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Kia Seltos Expected Prices: Will It Undercut Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks?

Modified On Aug 22, 2019 01:34 PM By Dhruv.A for Kia Seltos

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With a host of segment-first features in its kitty, will the Kia Seltos be able to play the price card well?

Update: Kia has launched the Seltos in India at a rather enticing starting price of Rs 9.69 lakh (introductory pricing). It is available in a massive 16 options to choose from. You can get the Seltos in two petrol and one diesel engine option along with four transmission options. Here's everything you need to know about it.  

Kia has begun series production of its maiden product for India, the Seltos, which is set to launch on August 22. If you are eyeing one, the Seltos is expected to be priced between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 17 lakh. Meanwhile, bookings are already underway for a token amount of Rs 25,000 across both online and offline platforms. 

The Kia Seltos gets three engine options - a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol and a set of 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. The transmission options on offer include a 6-speed manual and torque converter, a CVT and a 7-speed DCT. 


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










16.1kmpl/ 16.5kmpl (DCT)

16.5kmpl/ 16.8kmpl (CVT)

21kmpl/ 18kmpl (AT)

The Seltos will be sold in two trims - Tech Line and GT Line - with five and three sub-variants, respectively. The Tech Line includes the HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX and HTX Plus while the GT Line includes GTK, GTX and GTX Plus. Kia is yet to confirm if all variants of the Seltos will comes with the option of an automatic transmission. Expect the carmaker to reveal more details at the launch event.

Now, let’s take a look at the expected prices of the Kia Seltos. It’s important to note that the launch prices of the Kia Seltos are likely to be introductory. 

Prices (Tech Line)






Petrol 1.5 MT 

Rs 9.99 lakh

Rs 10.90 lakh

Rs 11.50 lakh

Rs 12.60 lakh


Petrol 1.5 CVT


Rs 13.80 lakh


Diesel 1.5 MT

Rs 10.99 lakh

Rs 11.90 lakh

Rs 12.50 lakh

Rs 14.25 lakh

Rs 15.50 lakh

Diesel 1.5 AT


Rs 13.90 lakh


Rs 16.70 lakh

Price (GT Line)



GTX Plus

Petrol 1.4 T GDI 6MT

Rs 13.50 lakh 

Rs 14.50 lakh 

Rs 15.50 lakh

Petrol 1.4 T GDI DCT


Rs 15.80 lakh

Rs 16.79 lakh

Disclaimer: The above prices are our estimates and could vary from the final prices.

Now let’s compare the Kia Seltos’ pricing range with that of its rivals equipped with both petrol as well as diesel powertrains. 


Kia Seltos (expected)

Hyundai Creta

MG Hector

Nissan Kicks

Renault Captur

Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16.89 lakh

Rs 10 lakh to Rs 14.15 lakh 

Rs 12.18 lakh to Rs 16.78 lakh

Rs 9.55 lakh to Rs 10.95 lakh

Rs 9.50 lakh to Rs 12 lakh


Kia Seltos (expected)

Hyundai Creta

Tata Harrier

MG Hector

Nissan Kicks

Renault Captur

Maruti S-Cross

Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Rs 11 lakh to Rs 16.80 lakh

Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15.65 lakh

Rs 13 lakh to Rs 16.75 lakh

Rs 13.18 lakh to Rs 16.88 lakh

Rs 9.89 lakh to Rs 13.69 lakh

Rs 10 lakh to Rs 13 lakh

Rs 8.85 lakh to Rs 11.48 lakh

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Aug 20, 2019 7:58:08 AM

Cost seems to be high considering practical features as priority instead of UVO connectivity. They need to really price it competitive being their Indian Market entry. Dimensions are also small Vs Hec

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    kiran kumar
    Aug 11, 2019 4:06:21 PM

    Vijayawada. Send the pictures. This is my mats up number sir thq.

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      Aug 11, 2019 2:39:41 PM

      Price will be factor for the first car of a new company. There is no information about warranty and Maintenance cost also. There must be warranty for at least 5 years.

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