On the 20th of this month, Kia Seltos, the all-new compact SUV from the South Korean will make its global debut in India. It is based on the same platform as that of the Hyundai Creta, however, it will be slightly bigger in dimensions. That said, it will compete in the compact SUV segment with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier as well as the MG Hector. The Kia Seltos, after its unveiling this week, will be launched in India sometime during the festive season this year and is going to offer a tough competition to its rivals. Here are five reasons for the same.
The Kia Seltos is based on the automaker’s latest design language. The final production-ready version of this compact SUV resembles with its concent iteration i.e. the sp2i to quite an extent. From what we have come to know from the teasers, the Seltos looks butch yet comes with sleek lines that give it a slightly modern touch. Some of the exterior design highlights on this SUV consists of LED headlamps, 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, LED tail-lamps, and Kia’s signature tiger-nose grille. Just as the exteriors, the interiors of the Kia Seltos will also feature a contemporary design.
The Kia Seltos is based on the same platform as that of the Hyundai Creta. However, it seems that it will be slightly bigger across its dimensions than the later. This will result in increased cabin space. And also offer more luggage space at the back.
Kia is known to offer premium quality and well-built interiors across the globe. As a result of this, expect the Kia Seltos to get high-quality interiors. The top-spec trims are likely to come with leather upholstery. The cabin will get a dual-tone colour scheme. The steering wheel, gear knob as well as the door pads will also feature leather accents. In order to make the Seltos feel posher, Kia could also provide soft-touch materials on the dashboard.
As is the case with a Hyundai, Kia is also known to offer a plethora of features and creature comforts on its cars. Hence, the Seltos, particularly in its top-spec trim, is going to come with a wide array of feature and creature comforts. It will get a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, steering mounted audio controls, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, electrically adjustable ORVMs to name a few.
BS6 Compliant Engines
The Kia Seltos is going to get petrol as well as diesel engine options. Both of these are reportedly going to be 1.5-litre units and are most likely to be BS6 compliant. Transmission options will include a manual as well as an automatic.
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