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
Power 140PS 115PS 115PS
Torque 242Nm 144Nm 250Nm
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

 Source:-CarDekho.com