South Korea’s second largest automobile manufacturer, Kia Motors Corporation, is all set to make its debut in India with its brand new SUV KIA SELTOS. Aligned with the SP concept pictured at the 2018 Auto Expo. KIA SELTOS has been specifically moulded into a design for Indian market. The brand new compact SUV is making its debut worldwide and is expected to be launched in India anytime near August this year. At its unveiling, KIA SELTOS looked appealing, all-inclusive. Let’s look at all the elements and aspects of KIA SELTOS in detail.
Kia India Seltos Design
KIA SELTOS looks appealing in terms of its proportion. The compact SUV boasts of tiger nose grille and proportionally placed LED headlights. To adorn the car’s front comes vertically placed fog lamps and DRLs. The crystal cut alloy wheels fit perfectly into the wheel wells. On the rear, the end to end LED tail lights give a bold look to the vehicle. Our comprehensive look at the KIA SELTOS also revealed the use of chrome bars that give a premium look to the vehicle. The choice and limit of chrome bar usage is eye appealing.
Kia India Seltos Price
KIA SELTOS comes in with an in-built software connectivity system, thus placing itself as second connected SUV of India, following MG HECTOR. The brand names the smart connectivity as ‘UVO CONNECT’. This additional feature will be available to the customers for three years free of cost. Thereafter, the software will be chargeable. The UVO CONNECT sports overall 37 features grouped in 5 broad categories viz. Navigation, Safety and Security, Vehicle Management, Remote Control and Convenience. Kia Seltos Price in Chennai ranges from INR 9.89 lakh to 17.34 lakh (ex-showroom) while on the other side the Kia Seltos Price in Delhi starts from Rs. 9.89 Lakh. The control center is a 10.25 inch touch screen placed on the dash of the cabin. The car also provides Apple CarPlay and Android auto.
KIA SELTOS comes equipped with up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, HAC and VSM etc. It also sports 360 degree camera and front and back parking sensors. Other notable safety features include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control System, a Brake-Assist System and Hill-start Assist Control etc. Additionally, KIA SELTOS sports a sound mode lamp, which is a unique feature in which speaker lights pulse in time to the music being played giving a soothing effect to the interiors. There are 11 different rainbow colors and 6 mood effects available.
Kia India Seltos Engine And Gearbox Options
For lndia, the brand brings in 1.4-litre GDI Turbo petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine and both will be BS6 compliant. As for gearbox, options available are: a six-speed torque convertor automatic, a seven-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT), a CVT gearbox and a six-speed manual transmission. The brand will be launching SELTOS in two variants viz. Tech line and GT line,with the former being more about premium looks and comfort and latter being about new and exciting features. The car also offers different modes of driving including Normal, Sport and Eco. It also lets you select the course of driving between mud, wet and sand.
The car is highly inspired by KIA’s global design language. The aesthetics of the car gives it an urban look that hooked us at first sight. The BS6 compliant engines of KIA Motors India makes the car, at once, desirable. Its rich look and premium features ensures the stronghold that it is going to maintain over the Indian market.
Kia Seltos Price (GST Rates) in India starts at ₹ 9.89 Lakhs. With the aggressive price tag, KIA SELTOS will stand in line of competition with JEEP Compass, MG Hector, TATA Harrier, HYUNDAI Creta etc. That said, the first KIA vehicle for India seems to be a one with potential. View the car’s world premier teasers here. Other notable features of the car are not yet known and the company will likely keep them veiled until the launch. Hence, we’ll have to wait until the car hits the road for an in-depth analysis. Kia Seltos on road price in Bangalore starts at ₹ 11.65 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 21.03 Lakh. Kia offers Seltos in 24 variants. Out of these, 15 are powered by Petrol and 9 are powered by Diesel. Kia Seltos HTE Petrol is the base version, which comes with a price tag of ₹ 11.65 Lakh.