Kia Seltos’ India to be launched next month

The India-spec Seltos, on the other hand, will make use of a 1.5-litre petrol engine, a 1.5-litre diesel engine, and a 1.4-litre turbocharged GDI petrol engine.

Written by July 21, 2019 11:37

New Delhi; Kia Seltos’ India will be launched  next month–22 August, to be precise. But ahead of that, the carmaker has launched the SUV in its home market, South Korea.

The Korea-spec Kia Seltos’ range starts from 19.29 million KRW (₹11.3 lakh) and goes all the way to 26.36 million KRW (₹15.44 lakh).

For starters, the Korea-spec Kia Seltos’ engine options will include a 175 bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged GDI engine, a 147 bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine, and a 1.6-litre diesel engine making 134 bhp. The India-spec Seltos, on the other hand, will make use of a 1.5-litre petrol engine, a 1.5-litre diesel engine, and a 1.4-litre turbocharged GDI petrol engine.

The official power figures delivered by India-bound Seltos will be made available to us once the SUV is launched here. However, we do know that the SUV will offered in combination with four different transmission options. The 1.5-litre petrol engine’s gearbox options will include a six-speed manual and an Intelligent Continuously Variable Transmission (Kia speak for CVT) whereas the 1.4-litre GDI unit will be offered in combination with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The 1.5-litre diesel unit will receive a six-speed manual gearbox as well as a six-speed automatic transmission.