Looking to buy Seltos? You need to first figure out the ideal variant matching your wants and budget. We help you in picking the right trim.
Kia Seltos SUV has touched the soul of enthusiasts in India. Buyers looking forward to opting for Seltos often get confused among its 7 variants. Before going out for shopping your new SUV, you need to know the variants that are in demand. This way it becomes easy to pick a variant. The diesel lineup of the Seltos is getting good response in the Indian market especially the HTK Plus Diesel, HTX Plus Diesel and GTX Plus AT Diesel trims. If you are looking for a diesel Seltos, this article is tailor-made for you. Keep reading.
Before delving into more details of each variant let’s have a look at the specifications of the Seltos diesel first.
Engine and Specifications
|Transmission||6-speed MT/ 6-speed AT|
|Mileage||21 kmpl/ 18 kmpl (AT)|
The Seltos is a very capacious SUV with adequate space for all five occupants. Have a look at its measurements.
The variants of the Kia Seltos fall in the price range of Rs 9.95 – 17.65 lakh (ex-showroom). The prices of the popular diesel variants are as under.
|Kia Seltos Diesel Variants||Price (ex-showroom, India)|
|HTK Plus||Rs 11.79 lakh|
|HTX Plus||Rs 15.79 lakh|
|GTX Plus AT||Rs 17.44 lakh|
Colours on Offer
The Seltos HTK Plus diesel is available in 6 monotone colours – Intense Red, Glacier White Pearl, Punchy Orange, Intelligency Blue, Gravity Grey and Steel Silver. There is no dual-tone shade on offer.
In addition to the HTK Plus’ monotone colours, the other trims, HTX Plus and GTX Plus AT, get Aurora Black Pearl. They are also available with five dual-tone shades, which include, White Pearl + Black, White Pearl + Orange, Silver + Orange, Red + Black and Orange + White.
Kia Seltos HTK Plus Diesel
The most affordable, in-demand diesel variant of the Seltos gets adequate features. Let’s have a look at the creature comfort features you get in the HTK Plus variant.
On the outside: Projector headlamps, ORVM with LED turn signal and 16-inch metallic alloys.
On the inside: Premium head lining, LED sound mood lights and Premium fabric seats – Black, Leatherette gear knob.
Comfort and convenience: Tilt steering, Driver one-touch Auto up/down with anti-pinch function, Rear defogger, Rear wiper & washer, Follow me home headlamps, Sunglass holder, Rear door sun-shade curtain, Luggage lamp, Driver seat height adjust (manual), Bench type seatback folding, Smart key with push-button start, Day and Night Rear View Mirror, Electric adjustable and foldable outside mirror, Cruise control, Manual AC with rear AC vents, Rear USB charging port and Smart key remote engine start.
Infotainment & tech: 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, 4 speakers, 2 tweeters, Bluetooth, Voice recognition, Steering mounted audio control, 3.5-inch mono colour instrument cluster, Rear view camera with guidelines, Driving rear view monitor and Wireless phone projection.
Safety net: ABS with EBD, Emergency stop signal, dual front airbags, front seat belts with pre-tensioner and load limiter, speed sensing and impact sensing door lock/unlock, immobilizer, child lock, projector fog lamps, seat belt reminder, rear parking sensors and all 4 disc brakes.
Who should buy it?
The HTK Plus is a good option for diesel Seltos’ aspirants as it gets a good balance of features. It is also the most affordable diesel – auto combo in Kia SUV’s lineup. However, in comparison to the HTK variant, the features are mostly cosmetic and do not justify the premium it incurs.
Kia Seltos HTX Plus Diesel
Moving up the ladder, the HTX Plus diesel is also in high demand. Let’s check out what makes it the first choice of SUV lovers. The features here are over and above the HTK Plus trim.
On the outside: Chrome door handles, Rear spoiler, Electric sunroof, LED headlamps, LED tail lamps and 17-inch metallic alloys.
On the inside: Leather-wrapped steering, Metal scuff plates with Seltos logo, Soft-touch dash with stitch pattern, Leather-wrapped door trims and Ambient mood lighting.
Comfort and convenience: Telescopic steering, folding type assist grips, LED room lamps, full-size back pocket, 8-way power driver seat, 60:40 split type seatback folding, Rear centre armrest with cup holder, Rear seat recline – 2 step, Rear seat adjustable headrests, Auto antiglare rear view mirror with UVO Controls and Auto AC with climate control.
Infotainment & tech: 10.25-inch touchscreen, UVO Connected car, OTA map updates, AI voice commands, Smartwatch connectivity App, 8-speaker Bose premium sound system, Central speaker, Subwoofer, 7-inch instrument cluster, Ventilated driver and co-passenger seats, Wireless charger and Air purifier.
Safety net: Brake assist, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), HAC (Hill-start Assist Control), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), ISO FIX Child Anchor, Ice cube LED Fog Lamps, Front parking sensors and Tyre pressure monitoring system.
Who should buy it?
The Seltos HTX+ diesel gets a lot of frills and key features to make your everyday drive enjoyable and convenient. Be it technology or creature comfort features, this trim scores high. On the downside, the premium it commands over the ex-showroom price of the HTK Plus is almost 4 lakh! Despite incurring a hefty premium, it misses out on the side and curtain airbags which should have been provided at this cost. Nevertheless, if budget isn’t a constraint for you, this feature-rich variant could be the right option for you.
Kia Seltos GTX Plus AT Diesel
The top-of-the-line variant of the Kia Seltos is the GTX Plus. Being the top-spec, it gets all the available bells and whistles in the SUV’s lineup. Below features are over and above the ones on offer in the HTX Plus trim.
On the outside: Front red brake calliper, 17-inch Crystal cut alloys, sporty red centre wheel caps, front grille with GT Line logo and red accents at various places.
On the inside: GT line logo on steering, Sporty alloy pedals and Leatherette sports seats with contrasting red stitches.
Comfort and convenience: Paddle shifters, Smart key remote engine start – Automatic and Rain sensing wipers.
Infotainment & tech: Advance 7-inch colour display cluster, 360 view camera with guidelines, Blind view monitor, 8-inch head-up display, traction modes (sand/mud/wet) and multi-drive modes (normal/eco/sports).
Safety net: Side and curtain airbags.
Who should buy it?
The price difference between the HTX Plus and the GTX Plus is around Rs 1.65 lakh. However, for this premium, you get an automatic gearbox and enhanced safety in the form of side and curtain airbags. Besides, there are a lot of embellishments and good to have features highlighting its top-end quotient. This is the safest trim in Seltos’ lineup. For someone wanting a diesel automatic with no budget constraint, the fully-loaded GTX Plus is the ideal option to go for.