South Korean auto major has made its way through into the Indian roads as Kia on Thursday launched its much-awaited mid-level SUV- Seltos in India.
Seltos has been unveiled at an introductory price starting from Rs 9.69 lakh (ex-showroom) and it goes up to Rs 15.99 lakh for the top end HTX+ and GTX+ variants. The price is in the expected range of Rs 10-17 lakh.
Meanwhile, there have been 32,035 bookings for Seltos and the deliveries would begin starting from Thursday itself.
“There are no plans to halt bookings inspite of the huge response. We are ready for quick deliveries,” Kia India sales head said during the launch on Thursday.
Giving tough competition to MG Hector, Hyundai Venue and Nissan Kicks in offering smart features, Seltos is packed with features like Heads-Up Display (HUD), a mobile app, a 360-degree camera and a 10.25 inch HD touchscreen display.
Seltos comes with Bose 8-speaker system with dynamic speed compensation that adjusts the volume based on the vehicle speed. In addition, mood lights will set the ambience. The seats and ventilated and the car even comes with a smart-air purifier.
Under the hood, the engine options include petrol, turbo-petrol and diesel variants. These are: A 1.5L petrol, a 1.5L diesel, 1.4L turbo petrol. The 1.4L packs the greatest punch of the bunch, making 138bhp and 242 nm of torque, and will be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The naturally-aspirated petrol makes 113bhp and 144nm of torque, while the 1.5L diesel engine makes 113bhp and 250nm of torque. The Kia Seltos is expected to be BS-VI compliant at launch.
Other features include Hill-Start Assist, Electronic Stability Control and Vehicle Stability Management for slippery roads, and anti-lock brakes systems (ABS).