Kia Seltos Introduces Seltos Diesel with 6-speed Manual Transmission

  • Introduces 5 new trims (HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+) competitively priced between INR 11,99,900 & 18,27,900 (Ex-showroom)
  • Kia now offers the most transmission choices for diesel engines among all OEMs
  • Besides this, Seltos Diesel also comes in iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission), a clutchless technology in mid-variants & 6 speed Torque Converter in top variants

Kia, India’s leading premium carmaker, today launched 5 new Seltos 6-speed manual transmission variants in Tech line trims, featuring diesel engine options. Starting at a competitive price of INR 11,99,900 (Ex-showroom) across India, Seltos now comes with a total of 24 variants, offering its discerning customers the most extensive range of drive options. Launched in July 2023, the New Seltos has achieved remarkable success, with sales reaching 65,000 units to date.

Kia Seltos Introduces Seltos Diesel Manual Transmission

The new Seltos offers 32 safety features, including Robust 15 Hi-safety features (standard across the range) and 17 most evolved Level 2 ADAS autonomous features. The mid-SUV boasts features like a dual-screen panoramic display with a 26.04 cm Full Digital Cluster and 26.03 cm HD Touchscreen Navigation, Dual Zone Fully Automatic Air Conditioner and R17 43.66 cm Crystal Cut Alloy Wheels. Other remarkable features include a Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof and an Electric Parking Brake.

Mr. Myung-sik Sohn, Chief Sales and Business Strategy Officer, Kia India said, “We always believe in empowering consumers with choices when it comes to drive experience. A lot of customers wanted to experience the joy of shifting gears, and hence, we are introducing 6-speed manual transmission in 5 Seltos diesel variants for true enthusiasts who love to have full control on the road. This inclusion in the new Seltos will make its positioning as the smartest, safest driving experience even stronger.”

Seltos, since its first launch in 2019, has sold 6 Lakh units in Domestic and International markets. The Seltos contribute more than 51% to Kia India’s total domestic dispatches. Seltos is one of the biggest brands for Kia Corporation, with 1 out of every 10 Kia cars sold globally being a Seltos. The new Seltos will grow the mid-SUV segment by reinventing and revamping it with its best-in-segment features and stunning design.

Price List

Engine Variant Transmission Price (INR)
1.5l CRDi VGT Diesel HTE 6MT 11,99,900
HTK 13,59,900
HTK+ 14,99,900
HTX 16,67,900
HTX+ 18,27,900

Customers can book their variant of choice through the Kia India official website:, and via any of the authorized dealerships of Kia India.

About – Kia India 

In April 2017, Kia India signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, to build a new manufacturing facility at Anantapur District. Kia commenced mass production in August 2019 and has an annual production capacity of 300,000 units. In April 2021, Kia India reimagined itself in line with its new brand identity, “Movement that Inspires” aimed at offering customers meaningful experiences backed by innovative products and services.

Under the new brand identity, Kia has set out to find ways to achieve new benchmarks and inspire consumers to be more and do more. Till date, Kia India has launched five vehicles for the Indian market – the Seltos, the Carnival, the Sonet, the Carens, and the EV6. Kia India has completed over 1.1 Million vehicle dispatches from its Anantapur plant, including over 8.6 lakh domestic sales and close to 2.5 lakh exports. With almost 3.8 lakh connected cars on Indian roads, it is among the connected Car leaders in the country. The brand has a widespread network of 432 touchpoints across 213 cities and is focused on strengthening its footprints across the country.

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