Kia Motors has started accepting bookings of its much-awaited SUV, Seltos across the 206 sales points in the country. Entering India with the largest no. of customer touchpoints, the South-Korean automobile manufacturer has commenced the operations with 265 touch points in 160 cities of India.
Catering to the performance enthusiasts, the SUV will come in 2 trims. Under the hood, Kia Seltos will host a third-generation BS-VI Smartstream engine available in variants such as 1.5 Diesel, 1.5 Petrol and first-in-segment 1.4 Turbo Petrol. These engines will be paired to three automatic transmission systems, including 7DCT, IVT and 6 AT, as well as a six-speed manual gearbox. Hence, consumers can choose from a range of gearbox options according to their driving style and needs.
The SUV comes with three driving modes, namely Sports, Normal, Eco that alters engine’ response and steering wheel weight and feel. For better control and grip on every surface, Seltos has three traction modes - Snow/Wet, Sand and Mud. Coming to the Kia Seltos exterior, the SUV sports stylish design with the signature tiger-nose grille, LED DRLs and headlamps. Also, Kia Motors has provided a metallic muffler effect to the rear bumper. Other impressive Kia Seltos styling features include slim LED fog lamps, chrome strip over A-pillar, contrast roof, and pull-type door handles. The car follows the SP Signature concept as shown in the Auto Expo 2018.
The car gets a UNO connected car technology, which boasts of 37 smart features in five categories - Safety and Security, Navigation, Remote Control, Convenience and Vehicle Management. Other notable functionalities are Stolen vehicle tracking and immobilization, AI Voice Command, SOS-emergency assistance, Auto Collision Notification, Safety alert (Time Fence, Geo fence, Valet, Idle, Speed) and Remote engine start/stop.
Speaking of the Kia Seltos interior, the car features a first-in-segment 8-inch head-up info display, wireless charging, in-car Wi-Fi, 360-degree camera and push-button start.
Safety features of Kia Seltos are six airbags, ESC, ABS with EBD, HAC as well as VSM with high AHSS (Advanced High Strength Steel) fortifying the core of SUV and keeps passengers safe. Additionally, the car comes with a traction control system, Hill-start Assist Control, front and rear parking sensors, auto headlamps, blind view monitor and sensing wipers.