Kia Motors made their debut in the Indian market last year with Seltos SUV. It turned out to be a huge success for the brand and quickly became popular among buyers. The Seltos compact SUV competes with cars like Tata Harrier, MG Hector and recently launched all new Hyundai Creta in the mid-size SUV segment. The Hyundai Creta is one of the main competitor of Seltos in the market and Kia has decided to maintain its leadership position in the market by introducing more features into the Seltos SUV. The refreshed Kia Seltos now comes equipped with 10 novel and exciting features that were not available before.
Kia Seltos SUV is one of the best looking SUV in the segment with sharp looks and feature loaded interiors. The refreshed Seltos gets exterior updates like an option to have an Dual tone (Orange or White ) roof in HTX+ or GTX+ trims. It also gets a dual muffler design at the rear in lower HTK variant. Apart from that, everything else remains the same as before. On the inside, there are couple of new additions like silver finish to AC knobs in HTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+ and a dual tone option on sunroof in HTX+and GTX+ trims.
All the variants now come with Emergency Stop Signal and the automatic variants now get Smart-Key remote engine start option as well. Other new features added to the Kia Seltos is UVO voice assist wake up command “Hello Kia”, Smart watch app connectivity, control air purifier, voice assistance to know information about Indian holidays and cricket scores.
Some of the existing features that were earlier available in the higher trims are now available in lower variants as well. Features such as Rear USB charger, Sunroof with LED room lamp, metal scuff plates, leatherette gear knob, front tray USB charger, printed dashboard garnish are now available in lower trims as well.
The refreshed Seltos is available in variants and the price for refreshed Kia Seltos now starts at Rs 9.89 lakh, ex-showroom which is surprisingly lower than before. Kia had increased the price of Seltos SUV earlier this year and now with the refreshed Seltos, they have lowered the prices by about Rs. 40,000, which is a very significant price reduction on such a popular car. The Seltos is available in three engine options – a 1.5 litre petrol (manual & CVT automatic gearbox), a 1.5 litre diesel (manual & automatic gearbox) and a 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine available with manual and a 7-speed DCT twin clutch automatic gearbox.