Kia Seltos launch on Aug 22, 2019; bookings open Jul 16

Kia Motors has said that pre-bookings for the Seltos will open on July 16, 2019. Customers can place their orders on Kia’s website and through the dealerships. The booking amount is set at Rs. 25,000. The SUV will be launched on August 22. 

The Kia Seltos will be offered in two trims – GT Line and Tech Line, and three engine options, which include a 1.5-litre petrol, 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. Transmission options will include 6-speed manual and automatic, 6-speed IVT and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The SUV has three driving modes – Sports, Normal and Eco and three traction modes – Mud, Snow / Wet and Sand. 

The Seltos features a tiger nose grille at the front flanked by LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights. It rides on 17-inch crystal cut alloy wheels and has 14-inch and 16-inch brake discs at the rear and front and respectively. The GT Line trim comes with red brake calipers and red accents on the side cladding. 

On the inside, the Seltos comes with ambient lighting, leatherette seats (GT Line gets Sports seats), ventilated front seats, 2-step reclining rear seats, flat-bottom steering wheel, sun shade curtains, tyre pressure monitoring system among other features. It has a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, navigation and UVO connect features. The SUV is also equipped with a 400-watt, 8 speaker Bose audio system and a 7-inch MID. 

Safety features offered on the car include VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), Front and Rear Parking Sensors, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), BAS (Break Force Assist System) and HAC (Hill-start Assist Control), 6 airbags and Isofix child seat anchor.

The Kia Seltos will be offered in 8 monotone colour options – Intense Red, Aurora Black Pearl, Glacier White Pearl, Punchy Orange, Intelligency Blue, Gravity Gray, Steel Silver and Clear White. It also gets 5 dual-tone colour options – Intense Red with Aurora Black Pearl, Steel Silver with Aurora Black Pearl, Glacier White Pearl with Aurora Black Pearl, Steel Silver with Punchy Orange and Glacier White Pearl with Punchy Orange.

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