Kia Seltos, the much-awaited launch that will happen later this month has already become a mega-hit in the market. Kia is yet to announce the price of the upcoming Seltos and the car has received an overwhelming response from the market. So much so that in just 33 days, over 23,000 bookings were made for the Seltos in India. Kia will officially launch the car on 22nd August but before that, there is a lot of hype around the car. The Seltos has become such talk among the buyers that Kia has announced that they will add more variants to the model even before its official launch in the market.
Kia has now announced that the Seltos will be available in the top-end trim with the automatic-diesel version. Many Indian manufacturers shy away from offering the fully loaded trim with the automatic models in the market. This is because the automatic with fully-loaded feature trim increases the price of the vehicle exponentially. However, after a great number of prospective customers demanded the fully loaded version with the diesel-automatic combination, Kia responded quite quickly. Kia announced that they are now officially taking the bookings for the top-end GT Line diesel-automatic version.
Until now, the top-end GT Line variant only came with the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The diesel engine option was limited to the Tech Line group of variants, which carried a lesser number of features. With the introduction of the new GT Line version, the Kia Seltos will become a great option to buy under Rs 20 lakh. Kia is yet to officially announce the price but the top-end trim of the car may get a value-for-money price tag, which will attract a lot of customers.
The top-end version of the Kia Seltos will come loaded with features. Some of these features have not been offered in segment ever before. Also, the GT Line trim offers a different look on the outside and the inside. It is sportier than the Tech Line variants and offers a different, more aggressively designed alloy wheels.
The top-end version of the Kia Seltos will offer a dual-tone paint job, it will also get different and sportier bumpers and a different, much sportier cabin. The vehicle also gets cooled front seats, a head-up display unit, 360-degree camera, front parking sensors, air purifier, disc brakes on all four wheels, sunroof, and UVO infotainment system that offers Internet-connected services.
The Kia Seltos will come powered by three engine options. There will be a 1.5-litre petrol engine, a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine and a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. All three engine options get three different types of automatic transmission. The starting price of the Kia Seltos is around Rs 10.8 lakhs.