Kia is all set to launch the Seltos compact SUV on the 22nd of this month. The hotly anticipated compact SUV will rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and even higher spectrum SUVs like the Tata Harrier and the MG Hector among others. Now Kia will offer the Seltos in two different trim styles, with each trim having its own trim levels. The premium Tech Line models will be sold under the HT trim while the sporty GT line models will be sold under the GT Trim. The video below by Arun Panwar shows the HTX trim of the 1.5-litre diesel engine powered Seltos. Check out this walkaround review to get a good look at this variant of the compact SUV.
As seen in the video, the car looks pretty premium and is equipped to brim with features. As mentioned earlier, this one is fitted with a diesel engine mated to a 6-speed manual box. The trim level is HTX, which stands for High Tech eXtreme in Kia’s language and is the highest trim level in the Tech Line variant series. Being the top-end variant, it comes with all the bells and whistles that have been showcased till date by Kia. Coming to the engine first, the SUV here is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 113 Bhp along with a peak torque of 250 Nm. It comes with a choice of two transmissions, a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission, though the one here gets a manual box.
Coming to the exteriors, the front end gets all-LED headlamps that look quite cool. In fact, Kia has gone for all-LED treatment on the higher variants of the Seltos and hence the fog lamps, as well as the tail lamps, are LED units. The SUV rides on stylish 17-inch rims that are different from GT line variants. A chrome strip runs along the window line of the Seltos enhancing the bling feeling that it already has in plenty.
Talking about the interiors, it gets a slew of premium features which includes an 8 speaker Bose sound system, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment, UVO smart connect, electric sunroof, 8 colour and 6 themes ambient lighting, smart air purifier, LED projector headlamps, power-adjustable driver’s seat with ventilation, leather interiors, and reclining rear seats among others. The interiors carry a beige and black tone with the leather seat having a honeycomb pattern.
Apart from the diesel engine on this variant, the HT line will also get a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 113 Bhp and a peak torque of 144 Nm. It comes mated with a 6-speed manual box and a CVT automatic gearbox. There is also a more powerful engine on offer which is the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. However, this engine will only be available with the GT Line variants of the car. It churns out 138 Bhp of power along with a peak torque of 242 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.