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Latest Update: The pre-launch bookings for the Seltos will begin in mid-July, details here. The Kia Seltos as well as its powertrain options and features have been revealed. Read all about it here. You can find out the power figures for the new engines here.
Kia Seltos Launch and Price: The Seltos is expected to be launched in August 2019. It will likely be priced from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom).
Kia Seltos Engines: The SUV will be available with both petrol and diesel engine options. It is going to get a set of new 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines and a turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine as well. All of these are BS6-compliant engines. Kia is also expected to launch a plug-in hybrid variant of the SUV at a later stage.
Kia Seltos Transmission: Kia will be bringing three different types of automatic gearboxes with the Seltos SUV - a CVT, a 6-speed torque convertor and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). The DCT will be available with the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol motor, the CVT with the 1.5-litre petrol and 6-speed torque convertor with the diesel. There will be a 6-speed manual on offer as well.
Kia Seltos Safety: This compact SUV will come with upto six airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, vehicle stability management (VSM), electronic stability control (ESC) and hill assist control (HAC) too. The Seltos will also get front and rear parking sensors along with a 360-degree parking camera with blind view monitor and driving rear view monitor
Kia Seltos Features: The Seltos SUV is loaded with features. It gets a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Kia’s UVO connected car technology, auto AC and a head-up display too. Other comfort enhancing features include ventilated front seats, power-adjustable driver’s seat, an eight speaker Bose sound system, a sunroof and leatherette upholstery.
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Kia Seltos Review
Presented first as the Kia SP Concept and currently named the SP2i, Kia’s first product for India is a compact SUV. This SUV, which will be priced in the range of Rs 10 lakh - Rs 16 lakh, goes up against rivals like the Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross and the new Tata Harrier.
Based on the results of the Kia #FameForName contest, the Kia SP2i is likely to be named the Kia Trailster or Kia Tusker in production guise. It will be launched in the second half of 2019, possibly around the festive season.
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. The Seltos is the car to wait for if you’re planning to buy a compact SUV in India right now.
In concept form, the Kia SP certainly proves to be quite the showstopper. Understandably, the production car has been sobered down. But we’ve had a chance to check out the prototype in person and it does retain some styling cues from the concept car.
For one, it does feature the clamshell bonnet, which adds a nice design distinction. It also seems to feature a similar front lighting setup as the Hyundai Kona or Tata Harrier i.e. the DRLs sit where the headlights traditionally would while the latter sits in the bumper. Some spy shots have also shown it wearing a similar front grille as the SP Concept, which does come across as quite the attention grabber.
One thing that does stand out is the overall presence of the SP2i. Kia has stated that this SUV is based on a brand new platform which has been tailor-made for India. This new platform is also expected to underpin the next generation of the Hyundai Creta. However, there’s no denying the similarities with the current-gen Creta. Visually, the silhouette and the proportions of the Kia SP2i prototype are nearly identical to the Creta’s and it has a similar kind of road presence i.e. closer to the Creta or Renault Duster and not big and muscular like the Tata Harrier. The prototype also wore 17-inch wheels, wing mirrors and a shark-fin radio aerial that looked similar to the ones seen on the Creta.
That said, the car hasn’t been spotted without its camouflage just yet, and we do expect some strong design differences between the Kia SP2i and its cousin from Hyundai.
As of now, the interior of the Kia SP2i remains a mystery. But based on what we could spot in the prototype, it does feature a free-standing infotainment system like the one that was shown on the SP Concept. The car also sported features like adjustable headrests for all the occupants and all-round one-touch power windows.
Unfortunately, we can only speculate beyond that. But expect features like keyless entry-and-go, auto AC with rear AC vents and leatherette upholstery as well.
Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors will be offered as standard in the Kia SP2i. We do hope ISOFIX child seat anchors also make their way to the standard kit, unlike in the Creta where it’s a feature exclusive to the automatic variants. You can also expect a six airbag variant to be made available and interestingly, the prototype of the Kia SP2i also featured all-round disc brakes. It remains to be seen if this feature makes it to the final production car and if yes, in which variants.
Pros & Cons of Kia Seltos
Things We Like
- Multiple engine options: Apart from a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine, the Seltos will be available with a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine as well which will make over 140PS of maximum power.
- Automatic transmission: All the three engines will be available with an automatic transmission. The 1.4-litre engine will get a dual-clutch automatic transmission.
- Connected car tech: Will get internet-based connected car features, like the ones on offer on the Hyundai Venue.
Things We Don't Like
- Limited network: Kia claims that its network of 265 touchpoints across 160 cities is the highest for any new carmaker in India. But it will still take some time for the Seltos to be available in all the cities where you can buy, for example, a Hyundai Creta.
Stand Out Features
Connected car technology: Will make it possible to use internet-based features like remote AC on/off.
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.
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