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Kia Seltos 2020 Variants- Prices, Mileage, Specs, Variants and Features

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By Tijo Tenson - Content Writer May 20 2020 Share this blog

Kia has been very broad-minded with the variants on offer for the Seltos. Let's take this step by step and so at the root level, Seltos comes in 8 main variants. Then it gets 3 engine and 4 transmission options which stir things up a bit. The 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol and 1.5L turbo-diesel power most of the variants in this spectrum. On the next tier, we have the GT Line variants which are powered by the more energetic 1.4L GDI Turbo petrol engine along with a sole variant with the 1.5L turbo diesel engine, because diesel means mileage!

But Kia has not taken the generic route with its feature listing for these variants as even the base HTE variant gets an impressive list of features that uplifts its value for money proposition. The distribution of features in all of these variants is linear and you won’t feel any variant superior or inferior to its counterparts because of its impressive pricing. We have differentiated the variants based on the powertrains on offer to simplify things.

Kia Seltos Variants and Features


1.5L Petrol and 1.5L Turbo Diesel


These engines are the base ingredients for the Seltos as it is the choice of powertrain for the founding variants of the Seltos. Both these engines are high on power and have a balanced and efficient character. A 6-Speed Manual, 6-Speed automatic and an IVT are the choice of transmission for these variants and provide for a crisp driving experience.

kia seltos 1.5l petrol vs 1.5l diesel

HTE is the base variant of the long list of “HT” prefixed Tech Line variants. It is offered in both diesel and petrol engine options with a 6-speed manual transmission. It is the cheapest of the lot at Rs. 9.89 lakh and as we go up the table the feature listing keeps on getting larger and more interesting. The top variant of Tech Line is the HTX+ variant which is equipped with the 1.5L turbo-diesel engine and comes in either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. The 6-speed AT is priced at the top end at Rs. 16.34 lakh.

Variant

HTE

HTK

HTK+

HTX

HTX+

GTX+

Pricing(Petrol)

Rs. 9,89,000

Rs.10,29,000

Rs. 11,49,000

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

N/A

N/A

Transmission(Petrol)

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual/ IVT

N/A

N/A

Pricing(Diesel)

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

Transmission(Diesel)

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual/ 6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual/ 6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Manual

As diesel powertrains are the norm of the day, Kia has crept in a GT Line variant to be powered by the humble 1.5L turbo diesel unit. It's very contradicting but that's what people want. So, can’t complain about that initiative! It gets all of the go-fast “GT Line” bits on the looks front, but the sober engine under the hood.


Kia Seltos Variants Exterior Features and  Differences

 

The differences on the outside are very prominent on these variants and do speak for each one’s superiority. The most prominent changes can be seen in the darkness. That's because the changes are in the lighting department as the transition takes place from halogen projectors to full LED lighting. 

2020 kia seltos front third quarter view

Other changes include coloured or chrome-laden bits that pump up the premium appeal of this sporty crossover. The GTX+ variant in this lot gets subtle but noteworthy features that include “GT Line” branding at the front and rear and red accents to mimic its sportiness.

Variant

HTE

HTK

HTK+

HTX

HTX+

GTX+

Exterior Features

16-inch steel wheels

All features in HTE added/replaced and:

All features in HTK

added/replaced and:

All features in HTK+ added/replaced and:

All features in HTX

added/replaced and:

All features in HTX+

added/replaced and:


Kia signature tiger-nose grille

ORVM LED turn signals

16-inch alloy wheels

17-inch alloy wheels

Rear spoiler

17-inch crystal cut alloys


Metal painted diamond knurling pattern

Bridge type roof rails

Heartbeat LED DRLs

Silver centre wheel caps

Electric sunroof

Red centre wheel caps


Front and rear skid plates

Front and rear mudguards


Glossy black Kia signature nose grille


Kia Signature tiger-nose grille- Black high glossy with GT line logo 


Black door garnish



Chrome diamond knurling pattern


Front bumper with red accents


Body-coloured outside door handles



Chrome outside door handles


Rear bumper with dual muffler design and red accents


Halogen taillamps



Body-coloured door garnish with silver accent


Black and body-coloured door garnish with red accent


Projector headlamps



Dual muffler cut-out for the rear bumper




Shark fin antenna



Crown jewel LED headlamps







Sweeping LED light bar







Heartbeat LED taillamps



HTX+ variant adds comfort features with added sunroof and adds 10 more hp with its top lip spoiler. (Just kidding, it's only there for the looks!) There is a very fine line between common ground and differentiation and Kia has got it just right to provide value for all of its variants and at the same time common grounds to judge all of them on.


Kia Seltos Variants Interior Features and Differences


The same format of differentiation is carried forward to the inside as well and there are prominent changes to tell these variants apart on the inside.

2020 kia seltos dashboard

Technology has been given weightage here and most of the changing factors across the variants are on the instrument cluster and infotainment setup.

