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Kia Seltos prices hiked by up to Rs 35,000

3rd Jan 2020 11:55 am

Available in 18 variants, the Seltos midsize SUV is now priced between Rs 9.89-17.34 lakh; waiting periods extend up to three months for top spec trim.

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Kia made its India entry in the highly contested midsize SUV segment last year with the debut of the Seltos at Rs 9.69-16.99 lakh. With the launch prices being labelled as “introductory”, the company had revealed its plans for a price hike beginning 2020. And in line with its previous announcement, Kia has implemented a mark-up of up to Rs 35,000 from January 1, with the Seltos now priced between Rs 9.89-17.34 lakh.

Post the price revision, the petrol version carries an asking rate of Rs 9.89-14.09 lakh and sees a bump of Rs 20,000 for the base HTE variant and Rs 30,000 for the trims above. Positioned at Rs 13.79-17.29 lakh, the more powerful turbo-petrol version sees the prices go up by Rs 30,000. The diesel Seltos receives the highest mark-up of Rs 35,000 and now commands a sticker price of Rs 10.34-17.34 lakh. 

There are no changes on the mechanical front. The Seltos continues to be available with 18 variants in two distinct categories – Tech-line and GT-line; the former gets a 115hp, 1.5-litre petrol engine (with a manual or CVT auto gearbox) and a 115hp, 1.5-litre diesel mill (mated to a manual or torque converter automatic transmission). The sportier GT-line boasts of a powerful 140hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine (allied to a manual or dual-clutch auto gearbox).

The Seltos has proven to be a runaway success for the Korean automaker ever since its launch on August 22, 2019. Kia has already sold 40,581 units till November-end last year, with the Seltos emerging as the top-selling utility vehicle in the India for two consecutive months. The Seltos rivals the likes of the Hyundai Creta, MG Hector, Tata Harrier, Renault Captur and Nissan Kicks in our market.

Despite the company commencing a second shift at its Anantapur plant in Andhra Pradesh to keep up with the demand, waiting periods for the Seltos extend from about two weeks for base variants to two months for higher trims. Prospective takers of the top-spec petrol and diesel variants are looking at waiting periods as high as three months.

All prices, ex-showroom, India        

Kia Seltos Tech Line variant-wise pricing (ex-showroom, India)
VariantNew pricesOld PricesDifference
1.5 petrol HTERs 9.89 lakhRs 9.69 lakhRs 20,000
1.5 petrol HTKRs 10.29 lakhRs 9.99 lakh Rs 30,000
1.5 petrol HTK+Rs 11.49 lakhRs 11.19 lakhRs 30,000
1.5 petrol HTXRs 13.09 lakhRs 12.79 lakh Rs 30,000
1.5 petrol HTX ATRs 14.09 lakhRs 13.79 lakh Rs 30,000
1.5 diesel HTERs 10.34 lakhRs 9.99 lakhRs 35,000
1.5 diesel HTKRs 11.54 lakhRs 11.19 lakhRs 35,000
1.5 diesel HTK+Rs 12.54 lakhRs 12.19 lakh Rs 35,000
1.5 diesel HTK+ ATRs 13.54 lakhRs 13.19 lakhRs 35,000
1.5 diesel HTXRs 14.14 lakhRs 13.79 lakhRs 35,000
1.5 diesel HTX+Rs 15.34 lakhRs 14.99 lakh Rs 35,000
1.5 diesel HTX+ ATRs 16.34 lakhRs 15.99 lakh Rs 35,000

Kia Seltos GT Line variant-wise pricing (ex-showroom, India)
VariantNew pricesOld PricesDifference
1.4 petrol GTKRs 13.79 lakhRs 13.49 lakhRs 30,000
1.4 petrol GTXRs 15.29 lakhRs 14.99 lakhRs 30,000
1.4 petrol GTX ATRs 16.29 lakhRs 15.99 lakh Rs 30,000
1.4 petrol GTX+Rs 16.29 lakhRs 15.99 lakhRs 30,000
1.4 petrol GTX+ ATRs 17.29 lakhRs 16.99 lakhRs 30,000
1.5 diesel GTX+ ATRs 17.34 lakhRs 16.99 lakhRs 35,000

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