Kia Seltos has been launched in India, at a starting price of Rs 9.7 lakhs for the base petrol variant and Rs 16 lakhs for the top end model. The SUV was launched by Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff in Mumbai today. Tiger is the brand ambassador of Kia Seltos.
It has generated a staggering response from car buyers in India. Kia revealed that the Seltos already has over 32,000 bookings. Taking a dig at MG India, who had to shut down bookings owing to huge demand, Kia India said that they will never close bookings of Seltos as their plant has a capacity to produce 3 lakh cars a year. They currently have more than 5,000 Seltos SUV in stock at the company plant.
To promote the new Seltos, Kia India has released their first ever TVC video for India, titled - Badass by design. In the TVC, you can see Tiger Shroff jumping off plane, to get into the Seltos, which is already floating mid air. Watch the TVC video below.
Mr Kookhyun Shim, MD & CEO, Kia Motors India said, "The Seltos has been one of the most ambitious projects for Kia Motors and even more so for Kia Motors India. The Seltos marks the arrival of Kia in India for the first time, and we have put our heart and soul into this product. The Seltos is all about surprising everyone with its premium features, distinctive design, supreme quality, refined and powerful engine options, addictive performance and so much more.
It is BS-VI compliant and has undergone extensive testing to meet emission norms even with the currently available BS-IV fuel, which makes it future proof. With the most advanced set of engine, fuel and transmission options in Seltos, we are confident to address all the unmet needs of the segment today. For our new age digital savvy customer, we have also designed a complete digital journey from booking, sales and delivery to aftersales service thereby ensuring the most evolved ownership experience ever. I am confident that Seltos will redefine the entire mid SUV segment in India."
Top of the line Kia Seltos GTX+ is powered by the more powerful 1.4 liter turbo petrol engine. This engine is capable of producing a maximum power of 140bhp and torque of 242 Nm with 7 speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. It will see fuel efficiency to the extent of 16.5 kmpl.
Being a range topping variant, it will receive additional features as compared to the other variants. These would include ventilated seats, an electric sunroof, a 400W 8 speaker Bose sound system, 8 way powered driver seat, 360 degree camera, front parking sensors, blind spot monitor, 6 airbags, an 8" head up display and 10.25" touchscreen infotainment system. It will get the UVO Connect package with 3 years free subscription and wireless phone charging.