Kia sells over 1.25 lakh units of Seltos in India
Kia has sold over 1.25 lakh units of the Seltos in India since the SUV's launch in August last year. The milestone is important for the South Korean auto giant since Seltos was its maiden offering in India. For the uninitiated, the car was launched at an introductory price of Rs. 9.69 lakh and had received a price-hike of Rs. 35,000 in January.
Recalling Kia Seltos
The Kia Seltos features a chrome surrounded grille, a muscular bonnet, metal scuff plates, and faux dual exhaust pipes. For lighting, it houses projector headlamps, LED DRLs, fog lights, and taillights. On the sides, the SUV is flanked by roof rails, power-adjustable ORVMs, blacked-out B-pillars, and sporty-looking alloy wheels. Dimensions-wise, it has a wheel base of 2,610mm and a boot space of 433-liters.
Power and performance
The Seltos is available in three BS6-compliant engine options. The 1.5-liter petrol motor generates 115hp/144Nm, the 1.4-liter turbo-petrol unit makes 140hp/242Nm, and the 1.5-liter diesel mill churns out 115hp/250Nm. Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual/automatic, an iVT gearbox, and a 7-speed DCT gearbox.
Inside the cabin
Inside, the Kia Seltos has a 5-seater cabin with a silver-finished temperature control panel, electric sunroof, ventilated leather seats, and a power steering wheel with cruise control. The SUV also offers a Bose sound system and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with support for Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and UVO connected car technology. For safety, it has six airbags and a 360-degree-view camera.
How much does it cost?
Following the price-hike, the Kia Seltos now starts at Rs. 9.89 lakh for the entry-level HTE G model and goes up to Rs. 17.34 lakh for the top-spec GTX+ AT D variant (both prices, ex-showroom).