Kia Motors India is all set to make its India debut with its first ever product called Kia Seltos SUV. The SUV will be based on the SP2i Concept, which was showcased at Auto Expo 2018 that certainly attracted several eyes during the show. Deriving its name from the Greek Mythology, Seltos takes inspiration from Celtos - 'Son of Hercules'. The SUV has been spotted quite extensively while doing rounds on the Indian roads. We have also seen some undisguised images of Seltos that surfaced on the internet previously. Kia Motors Commences Trial Production at Andhra Pradesh Plant.
The mid-sized SUV will be manufactured at company's new facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The SUV is all set to make its India debut on June 20. However, the SUV will be launched by the second half of this year.
On the specification front, the Kia Seltos is likely to be offered in both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol unit could be a 1.5-litre engine whereas the oil burner is likely to be a 1.5-litre diesel. Both the engines are expected to be BS6 ready but, we could see BS4 compliant units at the launch. Transmission duties will be carried out manual as well as automatic gearboxes.
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Moreover, the company is also working on sportier iteration of Seltos wherein it would be powered by 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine making around 140hp of power figures. The unit will be mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox with paddle shifters.
Once launched, the new Kia Seltos SUV will be pitted against the rivals like Nissan Kicks, Tata Harrier, Renault Captur, Hyundai Creta & upcoming MG Hector. Coming to the price point, Kia Seltos is expected to be priced somewhere in between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh.