- Kia SP2i officially gets its name – ‘Seltos’
- Kia Seltos is set to make world premiere on June 20
- Kia Seltos to come packed with many segment-first features
Kia Motors India has finally named its most anticipated compact SUV - Kia SP2i as Seltos. Earlier, the company released official exterior and interior rendered teasers of the Kia Seltos and then after the car was spotted undisguised during a TVC shoot as well, where the name ‘Seltos' was also mentioned on the model’s number plate. Kia Seltos is scheduled to make its world premiere on June 20, 2019, in India and will make its launch in the second half of this year.
On the inside, Kia’s Seltos will come packed with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment display that will be compatible with navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and the system will also get connected car solution just like the one seen on the recently launched Hyundai Venue. The car will also come with mild off-road capability features along with features like ventilated front seats, hill descent, drive modes with the automatic transmission. That apart it will also get some features such as wireless charging, 360-degree camera, and in-car WiFi, head-up display and ambient lighting.
Kia Seltos will be offered in both petrol and diesel guise where these engines will be BS VI ready. Both petrol and diesel engine will come with a 1.5-litre engine, where Kia will offer an option of both manual as well as automatic transmissions. It is also been said that a sportier variant will be out for an offering, later, with a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 140 bhp when paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters is also under works.
Kia Seltos compact SUV will rival against Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, Tata Harrier, and the upcoming MG Hector in India. Expect the Kia Seltos price to range between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom). Kia Seltos will be rolled from company’s facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh where it will be made for other international markets.