• Thu. Feb 29th, 2024

Kia Seltos Facelift vs Hyundai Creta, Maruti Grand Vitara, Skoda Kushak & Others: Price Comparison

Kia Seltos Facelift vs Hyundai Creta, Maruti Grand Vitara, Skoda Kushak & Others: Price Comparison

With the facelift, the Kia Seltos has become one of the best offerings in its segment, thus climbing the price ladder by a bigger margin than its rivals.

The Kia Seltos facelift has been launched in India and is offered in three broad variant lines namely Tech (HT) Line, GT Line and X-Line. With the midlife refresh, the compact SUV has become more premium and, thanks to the new turbo-petrol engine, is the most powerful model in its segment.

Let’s see how the price of Kia’s updated compact SUV compares with its segment rivals:

Petrol-manual

2023 Kia Seltos

Hyundai Creta

Maruti Grand Vitara

Toyota Highrider

Skoda Kushak

Volkswagen Tygon

MG Aster

HTE – Rs.10.89 lakhs

E – 10.87 lakhs

Sigma – 10.70 lakhs

E – 10.86 lakhs

Style – 10.81 lakhs

HTK – 12.09 lakhs

X – 11.81 lakhs Rs

Delta – 12.10 lakhs

Active 1L – Rs 11.59 lakh

Comfortline 1L – Rs 11.62 lakh

S – 12.61 lakhs

Onyx Edition 1L – Rs 12.39 lakh

Super – 12.51 lakhs

HTK+ – 13.49 lakhs

S – 13.05 lakhs

Ambition 1L – 13.34 lakhs

S+ Knight – 13.96 lakhs

Highline 1L – Rs 13.70 lakh

SX Executive – 13.99 lakhs

Zeta – 13.91 lakhs

Smart – 14.20 lakhs

G – 14.49 lakhs

HTK+ iMT – Rs 14.99 lakh

SX – 14.81 lakh rupees

HTX – 15.19 lakhs Rs

Ambition 1.5 L – Rs 14.99 lakh

Sharp Ivory – 15.14 lakhs/ Sharp Sangria – 15.24 lakhs

Alpha – 15.41 lakhs

Style NSR 1L – Rs 15.59 lakh

Style 1L – Rs 15.79 lakh

Topline 1L – Rs 15.84 lakh

V – 16.04 lakhs

Matte Edition 1L – Rs 16.19 lakh

GT 1.5L – Rs 16.26 lakh

Alfa AWD – 16.91 lakhs

Monte Carlo 1L – 16.49 lakhs

V AWD – 17.34 lakhs

Style 1.5 L – Rs 17.79 lakh

GT+ 1.5L – Rs 17.80 lakh

Style 1.5 L Lava Edition – Rs 17.99 lakh

GT+ Edge 1.5L – Rs 18 lakh

HTX+ iMT – Rs 18.29 lakh

Matte Edition 1.5 L – Rs 18.19 lakh

GT+ Edge Matte 1.5L – Rs 18.20 Lakh

Monte Carlo 1.5 L – 18.49 Lakhs

  • The starting price of the Kia Seltos facelift is on par with that of its main rivals. While the starting price of the Maruti Grand Vitara is lower than the new Seltos, the Skoda Kushack-Volkswagen Tygon duo has an entry point of over Rs 11.50 lakh.

  • Five of the seven compact SUVs mentioned above – save for the German duo – get the 1.5-litre petrol engine with manual and automatic options.

  • The facelifted Kia Seltos is the only compact SUV to offer a 6-speed iMT (clutchless manual) option with the new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine. At 160PS/253Nm, the new Seltos is the most powerful and torquiest SUV in its class.

  • Only the Skoda Kushak and Volkswagen Tiguan get a 6-speed manual gearbox option with the 1-litre and 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engines.

  • If a CNG powertrain is what you want in this segment, your options are limited to Maruti and Toyota SUVs. They are also the only SUVs to come with the option of All-Wheel Drivetrain (AWD) with the top-spec manual variants.

  • At Rs 18.29 lakh, the new Seltos is one of the most expensive range-topping petrol-manual variants on offer thanks to premium features like a 10.25-inch digital driver display, 8-way powered driver’s seat and seat ventilation.

