Kia Seltos is a mid-sized SUV offered in the price range of Rs 9.95 – 17.65 lakh (ex-showroom). In the domestic car market, the Seltos has gained success in a short span of time and it gives a tough competition to the likes of Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier and MG Hector. Kia Seltos is offered in BS6 compliant 1.5L petrol, 1.4L turbocharged petrol and 1.5L diesel engines. The petrol manual & automatic trims of Kia Seltos deliver fuel efficiency of 16.8kmpl. On the other hand, the diesel manual trim delivers mileage of 20.8kmpl and its automatic counterpart delivers mileage of 17.8kmpl.
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Kia Motors India launched this compact SUV in August 2019 in the price range of Rs 9.89 lakh to Rs 17.34 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Kia Seltos is the first product of Kia Motor India following its entry in the country. Kia Seltos is based on Hyundai-Kia K2 platform and is rated 3-star at the Global NCAP crash tests.
Kia Seltos is very spacious with ample support as it has some nice features. The length, width and height of Kia Seltos are 4315 mm, 1800 mm and 1645 mm, respectively. Kia Seltos' ground clearance is measured 190 mm, while its boot space has 433 litres of capacity.
Kia Seltos Variants
Kia Seltos is offered in seven variants for both petrol and diesel engine options, it is available in two trims – Tech Line and GT Line. While Tech Line is available in 5 variants, the GT Line is available in 2 vairants. Kia Seltos variants are:
Kia Seltos HTE
Kia Seltos HTK
Kia Seltos HTK Plus
Kia Seltos HTX
Kia Seltos HTX Plus
Kia Seltos GTX
Kia Seltos GTX Plus
Kia Seltos Price in India
Below-mentioned is the variant-wise price list of Kia Seltos compact SUV:
Kia Seltos Petrol Variants Prices:
Kia Seltos HTE G - Priced at Rs 9.89 lakh
Kia Seltos HTK G – Priced at Rs 10.49 lakh
Kia Seltos HTK Plus G – Priced at Rs 11.59 lakh
Kia Seltos Anniversary Edition – Priced at Rs 13.75 lakh
Kia Seltos HTX G – Priced at Rs 13.34 lakh
Kia Seltos Anniversary Edition IVT – Priced at Rs 14.75 lakh
Kia Seltos HTX IVT G – Priced at Rs 14.34 lakh
Kia Seltos GTX – Priced at Rs 15.54 lakh
Kia Seltos GTX Plus – Priced at Rs 16.39 lakh
Kia Seltos GTX Plus DCT – Priced at Rs 17.29 lakh
Kia Seltos Diesel Variants Prices:
Kia Seltos HTE D – Priced at Rs 10.34 lakh
Kia Seltos HTK D – Priced at Rs 11.69 lakh
Kia Seltos HTK Plus D – Priced at Rs 12.69 lakh
Kia Seltos HTK Plus AT D – Priced at Rs 13.69 lakh
Kia Seltos Anniversary Edition D – Priced at Rs 14.85 lakh
Kia Seltos HTX D – Priced at Rs 14.44 lakh
Kia Seltos HTX Plus D – Priced at Rs 15.49 lakh
Kia Seltos HTX Plus AT D – Priced at Rs 16.49 lakh
Kia Seltos GTX Plus AT D – Priced at Rs 17.34 lakh
*Note – Kia Seltos ex-showroom, pan India prices mentioned above.
Kia Seltos is offered in 3 engine types - 1.5-litre CRDi VGT diesel, 1.4-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre Smartstream petrol. All the engine types are BS6 compliant and perform excellently under practical conditions. The 1.5-litre (1493 cc) CRDi VGT diesel engine of Seltos churns maximum power of 115 PS at 4,000 rpm and maximum torque of 250 Nm at 1,500-2,750 rpm, while its 1.5-litre (1497 cc) Smartstream petrol counterpart churns maximum power of 113.4 bhp at 6300 rpm and 144 Nm at 4500 rpm of torque. The other 1.4-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine of Seltos produce maximum power of 140 PS at 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 242 Nm at 1500-3200 rpm. Both, petrol as well as diesel engines are offered in manual and automatic gearbox options.
Kia Seltos Mileage
Kia Seltos' fuel efficiency for the petrol trims is 16.8 kmpl for manual as well as for automatic transmission variants. For the diesel trims that are mated to manual transmission, the fuel efficiency is 20.8 kmpl whereas for their automatic transmission trims, the fuel efficiency is 17.8 kmpl.
*Note – Mileage figures mentioned above are as per ARAI.
Kia Seltos Features
Kia Seltos is a feature rich car that comes equipped with features like 8.0-inch head up display, 10-speaker BOSE sound system, 7.0-inch MID coloured display, sunroof, voice assistance, ambient lightning, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Kia’s UVO connected car technology, 360-degree cameras, front and rear parking sensors, Hill Start Assist Control (HSAC), six airbags, etc.
Kia Seltos Colors
Kia Seltos is available in the following colors in India – Intense Red, Steel Silver, Aurora Black Pearl, Punchy Orange, Silver with Orange, Orange with White, Clear White, Silver with Black, Glacier White Pearl, Gravite Gray, Intelligency Blue, White Pearl with Black, White Pearl + Orange, Red with Black and Gray with Black.
Kia Seltos Rivals
In the Indian auto-market, the list of Kia Seltos competitors includes Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks and Maruti Suzuki S-cross.
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The Korean automaker has always ensured class-leading features for its cars and Kia Seltos compact SUV is no exception. In addition to the standard features available in cars of its class, some splendid features make Kia Seltos a potential buy.
