In this blog post we will be seeing A complete in detailed review on Kia Seltos. You will get all information regarding Interior, Features, Price on Road, Mileage, Engine, Transmission and lot more.
Brief about Kia Seltos
Kia Seltos is first model form Korean car maker company to launch in Indian market. The five seat Kia Seltos has all required ingredient to make indian car lover happy.
The Seltos is attractive, has keenly priced and comes with a wide range of engine options, it also offers 1.5-litre petrol, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines, each available with manual and automatic gearbox options.
|What Is Amazing ✅||What could be Amazing ❌|
| ✅ Design|
✅ Excellent quality
✅ Seven-year warranty
| ❌ No power tailgate |
❌ No rear-air vents on most variants
Kia Seltos: In Detail Review
Kia Seltos has been best car since the launch. Seltos has been given good results to the kia motors company. This kia’s model is most successful model for the korean car maker company (Kia Motor).
Experts says that seltos is giving competition to Hyundai Creta. The verdict from experts are true & actually kia seltos is competitive to hyundai creta.
As Seltos is competitive to Creta, the booking queue is also quite longer.
Kia has been loved by indian car buyer’s because of elegant, city friendly & sporty look,design & power respectively. These three factor are the most effective factor on india car buyer’s.
Kia Seltos: First Look & Impression
Kia seltos has very simple but aggressive look which make it beautiful but beast among cars. On the front side of Seltos there is tiger nose grille as it says Kia on it. Right beside them there exist the two layer crown jewel headlamps and the very interesting DRL’s which is real deal. The verticle fog light look busy but at night you won’t miss any thing.
Seeing Kia Seltos from the side view, 17-inch alloy which stand out, importantly the crystal cut cut alloys with the red calipers on the GT line variant.
The rear is side of seltos look muscular.
Kia Seltos Interior
Is the interior as impressive as exterior? Let see…
Inside the cabin of kia seltos, I tried finding a bad bit but honestly i couldn’t spot one. Everything I touch and feel has premium quality & detailed finish & stunning look. I must say the front part inside seltos has top notch interior.
The leather finish at the cabin & bit of black glossy finish is top notch. Even the steering has sporty grip and good looks. Steering feels fantastic to hold.
Kia Seltos is best budget segment city and family friendly car. Inside seltos there is sound system powered by bose which has super sound quality. The seats has in-built air conditioning system. At the top on roof, there’s an sun roof which adds grades to it’s overall result.
On the steering wheel there are bunch of functionality buttons and has 7-inch Mid steering display. To the left of steering wheel there’s 10-inch multi-functionality touchscreen display that supports navigation and act as a camera display as well.
Kia Seltos Key Features
Here talking about kia seltos 1.5 diesel MT HTX+ has the bunch of cool and amazing features.
- Auto Led headlamps
- Led Fog lamps
- Ambient lighting
- Rear door sun shade
- 10.25-inch touchscreen display
- UVO connected car tech
- Satellite navigation
- Air Purifier
- Cruise control
- Auto climate control
- Wireless phone charger
- Bose audio system
- Electric sunroof
- Powered driver sear
- Ventilated front seat
Also some basic but important features like air quality index, which shows what kind of air index inside the seltos environment. It also has voice recognition feature.
Test Drive: Kia Seltos
It has got start/stop engine button to boost up the engine and stop it respectively. Seltos has given driver the multiple choices to choose what engine they want.
1.5-litre Petrol engine
First up you get 1.5-litre petrol engine that belts out 115 bhp and 144Nm of torque. This engine gets the choice of a 6-speed manual gearbox or an CVT transmission. We have got a manual mode which to drive which is pretty good enough. Also while driving car it feels like european style.
The gear shift in 1.5-litre petrol engine in the manual version are slick and the clutch is light to operate, making it a good everyday city car.
Kia claim’s it can deliver 0-100 km/hr in 12 seconds, which gives respectable performance in the base variant which is priced aggressively.
1.4-litre Turbo-Petrol engine
After 1.5-litre petrol engine there is under engine 1.4-litre Turbo-Petrol engine which is very promising engine. With 140bhp on tap and 242 Nm of torque coupled a twin-clutch modern seven-speed dual-clutch transmission gearbox, this variant is an enthusiasts delight.
Among all three engine models of seltos this engine is very demanding because of its performance and convenience.
If you choose the DCT gearbox, you also get driving modes to choose from along with three traction modes. DCT delivers power seamlessly.
