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SUV Kia Seltos to be launched on August 22. Check out design, interior, other features

Updated : 2019-08-22 10:57:21

South Korean auto major Kia Motors has rolled out its mid-sized SUV Seltos manufactured at its state-of-the-art facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. Kia Seltos has received over 23,000 pre-bookings as of now and will be launched on August 22 with deliveries beginning the same day, said Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director and CEO of Kia Motors India. The company further announced the commencement of mass production of Seltos in India after testing the vehicle in different climatic conditions and some of the most challenging terrains in India. Here are the features of the much-awaited car:

Kia Seltos has familial tiger-nose grill, the top of which gets LED DRLs stretching outwards to the end of the headlamps. Kia Seltos' headlamps are full-LED units, just like the vertically stacked fog lamps on the bumper below.
Kia Seltos has familial tiger-nose grill, the top of which gets LED DRLs stretching outwards to the end of the headlamps. Kia Seltos' headlamps are full-LED units, just like the vertically stacked fog lamps on the bumper below.
The hood also gets prominent creases making Kia Seltos look solid and muscular when viewed head-on. The front-end is definitely the selling point of Kia’s exterior.
The hood also gets prominent creases making Kia Seltos look solid and muscular when viewed head-on. The front-end is definitely the selling point of Kia’s exterior.
Kia Seltos' 17-inch wheels with 215 section tires fill up the wheel arches quite well and importantly help the Seltos look proportionate.
Kia Seltos' 17-inch wheels with 215 section tires fill up the wheel arches quite well and importantly help the Seltos look proportionate.
On the GTX+ variant, the flat-bottom steering is leather-wrapped with red stitching and that theme continues on the door pads as well as the seats which are beautifully upholstered in light and dark leather. The middle panel running between the side and middle AC vents is also finished in leather. On the GT Line variants, the pedals also get an aluminium finish. The piece de resistance though is a 10.25-inch touchscreen mounted on top of the dashboard along with the heads up display (HUD) that pops up from behind the instrument console.
On the GTX+ variant, the flat-bottom steering is leather-wrapped with red stitching and that theme continues on the door pads as well as the seats which are beautifully upholstered in light and dark leather. The middle panel running between the side and middle AC vents is also finished in leather. On the GT Line variants, the pedals also get an aluminium finish. The piece de resistance though is a 10.25-inch touchscreen mounted on top of the dashboard along with the heads up display (HUD) that pops up from behind the instrument console.
Kia Seltos has a 10.25-inch touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay as well as navigation. Kia also comes with a UVO, which is short for 'your voice.’ UVO gets 37 smart features including remote control which can help remotely start and stop the engine, set the AC temperature before stepping in, turn on the in-built air purifier, turn the locks on and off just like the horns and lights. It also gets AI-based voice commands.
Kia Seltos has a 10.25-inch touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay as well as navigation. Kia also comes with a UVO, which is short for 'your voice.’ UVO gets 37 smart features including remote control which can help remotely start and stop the engine, set the AC temperature before stepping in, turn on the in-built air purifier, turn the locks on and off just like the horns and lights. It also gets AI-based voice commands.
Kia Seltos gets a segment-first Heads Up Display or HUD which projects the current speed as well as arrows for navigation and the distance till the next turn. The top-spec variants get a 7-inch display for the instrument console, that also doubles up as a blind-spot display when indicating, courtesy cameras on the wing mirrors. The highlight of the experience is a Bose music system apart from cruise control, an electric sunroof, two-step recline function for the rear seat, ventilated front seats, power-adjustable front seat, traction control, hill-start assists and a 360-degree camera with front and rear sensors.
Kia Seltos gets a segment-first Heads Up Display or HUD which projects the current speed as well as arrows for navigation and the distance till the next turn. The top-spec variants get a 7-inch display for the instrument console, that also doubles up as a blind-spot display when indicating, courtesy cameras on the wing mirrors. The highlight of the experience is a Bose music system apart from cruise control, an electric sunroof, two-step recline function for the rear seat, ventilated front seats, power-adjustable front seat, traction control, hill-start assists and a 360-degree camera with front and rear sensors.
Kia Seltos's engines are BS-VI compliant. So there's a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter petrol unit making 115 HP and 144 NM of torque. This engine can be had either with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed CVT automatic. The diesel gets a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine making 115 HP and 250 NM of torque. This has the option of a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic. The third option in the line-up and one that is likely to garner the most attention is the 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol which makes 140 HP and 242 NM of torque. This comes mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission other than a 6-speed manual.
Kia Seltos's engines are BS-VI compliant. So there's a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter petrol unit making 115 HP and 144 NM of torque. This engine can be had either with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed CVT automatic. The diesel gets a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine making 115 HP and 250 NM of torque. This has the option of a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic. The third option in the line-up and one that is likely to garner the most attention is the 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol which makes 140 HP and 242 NM of torque. This comes mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission other than a 6-speed manual.
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