Kia Motors is all set to launch its new subcompact SUV "SELTOS" in the Indian market. This Suv will compete with other rivals like Hyundai Creta and Tata Harrier and Mg hector. So here we compare these SUV in term of engine features and quality. For those who don't know about KIA motors, Should know that is a part of Hyundai motor company. Kia Motor Corporation is a minority-owned by Hyundai, which owns a 33.88% stake valued at just over US$6 billion.
 KIA Seltos Vs Hyundai Creta
 KIA Seltos Vs Hyundai Creta

KIA Seltos comes in the year 2019 and Creta comes in the year 2015. There is a 4 year Gap of technology that you are about to see in this comparison. Hyundai is also planning to upgrade its Creta in term of features and engine. We expect a new Hyundai Creta in 2020 auto Expo. Let hope for the best.

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Kia Seltos vs Hyundai Creta expected Price 

Creta was king of this segment before Seltos, Kia is expected to reveal the Seltos in August 2019 with a price range of Rs 11-17 lakh (ex-showroom) as expected. At this price range, it will compete with Hyundai Creta, which itself is among the pricier mid-sized SUVs.

Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta Petrol engine comparison

Kia’s petrol engine comes with a 1.5-liter engine which gives 115hp/144Nm. On paper, it seems a bit low as compared to the 123hp/151Nm, 1.6-liter engine of the Creta. However, the KIA Seltos real powerful engine is the 1.4-liter turbo-petrol engine that gives 140hp/242Nm.If you think you are a keen driver then this engine is made for you.

Petrol engine
KIA SELTOS
Hyundai Creta
Displacement
1.5-litre / 1.4-litre
1.6-litre
Engine type
4 cyls, naturally aspirated / 4 cyls, turbocharged
4 cyls, naturally aspirated
Power
115hp / 140hp
123hp
Torque
144Nm / 242Nm
151Nm
Emission standard
BS6
BS4
Manual transmission
6-speed MT
6-speed MT
Automatic transmission
CVT / 7-speed DCT
6-speed torque converter

Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta diesel engine comparison

when it comes to a diesel engine, the Kia got a new upmarket 115hp/250Nm, 1.5-liter diesel engine. In displacement, power and torque outputs, the 1.5 diesel sits between the Creta’s 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre units, gives90hp/220Nm and 128hp/260Nm, respectively. 

Diesel engine
Kia Seltos
Hyundai Creta
Displacement
1.5-litre
1.4-litre / 1.6-litre
Engine type
4 cyls, turbocharged
4 cyls, turbocharged
Power
115hp
90hp / 128hp
Torque
250Nm
220Nm / 260Nm
Emission standard
BS6
BS4
Manual transmission
6-speed MT
6-speed MT
Automatic transmission
6-speed torque converter
6-speed torque converter

Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta Dimensions comparison

Kia Seltos is more wider and longer then Hyundai Creta. That means inside the cabin you will get more room and extra leg space and boot space. Seltos unique exterior is also a part of its boldness behavior. 

Length
4315mm
4270mm
Width
1800mm
1780mm
Height
1620mm
1665mm
Wheelbase
2610mm
2590mm
Ground clearance
190mm
190mm
Boot capacity
433 litres
405 litres
Wheels
215/60 R17
215/60 R17

Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta features comparison

Features
Kia Seltos
Hyundai Creta
Daytime running lights
LED
LED
Fog lamps
LED
Available
Tail lamps
LED
LED
Sunroof
Available
Available
Infotainment display
10.25-inch touch screen
7-inch touch screen
Android Auto/Apple Car Play
Available
Available
Smart connectivity
Available (UVO Connect)
No
Sound system
8 speakers, Bose
4 speakers, 2 tweeters, Arkamys
Wireless charger
Available
Available
Ambient lighting
Available
No
Head-up display
Available
No
Automatic climate control
Available
Available
Keyless entry
Available
Available
Push button start
Available
Available
Cruise control
Available
Available
Drive modes
Available (Normal, Eco, Sport)
No
Terrain modes
Available (Wet, Mud, Sand)
No
Leatherette seats
Available
Available
Front ventilated seats
Available
Available
Rear seats with backrest recline
Available
No

Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta Safety comparison

Kia Seltos and Hyundai creta comes with a 6 airbag and ABS with EBD. Brake Assist is available in Seltos .Also 360 parking camera makes KIA Seltos more practical car. Traction control is also a useful feature that Seltos has equipped with.
Safety features
Kia Seltos
Creta
ABS with EBD
Yes
Yes
Brake Assist
Yes
No
Traction Control
Yes
No
ESC
Yes
Yes
Hill start assist
Yes
Yes
Automatic headlamps
Yes
No
Rain sensing wipers
Yes
No
Parking sensors
Front and rear
Rear
Parking camera
360-degree
Rear
Blind spot monitor
Yes
No
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Yes
No

Verdict

How Indian buyers attract toward Seltos, and to Kia, is something that remains to be seen. But according to social media vibes, the Seltos has the makings of a big hit in the automotive market. however, we are not against Hyundai Creta. Current Creta sales are unlikely to fall off a cliff. And remember the new-gen Creta comes in 2020.Some Specs may vary after final product launch.

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