Kia Motors India has officially revealed the new Seltos compact SUV for the Indian market. The SUV also made its world premiere alongside India debut on June 20, 2019 at an event in Delhi. Taking the segment by storm, the SUV gets expectonal design, impressive features and several powertrain options. The company will be commencing pre-bookings for the SUV by next month. As a reminder, the SUV is based on the SP2i Concept from Kia Motors that was showcased at Auto Expo 2018. The company is expected to launch the Kia Seltos SUV by the end of August. Here are top 6 things to know about the newly unveiled Seltos SUV. Kia Seltos SUV Aka SP2i Concept To Make India Debut on June 20, 2019.
Exterior Design: The Exterior design of the new Kia Seltos SUV looks attractive. The compact SUV sports a tiger-nose grille, LED headlamps, LED DRLs and fog lamps at the front. The rear profile of the SUV also gets LED taillights and dual exhaust pipes.
Engine Specifications & Transmission: Under the hood, the new Seltos will be offered with a range of BS6 compliant engine options including 1.4-litre T-GDI turbo-petrol engine, 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. Transmission duties will be carried out by a 6-speed manual as standard along with a 6-speed automatic (petrol), 6-speed torque converter (diesel). The turbocharged petrol unit will be mated to a 7-speed DCT gearbox.
Interior Features: Coming to the features, the SUV will be seen with a 10.25-inch touchscreen audio video navigation system, 8-speaker Bose sound system, multifunction steering wheel, 8-inch heads up display, cruise control and push-button start/stop and other features. Moreover, the SUV packs 37 smart features related with navigation, vehicle management, remote control, safety & security as well as convenience.
Safety Features - As far as the safety is concerned, the SUV comes equipped with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Traction control system, Hill-start Assist Control, Brake-Assist System, 360-degree camera and rear and front parking sensors.
Expected Prices & Launch Date: The newly unveiled Kia Seltos SUV will be priced from 10 lakh (ex-showroom) and would go up till Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom). The company is expected to launch the SUV in the Indian market by whereas the SUV will make its global debut by Q4, 2019.
Competition: Coming to the competition front, the Seltos SUV from Kia Motors will be pitted against Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, Renault Captur, Tata Harrier and MG Hector.