2020 Kia Seltos Variants Explained with Comparison with Creta

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Updated Kia Seltos gets couple of new features and a few variants faces discontinuation.

2020 New Kia Seltos HTX
Kia Seltos HTX Variant
  • GTK, GTX DCT 1.4 Petrol faces discontinued 
  • Number of new features are available for Kia Seltos
  • 18 variants earlier available have now come down to 16

In order to compete with recently updated Hyundai Creta, Kia Motors India has introduced quite a number of upgrades to make it even more value for money package.

New Kia Seltos comes in the same set of engine options and the dimensions of the SUV remains unchanged as this is just a feature update and not a facelift.Here is the complete price list of updated Kia Seltos;

VariantsOld PriceNew PriceDifference
1.5-litre Petrol


HTERs 9.89 LRs 9.89 L0
HTKRs 10.29 LRs 10.49 LRs. 20,000
HTK+Rs 11.49 LRs 11.59 LRs. 10,000
HTXRs 13.09 LRs 13.34 LRs. 25,000
HTX CVTRs 14.09 LRs 14.34 LRs. 25,000
1.4-litre Turbo-petrol


GTKRs 13.79 LDiscontinued
GTXRs 15.29 LRs 15.54 LRs. 25,000
GTX 7DCTRs 16.29 LDiscontinued
GTX+Rs 16.29 LRs 16.39 LRs. 10,000
GTX+ 7DCTRs 17.29 LRs 17.29 L0
1.5-litre Diesel


HTERs 10.34 LRs 10.34 L0
HTKRs 11.54 LRs 11.69 lakhRs 15,000
HTK+Rs 12.54 LRs 12.69 lakhRs 15,000
HTK+ 6ATRs 13.54 LRs 13.69 lakhRs 15,000
HTXRs 14.14 LRs 14.44 lakhRs 30,000
HTX+Rs 15.34 LRs 15.49 lakhRs 15,000
HTX+ 6ATRs 16.34 LRs 16.49 lakhRs 15,000
GTX+ 6ATRs 17.34 LRs 17.34 lakh0

Changes in Price of Kia Seltos

  • Prices of 1.5 HTE petrol and diesel base model and 1.5 L GTX+ Diesel AT remains unchanged
  • 1.4 Turbo Petrol GTK manual and GTX with 7 Speed DCT has been discontinued
  • Price of 1.5 Petrol and 1.4 Turbo Petrol has been increased between Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 25,000
  • Price of 1.5 Diesel goes up between Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 30,000.

Key Changes in Variant wise Features of Kia Seltos

  • Emergency Stop Signal is now available as standard across all the variants
  • Front USB charger (earlier was available with HTK variant and above) and rear USB socket (earlier came in HTX and above variants) are now standard in Kia Seltos
  • Dual muffler design is now available HTK variant onwards earlier it came from HTX variant.
  • Leather gear knob is now available from HTK+, earlier is was offered from HTX trim.
  • Printed dashboard garnish was earlier available in GTK and with the update it comes now in HTK+.
  • All the automatic variants of Seltos gets remote engine start stop
  • All 4 doors now gets metal scuff plates in HTX, HTX+ and above variants which was earlier limited to only GTK, GTX and GTX+.
  • UVO Connect can be accessed by the voice command “Hello Kia” (Similar to New Creta) and it also supports smart watch connectivity. And also with this you can also configure air purifier settings, ask live cricket scores as well get information about Indian holidays.
  • Like before UVO Connect comes from HTX variant and is also available in HTX, HTX+, GTX and GTX+
  • HTX and GTX variants now gets electric sunroof and LED cabin lamps which are earlier only limited to HTX+ and GTX+
  • HTX and GTX variants loses dual tone variant option
  • HTX+ and GTX+ gets dual tone exterior colour theme, which also includes new orange + white shade.
  • All black interiors are available in GTX+ (black cabin was available earlier in 1.4 GTX+ but now the GTX Plus diesel AT also gets black theme for cabin instead of dual tone black and beige
FeaturesVariants
Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) StandardAll Variants
Smart-Key Remote Engine StartAll Automatic variants
UVO – Voice Assist wake up Command “Hello Kia”HTX / HTX+ / GTX / GTX+
UVO Smart Watch App ConnectivityHTX / HTX+ / GTX / GTX+
UVO LITE – Control Air PurifierHTX / HTX+ / GTX / GTX+
UVO –Voice Assist Indian Holiday Info.HTX / HTX+ / GTX / GTX+
UVO –Voice Assist Cricket ScoreHTX / HTX+ / GTX / GTX+
FATC (Full Automatic Temperature Control) Deco Panel Silver GarnishHTX /HTX+ / GTX / GTX+
Dual Tone option on SunroofHTX+ / GTX+
New Dual tone colour Orange/White roofHTX+ / GTX+
Features2019 Seltos2020 Seltos
Sunroof with LED Cabin LampHTX+ / GTX+HTX / HTX+ / GTX / GTX+
Rear USB socketHTX / HTX+ / GTX / GTX+All Variants
Metal scuff plates (all four doors)GTK / GTX / GTX+HTX / HTX+ / GTX / GTX+
Leather Gear KnobHTX / HTX+ / GTX / GTX+HTK+ / HTX / HTX+ / GTX / GTX+
Black Leather InteriorGTK, GTXGTX / GTX+
Front Tray USB chargerHTK / HTK+ / HTX / HTX+ / GTX / GTX+All Variants
Printed Dashboard GarnishGTKHTK+
Dual Muffler DesignHTX / HTX+ / GTX / GTX+HTK+ / HTX / HTX+ / GTX / GTX+

