The Kia Seltos compact SUV, which is the first product from the Hyundai owned South Korean car manufacturer is likely to launch in India on August 22nd this year. We expect, the Seltos’ prices to be quite aggressive and fall somewhere in-between the range of Rs 11 lakh to Rs 17 lakh. As a result of this, its primary competition will include the likes of Hyundai Creta and Tata Harrier which already command a strong position in the compact SUV segment. Since buyers, these days are inclined more towards those cars which offer better features, Kia is going to equip the Seltos with a wide array of creature comforts. Here is a list of all the unique attributes of the Kia Seltos that the Tata Harrier and Hyundai Creta do not have.
10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
The Kia Seltos is going to get the largest touchscreen infotainment system amongst these three vehicles. The screen, which is laid out in a horizontal format is a part of a common fixture which also houses the instrument cluster of this SUV. The system comes with the support of Android Auto and Apple Car Play along with an in-built navigation system.
The Kia Seltos, as a first in the segment, comes with a heads-up display. The 8-inch screen displays all the necessary information right in front of the driver so that he/she does not have to take their eyes off the road. The information displayed on the screen included vehicles’ speed, navigation-related information, speed-limit and more.
Another unique feature of the Kia Seltos are the ventilated seats. Both the driver and the front passenger seat in this compact SUV will be offered with this feature. In a tropical country like India, ventilated seats are for sure a welcome feature.
BS-VI compliant engines
The Kia Seltos is going to come with two petrol and one diesel engine. The petrol line-up consists of a 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated motor and a 1.4-litre, turbocharged unit. The diesel engine in the Kia Seltos is going to be a 1.5-litre, turbocharged unit. Kia has confirmed that all of these are going to be BS-Vi complaint.
The Kia Seltos is going to come with an in-built air purifier. The same can be operated through the car’s infotainment system or through the UVO connected car app. The vehicle will come with a display on top of the rear air-con vents which shows the rear time air-quality index inside the vehicle.
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