Kia Seltos will be on offer with 2 petrol and 1 diesel engine option. Petrol engines are 1.5 liter and 1.4 liter while diesel engine is a 1.5 liter. Transmission options are 6 MT, 6 AT, 6 IVT and 6 DCT. Petrol 1.4 liter turbo delivers 140 hp and 242 Nm, petrol 1.5 delivers 115 hp and 144 Nm while diesel 1.5 delivers 115 hp and 250 Nm.
Ahead of launch, Kia Seltos variant-wise details have been leaked by YouTube channel “Car News By Rishabh Arora”. As per that, a total of three variants are on offer with the petrol Seltos – GTK, GTX and GTX+. Diesel Seltos will be on offer with 5 variants – TE, TK, TK+, TX and TX+. Lets talk about the petrol engine variants of Seltos first.
Seltos GTK petrol is the base variant, and will be on offer with 1.5 liter petrol as well as 1.4 liter. It gets features as follows – ABS, EBD, 2 airbags front, Tiger nose grille, LED light bar, LED headlamps, LED DRL, Ice cube fog lamps, 17 inch alloys, LED tail lamp, LED sound mood, Tilt + telescopic steering, steering mounted control, cruise control, music system with bluetooth, AUX/ FM, smartkey, push button start / stop, reclining seats, rear AC vents.
Seltos GTX petrol is the mid variant. It will be on offer with 1.5 liter petrol and 1.4 liter petrol. Transmission options include 6 MT, 6 IVT auto, 7 DCT. In addition to the GTK features, it will also get, ambient mood lighting, Solar UV glass windows, 8 inch head up display (HUD), 7 inch MID in instrument cluster, 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility, UVO connect system for internet connected car features, Auto AC, wireless charging, rain sensing wipers, air purifier, 6 airbags, brake assist, HSA, ESC, ISM, tyre pressure monitor, Multiple drive mode.
Seltos GTX+ is the top variant. It is offered with 1.5 liter petrol as well as 1.4 liter petrol. But only 6 MT gearbox. In addition to features from GTX, it also gets 8 way power adjustable front seats, electric sunroof, ventilated seats, 8 speaker system from BOSE, 360 degree camera with park assist, rear view monitor while driving, front parking sensors.
Diesel Kia Seltos TE base variant gets power from a 1.5l diesel engine. Standard safety features include ABS +EBD, and 2 airbags. Design elements include a signature Tiger nose grille, shark fin antenna, dual muffler design, and front and rear scuff plates. The steering wheel has tilt and telescopic functionality, and features steering mounted controls. Convenience features include four speakers; and Bluetooth/FM/AUX are enabled. Voice recognition, and follow me home headlamps are standard. Rear AC vents add to passenger comfort.
Diesel Kia Seltos TK and TK+. Power comes from a 1.5L diesel (HTK only), and are mated to a manual and 6AT option. Added features include LED DRLs, LED mood lights, and cruise control. There’s also a smart key, and push button, electric folding mirrors, rear sun shade curtain, and driver one touch up/down functionality.
Diesel Kia Seltos TX and TX+. Kia Seltos TX variant gets power from a 1.5l diesel MT (HTX) engine in manual only option. The feature list is pumped with a LED lightbar and grille, headlamps, tail lamp, and fog lamps. The car sits on 17” alloy wheels. Interiors are set rights with ambient mood lighting, a steering wheel leather wrap, and a 10.25” HD display. This is compatible with the company’s UVO services info and telematics connected system with gesture control. Rear seats have a reclining feature and seat spilt is at 60:40. The display features Tyre-pressure monitoring system (TPMS). A smart split air-purifier is charged with cleaning inside air, and rear passengers have access to USB ports.
Diesel Kia Seltos TX+ top variant features a 1.5l diesel engine mated to manual and 6AT option. The feature rich offering gets solar UV glass. The driver seat is a 8-way power adjustable one. 8 Bose speakers, a 7” MID, 360-degree camera, and driver rear view monitor enhance drive experience. Convenience features include ventilated seats, wireless charging, an electric sunroof, and rain sensing wipers. Safety features include 6 airbags, brake assists, hill assists, ESC, front sensors, blind view monitor, and vehicle stability management (VSM). Driveability is enhanced with multi-drive modes.