Kia Motor India on Monday officially launched the updated Kia Seltos compact SUV in the Indian market at a starting price of Rs. 9.89 lakh (ex-showroom). After bagging a huge success with the product, the carmaker has introduced the newer and advanced version of the Seltos offering new features to strengthen its hold in the popular compact SUV space. The updated Kia Seltos now comes equipped with 10 new features that not only boasts exterior design but also interior layout. The SUV also gets newly added safety and connectivity features. The company is now offering high-end variant features like a sunroof on the lower variants as well. Apart from this, the company has discontinued two variants - 1.4T-GDI GTK and GTX 7DCT. 2020 Skoda Karoq SUV, Rapid TSI & Superb Facelift Launched in India.

The refreshed Seltos is now offered in 16 variants. The company is now offering Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) and Smart-Key Remote Engine Start as a standard feature across all variants. Additionally, the updated Seltos now gets UVO - Voice Assist wake up Command “Hello Kia”, UVO Smart Watch App Connectivity, UVO LITE - Control Air Purifier, UVO – Voice Assist Indian Holiday Info and UVO –Voice Assist Cricket Score on HTX, HTX+, GTX & GTX+ variants. Moreover, new dual-tone colour Orange and white roof is now offered on HTX+ and GTX+ variants. And, the FATC (Full Automatic Temperature Control) Deco Panel Silver Garnish is seen on HTX, HTX+, GTX & GTX+ models.

2020 Kia Seltos SUV Interiors
2020 Kia Seltos SUV Interiors (Photo Credits: Kia Motors India)

The company has also added features like Sunroof with LED Room Lamp, Rear USB charger, Metal scuff plates, Leatherette Gear Knob, Black Leatherette Interior, Front Tray USB charger, Printed Dashboard Garnish and Dual Muffler Design on the updated Seltos SUV.

The mechanical front on the updated Kia Seltos remains untouched. The 2020 Seltos gets the same Smartstream range of engines which includes 1.5-litre naturally aspirated, 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engines and a 1.5-litre CRDi VGT diesel unit. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, IVT, and a 7DCT.

Kookhyun Shim, MD & CEO, Kia Motors India said, “The Seltos marked the arrival of the Kia brand in India. It laid a strong foundation for Kia in the country and as a vehicle; it has been a true game-changer in the Indian automobile industry. With the refreshed Seltos, Kia Motors India makes India’s favourite SUV even more attractive with new features and options. The Seltos enabled us to address all the unmet needs of the segment, and with the next-gen technology in the refreshed Seltos, we are confident that we will deliver unparalleled customer delight. The refreshed Seltos is the result of a deep understanding of the Indian automotive market, and our customers’ desires and requirements, and we are confident it will continue to win hearts for Kia in India.”

Here are the variant-wise prices of the new Kia Seltos SUV -

Engine Variant Prices (Ex-Showroom)
Smartstream Petrol 1.5 HTE Rs 9.89 Lakh
HTK Rs 10.49 Lakh
HTK+ Rs 11.59 Lakh
HTX Rs 13.34 Lakh
HTX IVT Rs 14.34 Lakh
Smartstream Petrol 1.4T-GDI GTX Rs 15.54 Lakh
GTX+ Rs 16.39 Lakh
GTX+ 7DCT Rs 17.29 Lakh
Diesel1.5 CRDi VGT HTE Rs 10.34 Lakh
HTK Rs 11.69 Lakh
HTK+ Rs 12.69 Lakh
HTK+ 6AT Rs 13.69 Lakh
HTX Rs 14.44 Lakh
HTX+ Rs 15.49 Lakh
HTX+ 6AT Rs 16.49 Lakh
GTX+ 6AT Rs 17.34 Lakh

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 01, 2020 09:50 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website