Kia’s first model for India, the Seltos SUV was recently spied fully undisguised in its production form ahead of its world debut on June 20, 2019. The spy photos of the upcoming SUV shows that its production-ready version remains largely similar to the SP signature concept in terms of design.
The front end of the car features a bold ‘Tiger Nose’ grille which sits between the LED headlights, that appear to be connected by an LED light bar atop the grille. The car sports pull-type door handles, slim LED fog lamps, a chrome strip on the A-pillar, a contrast roof, a chrome finished window line that rises sharply towards the rear and a chunkier chrome bar which connects the mildly reshaped tail-lights.
Coming to the interiors, the teased official sketches of the car shows that it will have a dual-tone interior that appears to feature mock wood, leather, and aluminium. It gets Kia’s signature three-spoke steering wheel that is expected to be wrapped in leather and will also sport brushed aluminium finish.
The SUV gets a smart steering wheel which gets control for volume, Bluetooth telephony, and cruise control. The leaked sketches hint towards the presence of a large colour multi-info display. The car will surely be feature-rich as it will get all the comfort and safety features which are there in its key rivals, the Tata Harrier and the MG Hector. Certain features of the car can be controlled using your smartphone such as the ability to lock/unlock the vehicle and operate the climate control system.
Mechanically, the Seltos is expected to come with 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Both engines are likely to be BSVI compliant but they could also be BSIV at the time of their launch and might get an update later this year. The SUV will also get a sportier variant which will be good enough to produce 140HP of maximum power, and its 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine will come paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. Kia Seltos SUV is expected to be priced between INR 11-16 lakh (ex-showroom).
Kia Seltos Leaked Photos