Kia Motors along with brand ambassador Tiger Shroff launched its first product in the Indian mid-SUV segment today. The Kia Seltos was launched with an introductory price starting from INR 9.69 lacs (ex-showroom PAN India) for the entry level Petrol Smartstream G1.5 HTE model going up to INR 15.99 lacs (ex-showroom PAN India) for the Diesel 1.5 CRDi HTX plus (6AT) and Petrol Smartstream 1.4 T – Gdi GTX (7DCT) and GTX plus top-end variant. The Seltos is BS-VI compliant and is available in both petrol and diesel variants with manual and automatic transmission options. There will be 16 variants in total.
The company also announced the receipt of record 32,035 bookings for the Seltos so far, which has set a new benchmark for the mid-SUV segment in the country. Kia Motors India is well equipped to handle the demand, as its Anantapur plant has an annual production capacity of 3,00,000 units.
The Seltos is available in Smartstream 1.4L turbo petrol with a 6-speed manual/7-speed DCT, Smartstream 1.5L petrol with 6-speed manual/IVT and 1.5L diesel VGT with 6-speed manual/6-speed automatic. All engines are BS-VI compliant, making Seltos the first car in the segment to meet the emissions norms that will come into effect next year.
The Seltos will have two distinct design lines – Tech Line aimed at family-oriented customers and GT Line aimed at enthusiasts who are young at heart. The Seltos line up will get premium and smart features such as 8″ heads-up-display, 10.25″ HD touchscreen, a hi-tech sound mood lamp, a rear shade curtain, 360 degree surround view monitor, blind spot monitoring, world’s first connected air-purifier, highly advanced proprietary UVO connect system with 37 unique features for a wireless and seamless communication with the car, an 8-Speaker Bose hi-fi sound system with sound mood lamp and more. Safety features include ESC, VSM, 6 Airbags and use of AHSS- advanced high strength steel. The Kia Seltos will be offered in 8 colours and will get 5 dual tone options to keep the young and dynamic character of the car intact.
To ease the buying process, Kia has partnered with 8 leading banks of India which will help customers get the most attractive financing options with the lowest interest rates and desired pay back period. To add more comfort, the company has designed a unique online purchase process, which begins with booking, selection, to financing and closes with delivery. Two leading banks have tied up with the company to offer a complete online financing option to customers.
The Seltos will come with Kia Motors’ comprehensive service program which has been designed on the core philosophy of CARE- Connected, Adaptive, Responsive and Engage; which dovetails into a never before service experience for our customers. The service network across 160 cities in India is supported by a digitised IOT enabled Kia LINK app to efficiently manage service lifecycle. Spare parts network ensures availability across the country through 4 Parts Depots in Chennai, Navi Mumbai, Delhi NCR and Kolkata. The Seltos comes with a 3 years comprehensive warranty, extendable upto 5 years. The offering includes 24/7 Road side assistance of 3 years and scratch care program for one time free repair, amongst others.
The deliveries of the Seltos will begin today and bookings will remain open. Customers can purchase the Seltos at any one of the 265 customer touch points across 160 cities or online at: www.kia.com/in.