Kia Motors India has introduced the refreshed Kia Seltos SUV at an attractive price starting at INR 9.89 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). After the tremendous success of Kia’s debut Seltos in India, the company has launched the newer and advanced version of the Seltos with additional features to further strengthen its position as India’s most popular mid-SUV.
The refreshed Seltos now comes equipped with 10 novel features comprising of safety, convenience, connectivity and design, over and above other key enhancements. In addition to this, many existing features in the higher variants of the successful SUV like the sunroof are now available in lower variants too. The company has also decided to discontinue its two variants of – Smartstream Petrol 1.4T-GDI GTK and GTX 7DCT.
The refreshed Kia Seltos also comes with various enhancements to its UVO-led technology. The introduction of UVO – Voice Assist wake up Command “Hello Kia” will redefine occupants’ convenience by waking-up the UVO by simply saying “Hello Kia”. With this addition, the UVO connected car system will now boasts of nine voice commands feature including Calling, Weather Information, Time and Date, Indian Holiday Information, Cricket Score, Media Control, Navigation Control and Climate Control. The UVO Smart Watch App Connectivity option will offer added convenience of using the connectivity features through a Smart Watch, built on Android, iOS or Tizen operating systems. Another addition to UVO upgrade is the UVO LITE, which will help control the Smart Air Purifier now in the refreshed Seltos, in addition to controlling the infotainment system.
Kia has also introduced the Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) safety system across all its variants, that automatically switches on the blinking rear light when a sudden brake is applied at or over 55kmph. The feature ensures the safety of not only the occupant of the car but also of the vehicles coming from behind by informing them about the emergency brakes being applied.
Another important enhancement introduced is the Smart-Key Remote Engine Start to enable the customers to remotely start the engine from their smart keys. The refreshed Seltos comes with the Fully Automatic Temperature Control (FATC) panel that gets a Silver highlight, enhancing the modernity of the interiors and giving a luxurious look. The Seltos now comes with an additional dual-tone colour option with Orange body and White roof.
Details of new 10 features:
|Sr. No.||New Features||Variants|
|1||Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) Standard||All Variants|
|Connectivity and Convenience|
|2||Smart-Key Remote Engine Start||All Automatic variants|
|3||UVO – Voice Assist wake up Command “Hello Kia”||HTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+|
|4||UVO Smart Watch App Connectivity||HTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+|
|5||UVO LITE – Control Air Purifier||HTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+|
|6||UVO –Voice Assist Indian Holiday Info.||HTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+|
|7||UVO –Voice Assist Cricket Score||HTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+|
|8||FATC (Full Automatic Temperature Control) Deco Panel Silver Garnish||HTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+|
|9||Dual Tone option on Sunroof||HTX+ / GTX+|
|10||New Dual tone colour Orange/White roof||HTX+/GTX+|
Existing features introduced into Lower Variants:
|Sr. No.||Features||Availability in older Seltos variants||Added Variants for features|
|1||Sunroof with LED Room Lamp||HTX+,GTX+||HTX /HTX+/GTX/GTX+|
|2||Rear USB charger||HTX /HTX+/GTX/GTX+||All Variants|
|3||Metal scuff plates||GTK,GTX,GTX+||HTX /HTX+/GTX/GTX+|
|4||Leatherette Gear Knob||HTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+||HTK+/HTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+|
|5||Black Leatherette Interior||GTK, GTX||GTX, GTX+|
|6||Front Tray USB charger||HTK/HTK+/HTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+||All Variants|
|7||Printed Dashboard Garnish||GTK||HTK+|
|8||Dual Muffler Design||HTX /HTX+/GTX/GTX+||HTK+/HTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+|
New Seltos Price List:
The refreshed Seltos will be available across 16 variants, the ex-showroom prices of which are as follows:
|Smartstream Petrol 1.5||HTE||9,89,000|
|Smartstream Petrol 1.4T-GDI||GTX||15,54,000|
|Diesel1.5 CRDi VGT||HTE||10,34,000|
To add more comfort and ease to the buying process for the customer, Kia has designed a unique online purchase process, which begins with booking, selection, financing, and closes with delivery. Customers also get attractive online financing options with the lowest interest rates and desired payback period from two leading banks, ICICI and HDFC of the country. Customers can purchase the new Seltos online by logging onto www.kia.com/in or book it from the nearest dealership. Many of the Kia Motors India’s extensive network of service touchpoints are also functioning now following the company’s newly introduced ‘Kia Care’ initiative to offer a completely safe and secure experience to customers.