Kia launched the much-awaited Seltos in the Indian market today. The starting price of Rs 10.69 lakhs, ex-showroom has surprised many. This is the first car from Kia and will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta in the Indian market. Since the Indian car buyers are quite diverse, Kia is not taking any chance and is offering 16 different variants! It can get a little confusing for some of you. However, here is something that you can use to check which variant fits you the best!
Want an affordable car with features
Kia Seltos HTE petrol manual, Price: Rs 9.69 lakh
The base variant of the Kia Seltos, which gets the lowest price tag comes loaded with features. The base petrol variant comes powered by a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine that generates a maximum of 113 Bhp and 144 Nm. Even the base variant offers features like all four disc brakes, all four power windows, projector headlamps, keyless entry, infotainment system with 4-speakers, rear AC vents, steering adjustment, follow-me headlamps, 16-inch steel rims with covers, shark-fin antenna, dual-front airbags, ABS+EBD, and UVO connectivity suite.
Cheapest in running costs
Kia Seltos HTE diesel manual, Price: Rs 9.99 lakh
If you’re looking for a variant that requires the least amount of money to operate, the diesel manual base is something you look for. All the diesel variants of the Seltos are powered by the same 1.5-litre engine that generates a maximum power of 113 Bhp and peak torque of 250 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual transmission as standard and returns a maximum fuel efficiency of 20.8 km/l.
Variant for city usage
Kia Seltos HTK+ diesel automatic, Price: Rs 13.19 lakh
In the Kia Seltos range, the petrol automatic is actually more expensive than the diesel automatic. This is because the vehicle does not offer the petrol-automatic combination below the HTX variant. Whereas the diesel automatic variant is available in HTK+ variant. The diesel automatic gets a 6-speed automatic transmission and would be a great choice if you want the most affordable automatic variant of the Seltos, which will be extremely useful in the crowded city traffic.
Kia Seltos HTK+ diesel manual, Price: Rs 12.19 lakh
If you are a highwayman and take on the long open stretches more than the crowded city roads, the HTK+ diesel manual variant would be the perfect choice for you. The HTK+ variant offers cruise control, which ensures a relaxing highway drive. Also, it gets push-button start-stop, rear sunshade, rear parcel tray and own-touch up and down driver window button, which can be useful at the toll booths.
Want an affordable but loaded car with mileage
Kia Seltos HTX+ diesel, Price: Manual Rs 14.99, Automatic Rs 15.99
The HTX+ variant is only available with the diesel engine options and it comes loaded with features. The HTX+ is the top-end Techno Line variant and offers features like six airbags, ESC, front parking sensors, vehicle stability management, UV cut glass, 8-way electrically adjustable driver seat, 7.0-inch multi-information display, 8-speaker surround sound from Bose, 360-degree camera, wireless charging, power sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, Bose speakers with ambient light, ventilated seats, air purifier, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 10.25-inch infotainment system, 17-inch alloy wheels, UVO connected services and more. It only misses out on features like Blind spot detection system. Since it only offered with the diesel engine option, it sure will return much higher fuel efficiency than the other engine options available with the Seltos.
High-performance enthusiastic car
Kia Seltos GTK, Price: Rs 13.49 lakh
The Kia Seltos GTK is the base GT Line variant is the most affordable version to offer the high-performance 1.4-litre turbocharged engine option. This engine produces a maximum power of 138 Bhp and peak torque of 242 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. It is a hoot to drive and the enthusiasts would love to have the manual transmission in place.
Powerful engine with ease of driving
Kia Seltos GTX, Price: Rs 15.99
This version is for the customers who want a performance engine with performance dual-clutch transmission. The Kia Seltos GTX is offered with the 1.4-litre turbocharged engine and gets a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, which can be extremely smooth on the city roads and can shift quickly to high-performance mode whenever the accelerator is floored.
Kia Seltos GTX+, Price: Rs 15.99
This is the top-end version of the car that offers additional features like blind-spot detection, road grip control, multiple drive modes, along with all the other features that are available with the other variants. It is the fully-loaded version but it is only available with a manual transmission at the moment.
Want a high level of refinement
Kia Seltos HTX automatic, Price: Rs 13.79 lakh
The Kia Seltos HTX automatic will offer you the 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated with the Intelligent Variant Transmission or IVT. It is another name given to the CVT by Kia. The CVT is known for its extreme refinement plus the naturally-aspirated petrol engine is super-silent too. This combination is for those who want the highest level of refinement.
Want a high-value for money
Kia Seltos HTX manual, Price: Rs 12.79 lakh
If you’re not looking to get all the features but only the ones that matter, the HTX variant can be the perfect choice for you. It offers automatic LED headlamps with DRLs, tyre pressure monitoring system, leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED light bar, LED tail lamps, USB ports of the second row, air purifier, ambient mood lighting, automatic air conditioner, anti-glare inside rearview mirror, 60:40 split rear seats, UVO connectivity features.