Kia Seltos which was officially launched in Indian market on the 22nd of August has become the bestselling vehicle in its segment within 2 weeks of it launch, setting new records.
Kia has reported a sale of 6,236 units of the Seltos mid-sized SUV in August 2019, which itself is a new record for any new entrant in Indian market. Bookings of the Seltos began on the 16th of July ahead of its launch while the South Korean automaker managed to record over 23,000 bookings within just 3 weeks.
To date, Kia has bagged more than 40,000 bookings of the Seltos while the over-whelming response has resulted in the waiting period of up to 4 months, if one intends to book the vehicle today.
Kia Seltos made its world premier in India in June 2019, however the SUV was first launched in its home market in South Korea (July) followed by Indian launch in August. The head-turning Seltos SUV is priced between INR 9.6 lac and INR 15.9 lac in the Indian market which undercuts its rivals with a huge margin.
The Seltos for the Indian market is available with 3 engine and three gearbox options distributed across 16 trims. There is a 1.5-liter petrol engine with either a 6-speed manual or a CVT, a 1.4-liter turbo-petrol engine paired only with a seven-speed DCT unit, and a 1.5-liter diesel engine that is paired with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 1.5-liter petrol engine churns out 115bhp/114Nm while the diesel is good for 155bhp/250Nm. On the other hand, the 1.4-liter petrol engine delivers 140bhp/242Nm.
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