Kia Seltos has been launched in the Indian market at a mind-boggling starting price of Rs. 9.69 lakhs and this will surely give the rivals of the SUV a run for their money. The brand has launched their first car in the Indian market in a total of 16 variants across 8 trim levels. Now while this will surely ensure that every customer has something to pick from the entire line-up in the market, it will also lead to a small bit of confusion among the customers as to which variant is the best for them. Therefore we have compiled a list wherein we help you decide which variant will be best suited to your needs and budget.
The Base Line
Kia Seltos HTE (Petrol) -- Price: Rs 9.69 lakhs
Even the base variant of the Seltos comes loaded with a lot of features. These include disc brakes in all wheels, power windows all around, projector headlamps, keyless entry, infotainment system with 4-speakers, rear AC vents, steering adjustment, follow-me headlamps, 16-inch steel rims with covers, shark-fin antenna, dual-front airbags, ABS+EBD, and UVO connectivity suite. The 1.5L petrol engine rated to deliver 113 Bhp and 144 Nm with a manual transmission is a pretty decent offering as well.
The Diesel Entry
Kia Seltos HTE (Diesel) -- Price: Rs 9.99 lakh
The base model of the diesel line-up of the Seltos SUV comes with a manual transmission and a 1.5L turbo diesel engine rated to deliver 113 Bhp and 250 Nm. The features on offer here remain the same as the base petrol model but the added cost effective nature of diesel engine will surely make this a more attractive option in the market. Lastly, the 20.8 kmpl mileage figure is also pretty good money-wise.
Kia Seltos HTK+ (diesel AT) -- Price: Rs 13.19 lakh
For a usage scenario where the SUV will mostly be used in the city traffic and for the weekly road trip out on the highway, the HTK+ variant of the Kia Seltos is the perfect choice as it comes with an automatic gearbox which makes city driving a lot easier. Add to that the diesel engine and the highway runs will also not end up pinching your pocket.
Kia Seltos HTK+ (diesel MT) -- Price: Rs 12.19 lakh
The presence of the cruise control feature on this variant and the massive drop in price due to the presence of a manual gearbox makes this variant of Seltos the ideal choice for the people who spend most of their time on the highway. The absence of the automatic transmission will not be felt in this usage scenario as the open highway roads do not command regular shift in gears and the cruise control only adds to the ease of highway driving. The features on offer here are push-button start-stop, rear sunshade, rear parcel tray and own-touch up and down driver window button, which can be useful at the toll booths.
Loaded Diesel Option
Kia Seltos HTX+ diesel -- Price: Rs 14.99 lakhs (MT), Rs. 15.99 lakhs (AT)
So you want a diesel SUV but also do not want to compromise on features? Kia Seltos has the customers covered here as well. What is even better is the presence of a choice between automatic as well as manual variant. This variant comes with features like 6 airbags, ESC, front parking sensors, stability management, UV glass, 8-way adjustable driver seat, 7-inch MID, 8-speaker surround sound from Bose, 360-degree camera, wireless charging, power sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, ventilated seats, air purifier, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 10.25-inch infotainment system, 17-inch alloy wheels, UVO connected services and more.
Kia Seltos GTK -- Price: Rs. 13.49 lakhs
The prime choice of speed lovers in the Kia Seltos range should be the base GT Line variant that comes with a 1.4L turbo petrol engine. This engine is rated to deliver 138 Bhp and 242 Nm. The 6-speed manual transmission will offer you full control over the performance as well.
Speed But Automatic
Kia Seltos GTX -- Price: Rs 15.99 Lakhs
If you want the thrill of the variant mentioned above but cannot compromise on automatic transmission, Kia offers their Seltos with the same engine but this variant comes paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. This will ensure you get the best of both worlds, speed as well as ease of driving.
All Features In
Kia Seltos GTX+ -- Price: Rs. 15.99 Lakhs
The range topper of Kia Seltos line-up comes loaded with all kinds of features but misses out on automatic transmission as of now. While Kia has promised an automatic variant with all the features in the future, this is the only fully loaded variant in Seltos line-up as of now.