Kia Seltos 2019 India Launch Highlights: Price in India, features, variants, specs, images

2019 Kia Seltos Launch HIghlights: The brand new Kia Seltos has been launched in India today to take on the likes of the MG Hector, Tata Harrier and the ever-popular Hyundai Creta.

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Kia Seltos 2019 Launch Live, Kia Seltos Price in India

Kia Seltos Price in India Launch Highlights: Kia Motors has officially entered the Indian market today. Hyundai's sister company from Korea has launched its first model in India, the Kia Seltos at a jaw-dropping price offering a long list of segment-first features. The Kia Seltos will rival the likes of the MG Hector, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500 and the Hyundai Creta. Kia will introduce the Seltos with two petrol engines and a diesel offering with four transmission options which include manual and automatic gearboxes. The Kia Seltos will offer driving modes and even offroad modes in select few models and w long list of colour options and dual-tone exterior colour options will also be available. The Seltos will also offer many interior trim options. The Kia Seltos is expected to be priced from Rs 11-17 lakh ex-showroom. Stay tuned to find out more details about the Kia Seltos and the official prices.

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Kia Seltos 2019 Launch Highlights: Expected Price, Specifications, Features, Colours, Variants, Images

14:14 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Thats all folks!

The Kia Seltos has finally been launched after much anticipation and at a jaw-dropping price that can flatten the competition. Stay tuned to Express Drives for more on the Kia Seltos with comparisons and detailed reports on the Kia Seltos. Until next time.

13:53 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Record breaking bookings

With over 32,000 bookings in five weeks, the Kia Seltos has recorded the highest ever pre-bookings for an SUV in its segment in the shortest time frame.

13:39 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Seltos Production status

Kia has already produced 5,000 units of the Seltos which are ready for delivery. The manufacturer has confirmed that it will not stop accepting bookings for the Seltos.

13:35 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia Seltos Safety Features

The Kia Seltos uses predominantly high-strength steel construction. It offers a maximum of 6 airbags, dis-brakes on all four wheels, tyre pressure monitoring system, ESC, HAC, VSM and ABS.

13:33 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Key feature highlights

- Sunroof

- 2-step rear seat recline

- Ambient mood lighting

- 8.0 Heads-up-display

- 10.25 HD touchscreen with UVO connectivity

- Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

- 360 View camera with Blind Spot Monitoring

- Ventilated and powered seats

- Smart Air purifier

- 8 speaker Bose sound system

13:28 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia Seltos Colour Options

The Kia Seltos will be offered in 7 solid colour options which include, Red, White, Silver, Grey, Black, Blue and Orange. Additionally, there are dual-tone colour options also available with the Seltos.

13:18 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia Seltos Deliveries

The Kia Seltos deliveries have also been initiated with the first unit being delivered to Nitin Dossa, President of Vintage and Classic Car Club of India.

13:05 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Seltos Rival Diesel Price comparison

Kia Seltos 1.5 Diesel - Rs 9.9 - 15.9 lakh

Hyundai Creta 1.6 Diesel- Rs 9.9 - 15.6 lakh

MG Hector Diesel - Rs 13.1 - 16.8 lakh

Tata harrier Diesel : Rs 12.9 - 16.7 lakh

All Prices are ex-showroom

13:03 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Seltos Rival Petrol Price comparison

Kia Seltos 1.5 Petrol - Rs 9.69 - 13.7 lakh

Kia Seltos 1.4 Tubro Petrol - Rs 13.4 - 15.9 lakh

Hyundai Creta 1.6 Petrol - Rs 9.9 - 14.1 lakh

MG Hector Petrol - Rs 12.18 - 16.78 lakh

Tata harrier Petrol: NA

All Prices are ex-showroom

12:55 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia Seltos Variant Break Up

The Kia Seltos with the standard 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol and turbo diesel offerings will be offered in the Tech Line trim only. the GT Line currently wil be reserved for the 1.4-litre T-GDi engine version

12:51 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia Seltos Launched!

Kia has now launched the Seltos in India, Read the full launch story here.

