Shock to Kia’s customers! The company has discontinued its two popular SUV models in India, know the reason?

Shock to Kia's customers!  The company has discontinued its two popular SUV models in India, know the reason?

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new Delhi. Kia India has decided to discontinue some variants of its Seltos SUV and Carnival MPV in India. The company has dropped the mid-range HTK+ diesel-automatic trim offered on the Seltos SUV and the base variant of the seven-seater premium MPV Carnival. Kia India has not shared any specific reason behind the decision.

However, it is believed that the Korean carmaker may have withdrawn the variant due to low demand. The carmaker has refused to take bookings for these variants from the dealers. The Kia Seltos HTK+ diesel automatic variant was priced at ₹14.25 Lakh (ex-showroom). The Kia Carnival base variant diesel automatic was available for ₹25.49 Lakh (ex-showroom).

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Now customers who want to buy the Seltos diesel automatic will now have to go for the GTX+ automatic variant, which is priced at ₹17.95 lakh (ex-showroom). It is ₹3.7 lakh more expensive than the HTK+ variant. The new base variant of the Carnival MPV is now the Prestige trim seven-seater unit, priced at ₹ 29.99 lakh (ex-showroom). It is Rs 4.5 lakh more expensive than the HTK+ diesel automatic variant.

The HTK+ diesel-automatic variant of the Seltos SUV came with a 1.5-litre diesel engine mated to a 6-speed torque converter. The engine produced a maximum output of 115PS and peak torque of 250 Nm. On the HTK+, Seltos used to get features like 16-inch alloy wheels, 8-inch touchscreen system and push-button start/stop.

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The Carnival MPV is available with a single 2.2-litre diesel engine mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The engine generates maximum output of 200PS and peak torque of 440Nm. The discontinued premium trim of Kia’s luxury MPV offered features like 3-zone climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a rearview camera.

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