Here’s the list of the most prominent features of the new Kia Seltos SUV:
A New-age iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) is the future of driving that lets you enjoy an effortless clutch-free drive even in manual mode
Paddle Shifters help in quick gear shift allowing you to get a more intimate and immersive driving experience
Smart Pure Air Purifier with virus and bacteria protection, so you and your loved ones can breathe the cleanest air inside the car
Signature Tiger Nose Grille
Crown Jewel Led Headlamps
Heartbeat Led Tail Lamps
Ice Cube Led Fog Lamps
Dual Muffler Design
360º Camera With Blind View Monitor
Bose Premium 8Speaker Sound System
26.03 Cm (10.25’’) Advanced Hd Touchscreen Navigation Ventilated Front Seats
Bose Premium 8Speaker Sound System
Advanced 17.78 Cm (7.0’’) Color Instrument Cluster
Wireless Smartphone Charger
Six Airbags With Esc, Vsm, Hac, Ba
Drive Modes & Traction Control Six
Voice Controlled Sunroof and Driver Window for conveniently operating while driving
Ventilated Front Seats
Kia Seltos Specifications
The Kia Seltos is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. In the petrol line-up there are SMART STREAM G1.5 and SMART STREAM G1.4 T-GDI engines while in the diesel department, there is tried and tested 1.5L CRDi VGT motor. All the engines are in compliance with the BS6 regulation and deliver outright performance.
The SMART STREAM G1.5 engine pumps out 115PS of highest power and 114Nm of peak torque, while the SMART STREAM G1.4 T-GDI one can produce max power 140PS and 242Nm of max torque. The diesel engine, on the other hand, makes 115PS of power and 250Nm of torque. All the engines deliver considerable power and give a punchy performance. And this is only possible with the help of a 6MT / 6iMT/ IVT attached with the G1.5L engine and a 6-speed manual/6-speed automatic coupled with the diesel engine.
The SMART STREAM G1.4 T-GDI petrol engine is a special one with no less than three different transmission options including a 6MT / 7DCT gearbox. With a superior spread of power and gear ratios, the car delivers impressive performance.
Here’re the engine and specifications details of Kia Seltos:
SMART STREAM G1.5
SMART STREAM G1.4 T-GDI
1.5L CRDi VGT
140PS @ 6000rpm
242Nm @ 1500-3200rpm
6MT / 6iMT/ IVT
6MT / 7DCT
6MT / 6AT
Fuel Supply System
Kia Seltos Performance
The Kia Seltos engines make it an agile and fun-to-drive car. The SMART STREAM G1.5 petrol engine can take this car from 0-100 kmph in about 11.8 seconds, gaining the top speed of close to 170 kmph. For those who want brisk acceleration, the SMART STREAM G1.4 T-GDI petrol engine could be the right choice as it takes just about 9.7 seconds to reach the 170 kmph mark from nil, reaching the top speed of approximately 170 kmph.
The diesel engine is quick, delivering slightly above the Kappa petrol, taking 11.5 seconds for a 0-100 kmph sprint, attaining the top speed of 170 kmph.
Kia Seltos Kappa Petrol Top Speed
170 kmph approx.
Kia Seltos Kappa Petrol 0-100 kmph
11.8 seconds approx.
Kia Seltos Turbo Petrol T- GDi Top Speed
185 kmph approx.
Kia Seltos Turbo Petrol T- GDi 0-100 kmph
9.7 seconds approx.
Kia Seltos CRDi diesel Top Speed
Kia Seltos CRDi diesel 0-100 kmph
11.5 seconds approx
Kia Seltos Braking & Handling
In the braking department, the car performs as expected. All the variants come equipped with disc brakes at the front and drum at the rear. They stop the car in a straight line without any fuss. The ABS tends to act early whenever you need to brake at the last moment. An interesting innovation is the curtains in the form of tiny gaps around the front wheels for better aerodynamics and reduced wind noise.
In terms of suspension, the Kia Seltos SUV features McPherson strut with coil springs at the front and coupled torsion beam axle (CTBA) with coil spring at the rear end. Due to fine suspension tuning, the car gives a soothing level of cushiness soaking in road imperfections with ease.
Kia Seltos Tyres & Wheels
The tyres in the HTE, HTK, HTK+ variants of Kia Seltos are equipped with 205 / 65 R 16 steel wheels, while the HTX, HTX+, GTX(O), GTX+ variants of the seltos comes fitted with 215 / 60 R 17 alloy wheels. All the trims have a spare tyre shod with 205 / 65 R 16 steel wheels.
Kia Seltos Dimensions and Capacity
The new Kia Seltos looks practical from all angles. The vehicle measures 4315mm in length, 1800mm in width, 1645mm in height, and a wheelbase of 2610mm. The unladen ground clearance of the car is just above 190mm, and that’s pretty good for a compact SUV. It has a Boot space of 433 L and Fuel Tank capacity of 50 L.
Here’re the details of the Kia Seltos dimensions and capacity:
Kia Seltos Mileage
In terms of fuel efficiency, the Kia Seltos lives up to the brand’s mark by returning high mileage. Where the 1.5 petrol engine delivers ARAI certified mileage of 16.8kmpl, the T-GDi petrol motor returns 16.1kmpl. The automatic variants do a similar job with the figures of 16.1kmpl.
The diesel engine on the other hand, is optimized enough to return 20.8kmpl in MAnual and in Diesel Automatic of 17.8kmpl
Here’re the mileage details of Kia Seltos AT and MT trims:
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