Kia Seltos petrol-automatic review: Is it the pick of the range?

28th Feb 2020 2:50 pm

We’ve finally got our hands on the relatively affordable 1.5-litre petrol engine-powered Seltos, and the news is good.

60,000 – that’s the number of Kia Seltos units sold in the first six months of its launch in India. For a debutant car brand in the Indian market, that’s a huge number and quite an accomplishment. The Seltos’ success in initial stages can be credited to its smart design, long list of equipment, and the option of multiple powertrains at different price points.

As you may know, the Seltos’ engine line-up includes a 115hp, 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine; a 115hp, 1.5-litre diesel; and a 140hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol. And while a 6-speed manual gearbox is offered as standard, each engine gets a different type of automatic transmission option. The 1.5 petrol gets a CVT, the 1.5 diesel is available with a 6-speed torque converter auto, and

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