Kia Motors has just revealed the anniversary edition of the Seltos compact SUV, which is based on the HTK trim. The South Korean automaker has put out a new TVC starring Tiger Shroff in order to reveal the Anniversary Edition of the Seltos, which is meant to commemorate the compact SUV’s first anniversary in India. The Seltos was Kia’s first vehicle for the Indian market, and became a best seller right from word go. Here, check it out. Edit: Kia has now launched the Seltos Anniversary Edition. Prices start from Rs. 13.75 lakh. There are three variants on offer:
Ex-showroom prices (in INR):
|Smartstream Petrol 1.5||Anniversary Edition 6MT||13,75,000|
|Anniversary Edition IVT||14,75,000|
|Diesel1.5 CRDi VGT||Anniversary Edition 6MT||14,85,000|
The Annivesary Edition of the Kia Seltos is meant to keep the compact SUV fresh and attractive in the face of mounting competition – read Hyundai Creta. The all-new Creta has retaken the lead of the compact SUV segment ever since it was launched earlier this year, and Kia Motors is now playing catch up with the Seltos. The anniversary edition of the Seltos is based on the HTK+ trim, which is the top-end trim in the Tech line of variants.
The anniversary edition model gets a range of additional fitments to differentiate it from the regular HTK+ trims. These fitments include a revised skid plate under the front bumper, a contrast bezel for the fog lamp housings, all-black alloy wheels with orange centre caps, a new skid plate at the rear, twin mufflers and tangerine orange exhaust tips. Other changes include a dual tone paint finish for the exteriors, blacked out dashboard and door trims, and a remote key-fob start feature for the manual variants.
The Kia Seltos Anniversary Edition will be available with two engines: a 1.5 liter-4 cylinder naturally aspirated petrol with 113 Bhp-142 Nm and a 1.5 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged diesel with 115 Bhp-250 Nm, Both engines get 6 speed manual gearboxes as standard. While Kia Motors offers the HTK+ trim with a CVT automatic gearbox option on the petrol and a 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox on the diesel, it remains to be seen if the automatic options will be offered even with the Anniversary Edition.
Prices of the Anniversary Edition Seltos are likely to be announced shortly, and expect to pay a small premium over the regular HTK+ trims. Kia Motors also sells the Seltos with a 1.4 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 138 Bhp-242 Nm, but this engine is offered only on the GT Line trims. This engine gets two gearbox options: a 6 speed manual and a 7 speed twin clutch automatic.