Kia Seltos has become a blockbuster hit if we go by the number of bookings for the car on the first day. Kia officially announced that the Seltos has received more than 6,000 bookings of the car on the first day through online and offline channels. Kia unveiled the all-new Seltos in the Indian market a few weeks back. It will be a global car and will be available in many international markets too. Here are two videos of the production version Kia Seltos – one from India and the other one from Korea, which also shows a 4WD variant of the car.
Kia will officially announce the price of the Seltos on 22nd August and the deliveries are likely to begin on the same day. Kia Seltos will the latest vehicle to join the D-Segment and it will compete with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, and even the lower variants of the Jeep Compass and the Jeep Compass. The Kia Seltos will also take on the newly launched MG Hector in the market. It should be noted that MG Motors has closed down the bookings for the Hector after receiving an overwhelming response in the Indian market.
The Kia Seltos coming to India will be available with petrol and diesel engine options. However, it will only get an FWD set-up. In the international markets, there will be a 4WD available too as seen in the video. There are many models that are available only in 2WD in the Indian market but get an optional 4WD set-up in the international markets. The video from Korea shows numerous Seltos parked together and various colour options available in the market too.
Kia Seltos will come loaded with features in the Indian market. To begin with, the Seltos will get quite a long list of first-in-segment features like an air purifier, infotainment-connected ambient lighting, Heads-Up Display and more. Other features include a connected infotainment system powered by Idea-Vodafone eSIM, sunroof, cruise control, 8-speaker system from Bose, four-disc brakes, leather interiors, 7-inch driver information display, electrically adjustable driver seat, ventilated seats, 360-degree camera, 6 airbags, and more.
The Indian-spec Kia Seltos will be launched with BS6 compliant engine options only. There will be two petrol and a single diesel engine options available in the market. All the three different engines will get a unique automatic transmission, which will be a first in the Indian market. Also, Kia will launch the GT Line version powered by the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. It will be the most powerful car in the segment and will get a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission too.