Kia Seltos

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KIA SELTOS

INTRODUCTION

The South Korean automobile manufacturer, Kia Motors have put in a lot of efforts on the Seltos SUV. It is the very first car from the brand in the Indian automobile market. Kia has done a fantastic job with the design and tons of features of the Seltos. With its attractive pricing and design, people have fallen in love with this SUV.

 

 

EXTERIOR

EXTERIOR

Kia Seltos exterior features it hosts a Tiger nose front grille with a character line on the front bumper. Talking of the front fascia, there are sweeping LED light Bar LED headlamps with LED DRL’s with a heartbeat effect.

The sporty bumper houses the vertically placed LED foglamps. The slim LEDs with the skid plate enhances the front fascia of the Seltos. At the side, there are 17-inch Crystal Cut alloy wheels, floating roofline and roof rails increase the SUV appeal. The rear section entails LED tail lamp cluster, rear spoiler with a rear skid plate. Kia is offering automatic headlamps and wipers.

INTERIOR

INTERIOR

The Kia Seltos interior looks quite luxurious and sporty at the same time. The SUV certainly boats of its 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with UVO connectivity with 37 Smart features, voice command, steering-mounted controls, ARKAMYS sound system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The automatic dimming IRVM hosts 3 buttons meant for calling roadside assistance in an emergency. Some of the variants of the SUV offers an ambient lighting package, sunroof, leather seats, ventilated front seats, Bose sound system, wireless charging and air purifier.

Additionally, the rear seats of the SUV can also recline so that rear occupant can find their comfortable position. Also, they get their own rear AC vents. For the convenience of the driver, there is a digital Multi-Information display, 8-inch heads-up display, electrically adjustable seats, push-button start and cruise control for the long highway drives.

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

Kia Seltos specifications include 2 petrol engines and 1 diesel engine. The 1.4L Turbo Petrol is capable of producing 140 bhp @ 6000rpm and a peak torque of 242Nm @ 1500-3200rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed MT or a 7-speed DSG. The 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 115 bhp @ 6300rpm and a peak torque output of 144Nm @ 4500rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed MT or a CVT. The 1.5L diesel engine produces 115 bhp @ 4000rpm and a peak torque output of 250Nm @ 1500-2750 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed MT or an AT.
It is important to note that all the engines on offer are BS-VI compliant and the drive is connected to only the front wheels. Kia is also offering multi-drive modes and traction control with the automatic variants.

Kia Seltos mileage in petrol is around 16kmpl and the diesel engine can return up to 20kmpl. However, the mileage depends upon the driving habits of the driver.

Kia has tuned the suspension of the Seltos perfectly for city use and it is only the really bad pot-holes which filter through the cabin. The steering offers decent feedback for daily use. The SUV remains stable on the highways and has minimal body-roll. Speaking about the performance, the turbo-lag is well controlled. The turbo petrol offers enthusiastic performance and feels eager. Having said that rest of the engines offer really good performance for daily use. The brakes are confidence-inspiring due to the front and rear discs.

BRAKING AND SAFETY

BRAKING AND SAFETY

Braking responsibilities are managed by disc units in the front and drums/discs brakes at the rear. The Kia Seltos safety features host a total of 6 airbags, Anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, Brake Assist, blind-spot view mirror, Hill-start assist, vehicle stability management, brake assist and front and rear parking sensors. There is a 360-degree surround camera for the perfect vehicle parking and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

CONCLUSION

CONCLUSION

Kia’s hard work has paid off and the Seltos has impressed the market. Kia has also priced the Seltos very cleverly and it undercuts the rivals pricing by quite a margin. With its features and impressive looks, value for money Seltos might be the next benchmark in the SUV segment to beat!

Seltos Summary

Avg Ex Showroom Price ₹ 17.54 Lakh
Mileage: 18 kmpl
Engine 1493 cc
Seating Capacity 05
Top Speed 185 kmph
0-100 Speed Time 9.7 s

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Specifications of Kia Seltos

Engine & Transmission
Engine 1493 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
Engine Type 1.5L CRDI VGT
Fuel Type Diesel
Max Power ([email protected]) 113 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque ([email protected]) 250 Nm @ 1500 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) 18 kmpl
Driving Range 900 Km
Drivetrain FWD
Transmission Torque Converter (Automatic) - 6 Gears, Manual Override, Sport Mode
Turbocharger / Supercharger Turbocharged, Variable Geometry
Emission Standard BS 6
Dimensions & Weight
Length 4315 mm
Width 1800 mm
Height 1645 mm
Wheelbase 2610 mm
Ground Clearance 190 mm
Capacity
Doors 5 Doors
Seating Capacity 5 Person
No of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Bootspace 433 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 litres
Suspensions, Brakes & Steering
Front Suspension McPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Rear Suspension Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA) with Coil Spring
Front Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Type Disc
Minimum Turning Radius 5.3 metres
Steering Type Power assisted (Electric)
Wheels Alloy Wheels
Spare Wheel Steel
Front Tyres 215 / 60 R17
Rear Tyres 215 / 60 R17