As Compared to Hyundai Creta, what does Kia Seltos still miss out on?

Seltos gets a couple of new features with this upgrade but still loses out on panoramic sunroof, semi digital instrument cluster and steering mounted paddle shifters for automatic variants.

2020 New Kia Seltos Variants Explained

Seltos HTE Features 

Price (Ex showroom)
1.5 Petrol MT9.89 L
1.5 Diesel MT 10.34 L
  • Exterior – Shark Finn Antenna, 16” wheels with wheel cover, body coloured outer door handles, projector headlamps
  • Interior – silver inside door handles, all black interiors, fabric seat upholstery
  • Comfort – Manual AC (with eco coating) with Rear AC Vents, Keyless Entry, electric power steering with tilt adjustment, all 4 power windows, front armrest, sunglass holder, driver seat manual height adjustment, front adjustable headrest, standard IRVM, manually adjustable ORVM
  • Infotainment System – 3.8” 2 DIN audio system, bluetooth, 4 speakers, steering mounted audio controls, USB
  • Instrument Cluster – 3.5” mono colour display cluster 
  • Safety – 2 Airbags, Rear Parking Sensors, follow me home headlamps, central locking, speed sensing auto door lock, impact sensing auto door unlock, seatbelt reminder
  • Colour Options – Clear White, steel silver (Exterior), Black One tone (Interior)

New Features in HTE Model – Emergency Stop Signal, Front and rear USB charging port

2020 Kia Seltos HTE Base Model
Kia Seltos HTE Base Variant

Seltos HTK Features

Price (Ex showroom)
1.5 Petrol MT10.49 L (+ 60,000)
1.5 Diesel MT 11.69 L (+ 1,35,000)
  • Exterior – LED turn indicator on ORVMs, roof rails
  • Interior – luggage lamp
  • Comfort – driver side auto down power window, power adjustable ORVMs
  • Infotainment System – 8” system with apple CarPlay, android auto, Arkamys Sound, 2 tweeters, voice command, driver rear view monitor
  • Safety – reverse parking camera, projector fog lamps
  • Colour Options – Intense Red, Clear White, Steel Silver, Gravity Gray, Intelligency Blue, Punchy Orange

New Features in HTK Model – Dual muffler design

Hyundai Creta S 2020
Hyundai Creta Variant in Polar White Colour

Seltos HTK+ Features

Price (Ex showroom)
1.5 Petrol MT11.59 L (+ 1,10,000)
1.5 Diesel MT 12.69 L (+ 1,00,000)
1.5 Diesel AT13.69 L
  • Exterior – 16” hyper metallic alloys, LED DRLs
  • Interior – LED sound mood light, leather gear knob
  • Comfort – driver side power window with one touch up/down with anti pinch, rear manual sunshade, smart key with push start stop button, power foldable and auto foldable wing mirrors, auto cruise control, rear parcel shelf, smart key remote engine start (AT only)
  • Safety – rear defogger, rear wiper, front seatbelt height adjustment, automatic headlamps, driver rear view monitor
  • Colour options – Intense Red, Glacier White Pearl, Steel Silver, Gravity Gray, Intelligency Blue, Punchy Orange

