Almost-new, used Kia Seltos that’s run just 1,500 Kms up for sale: Jump the queue

The Kia Seltos is steadily finding its way into the used car market even as sales of this compact SUV continue to get stronger and stronger in the new car market. The latest used example we have here is a Uttaranchal registered petrol powered Kia Seltos, with just 1,500 Kms on the odometer. The SUV is in HTX trim, and is in Kashipur with its first owner, who’s quoting Rs. 14.75 lakhs for it.

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The compact SUV is just 15 days old, and is still running on the temporary number plate. A new example in Delhi would cost Rs. 14.77 lakhs, which means that the asking price is quite high. Negotiating with the owner is likely to bring down the price of this SUV. Of course, the added advantage of buying this SUV is the zero waiting period it comes with. When bought new, the Seltos sees a waiting period of a month to 4 months. You can contact the owner directly, here.

Coming back to the specifications of this particular SUV, it’s powered by a newly developed 1.5 liter-4 cylinder petrol engine that’s naturally aspirated. This engine is Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) compliant, and makes 114 Bhp-144 Nm. A six speed manual gearbox is offered standard while a CVT automatic gearbox is  optional. The one on sale uses a manual gearbox though.

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Kia Motors also sells the Seltos with two other engine options: a 1.5 liter turbo diesel that makes 115 Bhp-250 Nm, and a 1.4 liter turbo petrol that puts out 138 Bhp-242 Nm. While the diesel engined versions get 6 speed manual and torque converter automatic gearbox options, the turbo petrol engine is available with a 6 speed manual and a 7 speed twin clutch automatic option. All variants of the Kia Seltos sold in India are front wheel driven.

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The Seltos is easily the best equipped compact SUV in its class, which includes the likes of the Hyundai Creta and the Renault Duster. From an electric sunroof to a 360 degree parking camera to a heads-up display and electrically adjustable driver’s seat, the Seltos has a fully loaded feature-set. Right from its launch in August, the Seltos has been a top seller, and has now pushed the Hyundai Creta down after selling over 12,000 units in October.

Essentially, this means that the Seltos is currently the best seller in the compact SUV space. Kia Motors has also begun exporting the right-hand drive version of the India-made Seltos to countries around the world. In the coming months, Kia Motors will launch two more vehicles in India. The first will be a luxury MPV called the Carnival ([priced between 20-25 lakhs) and the next major launch will be sometime in the second half of next year – a sub-4 meter compact SUV based on the Hyundai Venue platform.