Buyers can now book the Seltos online or at Kia’s outlets across various cities in India for a token amount of Rs 25,000.

Kia Motors opens bookings for its upcoming Seltos SUV
news Automobiles Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 18:20
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Kia Motors has started accepting bookings for its much-anticipated Seltos SUV, which is likely to hit the Indian roads on August 22. Buyers can now book the Seltos online or at Kia’s outlets across various cities in India for a token amount of Rs 25,000.

Manohar Bhat, Vice President and Head - Sales and Marketing, Kia Motors India said, "The Kia Seltos has been built from ground-up, keeping Indian customers in mind and is equipped to redefine the segment. I am proud of the hard-work and dedication put in by all our team in the development of the Seltos, and that has paid off in the way the car has come about to be. We are confident that the customers will be equally delighted by the specifications combination and our widespread network of 265 touch points in 160 cities that will instil confidence and recognition of the brand. We can't wait for India to experience the stylish Seltos."

The Kia Seltos will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options in two trim levels – GT Line and Tech Line. The SUV has been offered with a choice of three BS-VI engine options including a 1.5-litre petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol motor. Transmission duties will be handled by a 6-speed Manual and CVT gearboxes on the petrol, 6-speed Manual and 6-speed torque converter units on the diesel while a 6-speed Manual or a 7-speed Dual-clutch automatic gearbox will do duty on the turbo-petrol version.

The connected mid-size SUV will come equipped with many segment-first features which includes sweeping LED light bar, crown jewel LED headlamps, unique heartbeat LED tail lamps and LED DRLs, ice-cube style front LED fog lamps and 60:40 split with adjustable rear centre headrest. As a major highlight, the Seltos will be getting the UVO (Your Voice) Connect system with 37 features that are subdivided into 5 categories - Navigation, Safety & Security, Vehicle Management, Remote Control and Convenience. It will come with three years of free subscription.

The GT Line trim of the Seltos gets red brake calipers and red accents on the side cladding which offers a distinctive appearance to the SUV. In addition, the higher-spec variants of the Seltos will come with a 10.25-inch touchscreen, a head-up display, a 360-degree around-view camera, a sunroof, multi-coloured ambient lighting, cooled front seats and a Bose audio system. Safety features offered are 6 airbags, ABS, Brake-force Assist System (BAS), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), front and rear parking sensors, Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and disc brakes on all four corners.

Kia offers the Seltos in three driving modes - Sports, Normal and Eco and three traction modes - Mud, Snow/Wet and Sand. The SUV is offered in a variety of exterior colours in single-tone and dual-tone combinations. The single-tone shades include red, black, blue, orange, Glacier White, Clear White, grey and silver while the dual-tone combinations include red with black, Glacier White with black, silver with black and Glacier White with orange.

At an expected price range of Rs 11–17 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the upcoming Kia Seltos will give tough competition to its rivals and will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV500, Renault Captur, Nissan Kicks and the recently launched MG Hector SUV.

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