New Features in HTK+ Model – Leather gear knob, printed dashboard knob

Seltos HTX Features

Price (Ex showroom)
1.5 Petrol MT13.34 L (+ 1,75,000)
1.5 Petrol CVT 14.34 L 
1.5 Diesel MT14.44 L (+ 1,85,000)
  • Exterior – chrome outside door handles, crown jewel LED headlamps, LED light bar, heartbeat type LED tail lamps
  • Interior – leather wrapped steering wheel, leather wrapped door trims, ambient mood lighting, black and beige interior, leather seat upholstery, Ice Cube LED fog lamps
  • Comfort – telescopic steering, automatic ac, seat back pocket, 60:40 split rear seat, rear 2 step recline, front and rear adjustable headrest, auto dimming IRVM, UVO Connect, smart key remote engine start (Petrol CVT only), smart air purifier, rear armrest
  • Infotainment system – 10.25” HD infotainment system with smartwatch connectivity, tizen, navigation
  • Safety – TPMS, panic button on smart key
  • Colour options –  Intense Red, Glacier White Pearl, Steel Silver, Gravity Gray, Aurora Black Pearl, Intelligency Blue, Punchy Orange

New Features in HTX Model – Metal Scuff plates, electric sunroof, LED cabin lamps, smartwatch connectivity, Hello Kia voice command to control air purifier, search live cricket scores and get to know about Indian holidays 

Whats removed from HTX model?

Dual tone colour schemes available in HTX trims have now been removed.

Seltos GTX Features

Price (Ex showroom)
1.4 L Turbo Petrol MT15.54 L
  • Exterior – front brake – red caliper, 17” crystal alloys
  • Interior – All Black Interior 
  • Infotainment system – 6 speakers, heads up display 
  • Safety – rain sensing wipers, brake assist, 6 airbags
  • Colour Options – Intense Red, Glacier White Pearl, Steel Silver, Gravity Gray, Aurora Black Pearl, Intelligency Blue, Punchy Orange

New Features in GTX Model

  • Electric Sunroof
  • LED Cabin Lamps
  • Features / Variants Removed from GTX Model
  • Dual Tone Colour Schemes
  • Seltos HTX Plus Features

Seltos HTX+ Features

Price (Ex showroom)
1.5 Diesel MT15.49 L (+ 1,15,000)
1.5 Diesel AT16.49 L
  • Comfort – 8 way powered driver seat, smart key engine Start (AT only), wireless charging, ventilated front seats, solar glass – UV Cut
  • Infotainment system – Bose Sound System with 8 speakers
  • Instrument cluster – 7” color display cluster
  • Color Options – Intense Red, Glacier White Pearl, Steel Silver, Gravity Gray, Aurora Black Pearl, Intelligency Blue, Punchy Orange, White Pearl + Black, White Pearl + Orange, Silver + Orange, Red + Black and Orange + White

*Rain Sensing wipers, 6 airbags, heads up display, 17” crystal alloys, front brake with red caliper are not available in HTX+

New Features in HTX Plus Model – Dual Tone colour Options(Orange + White is a new dual tone colour combination)

Seltos GTX+ Features

Price (Ex showroom)
1.4 L Turbo Petrol MT16.39 L (+ 85,000)
1.4 L Turbo Petrol DCT17.29 L
1.5 L Diesel AT17.34 L
  • Comfort – drive modes (1.4 Petrol DCT, 1.5 Diesel AT), traction control modes (1.4 Petrol DCT, 1.5 Diesel AT)
  • Safety – 360 degree camera, Blind Spot camera, ESP, hill start assist, traction control, 6 airbags
  • Colour options –  Intense Red, Glacier White Pearl, Steel Silver, Gravity Gray, Aurora Black Pearl, Intelligency Blue, Punchy Orange, White Pearl + Black, White Pearl + Orange, Silver + Orange, Red + Black and Orange + White

New Features in GTX+ Model

  • All black interior theme for diesel GTX+ AT
  • Dual tone colour paints (Orange + White is new colour combination)
  • Features Removed from GTX+ Model
  • Dual tone black and beige interiors are now not available in 1.5 diesel GTX+ automatic

How does the variants of Kia Seltos 2020 compare with Hyundai Creta?

