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The Autocar Awards happen every year and in this year’s iteration, the Kia Seltos has bagged 3 awards including the most prestigious Car Of The Year Award with the other two awards being the Viewer’s Choice Car of the Year Award and the Midsize SUV of the Year Award. Apart from that the maker of this hat-trick star Seltos also won the Manufacturer Of The Year Award.

The Kia Seltos has been creating quite a buzz for some time now and the South Korean brand is all set to launch the compact SUV on December 20 which is tomorrow. The award just goes to show how capable the Seltos already is. Bookings were already open in September 2019, and the pricing was disclosed last month. The base variant of the Kia Seltos has been priced at Rs. 49.90 lakhs and will top out at Rs. 66.90 lakhs for the Tech line variant. As of now, Kia Motors Nepal will only bring the Tech Line variant in the Nepalese market with the GT line to follow soon.

The Seltos will be available in two engine configurations: 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel, and five trims – HTK and HTK+ in petrol, and HTK+, HTK+( AT), and HTX+ in diesel. The 1.5-liter petrol engine delivers 114 Bhp of power at 6300 RPM and 144 NM of torque at 4500 RPM. Similarly, the 1.5-liter diesel churns out 114 Bhp at 4000 RPM and 250 Nm at 1500 RPM. While the petrol variant will be available in a 6-speed manual gearbox, the diesel variant will be offered with both 6-speed manual and automatic transmission options.

All the winners in the Autocar Awards 2020 are given below:

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Car of the Year: Kia Seltos

Bike of the Year: Suzuki Gixxer SF 250

Manufacturer of the Year: Kia

Man of the Year: Rajeev Chaba

Value for Money Car of the Year: MG Hector

Viewer’s Choice Car of the Year: Kia Seltos

Budget Car of the Year: Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

Hatchback of the Year: Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

MPV/Family Car of the Year: Renault Triber

Compact SUV of the Year: Hyundai Venue

Midsize SUV of the Year: Kia Seltos

Green Car of the Year: Hyundai Kona Electric

Best Design and Styling: Tata Harrier

Variant of the Year: Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Executive Sedan of the Year: Honda Civic

Luxury Sedan of the Year: Audi A6

Luxury SUV of the Year: BMW X5

Performance Car of the Year: Porsche 911 (992-gen)

Motorsport Award: Jehan Daruvala

Safety Award: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Technology and Innovation Award: Mercedes-Benz

Performance Bike of the Year: BMW S 1000 RR

Premium Bike of the Year: KTM 790 Duke

Import Bike of the Year: Ducati Diavel 1260 S

Scooter of the Year: Hero Maestro Edge 125 FI

Viewer’s Choice Bike of the Year: Jawa Forty Two

Variant of the Year (Bikes): Bajaj Dominar 400

Adventure Bike of the Year: BMW R 1250 GS Adventure

Modern Classic Bike of the Year: Triumph Speed Twin


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