Kia designed three variants for Seltos for different markets. The largest variant is made for the North America and Australasia region under the code name SP2. The other two variants include the one made for India (SP2i) and the Chinese version which was badged as the Kia KX3 (SP2c). The SP2i and SP2c are the cheaper versions compared to the SP2. Kia made its debut in the Indian automobile market by the launch of Seltos in August 2019.
This subcompact crossover SUV soon became the "best selling SUV in the market" by selling 12,584 units in October. By April 2020 the number of Sales crossed 80,000. It is offered in two sub-models namely - The Tech Line and the GT Line. It offers three engine variants, two are for Petrol and one for Diesel engines.
Some additional features of Kia Seltos are -
The boot space is 433 litres
it has a fuel tank of 50 litres
Seltos has a wheelbase of 2610 mm
It has an option for cruise control
Seltos has six airbags for better safety
There are disc brakes at both ends
It is powered by a 1493cc engine
It is equipped with alloy wheels
The Pros and Cons of Kia Seltos are -
Promising looks and stylish design
Multiple engine and gearbox options
Packed with exceptional features like sunroof, air purifier, ventilated seats, ambient lighting etc
Superb interiors and plenty of space
Need To Know More about Kia Seltos
The Kia Seltos competes with Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, Maruti Suzuki S Cross and Renault Duster. Also, the higher variants have Mahindra XUV500, MG Hector and Tata Harrier as rivals. Usually, SUVs don't offer many colour options. But this is not the case with Seltos. The Seltos offers seven solid colours and five dual-tone colour variants.
Look and feel
The solid colours include - Intense Red, Glacial White Pearl, Steel Silver, Gravity Grey, Aurora Black Pearl, Intelligency Blue and Punchy Orange. The dual-tone colours are White Pearl + Black, Orange + White, White Pearl + Orange, Red + Black and Silver + Orange. Seltos has chrome finished tiger-nose grille equipped with a pair of aesthetically crafted Crown Jewel LED headlamps integrated with Heartbeat DRLs. This gives the car a more distinctive character. At the back, there are bright Heartbeat shaped Tail Lamps.
Interiors and Accessories
The back seats have a reclining feature which provides pure comfort to the passengers. It allows them to change their posture easily. The interiors are well decorated with ambient and LED sound mood lights which give you a special feel while driving. It offers a spacious cabin so that you can change to your favourite position while driving. The 10.25, inches HD Touchscreen infotainment system and a 7-inch instrument cluster make your cabin look more advanced. You can connect your phone using the UVO connect technology and enjoy a list of additional features.
There is also a 360° camera view. In the front are specially designed ventilated seats and Driver power seats to enhance the comfort of the driver and front passenger. The most unique yet useful addition to Seltos is the Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus and Bacteria Protection. You can have a pollution-free environment inside the car. It has Bose's sound system with 8 Bose Premium speakers. On the top, it has an electric sunroof which lets you feel a sense of freedom.
Though the price is a bit high, the features are just commendable. Considering the engine options available and its dashing looks, you can purchase this car as it is worth the features in it.