Kia Motors has launched Kia Seltos for Rs. 9.69 lakh in India. It comes with a 5-seater cabin layout with premium quality fit and finish. Kia will offer three engine options on the Seltos, which are the 1.4-litre GDI turbo petrol, a naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. In fact, all three engines will be BS-6 (Bharat Stage VI) compliant from the time of the launch. The 1.4-litre GDI turbocharged petrol engine is tuned to churn out 138 bhp and develop 242 Nm of peak torque, while the motor comes mated to a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox. The engine can do a 0-100 kmph sprint in 9.7 seconds, and offer a claimed fuel efficiency of 16.1 kmpl (MT) and 16.2 kmpl (DCT). The 1.4-litre GDI turbo petrol will only be offered with the GT Line trims.
Kia Motors started accepting pre-bookings for the SUV from July 16, with total bookings crossing the 32,000 mark till now. Kia Motors India has currently set up 192 dealerships across 160 cities in India. All these dealerships will feature Kia’s internet of things (IoT) theme or the Kia link App which in simple terms means the digital purchase and after-sales services will be available at all Kia dealerships.
The Kia Seltos comes with a 5-seater cabin layout with premium quality fit and finish. The SUV gets a clean-looking dashboard with minimal buttons, and one of the largest infotainment displays in this space (10.25 inch). The SUV comes with a sporty flat-bottom steering wheel and nice contoured seats.