The much awaiting car in India from Kia Motors India was launched today. Kia Seltos SUV Launched in India at Rs.9.69 Lakhs (basic petrol model).
This is the first product from Kia’s brand in Indian Automobile market for establishing itself.
Kia Seltos SUV comes with a lot of features and a great design. The price of Kia Seltos SUV is so aggressive that around 6,046 cars have been booked on the first day of bookings commenced. And in just 5 weeks of booking opening, the figure has crossed 35,000 mark. The company has produced 5,000 units which are ready to be delivered. The Kia production plant in India started operations in January 2019.
Kia has already set up a wide dealerships network across India which plays a crucial role in the success of establishing itself in Indian Automobile market.
In India, Kia Seltos SUV comes in 2 variants – Petrol and Diesel with the BS-VI engine using BS-IV fuel. The price varies from Rs.9.69 lakhs to Rs.12.79 lakhs (ex-showroom) for petrol variants depending upon the model. And, for the Diesel variant, the price ranges between Rs 9.99 lakhs and Rs.15.99 lakhs. (ex-showroom).
The Seltos engines are mated to 3 automatic transmission options – 7 DCT, IVT, and 6 AT along with 6 speed Manual Transmission for both 1.5-litre Petrol and 1.5-litre Diesel variants, All engines are as per BS-VI emission norms.
Apart from the common features like Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), a Brake-Assist and Hill-start Assist Control Systems, front and rear parking sensors, sensing wipers and auto headlamps, Kia Seltos SUV has some of the advanced features.
These features include in-car air purifier with three perfume options. Highlight feature if thus SUV is UVO app – a short form for “Your Voice”. UVO app facilitates the live location for sharing, remotely set the speed limit. Apart from these functionalities AI Voice Command, Stolen vehicle tracking and immobilization, Auto Collision Notification, SOS-emergency assistance, Safety alert (Geo fence, Time Fence, Speed, Valet, Idle), Remote engine start & stop, Remotely operated Air Purifier and In-Car Air Quality Monitor are provided.
In brief, the UVO Connect app boasts 37 smart features under 5 distinct categories – Navigation, Safety and Security, Vehicle Management, Remote Control and Convenience. Though these features are free for the first 3 years from the date of purchase, they will be paid services afterwards. Seats are comforted with front cooling and rear seats with two-step reclinable option. Kia Seltos is packed with six airbags for passengers safety.
Kia Motors India stated –
It has taken tireless effort to develop technologies and design meant for the Indian customer. We also have made sure that our cars are dependable and reliable,
Coming to the infotainment part, an 8-inch head-up display, 360-degree camera, wireless charging, push-button start and in-car WiFi.
It is believed that Seltos is a direct competitor to Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV 500, Jeep Compass and MG Hector.