The Kia Seltos made sure the Korean automaker got off to a positive start in the Indian market. It is a great all-round SUV, and we have come across this ad that may be a good deal for some. Read on.
Kia Motors started their foray into the Indian auto market with the Seltos. It has turned out to be very successful for the brand, selling well over a lakh units in just over a year of being in the market. The mid-size SUV market has seen rapid growth and sales in quite a short period, and the Seltos rivals the likes of the Hyundai Creta and to some extent, even MG Hector in a cutthroat segment. The Seltos’ attractive design, feature-packed variants, and eye-catching prices are the main reasons for its quick success. We have come across this interesting ad for a Kia Seltos which may end up being an unexpectedly good deal for those on a strict budget.
As you can see in the picture above, it is a Kia Seltos that has been received some sheetmetal damage. But rather than being into an accident, it actually got banged up during transit by the manufacturer itself. It looks like something very heavy fell on the front of this Seltos, with a long and deep indentation right at the middle of the bonnet and bumper. The object was so heavy that it managed to crumple the bonnet, and the grille looks like it’s a write-off as well. Other damages include the bumper and the headlamps which may need replacing.
But there may be a silver lining to this damaged Kia Seltos for some. This Seltos is the high-end GTX trim and is a 2020 model as well. The Seltos GTX is priced at Rs 17.34 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi, but the seller is accepting 75% of the ex-showroom value. A quick calculation shows that he’s asking only around Rs 14 lakh, which is a saving of over Rs 3.3 lakh. Also except for the front of the car, it has no damage whatsoever on the rest of the body and the airbags weren’t deployed as well. Anybody willing to take a risk and the time needed to repair this Kia Seltos may end up getting a really good bargain. The vehicle is currently situated in Dehradun.
Prices for the Kia Seltos range from Rs 9.89 lakh – Rs 17.34 lakh, ex-showroom. The Seltos is available with three engine options. The GT Line version is powered by a 1.4 litre turbo-petrol engine mated to a 7-speed DCT or manual gearbox. The Tech Line models are powered by either a 1.5 litre petrol or a 1.5 petrol diesel. The diesel gets a manual and 6-speed auto while the petrol is paired with either a manual or CVT option.