Kia Seltos Will Be The Most Powerful SUV In Its Segment

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Kia Seltos will come with 3 engine and 4 transmission options.

Kia Motors recently unveiled its much-awaited premium compact SUV – Kia Seltos. The Korean carmaker has also revealed engine and transmission details of the vehicle. In India, the Seltos will be made available with three engine options – two petrol and a diesel unit. The GT Line trim will get a 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine that will deliver power more than 140bhp. With such power figure, it will become the most powerful SUV in its segment.

The carmaker hasn’t yet revealed details of other two powertrains, though it’s likely to be the naturally aspirated 1.5L petrol and 1.5L turbocharged diesel. The gasoline unit will produce power close to 115bhp. The torque figure of the diesel motor will be more than the Hyundai Creta’s 1.6L diesel engine that develops a maximum torque of 260Nm. All three powertrains are BS6-compliant.

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The Kia Seltos will be offered with multiple gearbox options – a 6-speed manual, a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, a CVT automatic and a 6-speed torque converter automatic. The 1.5L petrol and diesel engines will be paired to a CVT and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission respectively. The Seltos will also be the first car in its league to offer DCT gearbox. It will be offered with the powerful, turbocharged petrol engine. Read – Kia To Launch Marrazo & Ertiga Rival In India

Official launch of the Kia Seltos is slated to happen in late August, while pre-bookings might begin from mid July. Prices of the compact SUV are estimated to start from Rs 10 lakh and go up to Rs 16 lakh. Once launched, the Seltos will lock horns against the Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and Renault Captur.

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