Kia Seltos Introduces New Automatic Variants

Kia Seltos Introduces New Automatic Variants

Kia India has expanded its Seltos mid-size SUV lineup with the addition of two new automatic variants. The new variants, HTK+ petrol CVT and HTK+ diesel AT, are priced at Rs. 15.40 lakh and Rs. 16.90 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively. These variants offer a more affordable entry point into the Seltos' automatic range.

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Kia Seltos

Pricing and Comparison

Previously, the Seltos petrol CVT was available only in the HTX variant, priced at Rs. 16.60 lakh. The new HTK+ variant undercuts the HTX variant by Rs. 1.20 lakh, making it a more budget-friendly option for those seeking an automatic transmission. Similarly, the diesel AT version was offered in several higher variants, with the HTK+ diesel AT variant now positioned as a more affordable alternative by Rs. 1.30 lakh compared to the HTX variant.

Features of the New Variants

The new Seltos HTK+ variants are equipped with several attractive features, including LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), 16-inch alloy wheels, a smart key with an engine start-stop button, automatic climate control, a rear defogger, a rear wiper and washer, cruise control, electrically folding Outside Rear-View Mirrors (ORVMs), steering-mounted controls, and an eight-inch touchscreen system with wireless phone projection.

Comparing HTK+ and HTX Variants

While the HTK+ variants offer a range of features, they do miss out on some amenities found in the HTX variants. These include a panoramic sunroof, LED headlamps, fog lights, and taillights; 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, a black and beige interior theme, a soft-touch dashboard, a flat-bottom steering wheel, a 10.25-inch screen with wireless phone projection, Over-The-Air (OTA) updates, and voice recognition. Other notable features absent in the HTK+ variants include dual-zone climate control, ambient lighting, paddle shifters, auto-dimming IRVM, drive modes, traction modes, 60:40 split rear seats, and a rear armrest with cup holders.

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Kia Seltos

Updates to Kia Carens

In related news, the Kia Carens has also seen significant updates in the transmission department and the addition of new variants. Details of these changes are now available on Kia's website, indicating the company's ongoing efforts to refresh and enhance its vehicle offerings.

The introduction of the new Seltos HTK+ petrol CVT and HTK+ diesel AT variants provides consumers with more options to choose from within the Seltos lineup. While these variants offer a more affordable entry into the Seltos' automatic range, they do compromise on some features available in the higher-end HTX variants.