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Key Specs of Kia Seltos

Mileage (upto)20.8 kmpl
Engine (upto)1497 cc
BHP138.0
TransmissionManual/Automatic
Seats5
Service CostRs.4,170/yr

Seltos Latest Update

Latest Update: Kia has launched the petrol-DCT and diesel-AT versions of the Seltos. Read more here.

Kia Prices & Variants: The SUV is offered in two trims: Tech Line and GT Line. The Tech Line is available in five variants: HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX and HTX+, which are priced between Rs 9.69 lakh and Rs 15.99 lakh. On the other hand, the GT Line can be bought in three variants: GTK, GTX and GTX+, priced from Rs 13.49 lakh to Rs 16.99 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom pan-India). 

Kia Seltos Engine: The Seltos is offered with three engine options. It is powered by a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre petrol, 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol, and 1.5-litre diesel units. The 1.5-litre petrol motor is rated at 115PS/144Nm, whereas the diesel engine puts out 115PS/ 250Nm. The 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which has an output of 140PS/242Nm, is only with the GT Line variants. 

Kia Seltos Transmission Options: The Seltos is available with either a 6-speed manual or various automatic transmission options depending on the engine. In case of automatic transmissions, the diesel engine gets a 6-speed automatic gearbox while the petrol is either paired to a CVT or a DCT. The 1.4-litre turbo petrol can be paired with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DCT (dual clutch transmission).

Kia Seltos Mileage: Kia claims a fuel efficiency of 16.5kmpl for the petrol-manual and 16.8kmpl for the petrol-CVT variants. On the other hand, the diesel engine has a claimed efficiency of 21kmpl with the manual gearbox and 18kmpl when coupled with the 6-speed AT. The 1.4-litre turbo-petrol paired with the DCT has a claimed mileage of 16.5kmpl while the manual returns 16.1kmpl.

Kia Seltos Safety Features: The Seltos comes with up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, vehicle stability management (VSM), electronic stability control (ESC), and hill assist control (HAC). A 360-degree parking camera with blind view monitor and rearview monitor are also offered along with front and rear parking sensors.

Kia Seltos Features: Kia has loaded the Seltos with a bunch of features. It gets a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Kia’s UVO connected car technology, smart air purifier, ambient lighting and an 8-inch head-up display. What’s more, it also sports ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable driver seat, a 7-inch multi-information display, an eight-speaker Bose sound system, a sunroof and leatherette upholstery on select variants.

Kia Seltos Rivals: The Seltos rivals the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, Renault Captur and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross. Due to its pricing, it also goes up against the Tata Harrier and MG Hector.

Kia Seltos price list (Variants)

HTE G1497 cc, Manual, Petrol, 16.8 kmpl2 months waitingRs.9.69 Lakh*
HTK G1497 cc, Manual, Petrol, 16.8 kmpl2 months waitingRs.9.99 Lakh*
HTE D1493 cc, Manual, Diesel, 20.8 kmpl2 months waitingRs.9.99 Lakh*
HTK Plus G1497 cc, Manual, Petrol, 16.8 kmpl2 months waitingRs.11.19 Lakh*
HTK D1493 cc, Manual, Diesel, 20.8 kmpl2 months waitingRs.11.19 Lakh*
HTK Plus D1493 cc, Manual, Diesel, 20.8 kmpl2 months waitingRs.12.19 Lakh*
HTX G1497 cc, Manual, Petrol, 16.8 kmpl2 months waitingRs.12.79 Lakh*
HTK Plus AT D1493 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 17.8 kmpl2 months waitingRs.13.19 Lakh*
GTK1353 cc, Manual, Petrol, 16.1 kmpl2 months waitingRs.13.49 Lakh*
HTX IVT G1497 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 16.8 kmpl2 months waitingRs.13.79 Lakh*
HTX D1493 cc, Manual, Diesel, 20.8 kmpl2 months waitingRs.13.79 Lakh*
GTX1353 cc, Manual, Petrol, 16.1 kmpl2 months waitingRs.14.99 Lakh*
HTX Plus D1493 cc, Manual, Diesel, 20.8 kmpl2 months waitingRs.14.99 Lakh*
HTX Plus AT D1493 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 17.8 kmpl2 months waitingRs.15.99 Lakh*
GTX DCT1353 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 16.2 kmpl2 months waitingRs.15.99 Lakh*
GTX Plus1353 cc, Manual, Petrol, 16.1 kmpl2 months waitingRs.15.99 Lakh*
GTX Plus AT D1493 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 17.8 kmpl2 months waitingRs.16.99 Lakh*
GTX Plus DCT1353 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 16.8 kmpl2 months waitingRs.16.99 Lakh*
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Exterior

