In the first ten days after launch, Kia has dispatched over 6,200 units of the Seltos to the customers.
Kia Seltos was launched on 22 August at the starting price of Rs 9.69 lakh. However, the booking was commenced earlier. Within three weeks after the booking openned, Kia has received over 23,000 bookings for its new mid-size SUV. Over one week after the launch, Kia has over 6,200 units delivered to its customers.
Fully equipped with various features, the Kia Seltos was priced competitively, contributing to the increasing demand. Kia Seltos was launched at the time when the competition peaked. Earlier, the British carmaker MG also introduced its first India-bound product, the Hector. This mid-size SUV from the MG also receives positive responses from the market. Unfortunately, the unexpectedly high demand has forced MG to freeze the booking. On the other hand, in Kia Seltos’s case, Kia manages to keep the demand-supply balance under control. In response to the increasing demand, Kia is considering to expand the production up by initiating second shift at its plant.
Kia Seltos has garnered positive signals from the market
Kia Seltos hits home in most aspects, from the attractive and fashionable exterior to the well-equipped and premium interior, not to mention the attractive pricing. It comes as no surprise that the Kia Seltos can capture huge following right from the beginning.
Kia offers a wide range of models, grouping into two lines, Tech Line and GT Line. The Tech Line includes E, K, K+, X and X+ trims while the GT consists of only K, X and X+ trims. Top-spec variants come with all the bells and whistles. Top-of-the-line Kia Seltos features a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, built-in navigation, 7-inch display for the instrument cluster as well as an 8-inch head-up display. Kia Seltos is equipped with the UVO connectivity pack. Apart from these connectivity features, the Kia Seltos also sports upmarket comfort features like reclining rear seats, ventilated front seats, power-adjustable driver seat and electric sunroof.
Kia Seltos is offered with a load of features as well as a wide range of powertrain options
With regards to the powertrain, Kia Seltos comes with a variety of engine-gearbox combinations. Kia Seltos is available with three engine options, namely, a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine (140 PS/242 Nm), a 1.5-litre petrol unit (115 PS/144 Nm) and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel (115 PS/250 Nm). A 6-speed manual transmission is available across the range. Each gets a different automatic gearbox option. First, a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine comes with a 7-speed DCT. The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol motor is available with a CVT unit. And the 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine is offered with a 6-speed AT gearbox. For more car news, visit IndianAuto.com.