Kia Seltos has become one of the most-awaited launches in the Indian market this year. Kia earlier unveiled the car officially in the Indian market and from today, the manufacturer has started accepting the official bookings for the vehicle. Kia has also released a new TVC featuring Tiger Shroff, the official brand ambassador for the new model in India. Here is the TVC.
The Kia Seltos is based on an all-new platform, which will also underpin the upcoming Creta. The Kia Seltos will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, Renault Captur, Tata Harrier, MG Hector in the Indian market. The higher-end variants will also take on the likes of Jeep Compass and Mahindra XUV500 in India. Kia is expected to price the Seltos at an aggressive price, which will ensure a cut-throat competition in the segment.
The Seltos will be the first car from the manufacturer in the Indian market. It will get a long list of features, and many of these features will be available in the segment for the first time. To start with, the Kia Seltos will get a Heads-Up Display, 8-speaker system from Bose, Ambient light connected to the infotainment system, air purifier, driving modes, leather seats, ventilated and power-adjustable driver seat and more. The car also gets features like wireless charging, 360-degree camera, automatic LED lamps, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, four-disc brakes, 6-airbags and more. The Kia will offer a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the car, and it will UVO services, which allows the vehicle to remain connected to the Internet at all the time. With an embedded eSIM, Kia Seltos will enable the owner to track the car live and also set-up security perimeter where the can turn off on its own of it goes out of the boundary.
The Kia Seltos will be available with both petrol and diesel engine options in the Indian market. There will be two petrol engines and a single diesel engine options. To start with, the Kia Seltos will offer a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 113 Bhp and peak torque of 144 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual transmission and a CVT automatic transmission. The diesel variants of the Kia Seltos 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine 113 Bhp and 250 Nm. It will come with a 5-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The most potent version of the Kia Seltos will be as Kia Seltos GT Line, and it will come with a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine. The engine produces a maximum power of 138 Bhp and peak torque of 242 Nm. It will get a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.