Amid the reports of Kia Seltos launching in India on 22 August, the South Korean maker has started establishing customer service and sales premises all over the country and has managed to prop up a network of 265 touchpoints, 206 sales centres, and 192 service stations in around 160 cities. This is a remarkable achievement as it ensures that the customers will have no trouble getting in touch with the brand at any point. The bookings of the Seltos are also scheduled to begin shortly. Kia Seltos will lock horns with vehicles like Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV500, Tata Harrier and the MG Hector upon launch in the Indian market.
The launch of the Kia Seltos will mark the first product that the South Korean company will launch in the Indian market. The Seltos was first presented in the Indian market and it will be subsequently launched across the world as well because it is a global vehicle. Kia will make the car at its Anantapur plant and will export it across the world.
The South Korean brand is anticipating a good demand from the customers for their first SUV in the Indian market. Talking of the exterior of the SUV first, one will instantly notice the presence of the Tiger nose grille at the front of the SUV. The headlamp setup of the upcoming SUV is again something that has been trending in the car market as of now and we can see that there are sharp headlamps present on the SUV along with a LED DRLs underneath. The fog lamps are placed in the lower part of the bumper. The brand will launch the vehicle in the Indian market with the option of 8 shades and the roof will be a dual tone unit that can also be customised by the customer.
Not just the looks but the Kia Seltos also comes with a bevy of unique features to boast of. Among the most unique feature is the presence of a high-end Bose tuned speaker setup that is also paired with the ambient mood lighting of the cabin. There is also a large 10.25-inch infotainment system present in the cabin that comes with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Another unique feature of the Seltos will be presence of a Head-Up Display unit that will display vital information for the driver.
Coming to the engine and transmission offerings of the SUV, the petrol units will be a 1.5L naturally aspirated unit rated to deliver 113 Bhp and 138 Nm. The next option in the petrol line-up will be a 1.4L turbo petrol unit rated to deliver 138 Bhp and 242 Nm. Moving on to the diesel option, the diesel unit will be a 1.5L turbo unit rated to deliver 113 Bhp and 250 Nm. Among the automatic options, the first automatic gearbox option that will be offered with the 1.5L petrol unit will be CVT automatic unit. The second option will be a 7-speed twin clutch automatic gearbox that will be offered with the 1.4L turbo petrol model. Lastly, the third automatic option will be a 6-speed torque converter automatic unit that will be offered with the diesel engine. The manual gearbox will be standard on all trims.