Kia Seltos Unveiled; Lives Up To Premium Positioning

Kia Seltos Specifications

Kia Seltos Specifications

As far as looks are concerned, the Seltos comes with a very aggressive and sporty design, something which is common in most vehicles from Kia Motors. The Kia Seltos gets three drive modes (Normal, Eco and Sport) and even terrain modes (Wet, Mud and Sand), which one can choose from using a rotary knob positioned on the centre console.

He said the Anantapur plant will manufacture four new models, including the Seltos, in the next two years.

Gets smart UVO connected features, similar to BlueLink in the Hyundai Venue.

Comes with a host of premium features including a Bose sound system. Today, almost 500 days later, the production-spec Kia Seltos' global debut has taken place in New Delhi, putting an end to the wait for Kia's first offering for India. The SUV comes with two petrol and one diesel engine options along with a total of four transmission options! Major competitors for the SUV will be Hyundai Creta, MG Hector, Tata Harrier and Jeep Compass.

The Seltos retains most of the styling element from the SP Signature concept, and the result is a premium and stylish looking SUV.

Up front is a long bonnet that extends into an upright and imposing fascia, with a new interpretation of Kia's "tiger nose" grille that blends with the headlights. The LED headlamps look sleek and of course there are the signature heartbeat shaped LED DRLs which give the Seltos its signature look. Chrome has been tastefully used all over the SUV, lending it an upmarket feel. In profile, the dual-tone roof and the side glass which gets a sharp rake after the C-pillar, stand out.

A range of alloy wheel designs and sizes will be available, ranging from 16 inches to 18 inches in diameter. The LED tail lamps connected by a chrome strip at the rear also look tasteful.

When Kia does commence sales of the Seltos later this year, it will do so via 265 touchpoints across 160 cities in India. What is confirmed is that the SUV will get BS6-compliant petrol and diesel engines at launch, including a 1.4-litre, T-GDI turbo-petrol engine.

Kia will be offering BS6 compliant petrol and diesel engine options right from the beginning of the launch.

Three different automatic transmissions will be on offer. These include a 6-speed manual, 7-speed DCT, 6-speed Torque Converter and a CVT. The Seltos, in a nutshell, brings an extensive list of engine-transmission combinations which will appeal to a wide set of audience.

An interesting thing to note is the presence of "GT Line" badging on the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol version of the Seltos. Seltos to come with segment first 1.4 Turbo GDI with 7DCT transmission along with other diesel and petrol variants in automatic and manual options.

The interior of the Seltos will be offering a lot of new features including Bose Sound System, 10.25-inch Touchscreen, Heads Up Display, 360° Camera, Ventilated Seats, Powered Driver's Seat, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Sunroof, Air Purifier, Automatic Climate Control, Rear AC Vents, etc.

Kia Seltos mid-SUV connected vehicle is feature loaded on the inside and gets connected auto technologies, like the ones which we have seen on Hyundai Venue & MG Hector.

Kia's UVO connect, a subscription-based connectivity system with voice command, allows owners to gain access to onboard diagnostics, geo-fencing, vehicle tracking, speed alert, app activated engine start/stop, immobilizing, Vallet Mode restricting access to the infotainment according to owner's preference, auto collision notification, SOS emergency service, RSA alerts, etc.

The Seltos will be fitted with six airbags in India, as well as a suite of electronic vehicle safety systems that includes traction control and electronic stability control. The Kia Seltos will become the first-ever launch from the brand in the Indian market.

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