Variant

HTE

HTK

HTK+

HTX

HTX+

GTX+

Interior Features

Premium headlining

All features in HTE added/replaced and:

All features in HTK

added/replaced and:

All features in HTK+ added/replaced and:

All the features in HTX added/replaced and:

All the features in HTX+ added/replaced and:


Black premium fabric seats

Driver one-touch auto down window function 

LED sound mood lights

Leather-wrapped D-cut steering wheelSoft touch dashboard with stitching pattern

UV cut front windshield and windows

Black and beige leatherette seats with red stitching


Fixed armrest with storage box

Luggage lamp

Rear defogger with wiper and washer

Leather-wrapped gear knob

LED room and console lamps

Rain sensing wipers


Bench seat setback folding

Front USB charging port

Rear sun-shade curtain

Ambient mood lights

8-way driver power seat

360 view camera


Keyless entry

Electrically adjustable ORVM

Front seat belt adjuster

Beige and Black leatherette seats with honeycomb pattern

BOSE 8-Speaker audio system

Blind View monitor


Day and night rearview mirror

8-inch touchscreen infotainment system

Smart key with push-button start

Telescopic steering

Central speaker and subwoofer

Traction and multi-drive modes


Manual air-conditioner

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay


60:40 folding rear seats

7-inch colour MID instrument cluster



4 speakers

4 speakers+2 tweeters


Panic button on smart key

Ventilated front seats



3.8-inch infotainment  system

Voice recognition


Auto anti-glare rearview mirror with UVO controls

Wireless smartphone charger



3.5-inch mono-colour instrument cluster

Rearview camera with guidelines


Fully automatic Air-con system







10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment unit







Smart Pure air purifier







UVO Connected Car



There are differences even in the cargo area as you get the option of having either halogen or LED room light depending on the variants. As you go up the table, you can have an airier and light heated experience with the sunroof and dual-tone siege interior upholstery.


1.4L GDi Turbo Petrol


This is the performance-oriented line-up for Kia Seltos. “GT Line” variants are powered by a 1.4L turbo petrol engine which is coupled to a slick-shifting 7-Speed DCT which makes up for a thrilling driving experience.

kia seltos 1.4l turbo petrol engine

But then again, there is also an out of the box, diesel offering which has been listed in the above table due to its all show and no go nature!

Variant

GTK

GTX

GTX+

Pricing

Rs. 13,79,000

Rs.15,29,000/   Rs.16,29,000(DCT)

Rs.16,29,000/ Rs.17,29,000(DCT)

Transmission

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual/

7-Speed DCT

6-Speed Manual/

7-Speed DCT


Kia Seltos GT Line Exterior Features


The exterior differences are prominent for the “GT Line” variants when compared with the “Tech Line” variants and the changes are rather subtle. A red theme dominates all of the vehicles with red accents on both the bumpers, to unique 17-inch alloy wheels.

2020 kia seltos gt line front third quarter view

The red theme is also carried forward to the inside with red stitching and black upholstery to uplift the contrasting nature.

Variant

GTK

GTX

GTX+

Exterior Features

17-inch crystal cut alloy wheels

All the features in GTK added/replaced and:

All the features in GTX+ added/replaced and:


Red centre wheel caps

Front Red brake calipers(that's the only different feature!)

Electric sunroof(that's it, again!)


Kia Signature tiger-nose grille- Black high glossy with GT line logo 




Chrome diamond knurling pattern




Front bumper with red accents




Rear bumper with dual muffler design and red accents




Crown jewel LED headlamps




Sweeping LED light bar




Heartbeat LED taillamps




Rear spoiler




Bridge type roof rails



But among the three GT Line variants, differences are minuscule and you need a trained eye or a higher point of view! Yes, that because the differences are red brake calipers up front and a sunroof.


Kia Seltos GT Line Interior Features


On the inside, the contrasting red stitching continues to give it a sporty yet elegant look. The GT Line series also gets additional gizmos like the terrain and multi-drive modes which is available only with the 6-Speed Automatic or 7-Speed DCT equipped variants and so varies the driving experience with the change in modes.

2020 kia seltos gt line dashboard

The change in mode is depicted on the 7-inch instrument cluster to completely indulge you in the experience. The GT Line also gets a few additional creature comfort features like wireless smartphone charger and an inbuilt air purifier with perfume dispenser.

Variant

GTK

GTX

GTX+

Interior

Features

Leather-wrapped steering wheel with GT Line logo

All the features in GTK added/replaced and:

All the features in GTX+ added/replaced and:


Metal scuff plates with Seltos logo

Soft-touch dashboard with stitching pattern

Black and beige seats with red stitching 



Sporty alloy pedals

Ambient mood lighting 

LED room and console lamps


Black leatherette sports seats with red stitching 

UV cut front windshield and windows 

8-way power driver seat


Sliding front armrest with storage

Fixed armrest with storage box

BOSE 8-speaker audio system


Day and night rearview mirror

Panic button on smart key

Central speaker and subwoofer


8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit

Auto anti-glare rearview mirror with UCO controls

360 view camera with guidelines


Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Rain sensing wipers

Blind view monitor


4 speakers +2 tweeters

10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment unit

Ventilated front seats


3.5-inch mono colour instrument cluster

UVO Connected Car



Rearview camera with guidelines

Smart Pure air purifier




Wireless smartphone charger




7-inch MID instrument cluster 




8-inch Head-Up display




Traction and muti drive modes


UVO Connected is another interesting feature which uses voice assistant and smartphone application to give you remote authority of various features in the car. It also has a smartwatch app which makes proceedings even more remote!

Which is the best variant of 2020 Kia Seltos?

There is no “best of the lot” variant as Kia has emphasised and put the various variants on the table for people with varying needs. There is a variant for every type of person. If you are the sporty type, who cares little of both the initial and after-sales expenses and just want to enjoy it to the fullest, then the GTX+ variant makes the best case. That 1.4L turbo engine will never cease to surprise you.

If you are the conservative type, then nothing better than the 1.5L turbo-diesel equipped line-up of which HTX makes the most value for money proposition. If you want to look at the sporty bit, Kia has got that covered as well, as the GTX+ variant is also available in the diesel power plant.

And for the neutral type, you just want a youthful and badass looking car minus the extra maintenance expenses, then the 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol engine will not disappoint you in any way. Kia has done its homework well and its impressive success rate in just one year speaks for it.

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