Kia Seltos Overview:
Kia has reshuffled variant list of Seltos, and has added more features to the equipment list for 2020.
Prices for the entry-spec and top-spec variants remain unchanged.
Lower variants powered by the 113 BHP 1.5-litre petrol engine see price rises from Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000.
The updated Seltos diesel variants get a minimum price hike of Rs 15,000 while the mid-spec HTX variant gets the highest increase in price of Rs 30,000.
New Seltos variant lineup no longer features the GTK and GTX automatic variant options.
Kia Seltos now offers more features from lower variants.
The sunroof is now more affordable since it is offered from a lower variant for both HT Line and GT Line Seltos.
It also adds new features like voice prompts, smartwatch connectivity and remote engine start from the key fob, plus a new colour option.
Kia offers the Seltos with two petrol engines - a 1.5-litre unit and 1.4-litre turbocharged unit, both mated to a 6-speed manual. Both get their own automatic options.
Kia Seltos is also offered with a 1.5-litre diesel engine mated to a 6-speed manual with the option of a 6-speed automatic.
With the GTK variant discontinued, the most affordable 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine option is the GTX now, which costs Rs 1.75 lakh more than the discontinued GTK.
The 7-speed dual-clutch automatic option for the 138BHP turbo-petrol engine is now available only in the top-spec GTX+ variant.
While the prices of the entry-level and the top-spec variant remain unchanged, the updated variant list makes its sportier turbo-petrol engine option far more expensive than before.
Below table has price list of Kia Seltos in Petrol:
Below table has price list of Kia Seltos in Diesel:
Kia now offers more features such as a sunroof, voice prompts for the infotainment system (by the hot word “ Hello Kia”) and remote engine start from the key fob (for automatic variants) at lower variants. Moreover, USB charging ports are now offered across variants. Kia now offers the Seltos with metal garnish on the climate control panel and grab handle from the HTX variant onwards.
The biggest change is that the electric sunroof is now a more affordable feature along with LED room lamps that are being offered from the HTX and GTX variant onwards. They were previously restricted to the pricier HTX+ and GTX+ variants.
Since the Kia Seltos is available in multiple variants, there is a model for every set of buyer. Further, the higher trims come loaded with features like 360-degree camera, sound mood lighting, BOSE eight-speaker music system, ventilated seats, sunroof, UVO Connect, integrated air purifier and more.
Following is the List of Totally New Features in Seltos by its variant:
Following is the List of Features now available in lower variants by its variant:
The 2020 Kia Seltos is now on sale with more features, some cosmetic updates and revamped variants. Here are the top three changes that add to the appeal in the cabin of the well-packaged SUV:
1. New upholstery
Cabin of Seltos now comes with all-black interiors in the GTX and the GTX+ variants, while the Tech line trims continue to get the black and beige two tone upholstery. The HTK+ trim boasts of faux leather finish on the gear knob, and even the dashboard with a printed garnish as standard.
2. Silver accents
While interior design has not changed much, Kia has added a silver finish on the temperature control panel on the HTX, HTX+, GTX and GTX+ trims. Also, the HTX and HTX+ variants now get metal sill plates for a more premium feel.
3. 50 new features on UVO app
Interestingly, the top-spec Tech Line and GT variants get new features on Kia's connected car tech - UVO Connect. Owners can access it through voice commands by just saying 'Hello Kia'. This system also features Smartwatch app connectivity. What's more, it helps in controlling the in-car air purifier settings, provide a lot of information including Indian holidays, live cricket scores and more, apart from the usual navigation, live car tracking, location sharing etc.
The Seltos is offered with three powertrain options. The standard petrol engine on offer is a 1.5-litre unit producing 114 BHP peak power and 144Nm peak torque. This can be had with either a six-speed manual or a CVT. Diesel power is via a 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit producing 114 BHP peak power and 250Nm peak torque. This is mated with a six-speed manual as well as a six-speed AT. Finally, the sporty GT trim line gets the 1.4-litre GDi unit that produces 138 BHP peak power and 242Nm peak torque, and it can be had with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DCT.
2020 Kia Seltos variant list now seems similar to that of its Hyundai cousin, the 2020 Creta. It continues to rival Nissan Kicks, Tata Harrier, MG Hector and Renault Duster. All of the Kia Seltos alternatives are listed here.