Refreshed Kia Seltos Introduced in India with 10 New Features

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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 FeaturesVariants
Safety
1Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) StandardAll Variants
Connectivity and Convenience
2Smart-Key Remote Engine StartAll Automatic variants
3UVO – Voice Assist wake up Command “Hello Kia”HTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+
4UVO Smart Watch App ConnectivityHTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+
5UVO LITE – Control Air PurifierHTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+
6UVO –Voice Assist Indian Holiday Info.HTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+
7UVO –Voice Assist Cricket ScoreHTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+
Interiors
8FATC (Full Automatic Temperature Control) Deco Panel Silver GarnishHTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+
9Dual Tone option on SunroofHTX+ / GTX+
Exterior
10New Dual tone colour Orange/White roofHTX+/GTX+

Existing features introduced into Lower Variants:

Interiors
Sr. No.FeaturesAvailability in older Seltos variantsAdded Variants for features
1Sunroof with LED Room LampHTX+,GTX+HTX /HTX+/GTX/GTX+
2Rear USB chargerHTX /HTX+/GTX/GTX+All Variants
3Metal scuff platesGTK,GTX,GTX+HTX /HTX+/GTX/GTX+
4Leatherette Gear KnobHTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+HTK+/HTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+
5Black Leatherette InteriorGTK, GTXGTX, GTX+
6Front Tray USB chargerHTK/HTK+/HTX/HTX+/GTX/GTX+All Variants
7Printed Dashboard GarnishGTKHTK+
Exterior
8Dual Muffler DesignHTX /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:

EngineVariantPrice (Rs.)
Smartstream Petrol 1.5HTE9,89,000
HTK10,49,000
HTK+11,59,000
HTX13,34,000
HTX IVT14,34,000
Smartstream Petrol 1.4T-GDIGTX15,54,000
GTX+16,39,000
GTX+ 7DCT17,29,000
Diesel1.5 CRDi VGTHTE10,34,000
HTK11,69,000
HTK+12,69,000
HTK+ 6AT13,69,000
HTX14,44,000
HTX+15,49,000
HTX+ 6AT16,49,000
GTX+ 6AT17,34,000

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.

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