Kia Motors has recently unwrapped its all-new premium compact SUV, named Seltos. It is one of the most awaited SUV which the Indians are are eagerly waiting for. It already has a huge fan base before its official launch. It will give a tough competition to its rivals in the range. It is packed with many upgraded features essential for a new-generation car. Recently, the company has announced the engine and transmission specs of the Seltos and it looks just marvellous.
The upcoming Seltos compact SUV will be introduced with three engine options that will include two petrol and a diesel variant. The GT Line variant will be offered with a 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine which will make above 140bhp of max power. So, the aforesaid power figure will make it the most compelling SUV in the country. It can also be available in 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. These units are developed to satisfy the upcoming BS6 emission norms.
The 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines will make about 115PS of power. The new in the range 1.5-litre diesel engine will develop increased torque figures. It will come with different gearbox options like a 6-speed manual, a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, a CVT automatic and a 6-speed torque converter automatic. The 1.5L petrol and diesel engines will be combined with a CVT and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission, individually. It will also get a first-in-segment DCT gearbox.
The car will come with many attractive colours including Intense Red, Punchy Orange, Clear White, Glacier White Pearl, Steel Silver, Gravity Gray, Aurora Black Pearl, and Intelligence Blue. The company is also expected to launch dual-tone variants of Seltos which was debut at the unveiling event. So, the premium Kia SUV will be sold in eight monotones and five dual tone shades.
Kia Seltos has a luxurious cabin with many advanced features. The dual-tone variant can come with contrast stitching on the steering wheel, gear lever and also the seats. The cabin will feature sound mood lighting along with eight customisable light shades and six themes and 3D patterned door speakers. The Sound Mood lighting system beats in sync with the music via the 8-speaker Bose audio system on offer. It will be available with 16-inch, 17-inch and 18-inch wheels options.
Kia Seltos is scheduled to be launched official launch in the month of August, this year. Although, the company will commence the pre-bookings of the compact SUV on mid-July. It prices are expected to start from Rs 10 lakh and go up to Rs 16 lakh. After the official launch, it will rival against the likes of popular Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and Renault Captur.
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