Kia Seltos – Top 6 Reasons why the SUV outsells other cars in its segment

Kia Seltos has been toppling all the rival cars and gaining really high sales

Kia Seltos sales
(Kia Seltos in dual tone exterior colour scheme)

Ever since Hyundai Creta has been launched in India in 2015, the SUV has been achieving great sales but with the launch of Kia Seltos, all the competitors have been affected.Here are some of the reasons why Seltos is the perfect SUV.

Badass by Design

Kia Motors India have given the tagline – ‘Inspired by the badass in you’ to its Seltos SUV and is surely stands upto the tagline.It is surely distinctive by design with LED tail lamps at the front with sweeping LED Light bar.Attention to detailing is awesome.

Front fog lamps comes with ice cube effect.The outside door handles are in chrome while it gets bridge type roof rails.Also the tail lamps gets heart beat effect.

Premium Interiors

The South Korean SUV gets the option of dual tone as well as black interiors depending upon the engine option you choose.The steering wheel is flat bottomed D-Cut steering wheel and looks sporty.10.25 inch infotainment system in horizontal orientation goes well with the interior.

Without any single doubt, the seat comfort of Kia Seltos is unmatchable while the space inside the cabin is also more than adequate.

Feature Rich

Kia Seltos was launched in India with tons of best in class as well as features offered in luxury cars.

Some of the top features of Kia Seltos are LED Headlamps, wireless charging, 8 speaker Bose Sound System, Electric Sunroof, Automatic AC, Sound mood lighting, powered driver seat, 2 step reclinable rear seats, push button start with keyless entry, UVO connected car technology, front ventilated seats, air purifier, heads up display, rear curtain and much more.

Where the SUV misses out is panoramic sunroof which its direct rival, Hyundai Creta offers.

Kia Seltos Bose Sound System
Kia Seltos comes with premium Bose Sound System

No compromise on safety 

Kia Seltos shares the platform with new gen Hyundai Creta and makes use of high strength steel to provide comprehensive safety.In the Australian NCAP in late December 2019, Kia Seltos scored a perfect 5 star rating.

Some of the best safety features of the SUV are front and rear parking sensors, 360 degree camera, blind spot monitor, TPMS, all 4 disc brakes, 6 airbags, ESP, TCS, rain sensing auto wipers among others.

Competitive Pricing

Kia Seltos is quite a value for money.Not only is the SUV competitively launched in the Indian market, but set very high standards in all the aspects.Here is the price comparison of Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta.

Kia Seltos Hyundai Creta
1.5 Petrol Manual 9.89 L – 13.29 L 9.99 L – 13.46 L
1.5 Petrol CVT  14.09 L – 14.29 L 14.94 L – 16.15 L
1.4 Petrol Manual 13.79 L – 16.29 L
1.4 Petrol DCT 16.29 L – 17.29 L 16.16 – 17.2 L
1.5 Diesel Manual 10.34 L – 15.34 L 9.99 L – 15.79 L
1.5 Diesel Torque Converter Automatic 13.54 L – 17.34 L 15.99 L – 17.2 L

Variety of Engine Options

Kia Seltos comes with not only variety of engine options but also is available with automatic transmission for all the engines.

The 1.5 L MPI Petrol engine with 113 BHP and 144 NM and comes with 6 Speed Manual / 7 Speed CVT.

The 1.4 L Turbo GDI Petrol produces 138 BHP and 242 NM comes in option of 6 Speed Manual / 7 Speed DCT.

The 1493 cc 1.5 litre U2 CRDi comes with 6 speed manual / 6 speed torque converter automatic with output figures of 113 BHP and 144 NM.


Kia Motors India has within no time left behind some of the top automakers in India with only two cars in the range and have some existing models coming up including the Kia Sonet in the next few months.

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