Kia’s compact SUV will come with a host of features and powertrain options

The Seltos can be booked online or at Kia’s sales outlets for a sum of Rs 25,000.

It will be available in two variants at launch – Tech Line and GT Line.

It will feature Kia’s connected car technology called UVO Connect.

It will be offered with three BS6-compliant engines at launch.

Kia will begin manufacturing the Seltos in India soon.

The Kia Seltos is set to be launched on August 22.

The Kia Seltos compact SUV is slated to launch on 22 August 2019 and the pre-bookings for it are now open. Those interested can place an order online or at any of Kia’s 206 sales outlets in the country for a nominal deposit of Rs 25,000.

Kia will be offering the Seltos in only two variants at the time of launch – the GT Line and Tech Line. It will be available with three BS6 engine options – a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol, a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. The powertrain details are as follows:

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 115
Torque 242Nm 144Nm 250Nm

Both the Tech Line and GT Line variants will be well equipped. The latter will even feature sportier aesthetics such as sports seats, red accents and red brake callipers. The Seltos gets distinct styling elements all around, including LED headlamps, tail lamps, DRL’s and fog lamps too. Its cabin continues the premium theme with leatherette upholstery, ventilated front seats as well as reclining rear seats.

Kia has equipped the Seltos with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system as well as a 7-inch (multi-info display) MID as well. The Seltos is also the first in its segment to feature an 8.0-inch head-up display unit. The infotainment system not only features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility but also comes with Kia’s UVO Connect that uses an eSIM for connected car features. It also gets ambient lighting and an 8-speaker 400W Bose premium audio system.

In terms of safety, the Seltos will be well equipped with ABS, brake force assist, hill-start assist, front and rear parking sensors, electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, ISOFIX child seat anchor and six airbags. It also gets a 360-degree camera system for all-round visibility.

The Kia Seltos is expected to be priced between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom) at the time of launch. It will go up against rivals such as the Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Renault Captur and Duster. Thanks to the higher pricing, it will compete against larger 5-seat SUVs such as the Tata Harrier and MG Hector too.