The platform is set for the grand entry of Kia motors in India as world’s 8th largest automaker is planning to launch Seltos SUV in the country on August 22, 2019. The world premiere of the vehicle on June 20th in Delhi has already made waves across India and people were waiting for the official booking of the SUV. Kia motors has already announced that the official bookings for the SUV will commence on 16 July 2019.They will be accepting booking both online and at its authorised outlets in the country. The car maker plans to have 265 touchpoints at 160 cities by the time the Seltos is launched.
Kia Seltos will be available with 3 BS 6 compliant engine options. There will be a 1.4-litre Turbo GDI petrol mill churning out 140 hp and 242 Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre petrol motor will make 115 hp and 144 Nm of torque, while the 1.5-litre diesel powertrain will deliver 115 hp and 250 Nm of torque. All the three engines will come with a standard 6-speed manual gearbox. There will be a 7-speed DCT on offer with 1.4-litre Turbo GDI petrol, CVT with 1.5-litre petrol and 6-speed torque converter with 1.5-litre diesel.
The indigenously manufactured, Seltos oozes contemporary and stylish design with plush and spacious interiors. The vehicle boasts many world, India and segment firsts with class leading safety features, making the vehicle capable to disrupt the segment and create a niche for itself. Kia Seltos comes equipped with Smartstream, a third-generation powertrain developed for high efficiency and powerful performance.
The Seltos comes equipped with Smartstream – newly developed third generation BS VI compliant powertrain for high efficiency and powerful performance. To further elevate the driving experience the Seltos gets multiple driving modes that alters the responsiveness of the car and transforms the car’s driving character optimizing the performance on all conditions. Drivers can choose from ‘Normal’, ‘Eco’ and ‘Sport’ mode. The Eco mode is tuned to maximize vehicle range by using fuel-saving measures, while Sport mode increases responses from the steering and electric motor to maximize the dynamic driving feel of the car. Normal mode provides a careful balance between the two. It also comes equipped with multiple grip controls. Drivers can choose from mud, wet and sand mode depending on road condition.
Kia’s very first product for India flaunts a bold, distinctive and dynamic design. Tiger Nose Grille, Crown Jewel LED headlamps, Kia Signature Heartbeat shape LED DRL & tail lamps, Ice cube LED Fog lamps, 3D Multilayer Side turn indicator, Diamond shape knurling on front grille, Well-designed Lower Air dam & Bumper, 8 colours and 5 two tone options, Dual muffler design on rear bumpers, Bridge chrome line on rear are unique to Kia Seltos.
Kia Seltos comes equipped with the globally famous UVO connect, an advanced connected car technology which offers an array of convenience and safety features. The UVO boasts 37 smart features under five distinct categories i.e. Navigation, Safety and Security, Vehicle Management, Remote Control and Convenience. The UVO facility will be free for the first three years for its users.
Kia has paid special emphasis in making Seltos safe. It offers a full range safety which includes, active, passive, health safety, security and maintenance. The Seltos gets 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, HAC, VSM and is built on robust structure, which has high usage of advanced high strength steel (AHSS) that fortifies the Seltos’s core and keeps the occupants safe in an event of a crash.
Additionally, the front and rear parking sensors, blind view monitor ensures that the visibility of unseen vehicles is not compromised, giving the driver confidence at all times. Working in tandem with the safety tech, the Seltos comes equipped with an array of advanced UVO connected car technology features. The UVO technology can be summoned via a dedicated button on the IRVM. The IRVM also has dedicated roadside assistance and SOS button that alert the dedicated call centre– in case of An emergency .The car is fitted with an Anti-lock Braking System, a Traction Control System, a Brake-Assist System and Hill-start Assist Control, as well as front and rear parking sensors, for assistance when parking.
The Kia Seltos is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 11 lakh to 16 lakh (ex-showroom).