12:50 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Seltos Automatic Variant prices

1.5 Petrol Automatic - Rs 13.79 lakh

1.5 Diesel Automatic - Rs 13.19 - 15.99 lakh

1.4 Turbo Petrol Automatic Rs 15.99 lakh

12:48 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia Seltos Variant wise prices out!

Kia has just launched the Seltos at an astonishing price range. The 1.5-litre petrol is priced from Rs 9.69 lakh to Rs 13.79 lakh. The 1.5-litre diesel is priced from Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 15.99 lakh. The 1.4 T-GDI is priced between Rs 13.49 lakh to 15.99 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.

12:43 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia Seltos Price

The Kia Seltos will have a starting price of Rs 9.69 lakhs. (ex-showroom)

12:42 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Seltos Bookings

Kia reports over 32000 bookings for the Seltos in 5 weeks.

12:40 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Warranty Offers

Kia will offer a 3-year comprehensive and unlimited warranty with a pick-up drop service, mobile workshop, Road Side Assistance with an option of extended warranty for 2-years.

12:39 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia Service Network

Kia Motors has already set up 192 workshops, spread across 160 cities in India and has set up four warehouses for spare parts in the north, south, east and west regions of the country.

12:35 (IST)22 Aug 2019

The UVO smartphone app allows for connected 37 features - remote engine start, climate control, air-purifier, vehicle tracking, geo-fencing, time fencing, door lock and unlock, fuel information, tyre pressure information, hood and trunk open and close and more.

12:33 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Engine Emission Standard

All the engines on offer with the Kia Seltos are tuned to comply with BS6 emission norms. Kia says that the engines have been tested to be able to run on BS4 fuel as well for the time being in regions where BS6 fuel is not available as yet.

12:30 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia Seltos GT Line

The Kia Seltos GT Line will only be offered with the 1.4-litre T-GDi engine option initially, The GT Line may be introduced in other engine options at a later stage.

12:28 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Seltos - Pillars of Design

Manohar Bhat, Head Sales and Marketing, Kia Motors India - The Seltos has been designed and developed with a focus on four pillar - Distinctive, Powerful Wide and Bold.

12:25 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Tiger Shroff - Brand Ambassador

Tiger Shroff takes centre stage at the Kia Seltos launch as the official brand ambassador for Kia in India.

12:19 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia Seltos Booking

Kia opened bookings for the Seltos in July 2019,  and the manufacturer is reporting at least 1/5 of all bookings were made online.

12:10 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia Seltos Driving Modes

The Kia Seltos SUV will allow the driver to choose between 6 driving modes in select variants.  The three drive modes include 'Normal', 'Eco' and 'Sport' and three traction modes available are 'Mud', 'Snow/Wet', and 'Sand'. 

11:54 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Live from the launch

Kia will be broadcasting the launch of the Kia Seltos live. You can watch it right here: 

11:49 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia Seltos Exterior HIghlights

The Kia Seltos will feature an all-LED lighting set-up with LED headlamps, DRLs, fog lamps, and tail lamps. The GT Line models will get red accents on the exterior panels like the rims, front and rear skid plates, and the side plastic claddings for a sportier look. The Seltos will also come with 17-inch alloy wheels.

11:41 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia Seltos: a Connected Car

The Kia Seltos is a connected car which uses an eSIM from Vodafone which is capable of 4G LTE internet connectivity. This allows the Seltos to be virtually connected to the internet always. Kia has also introduced the UVO app that allows you to control your car remotely from your smartphone. Additionally, while driving the connected features allows the driver to use voice commands for numerous features without forcing them to take their hands off the wheel or their eyes from the road. Voice commands like changing the climate control settings, navigation, initiate calls through your phone and more.

11:33 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Seltos Interior Highlights

The Kia Seltos will come equipped with a long list of features some of which are a segment-first offering. The Seltos will offer a large 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a premium sound system from Bose, an inbuilt air-purifying system with a digital display, a heads-up-display, a digital multi-information display in the driver's instrument cluster, driving modes and offroad- modes, in addition to many connected features.

