Kia Seltos 7-seater version could launch by early 2022. It will rub shoulders with the likes of Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar.
Kia India has recently revealed their new logo and brand slogan (Movement that Inspires) in India. By the first week of next months, the carmaker will introduce the updated version of Seltos and Sonet, as a part of their new strategy. The automaker has also announced that they will enter a new segment in India by next year. The company will solely focus on SUVs and MPVs for our markets, it could be either of the two. Earlier, we were expecting the carmaker to introduce a new mid-size MPV rivalling Mahindra Marazzo. Nevertheless, it’s highly possible that the upcoming Kia model could be a 7-seater SUV.
In the Indian automobile market, the three-row versions of compact and mid-size SUVs are in trend. And there are many examples like the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar, which is an extended version of Creta or Tata Safari, which is being born out of Harrier and also MG Hector Plus, which is a three-row version of regular 5-seater Hector. Out of all these SUVs in this price range, Kia Seltos is the only cars which haven’t got its three-row treatment. This is quite interesting to see that the whole competition has moved on to the three-row segment. Hyundai has already adapted the Creta platform for Alcazar, so we guess that Kia is also working on the 6- or 7-seater version of Seltos.
Kia has been closely introspecting this segment and can see the interest of people rising towards three-row SUVs. Earlier, a test mule of the upcoming 7-seater Kia was snapped and was originally thought to be an MPV. Nevertheless, a close reveals that it could be the extended version of Seltos. If you closely look at the test mule, one can see that it gets rakes A-pillars, flat bonnet and the doors upfront, which looks quite similar to that of the Seltos. The new Kia Seltos 7-seater will be Rs 1 lakh costlier than the regular 5-seater version of the car. It will rival with the likes of Tata Safari, Hyundai Alcazar and MG Hector Plus.