1.5-litre Diesel engine
Now here comes the best engine for indian SUV lovers. Powering the diesel variant is a 1.5 litre CRDi VGT engine with 115bhp and 250Nm of torque. Yes, it’s refined and frugal and all that, but the biggest virtue is that it’s so effortless to drive.
Also in 5th gear, the kia seltos diesel engine pulled cleanly from as low as 55 km/hr which speaks volume about its drivability. The 250 Nm of torque flows in early and remains flat so you can ride on that wave till the revs come close to the red-line.
Then there’s the option of buying either a six-speed manual or opting for the six-speed torque converter, both of which dish out linear power delivery and brisk performance.
Similarly like other two automatic variants, the diesel engine get three driving modes such as Normal, Eco & a Sport along with three traction control settings, including Mud, Wet, & Sand.
This version is a complete all-rounder which will live up to your demands, be it city or highway, efficiency or performance.
Suspension and Handling
Kia seltos is the budget & city friendly car. It is great car because it has better quality of interior & dashing looking exterior. The engine has also got many option to chose from. With all this thing, there matters Handling & the suspension of the seltos car or any other car. This factor is important to all drivers or riders.
Kia seltos with three different engine option has the same suspension system, but the set-ups are bit different. With petrol version it has bit softer sprung compared to diesel variant. The latter feel more taut & composed which makes driving experience better in diesel variant.
All the kia seltos variants seemed to be top notch in terms of riding quality and passenger comfortability.
Kia has worked upon the handling section. The handling experience of kia seltos is better then other cars as it gives crossover sportier dynamics. The Seltos has disc brakes on all four wheels (16-inch front, 14-inch rear) which give it a confident bite. This is a massive improvement as compared straight to hyundai creta.
It is clear by now that kia seltos is one of the best car in india in 2019 and beyond. Kia seltos is giving straight competition to Hyundai Creta. Kia has worked upon the weakness which are lacking in creta and have come up with a better beast known as Kia Seltos. It is a car which can be bought by the middle class indian family who is looking for a city & family friendly car.
Kia Seltos Price On Road 2020
|City||Price on road|
|Mumbai||Rs. 9.89 lakh onwards|
|Delhi||Rs. 9.89 lakh onwards|
|Banglore||Rs. 9.89 lakh onwards|
|Ahmedabad||Rs. 9.89 lakh onwards|
|Kolkata||Rs. 9.69 lakh onwards|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 9.89 lakh onwards|
|Pune||Rs. 9.89 lakh onwards|
|Lucknow||Rs. 9.89 lakh onwards|
|Jaipur||Rs. 9.89 lakh onwards|
|chhattisgarh||Rs. 9.79 lakh onwards|
Kia Seltos Variants Price List 2020
|Variants||Avg. Ex-Showroom price|
|HTE 1.5||Rs. 9.89 Lakh|
|HTK 1.5||Rs. 10.29 Lakh|
|HTE 1.5 DIESEL||Rs. 10.34 Lakh|
|HTK PLUS 1.5||Rs. 11.49 Lakh|
|HTK 1.5 DIESEL||Rs. 11.54 Lakh|
|HTK PLUS 1.5 DIESEL||Rs. 12.54 Lakh|
|HTX 1.5||Rs. 13.09 Lakh|
|HTX 1.5 DUAL TONE||Rs. 13.29 Lakh|
|HTK PLUS AT 1.5 DIESEL||Rs. 13.54 Lakh|
|GTK 1.4||Rs. 13.79 Lakh|
|GTK 1.4 DUAL TONE||Rs. 13.99 Lakh|
|HTX CVT 1.5||Rs. 14.09 Lakh|
|HTX 1.5 DIESEL||Rs. 14.14 Lakh|
|HTX CTV 1.5 DUAL TONE||Rs. 14.29 Lakh|
|HTX 1.5 DIESEL DUAL TONE||Rs. 14.34 Lakh|
|GTX 1.4||Rs. 15.29 Lakh|
|HTX PLUS 1.5 DIESEL||Rs. 15.34 Lakh|
|GTX 1.4 DUAL TONE||Rs. 15.49 Lakh|
|GTX AT 1.4||Rs. 16.29 Lakh|
|GTX PLUS 1.4||Rs. 16.29 Lakh|
|HTX PLUS AT 1.5 DIESEL||Rs. 16.34 Lakh|
|GTX AT 1.4 DUAL TONE||Rs. 16.49 Lakh|
|GTX PLUS AT 1.4||Rs. 17.29 Lakh|
|GTX PLUS AT 1.5 DIESEL||Rs. 17.34 Lakh|
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