Kia Seltos All Variants Compared: HTE vs HTK vs HTX vs GTX
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Kia Seltos All Variants Compared: HTE vs HTK vs HTX vs GTX

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Kia Seltos All Variants Compared

Making a debut in a competitive car market like India is not child’s play. One needs to have all grounds sorted to meet up the challenges here, and Kia did it perfectly with its debut product, the Seltos. With a new-age design in and out, premium features from one or two segments above and potent and technically advanced powertrain options, the Kia Seltos has won lakhs of hearts in a very short time.

The Kia Seltos came to India with a very long list of variants and powertrain combinations, which can be confusing for some to know about. We have categorized all the variants with their respective features and other details like prices and specifications, which are as follows:

Variants and Prices

Kia Seltos

Manual Variants

All the manual variants of the Kia Seltos, irrespective of the type of engine, are equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Talking about the 1.5-litre petrol variants, there are four variants – HTE, HTK, HTK+ and HTX, the prices for which range between Rs 9.95-13.85 lakh. The diesel-powered lineup comes with an additional HTX+ variant, with the lineup priced between Rs 10.75-16.29 lakh. The 1.4-litre turbo-petrol variant is exclusively available only in two variants, GTX (O) and GTX+, the prices of which exist between Rs 15.55-17.05 lakh. The HTX+ and GTX+ variants are also available with the option of dual-tone paint schemes.

Kia Seltos 1.5-litre petrol 1.4-litre turbo-petrol 1.5-litre diesel
HTE Rs 9.95 lakh Rs 10.75 lakh
HTK Rs 10.95 lakh Rs 12.09 lakh
HTK+ Rs 11.99 lakh Rs 13.29 lakh
HTX Rs 13.85 lakh Rs 15.05 lakh
HTX+ Rs 16.09 lakh
HTX+ Dual-tone Rs 16.29 lakh
GTX (O) Rs 15.55 lakh
GTX+ Rs 16.85 lakh
GTX+ Dual-tone Rs 17.05 lakh

Automatic Variants

The 1.5-litre petrol engine is offered with two gearbox choices – while the 6-speed iMT is available in HTK+ variant, which is priced at Rs 12.39 lakh, the more premium CVT gearbox is priced at Rs 14.85 lakh for the HTX variant in which it is available. The diesel engine is available with a 6-speed automatic gearbox in HTK+, GTX+ and GTX+ Dual-tone, the prices of which exist between Rs 14.25-18.15 lakh. Meanwhile, the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol is available in a single GTX+ variant, the prices for which are Rs 17.65 lakh for the single-tone and Rs 17.85 lakh for the dual-tone paint schemes.

The 1.4-litre turbo-petrol and 1.5-litre diesel automatic variants are also available with an exclusive X-Line variant with a matte paint scheme, which is priced at Rs 4,000 premium over their respective GTX+ dual-tone variants.

Kia Seltos 1.5-litre petrol 1.4-litre turbo-petrol 1.5-litre diesel
HTK+ Rs 12.39 lakh (iMT) Rs 14.25 lakh (AT)
HTX Rs 14.85 lakh (CVT)
GTX+ Rs 17.65 lakh Rs 17.95 lakh
GTX+ Dual-tone Rs 17.85 lakh Rs 18.15 lakh
X-Line Rs 17.89 lakh Rs 18.19 lakh

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Engine and Transmission

Kia Seltos X Line Interior Specs Features

The Kia Seltos was the first SUV in its segment to offer BS6-compliant powertrains in all types of fuel options. There are two petrol-powered engine options – a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine (115 PS of power and 144 Nm of torque) and a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine (140 PS of power and 240 Nm of torque). There is also a 1.5-litre diesel engine, which makes 115 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque.

A 6-speed manual gearbox is offered across the range as standard. However, there are many automatic transmission options on offer as well. The 1.5-litre petrol is also on sale with a 6-speed iMT and a CVT gearbox, whereas the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol can also be had with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. In addition, a 6-speed automatic gearbox is also on offer with the 1.5-litre diesel engine.

