Kia Seltos base HTE trim converted to sportier GT Line model; With a price difference of over Rs. 8 lakh, let’s have a look at this drastic turnaround of the mid-size SUV.
The base trim of a car is one of the most value-for-money variants in the vehicle’s line-up. Often missing out on a few important features, these basic trims are priced aggressively by car manufacturers in order to keep a low starting price. However, the base trim of the Kia Seltos is adequately equipped as it comes loaded with a host of standard safety features as well as all the necessary tech features.
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The base HTE trim of the mid-size SUV comes at a starting price of Rs. 10.49 lakh (ex-showroom) for petrol and Rs. 11.39 lakh (ex-showroom) for diesel. The top-of-the-line GTX+ trim is priced in the range of Rs. 16.99 lakh to Rs. 18.55 lakh (ex-showroom), depending upon the powertrain options. So today we bring you a YouTube video by ‘VIG AUTO ACCESSORIES’, where a base HTE trim of Kia Seltos is converted into top-spec GT Line trim.
Kia Seltos HTE to GT Line Conversion: Details
Talking about the base HTE model of the Kia Seltos, it comes with a regular front grille, halogen projector headlamps with DRLs, 16-inch steel wheels with full caps, side indicators mounted on fenders, basic fabric seats on the inside, 3.8-inch 2 din music system with Bluetooth connectivity and FM radio. The base model car has been converted to top rung fully loaded GT line trim where it gets an all-new Crown Jewel LED headlamps with sweeping LED light bar, heartbeat LED tail lamps, cube-shaped fog lamps, diamond cut 17 inch GT line alloy wheels with red brake callipers shod with 215 section tyres, auto foldable ORVMs with indicators, chrome door handles, GT line side door cladding, roof rails, chrome lower window garnish and the fender indicators have been replaced by air vent type styling elements. Towards the rear, the boot door chrome garnish and GT line bumper with dual muffler design are the main add-ons. Inside the cabin, the major change is the all-new D cut GT line steering wheel unit with cruise control, almond colour leather seat upholstery and door padding, active ambient lighting, gear knob from top trims and a 10-inch android based infotainment system.
Kia Seltos: Details
The Kia Seltos comes loaded with a host of standard safety features such as ABS with EBD, 6 Airbags, TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), All wheel Disc Brakes, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), HAC (Hill Assist Control), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management) and BA (Brake Assist). It comes with 3 engine options, namely a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.5 CRDi diesel engine and a 1.4-litre tGDi petrol engine. Transmission options on offer include a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed torque converter automatic, 7-speed DCT and a 6-speed iMT unit.
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