The most awaited SUV as India’s first Kia car– Seltos
Kia Seltos is arguably the hottest car in India right now. Sitting at a comfortable Rs.10-20 Lakh bracket, crafted with the right balance between price, style and tech features, it has won every comparison with other cars in the segment, hands down and unsurprisingly, it manages to rake in close to 10,000 bookings every month.
Check out the latest updates of Kia Seltos at your nearest Kia showroom in Hyderabad.
The Kia Seltos had been launched through Hyundai’s platform – for the Indian market and in doing so it has created one of the best examples of platform sharing and ensuring that it doesn’t feel like a cost-saving badge-engineered product.
The first thing to elucidate that fact is the design of the Kia Seltos. The face and tail with their signature grille and chrome finish, exude the powerful look of the SUV border and the details are aplenty with the complex lighting elements and premium textures. The Kia Seltos cabin sports an excellent fit and finish and we’re sure it would set a new benchmark for the class.
Kia is claiming the best-in-class drag coefficient of 0.35, which is normal for a high riding crossover. The Seltos boasts of a superior paint quality and premium finish while the GT line’s cabin is on the funkier side with the flat-bottom steering wheel and a ribbed leatherette upholstery.
Kia Seltos offers three different engine options with multiple transmission options again for each variant, which is quite a lot of choice offered by any car maker in India.
— Seltos 1.4-litre Turbo GDI petrol MT – 16.1 kmpl
— Seltos 1.4-litre Turbo GDI petrol DCT – 16.2 kmpl
— Seltos 1.5-litre petrol MT – 16.4 kmpl
— Seltos 1.5-litre petrol CVT – 16.3 kmpl
— Seltos 1.5-litre diesel MT – 20.8 kmpl
— Seltos 1.5-litre diesel AT – 17.8 kmpl
At the reveal, Kia has already spoken about the engines that are coming to the Seltos – a 1.4l turbo-petrol, a 1.5l naturally-aspirated petrol and a 1.5l turbo-diesel. The 1.4l turbo-petrol can be had with a dual-clutch auto, the 1.5l petrol has the option of a CVT and the 1.5l diesel auto employs a torque converter. A six-speed manual is common to all engines. All the engines are BS6 complaint, which means that the cost of the car at launch will have factored it in already, unlike the competition that is likely to jack up prices next year for the new emissions compliance.
The steering is marginally better than the comparable Hyundai’s, but the Sport mode manages to add more weight and feedback to it. Furthermore, the shift quality and response times of the DCT are excellent!
The Kia Seltos is most definitely sportier than the Hyundai Creta in terms of its cornering manners. It has a more controlled dive and roll and a firmer ride over undulations
While Seltos is yet to hit the roads later next month, the initial impressions are quite positive and cement everything said at its public reveal last month and justify the large number of pre-bookings already.
So, wait no more, and book your Kia Seltos now on Automotive Kia.