Kia Launches 2024 Seltos Diesel MT Model: A Direct Creta Diesel Competitor

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Kia Launches 2024 Seltos Diesel MT: Kia India has unleashed the 2024 model of its highly acclaimed Seltos SUV in the diesel variant, now equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission. Launched in July 2023, the Seltos SUV has garnered immense popularity among customers, and the addition of a manual transmission option is set to cater to driving enthusiasts seeking the joy of changing gears. With direct competition expected against the Hyundai Creta Diesel, the Seltos Diesel MT model is poised to make waves in the market with a starting price of Rs 11,99,900.

Kia Launches 2024 Seltos Diesel MT Model: A Direct Creta Diesel Competitor
Kia Launches 2024 Seltos Diesel MT Model: A Direct Creta Diesel Competitor

Myung-Sik Sohn, Chief Sales and Business Strategy Officer at Kia India, emphasized the brand’s commitment to providing customers with a diverse driving experience. He stated, “We have always believed in empowering customers with choice when it comes to the drive experience. Many customers wanted to experience the joy of changing gears. Therefore, we have launched Seltos diesel variant for such customers, featuring a 6-speed manual transmission.”

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Variants and Pricing

The Seltos Diesel MT is available in five distinct variants, offering consumers a range of options to suit their preferences. The pricing for these variants is as follows:

  • HTE variant: Rs 11,99,900
  • HTK variant: Rs 13,59,900
  • HTK+ variant: Rs 14,99,900
  • HTX variant: Rs 16,67,900
  • HTX+ variant: Rs 18,27,900

This positions the top variant of the diesel manual model at Rs 18,27,900, ensuring that customers can choose the variant that aligns with their budget and feature requirements.

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Top-Class Safety Features

The 2024 Seltos Diesel MT boasts an impressive array of safety features, offering a total of 32 safety elements. Notable features include a dual-screen panoramic display, HD touchscreen navigation, dual-zone fully automatic air conditioner, R17 43.66 cm crystal-cut alloy wheels, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, and an electric parking brake. Kia has prioritized safety and advanced technology to enhance the driving experience for Seltos enthusiasts.

Record Sales and Global Success

Since its introduction in the Indian market in 2019, the Seltos has become Kia India’s flagship model, contributing over 51% to the company’s total domestic dispatch. Globally, the Seltos has achieved remarkable success, with one in every ten Kia cars sold worldwide being a Seltos. The SUV’s stellar performance attests to its widespread popularity and acclaim among customers.

In summary, the launch of the 2024 Seltos Diesel MT model marks a strategic move by Kia India to cater to a broader audience seeking manual transmission options. With its competitive pricing, top-notch safety features, and a track record of record-breaking sales, the Seltos continues to solidify its position as a frontrunner in the competitive SUV segment. The direct competition with the Hyundai Creta Diesel adds an exciting dimension to the market dynamics, promising customers a compelling choice between two formidable contenders.

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