speed MT

6-speed MT

5-speed MT/6-speed MT

6-speed MT

ARAI Fuel Efficiency

21kmpl/18kmpl

22.1kmpl/20.5kmpl or 17.6kmpl

25.1kmpl

20.45kmpl

19.87kmpl

20.37kmpl

Most Powerful: Hyundai Creta

Torquiest: Hyundai Creta

Most Fuel Efficient: Maruti S-Cross

The Seltos’ competitors gain back the advantage when it comes to diesel engines. The Creta comes with the most powerful engine which also develops the most torque. The S-Cross with a mild-hybrid system is the most fuel efficient of the lot.

Price

SUV

Kia Seltos

Hyundai Creta

Maruti S-Cross

Nissan Kicks

Renault Duster

Renault Captur

Price Range

Rs 10 lakh-16 lakh (expected)

Rs 9.6 lakh to Rs Rs 15.65 lakh

Rs 8.85 lakh to Rs Rs 11.48 lakh

Rs 9.55 lakh to Rs 14.65 lakh

Rs 7.99 lakh to Rs 12.49 lakh

Rs 9.50 lakh to Rs 13 lakh

All prices are ex-showroom New Delhi.

We expect the Seltos to be priced competitively for the number of features it offers. That will make it a value for money proposition compared to its rivals.

Disclaimer: This article has not been edited by Deccan Chronicle and is taken from a syndicated feed. Photos: CarDekho.

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