The Kia Seltos is selling like hot cakes, and the compact SUV has just beaten the best-selling Hyundai Creta to emerge as India’s highest selling 4 meter+ SUV. The Seltos, which has been on sale for a couple of months now, has just hit the used car market. Meet India’s first used Kia Seltos, and the compact SUV is selling at a very attractive price tag of Rs. 17.5 lakhs, which makes it nearly Rs. 1 lakh cheaper than a brand new model.
Also, there’s no waiting period involved, which is another big attraction for those seeking to buy this SUV. Fresh bookings for the Seltos GTX AT command anywhere between 4 weeks to 2 months of waiting time. The seller claims that this particular Kia Seltos DCT Petrol has covered just 590 kilometers, which means that it’s almost new. The reason for sale listed is that it’s ‘too tall’. The vehicle’s location is Ajmer, Rajasthan. You can contact the seller here.
The GTX AT trim of the Seltos offers a slew of safety features. 6 airbags, ABS, tyre pressure monitoring system, ESP, hill hold, traction control, cruise control, reverse parking camera with guide lines and disc brakes on all four wheels are standard. In terms of creature comforts, automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear AC steering adjustable for tilt and reach, heads up display, art leather seats and electrically adjustable wing mirrors that fold automatically, are the key features on offer. To sum it up, the GTX AT variant is a value for money offering among the various trims on offer with the Seltos as it offers nearly everything that’s needed except the sunroof and a couple of other features that most people can do without.
Coming to the specification of this used Kia Seltos, it’s a turbo petrol-automatic version, which means that it is powered by the 1.4 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged petrol. This engine makes 138 Bhp of peak power and 242 Nm of peak torque, and gets a 7 speed twin clutch automatic gearbox that drives the front wheels. This engine-gearbox combination on the Seltos offers really peppy performance, both on city streets and the open highway.
The twin clutch automatic gearbox shifts fast, and offers great convenience. The same engine is also offered with a 6 speed manual gearbox on lower variants. Kia also sells the Seltos with a 1.5 liter, naturally aspirated petrol engine, available with a manual and CVT automatic gearboxes, and a 1.5 liter turbo diesel engine, available with manual and torque converter automatic gearboxes.