Know The Diffrence: Kia Seltos India Vs USA :

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Kia motors officially enters in Indian Market with the launch of Kia Seltos. Just after the launch Kia leads the whole segment because of its bold styling and premium like interior. Korean brands started collecting high sales numbers with the same single car only. The Kia Seltos sold in several other countries including the USA. This article is all about knowing difference in Seltos USA vs India.

Kia Seltos: Dimensions:

Dimensionally US-specs Kia Seltos has a length of 4369mm, 1800mm in width and 1615mm of height. However, Indian model gets 4315mm of length, 1800mm of width and 1645mm of height. Moreover, US made Kia Seltos has equipped with better comfort on the inside compared to Indian Seltos which is available here. While, India specs SUV comes with better headroom.

Kia SeltosUS SpecsIndia Specs
Length 4369mm 4315mm
Width 1800mm1800mm
Height 1615mm1645mm

Kia Seltos: Exterior

Externally US specs and India specs both the SUV’s look almost similar, but if you look carefully there might be some changes that can be find out. From the front you will see difference at bumper and at the hood design on both the car. Obviously, both the cars comes with signature tiger-nose grille, but the grille pattern is different. Side view of the both the car are similar, only difference with US-specs model gets side indicator near the front wheel arch. Rear design element on both the cars similar.

Kia Seltos: Interior

From the inside US-specs and Indian both the cars are quite different. While US model didn’t equipped with common panel connecting the touchscreen infotainment system with the instrument cluster, which is most common in seltos in India. However, US model touchscreen infotainment resembles on the Ford Ecosport. Moreover, different AC vents on both the cars. Also, US-specs gets a electronic parking brake while manual would be seen in India specs model.

Kia Seltos: Engine

Technically US specs Kia Seltos sourced by 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine that can produce 146bhp and 179Nm of torque. It also sourced by 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine that can produce 175bhp and 264Nm of torque. However, India specs Kia Seltos gets a 1.5-litre petrol engine that can produce 113bhp and 144Nm of torque. Also it comes powered with 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine that can produce 138bhp and 242Nm of torque. It also comes powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine that can produce peak power of 113bhp and 250Nm of peak torque.

Kia SeltosUS SpecsIndia Specs
Engine 2.0-litre 4-cylinder / 1.6-litre 4-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol engine/1.4-litre turbo petrol/1.5-litre diesel engine
Power146bhp/175bhp113bhp /138bhp/113bhp
Torque 179Nm/264Nm144Nm/242Nm/250Nm

Kia Seltos: Wheels

The US-spec SUV has a 215/55 R17 wheels or 235/45 R18 wheels. While, India specs gets either 205/65 R16 wheels or 215/60 R17 wheels.

Kia SeltosUS SpecsIndia Specs
Wheel Size215/55 R17 205/65 R16
Wheel Size235/45 R18215/60 R17

Kia Seltos: Feature

US model gets feature like Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist camera, Lane Departure Warning, smart cruise control, Driver Attention Warning, High Beam Assist, etc. The one which is available in our market gets Driver Attention Warning, High Beam Assist, 360-degree parking camera, HUD and many other.


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