Kia Motors India launches the first product for Indian market, the Kia Seltos at an introductory price of INR 9.69 lakhs (Ex-showroom PAN India)


                       Kia Motors launches SUV Seltos in India 
(L-R) Mr. Kookhyun Shim (MD & CEO, Kia Motors India), Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff, Mr. Manohar Bhat ( VP & Head- Sales & Marketing) and Mr. Yong S Kim(Executive Director & CSO)  at the launch of Kia Seltos

Kia Motors, the world’s 8th largest automaker today launched its first product in mid-SUV segment, the Seltos in the Indian market with an introductory price starting from INR 9.69 lakhs (Ex-showroom PAN India) for the entry level Petrol Smartstream G1.5 HTE model going up to INR 15.99 Lakhs (Ex-showroom PAN India)  for the Diesel 1.5 CRDi HTX plus (6AT) and Petrol Smartstream 1.4 T – Gdi GTX (7DCT) and GTX plus top-end variant. The Seltos is BS-VI compliant and available in both petrol and diesel variants with manual and automatic transmission options.

The company also announced the receipt of record 320,35 bookings for the Seltos so far which has set a new benchmark for the mid-SUV segment in the country. Kia Motors India is well equipped to handle the overwhelming demand for Seltos in the market.  The company’s Anantapur plant has an annual production capacity of 3,00,000 units which will allow the company to smoothly cater to the increasing demand of Seltos in the country.




Seltos is available in Smartstream 1.4 turbo petrol with a 6-speed manual/7-speed DCT, smartstream 1.5 petrol with 6-speed manual/IVT and 1.5 diesel VGT with 6-speed manual/6-speed automatic. Further, all the engines will be BS-VI compliant, making Seltos the first car in the segment to meet the emissions norms that will come into effect next year. The Seltos will have two distinct design lines – Tech Line aimed at family-oriented customers and GT Line aimed at enthusiasts who are young at heart. The Seltos line up will get premium and smart features such as 8.0 inch heads-up-display, 10.25 inch HD touchscreen, a hi-tech sound mood lamp, a rear shade curtain, 360 degree surround view monitor, blind spot monitoring, world’s first connected air-purifier, highly advanced proprietary UVO connect system with 37 unique features for a wireless and seamless communication with the car, an 8-Speaker Bose Hi-Fi sound system with sound mood lamp and more. Host of safety features, ESC, VSM, 6 Airbags and use of AHSS- Advanced high strength steel. The Kia Seltos will be offered in a variety of 8 sensuous colors and will get 5 dual tone options to keep the young and dynamic character of the car intact.








PRICE

There will be a total of 16 variants, the ex-showroom prices of which are:


All India (EX. Showroom Price   in Lacs)
Tech Line
All India (EX. Showroom Price in Lacs)
GT Line
Petrol
Diesel
Petrol
Smartstream G1.5
1.5 CRDi VGT
Smartstream
1.4 T - GDi
HTE
9.69
9.99
GTK
13.49
HTK
9.99
11.19
GTX 
14.99
15.99  (7 DCT)
HTK Plus
11.19
12.19
13.19  (6 AT)
GTX Plus
15.99
HTX
12.79
13.79  (IVT)
13.79


HTX Plus
-
14.99
15.99 (6 AT)




Kia Seltos Features

Technology: -
  • BS6 Compliant Engine: Kia Seltos will come in petrol, turbo-petrol and diesel versions and drivers would also have the option to choose from 'Normal', 'Eco' and 'Sport' mode
Trim Concept: -
  • Dual trim concept – GT Line & Tech Line

Colors Available: -
8 monotone color options
  • Intense Red
  • Aurora Black Pearl
  • Glacier White Pearl
  • Punchy Orange
  • Intelligency Blue
  • Gravity Gray
  • Steel Silver
  • Clear White
5 Dual tone color options
  • Intense Red with Aurora Black Pearl
  • Steel Silver with Aurora Black Pearl
  • Glacier White Pearl with Aurora Black Pearl
  • Steel Silver with punchy Orange
  • Glacier White Pearl with Punchy Orange

Interiors – Premium Black Monotone as well as Black & Beige dual tone options
Exterior:-
  • LED headlamps with DRLs
The aesthetically crafted crown jewel LED headlamps with Heartbeat DRLs give the car sleek look and a distinctive character

  • Alloy Wheels:-
The elegant yet sport 17.0 crystal cut alloy wheels adds to the sporty premium appeal of the car.