11:28 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Seltos Trim Levels

The Kia Seltos will be available in two trims - Tech Line and GT-Line. These trim levels will determine the styling cues of the Seltos with the Tech Line offering a more feature-rich comfortable package, while the GT-Line is oriented towards more sporty look with red accents, and an all-black interior.

11:10 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia Seltos Text review

Should you wish to read a more detailed review of the Kia Seltos, click here

11:08 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia Seltos Video Review

While we wait for the launch event to begin, here is our video review of the Kia Seltos 1.4 petrol DCT and the 1.5 Diesel manual variants:

11:04 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia Seltos Fuel Efficiency

In terms of fuel efficiency, the 1.4-litre turbo petrol is certified for 16.1kmpl for the manual and 16.5kmpl for the DCT variant. The 1.5-litre petrol can deliver 16.5kmpl with the manual and 16.8kmpl with the CVT gearbox. The diesel is rated at 21kmpl for the manual variant while the automatic diesel can deliver 18kmpl

10:57 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia Seltos Engine options

The Kia Seltos will be offered in three engine options. with four gearbox options. They include a 1.4-litre, T-GDi - 140hp, 242Nm turbo petrol, a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol with 115hp, 144Nm and a 1.5 CRDi turbo diesel - 115hp, 250Nm. All engines will come with manual transmissions as standard. the 1.4 T-GDi comes with an option of a 7-speed DCT, the diesel will be offered with a 6-speed AT while the regular 1.5-litre petrol will come with a CVT gearbox option.

10:41 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia Seltos: Made in India

The Kia Seltos will be manufactured in India with a significant portion of the componentry sourced from local suppliers. Kia Motor s India has set up a large manufacturing facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh which is said to cater to the demands of the Indian market, as well as export to other countries in Asia, and the Middle East.

10:36 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia SP Concept

The Kia Seltos was first showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo as the Kia SP Concept. Kia has done a very good job staying true to the concept design with the final production version. Only a few minor changes were made to the design of the final model of the Seltos with more practically sized wheels and door handles and the removal of the LED light bar on the roof.

10:31 (IST)22 Aug 2019
More about the Seltos?

Kia's first product in India is the brand new Kia Seltos which is a compact SUV. The Seltos will rival the Hyundai Creta, the MG Hector, the Tata Harrier and the Mahindra XUV500.

10:20 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia hybrids and Electric

Kia also makes electric and hybrid models like the Optima Hybrid sedan, Niro SUV hybrid and electric, and the Soul EV.

10:11 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Kia SUVs you say?

Yes, Kia also makes a long line-up of SUVs. While their latest is the brand new SUV model, the Seltos which will be launched today, Kia also makes the Stonic, Soul, Sportage, Sorento and the full-sized SUV called the Telluride.

10:03 (IST)22 Aug 2019
What does Kia make?

Kia Motors has a worldwide presence as an automotive brand. Kia manufactures over 20 models which include hatchbacks, sedans, MPVs and SUVs. Its hatchback models include the Picanto, Rio, Cee'd & ProCee'd. Kia's global sedan rage includes the Rio sedan, Serato/Forte, Optima, Kadenza, the flagship K900 and the sporty Stinger GT. As for their MPV line up, Kia sells a few models like the Grand Carnival and the Rondo

09:50 (IST)22 Aug 2019
Who is Kia Motors?

Kia is a new automotive brand that is entering the Indian market.  Kia is a part of the Hyundai Motor Group and is the sister company to Hyundai Motors. Kia was founded in 1944 and is now South Korea's second-largest automaker after Hyundai. Kia Headquarters is in Seoul, South Korea and annually, Kia manufactures over 3 million cars to be sold worldwide.  

The new 2019 Kia Seltos made its global debut in India on June 20, 2019, to mark Kia Motors' arrival to the Indian market. Kia will be manufacturing the Seltos in India and will offer three engine options with four gearbox options to rival the Hyundai Creta, MG Hector and the Tata Harrier.