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Kia Seltos To Offer Fully Loaded GTX+ Petrol-Automatic Variant

Modified On Aug 09, 2019 09:57 PM By Saransh for Kia Seltos

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Until now, Kia was offering the 1.4-litre-DCT in the second to top GTX variant only

  • The GTX+ variant gets 360-degree camera, sunroof, powered front seats and Bose music system over the GTX variant.
  • The GT variants are powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit that makes 140PS and 242Nm. 
  • They can be had either with a 6-speed MT or a 7-speed DCT (dual-clutch automatic).
  • The Seltos will go on sale on 22 August 2019.

Kia is all set to launch the Seltos SUV in India on 22 August 2019. The compact SUV will be sold in two variant trims - Tech Line and GT Line - which are further divided into four variants each.

Also read: 2019 Kia Seltos First Drive Review: Diesel & Petrol

Where the GT Line gets GTE, GTK, GTX and GTX+ variants, the Tech Line includes HTE, HTK, HTX and the HTX+ variants. Here the GTX+ is the top of the line variant of the Seltos lineup. 

Kia was not planning to offer the option of a DCT automatic with the GTX+ variant that comes with all the bells and whistles earlier. However, the carmaker has now confirmed that the top-spec GTX+ will come with the DCT automatic as well. This means people planning to buy the 1.4-litre turbo petrol with the 7-DCT won’t have to miss out on the additional features that the GTX+ variant gets over the GTX variant.

Over the GTX, the GTX+ variants gets features such as a Bose sound system, 360-degree camera, front parking sensors, blind view monitor (display camera feed from side cameras to the 7-inch MID when turn indicators are switched on), electric sunroof, ventilated seats and an 8-way adjustable driver’s seat. 

Picutured: Blind View Monitor system

The Seltos’ GT lineup is a petrol-only trim, powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine that makes 140PS of power and 252Nm of peak torque. The turbo petrol unit is the fastest in the Seltos’ lineup as it can go from 0-100kmph in 9.7 seconds. The 1.4-litre Seltos has a claimed fuel efficiency of 16.5kmpl with the DCT and 16.1kmpl with the 6-speed manual gearbox.

Kia is expected to price the Seltos from Rs 10 lakh to 16 lakh (ex-showroom). Once launched, it will rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Maruti S Cross, Nissan Kicks, Renault Duster and the Renault Captur. Higher variants of the Seltos will also compete with mid-size SUVs like the Tata Harrier and MG Hector in terms of pricing.

Also Read: Second-gen Hyundai Creta Looks Similar To Its Chinese Model!

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anvay jain
Sep 7, 2019 6:10:13 PM

When will the GTX+ petrol automatic come?

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    Aug 8, 2019 1:07:18 PM

    Why companies are still launching petrol/diesel vehicles which are going to be obsolete very soon, when call of the times is to launch the electric vehicles. Surpeising indeed!

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