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South Korean company Kia is all set to make a splash in the Indian market and the very first launch from the brand for the country will be the sold under the name of Seltos in the country. The brand recently revealed their first SUV -- the Seltos -- in the Indian market. Earlier the configurations of the engine variants of the Seltos were not known but now the brand has released the details of the engines that will be offered on the Kia Seltos SUV. A total of 3 engine options will be available with the Kia Seltos, one out of which will be a diesel option and the rest two will be petrol units.
Talking of the petrol units first, one option will be a 1.5L naturally aspirated unit rated to deliver 113 Bhp and 138 Nm. The next option in the petrol line-up will be a 1.4L turbo petrol unit rated to deliver 138 Bhp and 242 Nm, this will be available only with the T-GDI variant of the Seltos and will also be the most powerful engine of the entire line-up. Moving on to the diesel option, the diesel unit will be a 1.5L turbo unit rated to deliver 113 Bhp and 250 Nm. All the engines including the turbo petrol unit will be 4 cylinder units and will comply with the upcoming BS-VI emission norms.
Now talking of the transmission options that the South Korean maker will offer with the Seltos in India, there will be a total of 4 options to choose from. Out of these 4 options 3 gearboxes will be automatic units and a lone manual gearbox option. First let’s take a look at the manual option, all the engines of the Kia Seltos will come with a 6 speed manual gearbox as standard. Then comes the automatic options, the first automatic gearbox option that will be offered with the 1.5L petrol unit will be CVT automatic unit. The second option will be a 7-speed twin clutch automatic gearbox that will be offered with the 1.4L turbo petrol model. Lastly, the third automatic option will be a 6 speed torque converter automatic unit that will be offered with the diesel engine.
Kia Seltos will also come with 3 drive modes (Normal, Eco and Sport) and even terrain modes (Wet, Mud and Sand), these can be chosen based on the terrain of drive. Upon launch later this year, the Seltos will be placed in the compact SUV segment and will lock horns with SUVs like the Tata Harrier and Mahindra XUV500 in the Indian market.