With a host of segment-first features in its kitty, will the Kia Seltos be able to play the price card well?
Kia has begun series production of its maiden product for India, the Seltos, which is set to launch on August 22. If you are eyeing one, the Seltos is expected to be priced between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 17 lakh. Meanwhile, bookings are already underway for a token amount of Rs 25,000 across both online and offline platforms.
The Kia Seltos gets three engine options – a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol and a set of 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. The transmission options on offer include a 6-speed manual and torque converter, a CVT and a 7-speed DCT.
|Engine||1.4-litre turbo-petrol||1.5-litre petrol||1.5-litre diesel|
|Transmission Options||6-speed MT/ 7-speed DCT (dual-clutch transmission)||6-speed MT/ CVT||6-speed MT/ 6-speed AT|
|Mileage||16.1kmpl/ 16.5kmpl (DCT)||16.5kmpl/ 16.8kmpl (CVT)||21kmpl/ 18kmpl (AT)|
The Seltos will be sold in two trims – Tech Line and GT Line – with five and three sub-variants, respectively. The Tech Line includes the HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX and HTX Plus while the GT Line includes GTK, GTX and GTX Plus. Kia is yet to confirm if all variants of the Seltos will comes with the option of an automatic transmission. Expect the carmaker to reveal more details at the launch event.
Now, let’s take a look at the expected prices of the Kia Seltos. It’s important to note that the launch prices of the Kia Seltos are likely to be introductory.
|Prices (Tech Line)||HTE||HTK||HTK+||HTX||HTX+|
|Petrol 1.5 MT||Rs 9.99 lakh||Rs 10.90 lakh||Rs 11.50 lakh||Rs 12.60 lakh|
|Petrol 1.5 CVT||Rs 13.80 lakh|
|Diesel 1.5 MT||Rs 10.99 lakh||Rs 11.90 lakh||Rs 12.50 lakh||Rs 14.25 lakh||Rs 15.50 lakh|
|Diesel 1.5 AT||Rs 13.90 lakh||Rs 16.70 lakh|
|Price (GT Line)||GTK||GTX||GTX Plus|
|Petrol 1.4 T GDI 6MT||Rs 13.50 lakh||Rs 14.50 lakh||Rs 15.50 lakh|
|Petrol 1.4 T GDI DCT||Rs 15.80 lakh||Rs 16.79 lakh|
Now let’s compare the Kia Seltos’ pricing range with that of its rivals equipped with both petrol as well as diesel powertrains.
|Petrol||Kia Seltos (expected)||Hyundai Creta||MG Hector||Nissan Kicks||Renault Captur|
|Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)||Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16.89 lakh||Rs 10 lakh to Rs 14.15 lakh||Rs 12.18 lakh to Rs 16.78 lakh||Rs 9.55 lakh to Rs 10.95 lakh||Rs 9.50 lakh to Rs 12 lakh|
|Diesel||Kia Seltos (expected)||Hyundai Creta||Tata Harrier||MG Hector||Nissan Kicks||Renault Captur||Maruti S-Cross|
|Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)||Rs 11 lakh to Rs 16.80 lakh||Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15.65 lakh||Rs 13 lakh to Rs 16.75 lakh||Rs 13.18 lakh to Rs 16.88 lakh||Rs 9.89 lakh to Rs 13.69 lakh||Rs 10 lakh to Rs 13 lakh||Rs 8.85 lakh to Rs 11.48 lakh|