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Kia Seltos official details revealed ahead of launch

CARDEKHO
Published Aug 7, 2019, 3:44 pm IST
Updated Aug 7, 2019, 3:44 pm IST
Will be available in two trim levels- HT and GT with a combined six multiple sub-variants to choose from.
The bookings are underway through online and offline medium with test drives also available in some cities.
 The bookings are underway through online and offline medium with test drives also available in some cities.

While we await its launch on the 22 August, Kia has revealed the official details of its first SUV in India, the Seltos. The bookings are underway through online and offline medium with test drives also available in some cities. It will be available in two trims- HT line and GT line which will have three sub-variants on offer. The HT line will include HTX, HTK and HTE while the GT line options include GTX, GTK and GTE. The prices are expected to be in the Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakh range. 

Exteriors

 

  • As far as the outer looks are concerned, we have already compared the Kia Seltos with several of its rivals in images. Before we carry on, here’s how the Kia Seltos stacks up against its major rivals on the dimensions chart.

Measurements (mm)

Kia Seltos

Hyundai Creta

Nissan Kicks

Renault Captur

Length

4315

4270

4384

4329

Width

1800

1780

1813

1813

Height

1620

1665

1656

1619

Wheelbase

2610

2590

2673

2673

Boot Space (litres)

433 

400

400

392

  • The Kia Seltos has an edge over the Creta in every aspect except the height. Rivals like the Nissan Kicks and Renault Captur are bigger in dimensions than the Seltos but lag behind in terms of boot space. 

  • It will get all LED illumination units for the headlamps, DRLs and even the fog lamps. The Kia SUV will feature two 17-inch alloy wheel options on the top variant whereas the lower ones will get 16-inch steel and alloy wheels. A shark fin antenna will be standard on the Seltos. 

  • While both the HT and GT line will feature similar exterior fitments, the latter will get red accents on the front and rear skid plates along with red brake calipers making it the sportier of the two.

  • Colour options will comprise of eight monotone and five dual-tone shades.  

Kia Seltos Interior Revealed Ahead Of Launch

Interiors

  • We recently detailed the interiors of the Kia Seltos and you can read about it here. The headlining equipment in the SUV include a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with a 7-inch colour MID, an 8-inch head-up display, 400W Bose audio system (Arkamys tuned units on lower variants) with multiple patterns for speakers and LED ambient sound mood lighting. 

Kia Seltos Interior Revealed Ahead Of Launch

  • The steering wheel options include a regular round unit with a flat-bottomed option. The top variant in the HT line gets honeycomb pattern for the leatherette seats whereas the GT line gets horizontal tube type. Leatherette upholstery includes a choice of black and beige colour options. 

  • The ventilated driver seat gets 8-way power adjustable function while rear passengers can enjoy a two-step seat back recline of 26 and 32 degrees. For extra luggage space, there’s 60:40 split function available.  

  • Safety features will include an electronic stability program (ESP), 3-level traction control, 360-degree parking camera, ABS with EBD, hill start assist, vehicle stability management, front and rear parking sensors, six airbags, 

Engine options

  • The Kia Seltos has the widest variety of powertrain transmission combinations we have ever seen in its segment. All of its engines are going to be BS6 compliant at the time of launch and some will even power Hyundai cars like the Creta, Verna and Elantra in the future. More details here

Engine

1.4-litre turbo-petrol

1.5-litre petrol

1.5-litre diesel

Transmission Options

6-speed MT/ 7-speed DCT (dual-clutch transmission)

6-speed MT/ CVT

6-speed MT/ 6-speed AT

Power

140PS

115PS

115

Torque

242Nm

144Nm 

250Nm

Mileage

16.1kmpl/ 16.5kmpl (DCT)

16.5kmpl/ 16.8kmpl (CVT)

21kmpl/ 18kmpl (AT)

  • The Kia Seltos will be the first in segment to come with three drive modes- Normal, Eco and Sport.

  • The braking duties will be handled by a 16-inch disc upfront and 14-inch unit at the rear (lower variants get a 9-inch drum unit).

Kia Seltos Interior Revealed Ahead Of Launch

Connected Features

  • Kia Seltos will get a suite of eSIM-based connected features similar to the Hyundai Venue. Called the UVO Connect, it will be free of cost for three years and chargeable thereafter. It allows remote control for ignition, AC and air purifier, volume control and more.  

Kia Seltos Dealer Dispatch Begins Ahead Of August 22 Launch

Service and Warranty

Kia will setup 192 service centers across 160 cities in India by the time it goes on sale on August 22. Customers can even schedule servicing through Kia Link App.

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

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