Kia Seltos HTE vs Hyundai Creta E

Seltos (HTECreta E
1.5 Petrol MT9.89 L 
1.5 Diesel MT10.34 L 9.99 L
  • Common Exterior features – Body coloured door handles, ORVMs, Rear Spoiler, 16 inch steel wheels with wheel covers, projector headlights 
  • Common Interior features – Fabric seat upholstery
  • Common Comfort features – Manual ac with eco coating technology and rear ac vents, front centre armrest, electric power steering with tilt adjustment, all 4 power windows, manual height adjust for driver seat, adjustable front seat headrest
  • Common Safety Features – 2 airbags, ABS with EBD, Rear Parking Sensors, D/N IRVM, Front seatbelt reminder, emergency stop signal, speed sensing auto door lock, impact sensing auto door unlock, front seatbelt with pretensioner, central locking, follow me home lamps 

Features Seltos HTE offers over Creta E

Shark Finn Antenna, front and rear USB charger, silver inside door handles, 3.8 inch 2 DIN audio system with bluetooth, USB, 4 speakers, sunglass holder, steering mounted controls

Features Creta E offers over Seltos HTE

LED turn signal on ORVMs, dual tone black and grey interior, electrically adjustable ORVMs, passenger seat back pocket, cooled glovebox

Which one to buy – Seltos HTE or Creta E?

  • Both these variants are really closed packed in terms of features.If you want a base model with infotainment system along with steering controls, a couple of charging ports then go for Seltos HTE while if you require a dual tone interior with glovebox cooling and power adjustment for ORVM, then Creta E is a better option.
  • In overall, Kia Seltos HTE is a better option than Creta E but if want to go for diesel base model, then Creta is a better buy as it undercuts Seltos HTE 1.5 diesel by 1.35 Lakhs.

Kia Seltos HTK vs Hyundai Creta EX

Kia SeltosHyundai Creta
1.5 Petrol MT10.49 L9.99 L
1.5 Diesel MT11.69 L11.49 L
  • Common Exterior features – LED turn indicator on ORVM, Shark finn antenna
  • Common Comfort features – front USB charger, sunglass holder, steering mounted controls
  • Common Infotainment System features – 4 speakers + 2 front tweeters (Arkmays sound)

Features Seltos HTK offers over Creta EX

Roof Rails, projector fog lamps, driver side power window auto down, rear parking camera with moving guidelines, driver rear view monitor

Features Creta EX offers over Seltos HTK – cooled glovebox, passenger seat back pocket

Which one to buy – Seltos HTK or Creta EX?

  • Both of them offers almost nearly the same features but Creta is a better buy here as it undercuts Seltos HTK between Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 50,000.If you are to purchase a petrol variant between these two, then Creta EX is surely a great choice.
  • But if you are planning to go for diesel then Seltos HTK is much better than Creta S as it gets much required features including reverse parking camera, projector fog lamps and others.

Kia Seltos HTK+ vs Hyundai Creta S

Kia SeltosHyundai Creta
1.5 Petrol MT11.59 L11.72 L
1.5 Diesel MT12.69 L12.77 L
1.5 Diesel AT13.69 L
  • Common Exterior Features – Roof rails
  • Common comfort features – rear parcel shelf, Rear manual sunshade, cruise control, push start stop button with keyless entry, front and rear USB charger, rear wiper and washer
  • Common safety features – rear camera with adaptive guidelines, rear defogger, automatic headlamps, Driver rear view monitor

Features Seltos HTK+ offers over Creta S

16” alloys, LED daytime running lamps, leather wrapped gear knob, driver side power with one touch up and down and anti pinch guard, LED sound mood light, smart key remote engine start function (1.5 Diesel AT), auto foldable ORVMs

Features Creta S offers over Seltos HTK+

LED tail lamps, automatic ac, driver and co driver setback pocket

Which one to buy – Seltos HTK+ or Creta S?

  • Surely the Seltos HTK plus is much more feature than Creta EX. Plus if you are planning to buy Seltos HTK+ diesel AT, then you also have got remote engine start stop function.