Petrol-Auto

2023 Kia Seltos

Hyundai Creta

Maruti Grand Vitara

Toyota Highrider

Skoda Kushak

Volkswagen Tygon

MG Aster

Delta AT – 13.60 lakhs

S AT – 13.81 lakhs

Super CVT – 13.93 lakhs

Ambition 1L AT – Rs 15.14 lakh

Highline 1L AT – Rs 15.20 lakh

Zeta AT – 15.41 lakhs

G AT – 15.69 lakhs

Smart CVT – 15.49 lakhs

HTX CVT – 16.59 lakhs

SX CVT – Rs 16.32 lakh

Sharp Ivory CVT – Rs 16.13 lakh/ Sharp Sangria CVT – Rs 16.23 lakh

Alfa AT – 16.91 lakhs

Ambition 1.5L DSG – Rs 16.79 lakh

GT 1.5L DSG – Rs 16.80 lakh

Savvy Ivory CVT – 16.99 Lakhs/ Savvy Sangria CVT – 17.09 Lakhs

SX (O) CVT – 17.53 lakhs

VAT – 17.24 lakhs

Style 1L AT – Rs 17.39 lakh

Topline 1L AT – Rs 17.35 lakh

Smart AT = Rs 17.10 Lakhs

SX (O) Knight CVT – Rs 17.70 lakh

Matte Edition 1L AT – Rs 17.79 lakh

Sharp Ivory AT – 17.95 lakhs

Savi Ivory AT – 17.95 lakhs

Monte Carlo 1L AT – Rs 18.09 lakh

Sharp Sangria AT – 18.05 lakhs

Style 1.5L DSG – Rs 18.99 lakh

GT+ 1.5L DSG (ventilated seats) – Rs 19.06 lakh

Savi Sangria AT – 18.68 lakhs

HTX+ Turbo DCT – Rs 19.19 lakh

Style 1.5 L Lava Edition – Rs 19.19 lakh

GT+ Edge 1.5L DSG – Rs 19.26 lakh

Matte Edition 1.5L DSG – Rs 19.39 lakh

GT+ Edge Matte 1.5L DSG – Rs 19.46 lakh

GTX+ Turbo DCT – Rs 19.79 lakh

Monte Carlo DSG – 19.69 lakhs

X-Line Turbo DCT – Rs 19.99 lakh

  • The automatic range of facelifted Seltos now has the highest entry point in its segment up to Rs 3 lakh.

  • The most affordable are the automatic variants of the Maruti Grand Vitara, Toyota Highrider and MG Aster, with starting prices below Rs 14 lakh.

  • Of all the SUVs here, only the Seltos, Creta and Aster get the CVT option (MG offers an 8-speed unit with the SUV).

  • Both the Grand Vitara-Hyrider and Kushack-Tygan pair come with 6-speed torque converter automatics, though they’re limited to the German SUVs’ smaller 1-litre turbo-petrol unit.

  • Kia, Skoda and Volkswagen are the only car makers to offer a 7-speed DCT gearbox with their 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engines.

  • MG’s turbo-petrol engine is the smallest here (1.3-litre unit), and it only comes mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

  • Seltos have the most expensive automatic variants in the form of GTX+ and X-Line priced at Rs 19.79 lakh and Rs 19.99 lakh respectively. But for that premium, you get Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which is otherwise only available on Savvy variants of the MG Aster, priced up to Rs 3 lakh.

  • Currently, the Hyundai Creta does not get a choice of the turbo unit found in the facelifted Seltos, but it will be offered with the launch of the Creta facelift, which is expected next year.

Diesel-Manual

2023 Kia Seltos

Hyundai Creta

HTE – Rs 11.99 Lakhs

E – 11.96 lakhs

HTK – 13.59 lakhs

X – 13.24 lakhs Rs

HTK+ – Rs 14.99 lakh

S – 14.51 lakhs

SX Executive – 15.43 lakhs

S+ Knight – 15.47 lakhs

HTX – 16.69 lakhs

SX – 16.31 lakh rupees

SX (O) – 17.59 lakhs

HTX+ – 18.29 lakhs

  • Only the Seltos and Creta continue to offer a diesel powertrain option in the compact SUV space.

  • While both the Korean SUVs share a 1.5-litre diesel unit, the Seltos gets a 6-speed iMT gearbox, while the Creta comes with a 6-speed manual transmission.

  • Between the two, it’s the Creta that has a wider diesel-manual variant line-up that lowers their prices compared to the Seltos facelift, with a difference of Rs 70,000 between their range-topping variants.

Diesel-auto vs strong-hybrids

2023 Kia Seltos

Hyundai Creta

Maruti Grand Vitara

Toyota Highrider

S – 16.46 lakhs

HTX AT – 18.19 lakhs Rs

Zeta+ – Rs 18.29 lakh

G – 18.49 lakhs

SX (O) AT – Rs 19 lakhs

SX (O) Night AT – Rs.19.20 Lakhs

GTX+ AT – Rs 19.79 lakh

Alpha+ – 19.79 lakhs

X-Line AT – 19.99 lakhs

V – 19.99 lakhs

  • The Seltos shares its 1.5-litre diesel engine with its Hyundai sibling, the Creta. However, the Kia SUV has an additional variant on offer.

  • The strong-hybrid variants of the Maruti Grand Vitara and Toyota Highrider are priced similarly to the diesel-auto variants of the Seltos-Creta duo, with the Highrider Hybrid being the most affordable at Rs 2.50 lakh.

  • The top-spec Seltos diesel-auto and Highrider hybrid variants are priced under Rs 20 lakh.

Note: Almost all the SUVs mentioned above can have a dual-tone paint option with some variants for premium, effectively lowering their entry-level price points. For example, if you opt for the S+ DCT dual-tone (DT) variant of the Creta, its starting price drops to Rs 15.79 lakh.

All prices ex-showroom Delhi

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