  • LED tail Lamps:-
The heartbeat shaped tail lamps build on the robust stance of the car

  • Sunroof:-
With an electric sunroof over-head, the car adds a sense of freedom and modernity to your drive with an airy cabin.

Interior:-
  • Dual tone Interior:-
The dual tone interior of the car gives a premium appeal of the car.

  • 2 step rear reclining seat:-
The seat reclining feature at the back enhances passenger comfort by enabling the freedom to change their sitting posture with ease.

  • Ambient Mood Lighting:-
The ambient and LED sound mood lights sets your mood right for every mood.

  • Ventilated & Power Seats:-
The specially designed Ventilated front seats and Driver power seat improves the convenience for Driver and front passenger.

  • Rear Sunshade Curtain – Utmost comfort for all the occupants

  • Smart Pure Air :-
Isolate yourself from the polluting environment with the state-of-the-art air purifier.

Infotainment and connectivity: -
  • Stay Connected with UVO: -  37 Features | 3 Years free subscription
UVO is an advanced, dynamic & innovative connected car solution with AI voice recognition that integrates your car, Smart phone & infotainment system into a single solution, to help provide you safe, secure, convenient, joyful experience of owning a Kia Car
  • Connected 10.25 HD Touchscreen
The touchscreen and Advance 7.0 Color display panel enhances ease of driving and makes the cabin futuristic
  • Bose® premium 8-speaker system

The immersive sound achieved by specially designed Bose® speakers with their Dynamic speed compensation technology, keeps you entertained on all your drives.

  • Smart 8.0 Head up display

Smart 8.0 HUD displays driving information to assist safe driving by minimizing movement of driver's line of sight and reduces distraction while driving

  • 360 degree camera with BVM (Blind view monitor) & DRVM (Driving Rear View Monitor) - provides you a complete view of the exterior to avoid any unexpected incident.
Convenience:-
  • Driver 8 way Power seat
  • Front ventilated seats
  • Cruise Controls
  • Wireless charger with cooling function
Safety Structure:-

Kia Seltos structure uses Advance high-strength steel (AHSS) to provide comprehensive safety

  • 6 Airbags:-
Crash safety starts with airbags for Driver & front passenger which reduces the risk of injury by regulating airbag deployment.

  • ESC/HAC/VSM/ABS:-
Driving safety of SELTOS is amplified by the active safety features like ESC / HAC / VSM / ABS which helps you keep the car in control while driving.

  • All wheels Disc Brakes:-
Disc brakes on all wheels improves the braking performance and helps keep the vehicle under control enhancing the safety while driving

  • Tyre Pressure monitoring system:-
Tyre Pressure Monitor helps you keep track of the tire pressure to protect you against any unexpected incident

 Overview

Kia’s Seltos will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta, MG Hector and Tata Harrier. Dimensionally, it’s slightly larger than the Hyundai, and it’s got the squared-off SUV look we love so much. The Seltos will be offered in a total of 9 variants and five powertrain options! It's loaded with many features to set it apart in the crowded segment and notable features include a 10.25-inch floating infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connected to a Bose surround-sound system. Segment-first features include a head-up display, 360-degree camera with a blind-spot monitor, sound mood lighting, ventilated seats, etc. The Seltos also features Kia's 'UVO Connect' connected tech which is similar to Hyundai’s Bluelink system that debuted in the all-new Venue.
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