Features of Kia Seltos

Safety

Airbags 6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)
Middle rear three-point seatbelt No
Middle Rear Head Rest Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Yes
Child Seat Anchor Points  No
Seat Belt Warning  Yes

Braking & Traction

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Yes
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) Yes
Hill Hold Control Yes
Brake Assist (BA) Yes
Traction Control System (TC/TCS) Yes
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Yes

Locks & Security

Engine immobilizer Yes
Central Locking Keyless
Speed Sensing Door Lock Yes
Child Safety Lock Yes

Comfort & Convenience

Air Conditioner Yes (Automatic Dual Zone)
Front AC Single Zones, Common Fan Speed Control
Rear AC Vents Behind Front Armrest
Heater Yes
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors Co-Driver Only
Cabin-Boot Access Yes
Anti-glare Mirrors Electronic – Internal Only
Parking Assist 360 Camera
Parking Sensors Front & Rear
Cruise Control Yes
Headlight & Ignition On Reminder Yes
Keyless Start/ Button Start Yes
Steering Adjustment Tilt & Telescopic
12V Power Outlets 1

Telematics

Remote Car Lock/Unlock Via app Yes
Emergency Call Yes
Find My Car Yes
Remote Car Light Flashing & Honking Via app Yes
Geo-Fence Yes
Remote Sunroof Open/Close Via app Yes
Over The Air (OTA) Updates Yes
Check Vehicle Status Via App Yes

Seats & Upholstery

Driver Seat Adjustment 8 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, seat base angle up / down) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
Front Passenger Seat Adjustment 6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
Rear Row Seat Adjustment 4 way manually adjustable (backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
Seat Upholstery Leatherette
Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel Yes
Driver Armrest Yes
Rear Passenger Seats Type Bench
Ventilated Seats Front only
Ventilated Seat Type Cooled
Interiors Dual Tone
Interior Colours Black & Beige
Rear Armrest With Cup Holder
Folding Rear Seat Full
Split Rear Seat 60:40 split
Front Seatback Pockets Yes
Head-rests Front & Rear

Storage

Cup Holders Front & Rear
Driver Armrest Storage Yes
Cooled Glove Box No
Sunglass Holder Yes

Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Front & Rear
One Touch -Down Driver
One Touch – Up Driver
Adjustable ORVM Electrically Adjustable & Retractable
Turn Indicators on ORVM Yes
Rear Wiper Yes
Rear Defogger Yes
Rain-sensing Wipers Yes
Exterior Door Handles Body Coloured
Interior Door Handles Chrome
Door Pockets Front & Rear
Side Window Blinds Rear – Manual
Rear Windshield Blind Manual
Boot-lid Opener Electric Tailgate Release
Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) Body Coloured

Exterior

Sunroof / Moonroof Electrically Adjustable
Roof rails Yes
Body-Coloured Bumpers Yes
Roof Mounted Antenna Yes
Body Kit No
Rub – Strips Black

Lighting

Daytime Running Lights LED
Fog Lights LED on front
Headlights LED
Automatic Head Lamps Yes
Follow me home headlamps Yes
Tail Lights LED
Cabin Lamps Front and Rear
Headlight Height Adjuster Yes
Rear Reading Lamp Yes

Instrumentation

Instrument Cluster Analogue – Digital
Trip Meter Electronic 2 Trips
Average Fuel Consumption Yes
Average Speed Yes
Distance to Empty Yes
Clock Digital
Low Fuel Level Warning Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
Adjustable Cluster Brightness Yes
Shift Indicator Yes
Gear Indicator Yes
Instantaneous Consumption Yes
Tachometer Analogue

Entertainment, Information & Communication

Smart Connectivity Android Auto, Apple Car Play
Integrated (in-dash) Music System Yes
Display Touch-screen Display
GPS Navigation System Yes
Speakers 6+
USB Compatibility Yes
Aux Compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Compatibility Phone & Audio Streaming
MP3 Playback Yes
DVD Playback No
AM/FM Radio Yes
iPod Compatibility Yes
Steering mounted controls Yes
Voice Command Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Warranty (Years) 3
Warranty (Kilometres) Unlimited

Pros & Cons of Kia Seltos

Pros of Kia Seltos

Stand Out Features

  • Design.
  • Interior fit and finish.
  • Feature loaded.

Cons of Kia Seltos

Need Improvement

  • Notchy gearshifts (MT).
  • Inconsistent ride quality.
  • Top-end trims are expensive.

FAQ About Kia Seltos

What is the price of Seltos in Mumbai?

On road price of base variant of Kia Seltos in mumbai is ₹ 9.89 Lakh.  On road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

Which car is better between Seltos vs Creta?

Seltos is priced at ₹ 9.89 Lakh. It comes with 1497 cc engine which generates 113 bhp of power & 144 Nm of torque. Whereas, Creta is priced at ₹ 9.99 Lakh, comes with 1497 cc engine which generates 113 bhp of power & 144 Nm of torque.

What is the minimum down payment required/minimum EMI for Seltos?

Yes, Seltos can be financed with a down payment of Rs. 0.99 Lakh.Whereas, the exact minimum down payment amount depends on multiple factors like car’s on-road price, your financial eligibility and loan provider bank’s limitations.

