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Kia Seltos 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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By Tijo Tenson - Content Writer Apr 29 2020 Share this blog

Seltos was an instant hit after Kia’s maidan launch on August 22, 2019. It was a bold move from the Korean automaker which paid off. Kia Seltos is priced from Rs. 9.89 lakhs and comes in 10 vibrant variants. The key reason for its success was the deficiency of a competitor in this segment that provided with the number of options and features as Kia Seltos.

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Prices and Variants

What is the price of Kia Seltos?

Kia Seltos is priced from Rs. 9.89 lakh to Rs. 17.29 lakh.


How many variants is Kia Seltos available in?

Kia Seltos is available in 8 variants-  HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+, GTK, GTX, GTX+.


What are the petrol variants of Kia Seltos?

Petrol variants of Kia Seltos are available in 10 variants of which 7 are equipped with a 6-Speed manual gearbox. The remaining three are automatics- 1 with CVT and 2 with a 7-Speed DCT. The variants are listed below.

Variants

HTE

HTK

HTK+

HTX

Price (Ex-showroom)

Rs. 9,89,000

Rs.10,29,000

Rs. 11,49,000

Rs. 13,09,000/ Rs.14,09,000(IVT)


Variants

GTK

GTX

GTX+

Price (Ex-Showroom)

Rs.13,79,000

       Rs.15,29,000/          Rs.16,29,000(DCT)

 Rs.16,29,000/    Rs.17,29,000(DCT)


What are the diesel variants of Kia Seltos?

Kia Seltos is available in 8 diesel variants of which 5 are equipped with a 6-Speed manual gearbox and 3 are equipped with 6-Speed automatics. The variants are listed below.

Variants

HTE

HTK

HTK+

HTX

HTX+

GTX+

Price (Ex-Showroom)

Rs.10,34,000

Rs.11,54,000

Rs.12,54,000/

Rs.13,554,000

(AT)

Rs.14,14,000

Rs.15,34,000/

Rs.16,34,000(AT)

Rs.17,34,000(AT)


How many GT Line variants are available for Kia Seltos?

Kia Seltos is available in 3 GT-Line variants- GTK, GTX and GTX+.

Engine and Transmission

What are the engines available in Kia Seltos?

Kia Seltos is available with three engines- 1.5L petrol, 1.4L turbo petrol and 1.5L turbo diesel.


What are the transmission options in Kia Seltos?

Kia Seltos is available with four gearboxes- 6-Speed Manual, 6-Speed Automatic, 7-Speed DCT and CVT.


Which is the most powerful engine in Kia Seltos?

The 1.4L GDI petrol engine is the most powerful in Kia Seltos with 142 bhp and 242 Nm.


Is Kia Seltos available with an automatic transmission?

Yes, Kia Seltos is available with 3 types of automatic transmission- 6-Speed Automatic, IVT and 7-Speed DCT.


Is Kia Seltos available with a diesel engine?

Yes, Kia Seltos is available with a 1.5L CRDI diesel engine with 113 bhp and 250 Nm.


What are the petrol engines on offer in Kia Seltos?

Kia Seltos is offered with two petrol engines- 1.5L petrol and 1.4L GDI turbo petrol.

Performance

What is the power of Kia Seltos?

The power figures of Kia Seltos based on its engines are given below.

Engine

1.5L petrol engine

1.4L GDI petrol engine

1.5L diesel engine

Power

113 bhp @ 6300 RPM

140 bhp @ 6000 RPM

113@4000 RPM


What is the torque of Kia Seltos?

The torque figures of Kia Seltos based on its engines are given below.

Engine

1.5L petrol engine

1.4L GDI petrol engine

1.5L diesel engine

Torque

144 Nm @ 4850 RPM

242 Nm @1500 RPM

250@1500 RPM


What is the top speed of Kia Seltos?

Top speed of Kia Seltos based on its engines are:

  • 1.5L petrol          -170 kmph

  • 1.5L diesel         - 170 kmph

  • 1.4L GDI petrol  - 185 kmph


What is the 0-100 KMPH time for Kia Seltos?

The 0-100 KMPH time of Kia Seltos based on its engines are:

  • 1.5L petrol        - 11.8 seconds

  • 1.5L diesel        - 11.5 seconds

  • 1.4L GDI petrol  - 9.7 seconds


Does Kia Seltos have driving modes?

Yes, Kia Seltos is offered with three driving modes- Normal, Eco and Sport, but only with the automatic transmissions.

Mileage

What is the mileage of Kia Seltos?

Kia Seltos gives a mileage of 16.1 KMPL to 20.8 KMPL based on the engines. The manual petrol variant returns a mileage of 16.8 KMPL whereas the automatic petrol gives 17.8 KMPL. The 1.4L turbo petrol is the least efficient with a mileage of 16.1 KMPL. Both the manual and automatic diesel variants return a mileage of 20.8 KMPL.


Which is the most fuel-efficient engine in Kia Seltos?

The 1.5L diesel engine is the most fuel-efficient of this lot and returns 20.8 KMPL for both manual and automatic variants.


What is the mileage of Kia Seltos petrol variant?

The 1.5L petrol engine gives a mileage of 16.8 KMPL for manual and 17.8 KMPL for the automatic transmission. The 1.4K turbo petrol engine gives a mileage of 16.1 KMPL with both manual and automatic transmission.


