Kia Seltos outsells the Hyundai Creta and Tata Harrier in March. Though, the 2020 Creta and the updated Harrier are recently launched in the Indian market.
All it takes is one halo product to get the better of the competition. Kia has got it totally right with the Seltos. The carmaker is selling one Seltos in an interval of less than 4 minutes. The carmaker has sold more than 80,000 units of the Seltos till date. If monthly sales figures are to be compared, Kia Seltos has outperformed both Hyundai Creta and the Tata Harrier in the month of March. Kia sold a total of 7,466 unit of the Seltos in March 2020, whereas Creta and Harrier registered a sales of 6,706 and 632 units, respectively.
The late arrival of new-gen Creta and updated Harrier helped Kia Seltos to score better on the sales curve.
Hyundai Creta was leading the segment until the launch of the Seltos and since the car was quite old in the market, it started losing its space to the newer and feature-loaded Seltos. Hyundai has now launched the new-gen Creta in the first week of March. Hence, it will take some time to reflect the acceptance of the new model on the sales chart. The situation is quite similar with the Harrier as well. Tata Motors has launched the updated 2020 Harrier with a BS-6 engine and a slew of changes, recently. Thus, the late arrival of the updated models of the Harrier and Creta to the party can be accepted as a reason for Seltos’s great performance on the sales curve.
The updated BS-6 Tata Harrier is much more powerful than both Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta.
The Seltos is offered with 6 engine-gearbox combinations and in numerous variants. The total numbers of engine-gearbox-variant configurations offered with the Seltos are 18. Thus, it is evident that Kia has a variant to suffice everyone’s need. The Seltos is expected to continue selling in good numbers as it also has the lowest starting price in respect to its competition. It starts as low as Rs. 9.89 lakh, while the Creta and Harrier have a starting price of Rs. 9.99 lakh and Rs. 13.69 lakh, respectively.
Hyundai is now working on a 7-seater version to the Creta.
The Seltos and Creta share a lot of components among each other. The powertrain and drivetrain options are also identical to each other. However, in the Creta, the turbo-petrol engine is available in top of the line SX trim only, while it is available on the base-spec HTE trim in the Seltos. This is a sheer advantage by all means, as the 1.5L N/A feels a little lifeless. While the Harrier has an advantage of the being the big-brawny SUV here, it misses out on a petrol engine. Tata is, although, working around developing one, which would eventually reduce the starting price of the car.