What was shown as the SP Concept at the 2018 Auto Expo, is all set to launch as the Kia Seltos. The mid-sized compact 5 seater SUV is the first Kia car to be launched in India.
Launch is scheduled to take place by Sep 2019. But ahead of that, Kia will unveil this global SUV in India, on 20th June 2019. Production of Kia Seltos has already commenced at the company’s plant in India, which is located in Andhra Pradesh.
Thanks to the concept, official teasers and spy shots, we have an idea about the exterior design of the Kia Seltos. But the interiors were not detailed. Now, The Week has posted spy shots, which detail the interiors of Kia Seltos like never before.
Latest spy shots of Kia Seltos interiors reveal dashboard, touchscreen system, steering wheel as well as the instrument console. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather, and features controls for audio, phone calls, volume, cruise control and the MID.
The multi info display, which is located in the instrument panel, is a colour screen. Apart from showing info like distance to empty, avg fuel consumption, trip meter, outside temperature, car settings, etc, the MID also shows the gear the car is engaged in. The car spotted, features an automatic gearbox.
On the either side of the MID, are two analogue dials, on the left is the tachometer which shows engine RPM and engine temp, on the right is the speedometer which shows vehicle speed and fuel level.
The standalone touchscreen system features buttons on either side and two circular knobs. The HVAC controls feature digital display, and is located below the air vents.
Where its exteriors are concerned, the Kia Seltos is dominated by a large Tiger Nose front grille positioned between LED headlamps. It also gets an LED light bar connecting the headlamps above the grille.
The Seltos gets slim LED fog lamps at the rear, pull out door handles, chrome accents around the window line and prominent roof rails. It sits on dual tone alloys with 18” wheels fitted with 225/45 Kumho tyres. Its sporty stance is further enhanced by a contrasting roof, shark fin antenna, vertically mounted fog lights and faux skid plates.
The 5 seater Kia Seltos will be powered by 1.5 liter petrol and diesel engines which will comply with new BS VI emission standards. No power and torque figures have been announced as on date but both the engines get mated to manual and automatic transmissions. Expect pricing to be in the Rs 10-16 lakhs range. It will rival Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, MG Hector, etc.
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