Like the Creta, the Seltos also has the square and upright look that Indians love. The Seltos is also a bit bigger than the Hyundai Creta. It is 45mm longer, 20mm wider and the wheelbase is longer by 20mm too. However, in terms of height, it is less than the Creta. This is because the Seltos is built on a new platform on which the next generation Creta, due to be launched in 2020, has also been made.

Measurements Kia Seltos Hyundai Creta Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Nissan Kicks Renault Duster Renault Captur
Length 4315mm 4270mm 4300mm 4384mm 4360mm 4329mm
Width 1800mm 1780mm 1785mm 1813mm 1822mm 1813mm
Height 1620mm 1665mm 1595mm 1656mm 1695mm 1626mm
Wheelbase 2610mm 2590mm 2600mm 2673mm 2673mm 2673mm

The Seltos has a lot of presence and the grille makes it look wider still. The full-LED headlamps and the LED bar that extends into the grille give it a premium look that is also very distinctive in the dark. Lower variants of the Seltos won’t get the LED bar and use projector lamps instead of the LED units.

 

Kia is offering the Seltos in two trim lines - Tech Line for families and the GT Line for sportier personalities. This includes bigger silver bash plates at the front and rear. A red accent is used on the skid plates, the cladding on the side and even the brake calipers are finished in red. The GT Line also gets distinctive crystal-cut 17-inch alloy wheels. There is another 17-inch alloy wheel design on offer while lower variants get 16-inch alloys or 16-inch steel wheels. 

Interior

Premium, that’s how the cabin of the Seltos feels. The cabin design, the choice of colour combinations, the quality of materials and the finish make it look like it costs well over Rs 20 lakh. Cleverly, all the touch points - like the steering wheel,  the gear lever, the elbow pad on the door and the crashpad on the dash - have soft-touch leather on it. The leather-wrap for the flat-bottomed steering wheel deserves a special mention as it wouldn’t be out of place on an Audi either. On that note, the quality of the steering-mounted buttons and the silver finish used around the centre console felt worthy of a luxury car. Other than this, Kia has made use of hard plastics which undoubtedly will help keep the price in check. Thankfully, everything is designed sensibly. The aircon vents are large and you can shut each one as well and the armrest between the front seats is well placed too. 

 

While the Tech Line makes do with white coloured seats with hexagonal quilting, the GT Line gets either dual tone seats or an all black leather with horizontal ridges and contrast stitching. This variant also gets brushed aluminium pedals to up the sporty quotient. On the comfort front, the front seats will prove to be wide enough for large occupants. Finding the right driving position is much easier on the GTX+ and GTX+ variants as they feature an 8-way power adjustable driver seat and rake and reach adjustable steering wheel. On lower variants, the under thigh support ends up feeling a bit lacking, especially for the front passenger.

 

The same applies even to the rear seat where taller passengers will feel  that a higher set seat would have improved comfort. Thankfully, there is enough kneeroom and headroom to stretch out and make yourself comfy. The two-step recline adjustable seat backrest and manual sunshades for the windows will help you relax too. Also, you don’t feel cooped up as the window line is low and that makes the cabin feel airy.

And no, there is no third row. Instead you have 433 litres of boot space, which puts it at an advantage over the Creta’s 400-litre boot. While the boot is wide and deep, letting you pack in plenty of luggage, the boot floor is a bit high. 

