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Kia Seltos: Timeline for official bookings revealed

Kia will launch the all-new Seltos in the Indian market in August this year. Before the official launch, Kia officially unveiled the car in India. Before the official launch, Kia will start taking the bookings for the car, which has now become a common trend in India. Before the official price announcement, the bookings for the Kia Seltos will start and the deliveries are expected to start in August when the price announcement happens officially.

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According to a report on ACI, customers can book the all-new Seltos from 15th July. The official launch of the Seltos will happen on 22nd August 2019. The all-new Seltos will be the first car from the Korean brand in the Indian market. It will target the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, MG Hector and the Jeep Compass. The Kia Seltos will be a global car and will be launched around the world. It is not known if Kia will export the model from India to the other countries. For the Indian market, the SUV will be manufactured at the Anantapur plant, which will allow the manufacturer to keep the cost of the vehicle low.

The Kia Seltos is made on an all-new platform that will also underpin the next-generation Hyundai Creta. The platform is a heavily modified version of the Hyundai Verna. The Seltos will offer a lot of firsts in the segment including Heads-Up Display, Bose Speakers, air purifier, reclinable rear seats, 8-speaker system from Bose, Connected ambient light, UV Cut class, Blind Spot warning system, front parking sensors, 360-degree camera and more.

The car will also offer features like steering modes, engine modes, sunroof, six-airbag system, four disc brakes, 10.25-inch infotainment system, Cloud-connected technology with live tracking and safety features and more. The all-new Kia Seltos will offer three different engines and for the first time in the mass segment car, there will be three different engine automatic transmission options will be available.

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There will be two different petrol engine options. A 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine that generates a maximum power of 115 Bhp and peak torque of 144 Nm. The diesel variants will get powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine that generates a maximum of 115 Bhp and 144 Nm of peak torque. Kia will also introduce a high-performance GT Line variant, which will be powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The engine develops a maximum power of 140 Bhp and peak torque of 252 Nm. All the engine options will get a 6-speed manual transmission while there will be a CVT automatic for the 1.5-litre petrol, a 6-speed automatic for the diesel engine and a 7-speed Dual-Clutch transmission for the 1.4-litre GT Line variant.