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Kia Seltos Diesel IMT Launch Planned For 2022 – The Scoop



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The Kia Seltos is available in seven trims HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+, GTX(O) and GTX+ and is priced between Rs 9.95 lakh to Rs 18.10 lakh (ex-showroom).

Kia Seltos has been posting consistent monthly sales volume since its launch in August 2019. In October this year, it was the best selling SUV in the Indian market. With 10,488 units sold, the Seltos easily outperformed its cousin- the Hyundai Creta, which managed a sales volume of 6,455 units during the same period.

One of the highlights of Seltos’ success in the country is the wide range of options offered by the Korean carmaker. This includes trims, engine and transmission options and a combination of all of them. To strengthen the case of Seltos in the compact C-segment of SUVs/crossovers, consumers will soon get more options for Seltos.

Kia Seltos Diesel IMT

As per our sources, Kia will launch the iMT gearbox option with the 1.5-litre diesel engine. It is expected to be launched after the Cairns MPV – which is scheduled for launch in January/February 2022. This will be the third transmission option for the oil burner as it is currently offered with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed manual gearbox. Speed ​​automatic transmission.

As of now, it is not clear on which trims this combination will be offered. It is likely that it could be offered with the HTK+ variant, just like its petrol IMT counterpart. The price is expected to be around Rs 50k on the respective MT variants

2021 Kia Seltos IMT
The 2021 Kia Seltos IMT diesel will have the same setup as the petrol IMT

For beginners, an IMT gearbox or Intelligent Manual Transmission is a clutch-less manual gearbox equipped with sensors and actuators. While gear shifting is done manually using stick shift, clutch operation is done automatically.

This type of gearbox serves enthusiastic drivers who want to have manual control over the transmission yet more convenient during heavy bumper-to-bumper traffic. It was first introduced in Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue. The IMT is also available in the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol unit of the Seltos. A 6-speed manual gearbox is offered as standard across the lineup.

Engine, Transmission Options

Other transmission options include a CVT automatic, a 6-speed torque converter and a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox. The 1.5-litre diesel unit churns out 114 Bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque while the 1.5-litre petrol unit churns out 114 Bhp and 144 Nm of peak torque. There is also a 1.4-litre GDI turbo petrol engine that makes 138 bhp and 242 Nm of torque.

In terms of features, Kia offers notable features like 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 7-inch multi-information display, Kia’s UVO connected car technology, 8-speaker Bose sound system, ventilated front seats, ambient lighting . more. Safety is taken care of with up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Brake Assist and Hill Assist Control (HAC).


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