Kia also reshuffled the model portfolio for the Seltos and introduced additional specifications to the 2020 product set. Although the entry-level pricing and the top-spec model stay unchanged, the revised version selection renders their sportier turbo-petrol engine range even more costly than before.
Kia sells two diesel engines to the Seltos-a 1.5-liter model and 1.4-liter turbocharged version, each coupled with a 6-speed manual. Both get automated choices of their own. With the GTK model discontinued, the GTX is now the most affordable 1.4 liter turbo-petrol engine option, costing Rs 1.75 lakh more than the discontinued GTK. The automatic dual-clutch seven-speed alternative for the 140PS turbo-petrol engine is now only available in the top-spec GTX+ model. Get ready to fork out a further Rs 1 lakh for the discontinued GTX DCT for this.
Lower models powered by the 1.5-liter 115PS petrol engine, see price hikes from Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000. A 1.5-liter diesel engine matched to a 6-speed manual with the option of a 6-speed automatic is also offered to the Kia Seltos. The revised models of Seltos diesel get a minimum price increase of Rs 15,000 while the mid-spec HTX model gets the biggest price hike of Rs 30 000.
Now Kia provides more functionality such as a sunroof, voice prompts for the infotainment device (by the hot phrase “Hi Kia”) and remote engine start at lower variants from the key fob (for automatic variants). Additionally, the USB charging ports are also usable across models. In top of this, the Seltos also loses out to certain models.