The Seltos is the upcoming offering from Korean car manufacturer KIA Motors as its first car in the Indian market. KIA has used the experience gained by the elder brother Hyundai and making an alluring entry in the compact SUV segment. Seltos comes with very refined design lines, all the competitors can feel the heat after it hits the market. The Seltos has a lot more to offer than the others in its segment. The front makes a bold statement about its presence. The shape and outline of the Seltos are that of a traditional SUV.
Headlight and the LED in the front makes Seltos look stand apart as it provides it marque. The Seltos has some tech of the present time which makes opponent like Duster outdated, which has ruled the market for quite a long time, Compact SUV segment is the most selling division of any car maker in India and Seltos is making the entry in the same. The customer is going to get more options and competition within the manufacturers is going to rise. Customers are going to be the winner in every way as to better products and competitive pricing will keep them excited.
The Seltos has quite an appealing interior. If we take it in its class, it has top-notch quality of material used, everything appears to be right on place with palpable feel and good senses to the mind. Kia’s design and engineering department have given a lot of thought about the interiors of the Seltos. The offering of space is absolutely fantastic. There is enough room for the person sitting on the rear row and it has two-step recline feature which adds to the comfort of the passenger. Space has been utilized neatly and comfort has been given a lot of priority. The front seats also give more than enough support to the sitting posture of the driver. The head and shoulder room is sufficiently ample which allows freedom from cramped movement inside. The boot is huge which makes it very friendly for a long drive where enough of luggage is required to be taken. The rear seat has split into 60:40 ratio and the flat loading bay, this makes the roof more practical and flexible. The show stopper of the Seltos interiors is the central touchscreen system. The look of the screen gives a look of a premium car, which sets it apart.
KIA Seltos Interior
The sensitivity of the touch is phenomenal and the display is quite attractive. A lot of features have been provided via various settings in the multimedia system. Ambient lighting which gives multi-colour lights in sync with the music. Driving information system provides the data of how the driver has accelerated and applied the brakes during the last drive. The navigation system is above par in the segment. A lot more has been provided to lure the customer as these features become the selling point. Bose sound system provides the most premium 8 speaker audio system in its segment. To make its presence felt, Seltos has been introduced with the first in a class smart air purifier. KIA motors have kept in mind the rising pollution in the cities and added this to the Seltos to keep a check on the type of air the customers breathe. Seltos has a voice-activated servitor service. It uses artificial intelligence to better learn the instructions of its users. Needs like finding a restaurant, setting up navigation, making a call from the phone book, all can be done without any push of a button.
KIA Motors have offered the Seltos with multiple engine options. The 1.5-litre diesel is turbocharged and comes with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter. The 1.4-litre turbo petrol will be offered with a 7-speed DCT and 1.5-litre petrol with a 6-speed manual and a CVT.
The 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol makes 140 bhp and 240 Nm of torque at 1500 rpm. The 1.5 litre petrol makes 114 bhp @ 6300 bhp and 144 Nm @ 4500 rpm.
Utsha Roy is an aspiring writer who has been gaining knowledge on various genres. Delving into the different cars and gadget news, she has also engaged herself into showcasing latest vehicles and gadgets news and reviews over Autonmobiles.com
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