What is the mileage of Kia Seltos diesel variant?

The 1.5L diesel engine returns a mileage of 20.8 KMPL in both manual and automatic versions.

Exterior and dimensions

What are the dimensions of Kia Seltos?

Kia Seltos is 4315 mm long, 1800 mm wide and 1620 mm high. 


What is the wheel size of Kia Seltos?

Kia Seltos comes with 16-inch steel wheels for the base HTE and HTK variants and 16-inch hyper metallic alloy wheels for HTK+ variant. Top of the line HTX and HTX+ get 17-inch hyper metallic alloy wheels. The GT-Line variants get 17-inch crystal cut alloy wheels.


What is the length of Kia Seltos?

Kia Seltos has a length of 4315 mm.


What is the width of Kia Seltos?

Kia Seltos has a width of 1800 mm.


What is the wheelbase of Kia Seltos?

Kia Seltos has a wheelbase of 2610 mm.


What is the tyre size of Kia Seltos?

The tyre size for 16-inch rims in base variants is 205/65-R16 and for higher variants with 17-inch is 250/60-R17.


Does Kia Seltos have LED lighting?

Lower variants get projector headlights and halogen taillights and higher variants from HTX get full LED lighting.


What is the difference between Tech Line and GT Line?

Tech Line and GT line differ in performance, exterior and interior with GT Line variants getting red accents with unique 17-inch alloy wheels to differentiate it from the Tech Line variants and it also continues on the inside with red stitching and black upholstery. GT Line variants get the most powerful 1.4L turbo petrol engine whereas Tech Line gets the 1.5L petrol and diesel engines.

To know about detailed differences between both, head over here.

Interior and Features

What is the seating capacity of Kia Seltos?

Kia Seltos can seat 5 occupants comfortably.


Is an alloy spare tyre available in Kia Seltos?

No, all variants of the Kia Seltos get a 16-inch steel spare wheel.


What is the boot capacity of Kia Seltos?

Kia Seltos has a boot capacity of 433 litres.


Does Kia Seltos have leather upholstery?

No, Kia Seltos comes only in leatherette(synthetic leather) upholstery but gets leather-wrapped steering and gear knob.


Is Kia Seltos a 7-Seater?

No, Kia Seltos is a 5-seat compact SUV.


Does Kia Seltos have a sunroof?

Yes, Kia Seltos is available with a sunroof in HTX+ and GTX+ variants.


Are ventilated seats available in Kia Seltos?

Yes, Ventilated driver and front passenger seats are available in HTX+ and GTX+ variants.


Are driving modes available in Kia Seltos?

Yes, driving modes(Normal, Eco and Sport) are available in Kia Seltos.

 

Is wireless charging available in Kia Seltos?

Yes, wireless charging is available for Kia Seltos in HTX, HTX+ and GTX+ variants.


Does Kia Seltos have traction modes?

Yes, Kia Seltos comes with three traction modes- Sand, Mud and Wet.


Does Kia Seltos come with an air purifier?

Yes, Kia Seltos is available with an in-built air-purifier and perfume dispenser in the top variants.

Safety and Reliability

What is the braking distance of Kia Seltos?

Kia Seltos takes 41.9 m to stop from 100-0 KMPH.


Does Kia Seltos have disc brakes?

Kia Seltos gets disc brakes on all four wheels except for the petrol variants of HTE, HTK and HTK+ which gets disc brakes only in the front and drum brakes at the rear.


How many airbags does Kia Seltos have?

Kia Seltos is offered with upto 6 airbags. The base variant gets a total of two airbags for the driver and passenger but GTX and GTX+ gets a total of 6 airbags which also includes curtain and side airbags.


Does Kia Seltos have hill assist feature?

Yes, Kia Seltos comes with Hill Assist feature, on the GTX and GTX+ variants.


What is the warranty period for Kia Seltos?

Kia Seltos is offered with a standard warranty of 3 years/ unlimited kilometres.


What is the extended warranty on Kia Seltos?

Kia Seltos provides a flexible extended warranty program which is based on the age of the vehicle. The parameters are detailed below.

Model

 Vehicle Age from Date of Delivery

     4th Year/        100,000 Kms

    4th Year/       Unlimited Kms

4th & 5th Year/ 120,000 Kms

4th & 5th Year/ Unlimited Kms

Seltos - Petrol

0-3 Months

? 12,141

? 14,839

? 16,188

? 20,235

4-12 Months

? 13,355

? 16,323

? 17,807

? 22,259

13-24 Months

? 15,783

? 19,291

? 21,044

? 26,306

Seltos - Diesel

0-3 Months

? 13,491

? 16,489

? 17,988

? 22,485

4-12 Months

? 14,840

? 18,138

? 19,787

? 24,734

13-24 Months

? 17,538

? 21,436

? 23,384

? 29,231

*Above prices are before taxes, GST @ 18% will be additional


What are the safety features in Kia Seltos?

Kia Seltos comes with a lot of modern and segment-first features which includes Hill-start Assist Control(HAC), Vehicle Stability Management(VSM) and High Line Tyre Pressure Monitor.
To have a detailed idea of all the safety features and its functioning, head over here.

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