The world premiere of Kia Seltos was held on June 20th and the SUV was unveiled with quite a fanfare. The advent of Kia into India has been on the cards for a few years. The company has set up it's manufacturing in Andhra Pradesh and finally, the first product rolls out as the Seltos SUV.
Based on the SP2i concept, the Kia Seltos is all set to mark its presence, when launched soon. It looks pretty aggressive and also premium at the same time. This SUV gets new technologies on the table. For starters, the Seltos will come with a host of engine and transmission options. It will get 1.5-litre petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. This SUV will also be made available in 4 gearbox options – a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed torque converter automatic, a CVT automatic and a 7-speed DSG automatic. That makes it 3 automatics, which is a first for any vehicle its this segment.
The Kia Seltos is a connected car and comes with a host of features that enable the user to be connected to the car through an app. It comes fitted with a large 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation system offering a range of features. It comes with plush interiors that use high-quality materials.
Talking of safety, the Kia Seltos gets six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), hill start assist front and rear parking sensors and a blind-spot view monitor.
The Seltos will be launched in August 2019 and is likely to be priced between Rs.10 lakhs and Rs.17 lakhs (ex-showroom). We shall be getting you a detailed review of this SUV soon.