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Kia Seltos Vs Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta Vs Renault Duster: Compeition check

Kia Seltos Vs Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta Vs Renault Duster: Compeition check
Desirazu Venkat Desirazu Venkat Friday 23 August 2019, 18:44 PM

The Kia Seltos has finally arrived in India! There are two variants across 16 trims and three engine options including a 1.4-litre GDi engine. Prices are in the range of Rs 9.69 lakhs to Rs 15.99 lakhs and all three engines have manual and automatic transmission options.

The Seltos is a direct rival for the likes of the Nissan Kicks, Renault Duster, MG Hector, Tata Harrier and it's very own sibling, the Hyundai Creta. Here is how this car stacks up against this group of vehicles.

Nissan Kicks

The Nissan Kicks SUV is available in 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine options. Emerging as a strong competitor in its segment, it gets the first-in-class features such as 360-degree camera, eight-inch floating infotainment system, a leather-wrapped soft-touch dashboard and door trims. The company boasts of offering the widest drive personalisation options in its segment with 27 accessory categories. Moreover, the vehicle is available with standard safety and convenience features in the form of auto AC, Nissan Connect, dual airbags and ABS with EBD and brake assist.

However, the Seltos too has emerged as a strong contender in this fray and offers an equally comprehensive feature list and some more too. Unique to the Seltos is also mood lighting and sound, leather upholstery as well as the two trim packages- Tech line and GT line.

Renault Duster

The Renault Duster is the car that started this segment and has remained a constant presence in the fray. The vehicle is available in a range of petrol and diesel engine options in different power output figures. The top-spec 110PS RXZ diesel variant with a manual transmission is available with an all-wheel-drive system. The latest update for the SUV, which arrived just a few months ago, sees it get all the segment standard features like projector headlamps and a bigger touchscreen infotainment system.

However, while the Duster may have started the game, it is quite clear that the Seltos has raised the stakes by offering a wider variety of engines, features and trim packages. This list includes the GDi engine as well as GT-line trim package.

Hyundai Creta

The Hyundai Creta is a strong seller in its segment and one of the best sellers for the Korean carmaker in India. The vehicle is available with a 1.4-litre diesel engine in the E and S variants, while the 1.6-litre petrol and diesel options can be had across all other variants. Standard features on the top model include climate control, touchscreen infotainment system and leather upholstery.

Additionally, it also comes with a contrasting metallic finish on the air-con vents, six-way adjustable driver seat, electric sunroof, wireless mobile charger and cruise control. In terms of safety, the six-airbag package with rear-camera for parking has also been retained from the pre-facelift model.

The Seltos is a sibling of the Hyundai Creta and in essence showcases what will be offered with the next generation Creta including the features, engines and most of the underpinnings.


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