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Kia begins series production of Seltos, receives 23,000 bookings in 20 days

CARDEKHO
Published Aug 9, 2019, 10:46 am IST
Updated Aug 9, 2019, 10:47 am IST
Kia starts production of the Seltos in India as the launch of the compact SUV gets closer.
Kia Seltos will be priced in Rs 10 lakh to 16 lakh bracket.
 Kia Seltos will be priced in Rs 10 lakh to 16 lakh bracket.
  • Seltos will be launched on 22 August.

  • Kia already has already amassed 23,000 bookings for the SUV.

     

  • Deliveries will begin as soon as the launch happens.

  • Will be priced in Rs 10 lakh to 16 lakh bracket.

  • Kia Seltos to be offered with three BS6 engines: 1.4-litre turbo-petrol, 1.5-litre petrol and diesel.

  • All three will be offered with a 6-speed manual while the automatic options vary for each.

Kia Motors has begun the series production of its upcoming Seltos SUV at its recently setup manufacturing plant in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The facility has been churning out the Seltos from before today but they were all pre-production prototypes.

Kia has already received 23,000 bookings for the compact SUV, whose launch is slated for 22 August. With consumer interest for the Seltos so high, Kia will be looking to build up an inventory to tackle the initial demand. Deliveries will begin as soon as it is launched.

We had reported earlier that Kia should be pricing the Seltos in the Rs 10 lakh to 16 lakh bracket, and this is now further supported by the fact that the Korean carmaker has managed to localise the components for Seltos up to 90 per cent.

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)

Also Read: Kia Seltos Air Purifier Explained

The Seltos will be available with the option of two petrol engines and a diesel engine. On top of that, there will be four transmission options and a host of variants to choose from. Find out more about them here.

Kia’s Seltos will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks and Renault Captur once it is launched in India. It will even take on some variants of the recently launched MG Hector and Tata Harrier.

Also Read: Kia Seltos vs Competition: Power, Fuel Efficiency and Dimensions Compared!

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

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