Not many automobile manufacturers in India can pull off what Kia did in 2019. The South Korean carmaker not only made a successful entry into the Indian market, but their first-ever offering, the Seltos, became a fan-favourite car in no time. Even more than three years after its initial launch, Kia Seltos is still one of the highest-selling cars in its segment.
If you plan to buy a Kia Seltos, you can get great deals in the second-hand market. Being just slightly older than three years, a used Kia Seltos is fresh from a design perspective and offers all the latest features of a modern vehicle. So, let us explore things you must remember when buying a second-hand Kia Seltos.
Kia Seltos overview
If we look at the Indian automobile market, consumers are shifting from hatchbacks to more spacious yet compact mid-size SUVs and crossover segments. And Kia Seltos competes with the likes of Hyundai Creta, MG Hector, and Maruti Brezza in the mid-size SUV segment.
Seltos was launched in two variants – the Tech Line and the GT Line. These variants offer several trims based on engine type, gearbox, and feature set. However, if you want a sportier version of Seltos, you should have a used GT Line Seltos, or if you prefer premium cars, then go for the Tech Line variant for more luxurious options.
Seltos comes with these engine and gearbox options:
1. A 1.4 litre GDI turbo-petrol with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox.
2. A 1.5-litre Smartstream petrol with a 6-speed manual or IVT gearbox.
3. A 1.5-litre diesel with a 6-speed manual or torque converter automatic gearbox.
Pros of buying a used Kia Seltos
Here are some reasons why you should consider buying a Kia Seltos second-hand:
1. Unique design
Unlike its rivals in the segment, Kia Seltos has a bolder and sportier design on the outside. The interior is spacious and looks premium. Moreover, the car’s design gives it a unique personality which separates it from the rest on the roads. So, whether you are a young first-time buyer looking for a sporty or nice family car, Seltos ticks all the boxes.
2. Feature-rich car
Kia Seltos is a feature-rich mid-size 5-seater SUV. You get 6 airbags, all-wheel disc brakes, ESP, TPMS, blind spot monitor, etc. Apart from that, top end variant also gets a 360-degree camera, Bose sound system, cooled seats, air purifier, and front parking sensors. The central console panel also looks modern, and the infotainment system is intuitive to use.
3. Factory warranty
Kia Seltos is a relatively newer car, and it is still in production. There is also high demand for the vehicle. So, if you plan to buy a used car getting a second-hand Kia Seltos is a much safer option. If you do adequate research, you can easily get your hands on a pre-owned Kia Seltos from the year 2020 with a valid three-year factory warranty which you can also extend further.
Cons of buying a used Kia Seltos
Here are some cons of buying Kia Seltos second-hand:
1. Less features on lower-end variants
Most features mentioned here are available as you move up the trim levels. If your budget is on the lower end and allows only for the base model of Kia Seltos, you must compromise on features. There are also some cost-cutting measures even if you get a top-end second-hand Kia Seltos, like the thinner spare tyre.
2. Costly second-hand car
As said earlier, Seltos is a popular car still being manufactured. The high demand for the car also makes it expensive, even in the pre-owned vehicle market. So, if you plan to spend more on a vehicle, buying a brand-new car in the same segment is better.
3. Technical issues
Kia Seltos also has had its share of technical issues. For instance, several units had a faulty DCT gearbox which overheated in traffic. Some other units also had hard brake pedals and a laggy infotainment system. These issues are rare, but you must check these issues before buying a used Kia Seltos.
Ideal price for second-hand Kia Seltos
When buying Kia Seltos second-hand, the price will depend on the variant you choose and how old it is. However, if you do extensive research, you can buy a Kia Seltos second-hand at the price of Rs 12 lakhs to 17 lakhs.
Bring your Kia Seltos home with Tata Capital
Buying a second-hand Kia Seltos is the best way to bring your dream car home while saving money. Buying used cars is even easier with Tata Capital’s used car loans. We offer loans of up to Rs 50 lakhs at attractive interest rates. You can apply for loans online and get instant approval. Visit our website to know more.