Kia Seltos HTX vs Hyundai Creta SX

Kia SeltosHyundai Creta
1.5 Petrol MT13.34 L13.46 L
1.5 Petrol CVT14.34 L14.94 L
1.5 Diesel MT14.44 L14.51 L
1.5 Diesel AT15.99 L
  • Common Exterior features – LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, chrome outer door handles 
  • Common Interior features – leather wrapped steering wheel, door metallic scuff plates, dual tone interior, air purifier (Automatic variants of Creta)
  • Common Comfort features – automatic ac, seat back pocket, auto folding ORVMs, rear centre armrest, driver side power window auto up & down with anti pinch, adjustable front and Rea headrest, 60:40 split rear seat, 2 step reclining rear seats
  • Common Infotainment system features – 10.25” HD infotainment system with connected car technology and smartwatch connectivity, navigation
  • Common Safety Features – All 4 Disc Brakes

Features Seltos HTX offers over Creta SX

LED light bar, LED fog lamps, telescopic steering, ambient mood lighting, leather seat upholstery, tyre pressure monitoring system, auto dimming IRVM, middle rear seat headrest

Features Creta SX offers over Seltos HTX

Panoramic Sunroof, rear seat headrest cushion, 

1.5 Petrol & Diesel automatic – electric parking brake with auto hold, paddle shifters, drive modes, traction control modes

Which one to buy – Seltos HTX or Creta SX?

  • Surely these are the VFM variants of both the SUVs.Seltos HTX gets a couple of features over Creta but the latter offers one big feature over its rival, panoramic sunroof.
  • If you want petrol or diesel manual / automatic, Creta is a better offering while Seltos HTX petrol CVT undercutting Creta petrol automatic by Rs. 60,000 is the one to go for.

Kia Seltos GTX vs Hyundai Creta SX Turbo

Kia SeltosHyundai Creta
1.4 Petrol MT15.54 L
1.4 Petrol DCTDiscontinued16.16 L
  • Common Interior Features – Single tone black interior

Features Seltos GTX offers over Creta SX Turbo

6 airbags, heads up display, leather seat upholstery, rain sensing wipers 

Features Creta SX Turbo offers over Seltos GTX

Panoramic sunroof, sports pedals, paddle shifters, electric parking brake with auto hold, drive modes, traction control modes, ESP, hill start assist

Which one to buy – Seltos GTX or Creta SX Turbo?

  • It depends upon the features as well as transmission option you want.At this price point, the Creta 1.4 Turbo SX seems to be much more feature rich compared to Seltos GTX GT Line.

Kia Seltos HTX+ vs Hyundai Creta SX(O)

Kia SeltosHyundai Creta
1.5 Petrol MT
1.5 Petrol CVT16.15 L
1.5 Diesel MT15.49 L15.79 L
  • Common Exterior Features – 17 inch alloys
  • Common Interior features – leather seat upholstery 
  • Common Comfort features – 8 way powered driver seat, 8 speaker Bose sound system, ventilated front seats, wireless charging 
  • Common safety features – auto dimming IRVM, TPMS

Features Seltos HTX+ offers over Creta SX(O)

Solar UV Cut Glass

Features Creta SX(O) offers over Seltos HTX+

6 airbags, semi digital instrument cluster, paddle shifters, drive and traction control modes, ESP, hill launch assist 

Which one to buy – Seltos HTX+ or Creta SX(O)?

  • Surely whether the petrol CVT or diesel manual variant you have planned to buy, Creta is a good offering here

Kia Seltos GTX+ vs Hyundai Creta SX(O) 

Kia SeltosHyundai Creta
1.4 Petrol MT16.39 L
1.4 Petrol DCT17.29 L17.2 L
1.5 Diesel AT17.34 L17.2 L
  • Common Comfort features – drive modes, traction control modes, 
  • Common Infotainment system features – Bose sound system, ventilated front seats, electric adjustment for driver seat
  • Common safety features – traction control, hill start assist, electronic stability programme, 6 airbags, TPMS

Features Seltos GTX+ offers over Creta SX(O)

360 degree camera, front parking sensors, rain sensing wipers, blind spot monitor 

Features Creta SX(O) offers over Seltos GTX+

Semi digital instrument cluster, paddle shifters, panoramic sunroof

Which one to buy – Seltos GTX+ or Creta SX(O)?

Considering the feature list, Seltos GTX+ is a better but than the Creta Top model plus Seltos has an advantage with the availability of manual transmission for 1.4 litre petrol.