Measurement Kia Seltos Hyundai Creta Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Nissan Kicks Renault Duster Renault Captur
Boot Space 433 litres 400 litres 353 litres 400 litres 475 litres 392 litres

Performance

Kia is offering six engine and transmission combinations on the Seltos. All engines on the Seltos are already BS6 compliant and Kia says that they have been tested on BS4 fuel too. The top-of-the-line petrol engine is a 140PS 1.4 litre turbocharged unit which is available with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed dual-clutch (automatic) transmission. In manual guise, the engine feels energetic for highway use, yet easy to live with in the city. The clutch is light, the engine is responsive from under 1500rpm and when you want to accelerate fast, it revs quickly to deliver a strong punch. As expected of a petrol motor, it is smooth and quiet too. 

  Kia Seltos Hyundai Creta Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Nissan Kicks Renault Duster Renault Captur
Displacement 1.5-litre/1.4-litre turbo 1.6-litre NA 1.5-litre 1.5-litre 1.5-litre
Max Power 115PS/140PS 123PS NA 106PS 106PS 106PS
Peak Torque 144Nm/242Nm 151Nm NA 142Nm 142Nm 142Nm
Transmission 6-speed MT or CVT/6-speed MT or 7-speed DCT 6-speed MT/6-speed AT NA 5-speed MT 5-speed MT/CVT 5-speed MT
ARAI Fuel Efficiency 16.5kmpl or 16.8kmpl/16.1kmpl or 16.5kmpl 15.8kmpl/14.8kmpl NA 14.23kmpl 13.9kmpl 13.87kmpl

Things are a bit different with the automatic transmission-equipped version of the 1.4 litre petrol engine. For city use, it will take some getting used to as the power delivery and the gearshifts feel out of sync in stop-go traffic. To its credit, the transmission is so quick and smooth that you can’t even make out when it shifts gears. However, it is a bit too eager to shift up and down and these aren’t timed too well with the kick from the turbo. This results in sudden and unnecessarily rapid acceleration alternating with unwanted dullness. This makes it feel a bit tiring to drive at slow speeds. Thankfully, the drive modes come to the rescue. The Eco mode slows down the gearboxes eagerness and even softens power delivery, making it a lot more calm and almost enjoyable even for city use. The Sport mode would be great for overtaking on the highway as it holds onto a lower gear for longer, making it very responsive. 

Kia claims a fuel efficiency of 16.1kmpl for the manual and 16.5kmpl for the automatic versions. However, we expect the automatic’s fuel efficiency to be lower than the manual’s in the real world. 

The Seltos is also offered with a 1.5-litre petrol engine which will be the entry level petrol offering.  It comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT (automatic) transmission. This engine wasn’t available on the media drive. This is a pity because the CVT variant might prove to be the simple no-nonsense petrol option for city commuters. Kia claims a fuel efficiency of 16.5kmpl (manual) and 16.8kmpl (CVT) for this engine. 

For diesel buyers, Kia is offering a 1.5-litre engine with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed planetary (automatic) gearbox. We will complement this engine by saying that it doesn’t feel very diesel-like. It is smooth and refined, the clutch is light and it responds smartly even under 1500rpm. So, it can be quite enjoyable for everyday commuting in the city. The automatic transmission combination is even more impressive, as it cuts out the hassle of gear changes but without the clumsiness associated with autos. Despite its modest output of 115PS, it feels capable for high-speed cruises. After 3500rpm, the noise associated with diesel engines becomes obvious. However, you don’t need to rev it hard often. 

  Kia Seltos Hyundai Creta Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Nissan Kicks Renault Duster Renault Captur
Displacement 1.5-litre 1.4-litre/1.6-litre 1.3-litre 1.5-litre 1.5-litre 1.5-litre
Max Power 115PS 90PS/128 88PS 110PS 85PS/110PS 110PS
Peak Torque 250Nm 220Nm/260Nm 200Nm 240Nm 200Nm/245Nm 240PS
Transmission 6-speed MT or 6-speed AT 6-speed MT/6-speed MT or 6-speed AT 5-speed MT 6-speed MT 5-speed MT/6-speed MT 6-speed MT
ARAI Fuel Efficiency 21kmpl/18kmpl 22.1kmpl/20.5kmpl or 17.6kmpl 25.1kmpl 20.45kmpl 19.87kmpl 20.37kmpl

Kia claims a fuel efficiency of 22.1kmpl (manual) and 18kmpl (auto) which are marginally higher than Hyundai’s claimed efficiency for the Creta - 20.5kmpl and 17.6kmpl, respectively. 

