Almost-new, used Kia Seltos Diesel Automatic with VIP number for sale: Jump the queue

Kia Motors is selling the Seltos compact SUV – its maiden offering in India – by the truck load. In fact, the Seltos is now India’s best selling SUV, beating much cheaper offerings such as the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Hyundai Venue, not to mention its direct rival – the Hyundai Creta, by a big margin. With so many Seltos SUVs hitting Indian roads each month (Over 12,000 units were sold in October 2019 alone), it’s only natural that a few examples end up in the used car market. Here’s one such used, first owner Seltos from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, with just 1,800 Kms on the odometer. It’s the HTK 1.5 Diesel Automatic variant, which means that it has an on-road price of Rs. 15.32 lakhs. The asking price of this used example is Rs. 17 lakhs, which makes it quite steeply priced, especially considering the fact that it’s pre-owned.

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However, there’s a sweetener to this deal: The SUV’s VIP number. The UP14EC0001 number is said to be worth Rs. 1.5 lakhs, and that is the most recognizable aspect of this used SUV, and is likely to turn quite a few heads. The seller claims that he/she is upgrading to the top-end trim of the Seltos, which is why this one has landed up in the used car market.

While this sounds plausible, anyone interested in this Seltos should push for a steep cut in the asking price. At about Rs. 16 lakhs, it’s a decent deal considering that the vehicle comes backed with a factory warranty, has run just 1,800 Kms, and also has a VIP number plate that is associated with a lot of prestige in most parts of India. A 3 year/unlimited Kms warranty is standard, and transferable to the second owner. To directly contact the owner of this used SUV, click here.

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Coming to the specifications of the Kia Seltos HTK 1.5 Diesel Automatic trim, the engine is a 1.5 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged unit with 115 Bhp of peak power and 250 Nm of peak torque. The engine is Bharat Stage 6 emission norms compliant, and can also run on BS4 diesel without any problem. A 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox drives the front wheels.

Twin airbags, a reverse parking camera, cruise control and ABS are standard on this SUV. A touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and a 6 speaker stereo is also on offer as standard. Overall, this variant has the convenience of a automatic gearbox with the frugal-ness of a diesel, and is a good bet for those looking at a relatively affordable variant of the hot-selling Seltos.

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