The recently launched Kia Seltos and within months it has already become a big hit in the segment. The Seltos is doing so well that in September it outsold its main competition Hyundai Creta in India. The success of the Kia Seltos attributed to various features of the car including its refreshing design. Demand for Seltos SUV is rising so is the waiting period.
Kia Motors has released a variant wise detailed list on the waiting period on the Seltos. Waiting period varies between 15 days to 3 months depending upon the variant you choose. Waiting period of Seltos SUV on the basis of the trim is mentioned below.
If You plan to buy the the turbo petrol variant of the Seltos SUV, then consider yourself lucky as you don’t have wait for long to drive home your dream car. The Smartstream GTK and GTX (manual) variant with the 1.4L turbo petrol engine has the least waiting period. The GTK and GTX(manual) has a waiting period of 15 days.
Starting with 1.5L petrol engine. The Smartstream HTE, HTK Manual and HTK Plus have a waiting period of one month. In diesel 1.5 the HTK Plus, HTK Plus (Automatic) and the HTX trim have a waiting period of one month.
2 and 2.5 Months
As we move towards the higher trims, the waiting period also starts increasing. The 1.4L petrol GTX with DCT gearbox has a waiting period of 2 months and the GTX+ petrol (manual) has a waiting period of 2.5 months. The HTK (manual) trim of the 1.5L diesel also has a waiting period of two and half months.
3 and 3.5 Months
The Smartstream 1.5 petrol HTX and HTX Automatic, HTX Plus and HTX Plus AT of 1.5L diesel have a waiting period of 3 months whereas the HTE the base trim of 1.5L diesel has the longest waiting period of 3.5 months.
Other than these, newly introduced trims like the smartstream GTX+ petrol 1.4 AT and the 1.5L diesel GTX Plus also has a waiting period of 3 months.
Kia Motors is currently outselling all the other mid-size SUVs in the segment including the all-time favourite Hyundai Creta. In September Kia Motors sold as many as 7,754 units of the Seltos. Coming to the engine part, Seltos offers a variety of engine options. It has a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine and a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. It is the first car in this segment to offer four transmissions. Kia offers a standard 6-speed manual transmission with petrol and diesel engine options while there are three different kinds of automatic transmissions available. It will get a torque converter with diesel, a CVT with 1.5 petrol and a dual-clutch transmission with 1.4L turbo petrol.