Key Specs of Kia Seltos
- Power Windows Front
- Anti Lock Braking System
- Air Conditioner
- Power Steering
Seltos Latest Update
Latest Update: Kia has launched the updated Seltos.
Kia Seltos Price: The 2021 Seltos is priced between Rs 9.95 lakh and Rs 17.85 lakh (ex-showroom).
Kia Seltos Variants: It is offered in two trims: Tech (HT) Line and GT Line. While the former has five variants (HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, and HTX+), the latter has only two [GTX(O) and GTX+].
Kia Seltos Seating Capacity: The Seltos can seat up to five people.
Kia Seltos Powertrains: It comes with three engine options: 1.5-litre petrol (115PS/144Nm), 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol (140PS/242Nm), and 1.5-litre diesel (115PS/250Nm). A 6-speed manual gearbox is offered as standard with all three engines. It also gets optional automatic transmissions: a 7-speed DCT (1.4-litre turbo-petrol), a CVT (1.5-litre petrol), and a 6-speed torque converter unit (1.5-litre diesel). The 1.5-litre petrol engine also gets a 6-speed iMT (clutchless manual) gearbox.
Kia claims a fuel efficiency of 16.5kmpl for the petrol-manual and 16.8kmpl for the petrol-CVT variants. The diesel-manual’s claimed fuel efficiency figure stands at 21kmpl, while the 6-speed AT’s stands at 18kmpl. The 1.4-litre turbo-petrol, paired with the DCT, offers a claimed mileage of 16.5kmpl, while the manual returns 16.1kmpl.
Kia Seltos Features: The Seltos packs a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with Kia's UVO connected car technology, an air purifier, ambient lighting, and an 8-inch head-up display. It also gets ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a 7-inch multi-information display, an 8-speaker Bose sound system, and a sunroof. It comes with smartwatch connectivity, smart-key remote engine start, and a 'Hello Kia' wake up command as well.
Kia Seltos Safety: It gets up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, emergency stop signal, vehicle stability management (VSM), electronic stability control (ESC), and hill assist control (HAC).
Kia Seltos Rivals: Kia’s compact SUV competes with the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Skoda Kushaq, and Volkswagen Taigun. If you wish to buy a more rugged SUV, you can check out the Mahindra Scorpio.
Kia Seltos Price
The price of Kia Seltos starts at Rs. 9.95 Lakh and goes upto Rs. 17.65 Lakh. Kia Seltos is offered in 16 variants - the base model of Seltos is HTE G and the top variant Kia Seltos GTX Plus AT D which comes at a price tag of Rs. 17.65 Lakh.
Kia Seltos price list (Variants)
|HTE G1497 cc, Manual, Petrol, 16.8 kmplMore than 2 months waiting||Rs.9.95 Lakh*|
|HTE D1493 cc, Manual, Diesel, 20.8 kmplMore than 2 months waiting||Rs.10.45 Lakh*|
|HTK G1497 cc, Manual, Petrol, 16.8 kmpl|
Top SellingMore than 2 months waiting
|HTK D1493 cc, Manual, Diesel, 20.8 kmplMore than 2 months waiting||Rs.11.79 Lakh*|
|HTK Plus G1497 cc, Manual, Petrol, 16.8 kmplMore than 2 months waiting||Rs.11.79 Lakh*|
|HTK Plus iMT1498 cc, Manual, Petrol, 16.8 kmpl||Rs.12.19 Lakh*|
|HTK Plus D1493 cc, Manual, Diesel, 20.8 kmplMore than 2 months waiting||Rs.12.99 Lakh*|
|HTX G1497 cc, Manual, Petrol, 16.8 kmplMore than 2 months waiting||Rs.13.65 Lakh*|
|HTK Plus AT D1493 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 17.8 kmplMore than 2 months waiting||Rs.13.95 Lakh*|
|HTX IVT G1497 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 16.8 kmplMore than 2 months waiting||Rs.14.65 Lakh*|
|HTX D1493 cc, Manual, Diesel, 20.8 kmplMore than 2 months waiting||Rs.14.75 Lakh*|
|GTX Option1353 cc, Manual, Petrol, 16.1 kmplMore than 2 months waiting||Rs.15.65 Lakh*|
|HTX Plus D1493 cc, Manual, Diesel, 20.8 kmpl|
Top SellingMore than 2 months waiting
|GTX Plus1353 cc, Manual, Petrol, 16.1 kmplMore than 2 months waiting||Rs.16.65 Lakh*|
|GTX Plus DCT1353 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 16.8 kmplMore than 2 months waiting||Rs.17.44 Lakh*|
|GTX Plus AT D1493 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 17.8 kmplMore than 2 months waiting||Rs.17.65 Lakh*|
Kia Seltos Comparison with similar cars
Kia Seltos Review
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|
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.
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|
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|
|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, the tested efficiency for the 1.4L MT came out to be 11.51kmpl in the city and 18.03kmpl on the Highway. For the 1.4L DCT, the tested efficiency came out to be 11.42kmpl in the city and 17.33kmpl on the highway.
|Kia Seltos||1.4-Litre MT||1.4-Litre DCT|
|30-80kmph 3rd Gear||6.55s|
|40-100kmph 4th Gear||10.33s|
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|
|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.
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.
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
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
Smart air purifier: First-in-segment built-in air purifier with active air quality monitoring.
Bose sound system: Most premium 8-speaker audio system in its segment.
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.
Connected car technology: Will make it possible to use internet-based features like remote AC on/off.
Head-up Display allows the driver to keep their eye on the road while looking at all the useful information.
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- Intense Red
- Punchy Orange
- Glacier White Pearl
- Punchy Orange With Clear White
- Steel Silver
- Aurora Black Pearl
- Glacier White Pearl With Punchy Orange
- Intelligence Blue
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Kia Seltos Price in India
|Mumbai||Rs. 9.95 - 17.65 Lakh|
|Bangalore||Rs. 9.95 - 17.65 Lakh|
|Chennai||Rs. 9.95 - 17.65 Lakh|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 9.95 - 17.65 Lakh|
|Pune||Rs. 9.95 - 17.65 Lakh|
|Kolkata||Rs. 9.95 - 17.65 Lakh|
|Kochi||Rs. 9.89 - 17.34 Lakh|
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