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Kia Seltos vs MG Hector vs Tata Harrier vs Nissan Kicks: What Do The Prices Say?

Modified On Sep 10, 2019 01:48 PM By Dhruv.A for Kia Seltos

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The Kia Seltos has been launched at a competitive starting price of Rs 9.69 lakh, making it a threat to stalwarts like the Creta, Hector and Harrier. But does it really better them on the price chart?

Update: If you were waiting to know the Kia Seltos’ GTX+ petrol and diesel AT variant prices, the wait is over. Here’s how much you’ll have to shell out for the true range-topping automatic Seltos.

Kia has entered the Indian market with a bang as it launched the Seltos at competitive prices ranging between Rs 9.69 lakh and Rs 15.99 lakh. This puts it in the firing line of SUVs like the Hyundai Creta, MG Hector, Tata Harrier along with the base variants of the Jeep Compass. This how they stack up on the price chart.

Petrol

Kia Seltos

MG Hector

Hyundai Creta

Renault Captur

Nissan Kicks

Jeep Compass

HTE: Rs 9.69 lakh

RXE: Rs 9.50 lakh

XL: Rs 9.55 lakh

HTK: Rs 9.99 lakh

E+: Rs 10 lakh

HTK+: Rs 11.19 lakh

EX: Rs 10.87 lakh

XV: Rs 10.95 lakh

Style: Rs 12.18 lakh

SX: Rs 12.27 lakh

Platine Dual Tone: Rs 12 lakh

HTX: Rs 12.79 lakh

Super: Rs 12.98 lakh

SX Dual tone: Rs 12.82 lakh

GTK: Rs 13.49 lakh 

Super Hybrid: Rs 13.58 lakh

HTX CVT: Rs 13.79 lakh

SX Auto: Rs 13.77 lakh

SX (O): Rs 13.89 lakh 

SX(O) Executive: Rs 14.17 lakh

GTX: Rs 14.99 lakh 

Smart Hybrid: Rs 14.68 lakh 

GTX DCT: Rs 15.99 lakh

Petrol DCT: Rs 15.28 lakh

Sport: Rs 15.60 lakh /Sport Plus: Rs 15.99 lakh 

GTX+: Rs 15.99 lakh

Sharp Hybrid: Rs 15.88 lakh

GTX+ DCT: Rs 16.99 lakh (expected)

Sharp DCT: Rs 16.78 lakh

Rs 19 lakh to Rs 21.67 lakh

  • With a sub-Rs 10 lakh starting price, the entry point to the Kia Seltos is one of the most affordable in the whole pool of cars after the Kicks and Captur. But the newcomer gets slightly better kit than the other two. 

  • Despite being a BS6-compliant offering, the Kia Seltos is priced on par or undercuts most of its rivals. 

  • While the Seltos’ starting price is a lot more enticing, you’ll have to stretch upto Rs 13.79 lakh for a petrol-auto version. That makes it just Rs 2,000 more expensive than the cheapest petrol-auto in this segment, the Creta SX Auto.

  • The Kia Seltos is the only SUV that spoils you with a choice of two BS6-compliant petrol engines and automatic options.

  • The top-spec Seltos GTX+ is obviously the more feature-rich as well as more powerful when compared to the top-spec Creta Executive. However, it is more expensive by Rs 1.80 lakh.  

  • The MG Hector has the most affordable petrol-DCT in this company, but its top of the line Sharp automatic variant is Rs 79,000 pricier than the Seltos for now. 

  • The Tata Harrier misses out on a petrol powertrain altogether. 

  • The Jeep Compass’s starting price is just a shade under the premium you have to pay for the Seltos GTX DCT. It is the only petrol option with prices going past the Rs 20 lakh mark. 

  • The MG Hector is the only offering with a 48V mild-hybrid supplementing its petrol engine. 

  • The Renault Captur and Nissan Kicks are diesel-centric models and offer just two petrol variants.

  • The price of the Kia Seltos’ top-spec GTX+ variant with a DCT is unavailable right now but dealers are accepting bookings for the same. Expect it to be available in the coming months. 

  • The Jeep Compass is priced between Rs 15.60 lakh and Rs 21.67 lakh. 

Tata Harrier

Diesel

Kia Seltos

MG Hector

Tata Harrier

Hyundai Creta

Renault Captur

Nissan Kicks

Jeep Compass

HTE: Rs 9.99 lakh

E+: Rs 10 lakh

RXE: Rs 10.49 lakh

XE: Rs 9.89 lakh

HTK: Rs 11.19 lakh

EX: Rs 11.02 lakh

XL: Rs 11.09 lakh

HTK+: Rs 12.19 lakh

S: Rs 11.92 lakh

XV: Rs 12.51 lakh

HTK+ AT: Rs 13.19 lakh

Style: Rs 13.18 lakh

XE: Rs 13 lakh

S Auto: Rs 13.36 lakh

Platine: Rs 13 lakh

XV Pre: Rs 13.69 lakh

SX: Rs 13.61 lakh

Super: Rs 14.18 lakh

XM: Rs 14.06 lakh

SX Dual Tone: 14.16 lakh 

HTX+: Rs 14.99 lakh

XT: Rs 15.26 lakh

SX Auto: Rs 15.22 lakh

SX(O): Rs 15.38 lakh

HTX+ AT: Rs 15.99 lakh

Smart: Rs 15.48 lakh

SX(O) Executive: Rs 15.67 lakh

XZ: Rs 16.56 lakh

GTX+ Diesel AT: Rs 16.99 lakh (expected)

Sharp: Rs 16.88 lakh

XZ Dual Tone: Rs 16.76 lakh

Sport: Rs 16.61 lakh/ Sport Plus: Rs 16.99 lakh

Rs 18.03 lakh to Rs 27.60 lakh

  • Even if it’s a diesel-powered Kia Seltos, the starting price is one of the lowest. At Rs 10 lakh it is closely matched by the Nissa Kicks and Hyundai Creta. 

  • If you are eyeing a diesel-auto, then the Kia Seltos is the most affordable of the three cars that offer this combination. It undercuts the Hyundai Creta S Auto by Rs 17,000. 

  • A fully-loaded diesel-AT Seltos will be launched in the near future. The Hyundai Creta misses out on such a variant. 

  • The Jeep Compass is the only SUV with a 4x4 drivetrain on offer, but its prices go way beyond the Rs 20 lakh mark, ending up at around Rs 28 lakh. 

  • The diesel engine on the Hyundai Creta’s lower variants (E+, EX, S MT) is a smaller 1.4-litre unit (90PS/220Nm) making less power than the Seltos’s 1.5-litre unit (115PS/250Nm). 

  • Only the Seltos and the Jeep’s range-topping Compass Trailhawk variant get a BS6-compliant diesel engine. 

  • The Renault Captur and Nissan Kicks are available in two and four variants, respectively. However, both miss out on a diesel-auto combo like the Harrier and Hector. 

Nissan Kicks Diesel Gets More Affordable With New Base Variant

Note: All prices, ex-showroom Delhi

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ranjjiet varhmen
Sep 8, 2019 7:48:27 PM

I have test driven 23 Cars to find my first car. Few cars which were outstanding were Ford Ecosport, VW Polo and Nissan Kicks. I initially like Tata cars and I was in love with Tiago JTP but had to dr

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    hemant
    Aug 24, 2019 12:27:41 PM

    No media channels are giving any reviews on seltos 1.5petrol as if the company don't want to display its poor performance reviews.

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      abhishek ojha
      Aug 24, 2019 9:25:39 AM

      Kia sales person response very poor

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