At high speeds and on broken roads the Seltos feels like a healthy combination of car and SUV. It takes the harshness out of potholes and bumps with ease and yet it feels very composed and confident at higher speeds. The all-wheel disc-brakes on higher variants give it added confidence. While the Seltos isn’t meant for off-roading, Kia provides terrain modes on the petrol automatic which help it adapt to slush, mud and rocky terrain.

Safety

The Seltos is offered dual-airbags with ABS and EBD as standard. Only the GTX and GTX+ variants come with six airbags. These variants also get Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and hill hold. Yes, you can’t have this with the diesel engine or the 1.5 litre petrol engine either. The diesel also misses out on the 360-degree surround view camera. Thankfully, the optional front parking sensors and tyre pressure monitoring system are offered on the Tech Line’s HTX and HTX+ variants.

Variants

The Seltos will be available in more than 16 variants. Kia will use a dual-trim strategy with the Tech Line meant to appeal to family buyers and the GT Line to the more enthusiastic audiences. The lineup includes HTE (for Energy), HTK (Klass), HTK+, HTX (eXciting) and HTX+. The GT line will skip the GTE variant and stick to the GTK , GTK+, GTX and GTX+ variants. 

The base E variant will get 16-inch steel wheels, projector headlamps, keyless entry, central locking, steering mounted audio controls, a four-speaker sound system and a manual air-conditioner too. So, it is fairly well loaded. Safety equipment as standard includes dual airbags, ABS with EBD and reverse parking sensors. 

However, the really wow features - be it the LED lighting or technology like Kia’s UVO Connect connected car system, and the head-up display - are available in the X variants. On top of this, the X+ variants get the electric sunroof, the 8-way power adjustable driver seat, the premium Bose sound system, 7-inch MID for the driver, a 360 degree camera, blind view monitor, front parking sensors and ventilated front seats.

Pros & Cons of Kia Seltos

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CarDekho Experts:
With a striking interior and exterior design, host of feel-good features and multiple powertrain options, Kia seems to have cut no corners in equipping its first offering for India.

Things We Like

  • Driver MID
  • Cabin build and quality
  • Lots to choose from
  • Automatics with all three engines

Things We Don't Like

  • Underthigh support
  • No 6 airbag option with diesel variants

Stand Out Features

  • Pros & Cons of Kia Seltos

    Ambient Lighting: Multi-colour lighting with option to sync with your music.

  • Pros & Cons of Kia Seltos

    Smart air purifier: First-in-segment built-in air purifier with active air quality monitoring.

  • Pros & Cons of Kia Seltos

    Bose sound system: Most premium 8-speaker audio system in its segment.

  • Pros & Cons of Kia Seltos

    10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system: None of the Seltos’ rivals get a touchscreen this large. This should up the overall experience of using the system.

  • Pros & Cons of Kia Seltos

    Connected car technology: Will make it possible to use internet-based features like remote AC on/off.

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  • This is a Nice Car.

    Nice car and having a 180 degree angle camera it has a nice ground clearance and having a great body and the best design it has been a new generation.it has a new and imp...Read More

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  • Heart beat

    Classy exterior and interior and excellent ride and drive in turbo engine and night view through mood lighting is excellent.

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    Well talking about this car it's phenomenally awesome. It is the car of the future. The car everyone would always want Kia Seltos is truly a great piece of technology wit...Read More

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  • Waste of Money

    After the test drive of the manual petrol variant, I am not satisfied with the comfort and driving experience as it is very poor. The launch price is highly competitive w...Read More

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dr bir bahadur
Nov 14, 2019 3:31:34 PM

Sales are so high that the agency at Varanasi, U.P doesn't have time to give a Test Ride of the Car. With this enthusiasm I can expect a great Customer Service after sales.

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    ranjith r
    Oct 23, 2019 12:49:07 PM

    HTX variants has dual tone options but top end variants HTX plus doesn't have dual tone options. Is that right?

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      sai prasad
      Jul 31, 2019 4:59:27 PM

      Is petrol right choice or diesel ?

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