Specifications 1.5-litre petrol 1.4-litre turbo-petrol 1.5-litre diesel
Maximum power 115 PS @ 6,300 rpm 140 PS @ 6,000 rpm 115 PS @ 4,000 rpm
Maximum torque 144 Nm @ 4,500 rpm 242 Nm @ 1,500-3,200 rpm 250 Nm @ 1,500-2,750 rpm
Transmission 6-speed manual/6-speed iMT/CVT 6-speed manual/7-speed DCT 6-speed manual/6-speed AT
Fuel-efficiency 16.8 km/l (manual, iMT, CVT) 16.5 km/l (manual, DCT) 20.8 km/l (manual), 17.8 km/l (AT)

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Safety and Security Features

The Kia Seltos is one of the most well-equipped SUVs in its segment when it comes to safety. From the base variant, the Seltos comes standard with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and reverse parking sensors. The mid-spec HTK and HTK+ variants get a reverse camera and rearview monitor in addition.

Then comes the HTX variant, which adds in features like tyre pressure monitoring system, ESC, hill hold control, brake assist, auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers and vehicle stability management. The more premium HTX+ and GTX (O) also get front parking sensors in addition. Lastly, the top-spec GTX+ variant is fully loaded with side and curtain airbags, head-up display, blind view monitor and 360-degree camera, in addition to all the features of GTX (O).

Kia Seltos Safety features
HTE Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, remote central locking
HTK All features of HTE + reverse camera, rear view monitor
HTK+ All features of HTK
HTX All features of HTK + tyre pressure monitoring system, ESC, hill hold control, vehicle stability management, brake assist, auto headlamps, rain sensing wipers
HTX+ All features of HTX +  front parking sensors
GTX (O) All features of HTX
GTX+ All features of HTX+ + side and curtain airbags, 360-degree camera, head-up display, blind view monitor

Comfort and Convenience Features

When it comes to offering lengthy comfort and convenience features, the Kia Seltos has aced the game. All the features of Kia Seltos are well-equipped and justify the equipment levels for the prices at which they are offered. The Seltos boasts of features like traction modes, drive modes, auto-foldable and adjustable rearview mirrors, sunroof, ventilated front seats, wireless charger, 7-inch TFT screen in instrument console, ambient lighting, leather upholstery, LED lights all around and air purifier with perfume diffuser.

Kia Seltos Comfort and convenience features
HTE Power windows, manual AC, rear AC vents, front armrest, rear AC vents, driver seat height adjustment, steering-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls, projector headlamps, steel wheel caps
HTK All features of HTE + roof rails, electrically adjustable rear view mirrors, projector fog lamps
HTK+ All features of HTK + 16-inch alloy wheels, daytime running LEDs, push start-stop button, cruise control, auto-foldable rear view mirrors
HTX All features of HTK+ + 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, longer daytime running LEDs, LED fog lamps, LED tail lamps, air purifier with perfume diffuser, ambient lighting, electric sunroof, leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control
HTX+ All features of HTX +  ventilated front seats, 8-way powered driver’s seat, rear spoiler, 7-inch TFT screen in instrument console, wireless charger, UV cut glasses, leather upholstery
GTX (O) All features of HTX+ + 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and contrast red highlights
GTX+ All features of GTX (O) + traction modes (sand, mud, wet), drive modes (normal, eco, sport), remote engine start

Connectivity and Entertainment Features

Kia Seltos 2021 Interior

Only the base-spec HTE variant comes with a 2-DIN audio system. Apart from that, the HTK and HTK+ variants are equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, while the rest of the higher variants have an even bigger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Both these touchscreen infotainment systems feature wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto as well. The top-three variants also feature a stupendously sounding 8-speaker BOSE audio system.

Kia Seltos Connectivity and entertainment features
HTE 2-DIN audio system with four speakers
HTK 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, with four speakers and two tweeters
HTK+ All features of HTK
HTX 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, with four speakers and two tweeters, Kia Connect with voice commands
HTX+ All features of HTX + premium 8-speaker BOSE audio system
GTX (O) All features of HTX+
GTX+ All features of HTX+

Dimensions

For its category, the Kia Seltos measures adequately with a length of 4315 mm, a width of 1800 mm and a height of 1645mm. It fares well on other parameters too, with a boot space of 433 litres and a ground clearance of 190mm.

Dimensions Kia Seltos
Length 4315 mm
Width 1800 mm
Height 1645 mm
Wheelbase 2610 mm
Boot space 433 litres
Ground clearance 190 mm

The Kia Seltos is currently one of the best-selling premium compact SUVs, a segment which has off late seen the arrival of newer offerings like second-generation Hyundai Creta, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and MG Astor.

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