Kia Seltos Flies Past Yet Another Sales Milestone

by Chandrutpal Kashyap | 29/11/2020
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Kia Seltos has crossed yet another milestone as it has sold 1.25 lakh units in India in just over a year of presence in the Indian car market

Kia, the popular South Korean premium car manufacturer, entered the Indian market last year with its Seltos SUV. The mid-size SUV has quickly become a very successful model for the brand in its segment. It has already become a common sight on our roads with customers finding the combination of good looks, spacious interiors, and feature-packed trims in an attractive price tag irresistible. So popular in fact, Kia has just announced it has sold over 1.2 lakh units. 


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When the Kia Seltos was launched back in August 2019, it came with first-in-class features like HUD, ventilated seats, blind-spot detection camera, and others while the wide dealer and service have ensured that after-sales satisfaction has been high. Combined with its bold and distinct looks, a brain-melting number of trim levels, no wonder it has racked up sales at a freakish rate even though it has strong rivals like the MG Hector, Tata Harrier, and its sibling the Hyundai Creta.

The Kia Seltos has two main branches of trim levels – Tech Line and GT Line. It is available with 3 engine choices of two petrol and one diesel. The petrol 1.5-litre 4 cylinder produces 113Ps/144Nm of peak power and torque figures and can be paired with a manual or IVT transmission while the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol makes 140PS/242Nm max power and torque which comes mated with a manual or a 7-speed DCT. The 1.5-litre turbo-diesel churns out power and torque figures 113Ps/250Nm respectively and you have the option of either a manual or an auto transmission.  


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To commemorate 1 year of the Seltos being on sale in India, Kia recently launched an anniversary edition. The brand has given a small update to the Seltos HTX trim which adds all-LED headlamps, split LED DRLs, LED turn indicators, and interestingly, ice cube-shaped LED fog lamps and an electric sunroof. The signature Tiger Nose grille, the door handles as well as the window line gets a healthy dollop of chrome garnish while the skid plate gets a silver finish as well. The 17-inch alloy rims are finished in gunmetal grey and gets disc brakes all round. Over to the interior, it gets features like a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system for the centre console, multi-function steering wheel with tilt and telescope adjustability, integrated air purifier, and leatherette seats.

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