Rumour: Kia Seltos Diesel iMT to be launched in 2022

At present, the 6-speed iMT is available with the Seltos 1.5L Petrol only.

The Kia Seltos Diesel is currently available with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. However, according to a recent report, Kia is likely to introduce a Diesel iMT version of the Seltos next year.

Just like the Petrol iMT, the Seltos Diesel iMT could be offered in the HTK+ trim. The 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) is basically a manual gearbox that has an automated clutch. It is said to be more convenient than regular manuals as the driver doesn’t need to operate the clutch.

The diesel engine in question is the 1.5-litre unit that puts out 114 BHP and 250 Nm. The 6-speed iMT is also available with the 1.5-litre petrol engine that makes 114 BHP and 144 Nm.

Kia offers the Seltos with a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine as well. This engine develops 138 BHP and 242 Nm and comes paired with either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.

Source: Rushlane

 

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