Kia Seltos pre-bookings start at select dealerships: Details here
Reportedly, the pre-bookings for the much-awaited Kia Seltos have started in India across select dealerships in Gurgaon and Bengaluru. The dealers are taking the orders for the compact SUV against a token amount of Rs. 25,000. Meanwhile, the official bookings for the feature-rich car are expected to commence from July 16 while the launch is slated to happen on August 22. Here's more.
Kia Seltos: At a glance
To recall, Kia Seltos was unveiled in India on June 22. It comes with a "tiger nose" front grille, dual exhausts, auto headlights, roof rails, and chrome finished diamond-cut alloy wheels. For lighting, the compact SUV houses LED headlamps along with the daytime running lights, LED taillamps, and the multi-layer turn indicators with 3D effect. Moreover, it will be available in eight monotone and five dual-tone color options.
Inside the cabin
Inside, the vehicle features a dual-tone cabin with an electric sunroof, multifunctional steering wheel, and a smartphone connectivity feature called UVO connect. The SUV sports a 10.25-inch infotainment system along with Bose speakers, air purifier, and automatic climate control. Furthermore, it also gets a 7-inch digital instrument console, a 360-degree camera, rear sunshade curtain, and a sound mood lamp.
Power and performance
The Kia Seltos will be offered in two BS6 compliant engine options: a 1.6-liter Turbo GDI turbocharged petrol unit and a 1.6-liter diesel mill. For transmission duties, it will have a 6-speed manual transmission as standard on both engines. Moreover, the crossover offers three optional automatic transmissions including a continuously variable transmission (CVT), a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), and a 6-speed Automatic gearbox.
Kia Seltos: On the road
The Kia Seltos offers ABS along with the EBD, ESC, HAC, VSM, and traction control for better road handling. The cabin comes equipped with six airbags and a bunch of advanced safety features such as stolen vehicle tracking, auto collision notification, and an emergency button among others. Further, it offers three driving modes - Normal, Eco and Sports.
And, what about pricing?
The Kia Seltos is expected to be officially launched in India on August 22. As for the pocket pinch, it is expected to be priced at around Rs. 11-17 lakh. However, the official details will be announced during the launch event itself. Lastly, it will go up against other mid-size SUVs in the country such as Hyundai Creta, Maruti S-Cross, and Renault Duster.