What is the mileage of Seltos?

As per ARAI, the mileage of Seltos is 16.5 kmpl. Real mileage of the vehicle varies depending upon the driving habits. City and highway mileage figures also vary depending upon the road conditions.

Is there any exchange offer on Seltos?

There are multiple factors on which exchange value depends. Model year, kms driven, looks, insurances claimed and many such other factors contribute to deciding upon an exchange amount. Hence, to get the best exchange value or offer, we would advise you to get in touch with your nearest Kia showroom.

Things to keep in mind before Buying Kia Seltos

 

 

 

When buying a new car in general one must look for things like body panels that are out of line, or load bearing beams that seem to have been damaged. The next thing to check whether the paint is original or it has been repainted, a quick check under concealed plastic panels is a great way to check for unmatched paint. Another thing to check for is underbody rust in humid or sea adjacent areas.

A good way to check if the car has been rear-ended is by checking the boot. Flip open the spare wheel cover and remove the wheel completely. If the car was repaired after an accident the floor will have visible signs as the surface wouldn’t be smooth as it would in an undamaged car.

In the end, always remember to check for complete documentation including service records. Also, do check with the insurance company for any past claims, which will make you aware of the accidents the car has been involved in. Last but not the least, get the car checked from a trusted workshop before closing the deal.

 

Kia Seltos Price List

Variants Ex-Showroom price
Seltos HTE 1.5

1497 cc, Petrol, Manual, 16.5 kmpl
₹ 9.89 Lakh
Seltos HTE 1.5 Diesel

1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 21 kmpl
₹ 10.34 Lakh
Seltos HTK 1.5

1497 cc, Petrol, Manual, 16.5 kmpl
₹ 10.49 Lakh
Seltos HTK Plus 1.5

1497 cc, Petrol, Manual, 16.5 kmpl
₹ 11.59 Lakh
Seltos HTK 1.5 Diesel

1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 21 kmpl
₹ 11.69 Lakh
Seltos HTK Plus 1.5 Diesel

1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 21 kmpl
₹ 12.69 Lakh
Seltos HTX 1.5

1497 cc, Petrol, Manual, 16.5 kmpl
₹ 13.34 Lakh
Seltos HTK Plus AT 1.5 Diesel

1493 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 18 kmpl
₹ 13.69 Lakh
Seltos HTX CVT 1.5

1497 cc, Petrol, Automatic (CVT), 16.8 kmpl
₹ 14.34 Lakh
Seltos HTX 1.5 Diesel

1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 21 kmpl
₹ 14.44 Lakh
Seltos HTX Plus 1.5 Diesel

1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 21 kmpl
₹ 15.49 Lakh
Seltos GTX 1.4

1353 cc, Petrol, Manual, 16.1 kmpl
₹ 15.54 Lakh
Seltos HTX Plus 1.5 Diesel Dual Tone

1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 21 kmpl
₹ 15.69 Lakh
Seltos GTX Plus 1.4

1353 cc, Petrol, Manual, 16.1 kmpl
₹ 16.39 Lakh
Seltos HTX Plus AT 1.5 Diesel

1493 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 18 kmpl
₹ 16.49 Lakh
Seltos GTX Plus 1.4 Dual Tone

1353 cc, Petrol, Manual, 16.1 kmpl
₹ 16.59 Lakh
Seltos HTX Plus AT 1.5 Diesel Dual Tone

1493 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 18 kmpl
₹ 16.69 Lakh
Seltos GTX Plus DCT 1.4

1353 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 16.5 kmpl
₹ 17.29 Lakh
Seltos GTX Plus AT 1.5 Diesel

1493 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 18 kmpl
₹ 17.34 Lakh
Seltos GTX Plus DCT 1.4 Dual Tone

1353 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 16.5 kmpl
₹ 17.49 Lakh
Seltos GTX Plus AT 1.5 Diesel Dual Tone

1493 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 18 kmpl
₹ 17.54 Lakh

Kia Seltos Expert Reviews

My Dream Car
for Kia Seltos

No buying experience yet but excellent experience in the form of the test drive, looks, the performance of the Car. Remaining experience of car will be shared after buying my dream car Kia Saltos.


Awesome Car
for Kia Seltos

Luxurious to drive, excellent look, keeps the value of money. Enough space, interior design is out of words. Will suggest everyone who wants to but a car for this budget i will suggest to go for this one


Good car with more features
for Kia Seltos

I had purchased Kia Seltos GTX+ DCT with 1.4Ltr engine. This is 1.4 ltr Turbo engine auto gear with direct fuel injection and Petrol version. I have completed 5000 kms in 4 months. I drive to my office mostly on city outskirts. With this I am getting on average 13 to 13.5km mileage..


Kia Seltos HTX
for Kia Seltos

should be with more airbags, rain-sensing wipers. Bonet length can be increased a little bit, panaromic sunroof can be incorporated. other things are excellent,


Trendy Beast
for Kia Seltos

Best class… Please provide touch music panel in the base model. Actually base model ignores everytime by customer coz of absent of music system…


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Kia Seltos Mileage

16.1
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21
HWY KM/L

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