Kia Seltos had its official debut today (June 20, 2019). The commercial launch is scheduled to happen by September 2019 and the new model will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier and upcoming MG Hector
Kia is all set to foray into India with the Seltos, which is set to be launched in the market by September 2019. While the launch of the Kia Seltos is still a while away, the new SUV has been spotted with emission test equipment mounted to its tailpipe, likely during its BSVI homologation by ARAI.
The Kia Seltos was spotted with emission test equipment some days ago.
The Kia Seltos will enter the hotly-contested SUV segment and expectedly pose a major threat to the best-selling Hyundai Creta. Spy images give us a brief idea of the exteriors of the Seltos SUV, which carries Kia’s signature tiger-nose with a sleek front grille, LED headlamps and LED daytime running lights, 18-inch machined alloy wheels with dual-tone treatment. The interior of the SUV was also spotted sans camo wraps during its TVC shoot abroad that drops a serious hint at how it could look like on the inside.
The Kia Seltos is set to be launched in India by September 2019 and directly rival the like of Hyundai Creta in the country.
The interior design elements and features of the Kia Seltos will include all-black cabin, leatherette upholstery, rear AC vents, sophisticated dashboard layout with piano black inserts. The Seltos will be offered with ample space inside the cabin with sufficient head, leg and shoulder room for the front and rear passengers. In accordance with the new stringent safety regulations, the Seltos will be available with driver and co-driver airbags, cruise control, hill descent assist, anti-lock braking system and electronic parking brake, etc.
Under the bonnet, Kia’s first entrant in the Indian market might come up with a BS6 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel motor with the options of both manual and automatic transmissions. It will even get a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol unit that will be mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This powertrain will be restricted to the GT Line trim. Expect the Seltos to be slotted between Rs 10-16 Lakh price range and compete against the likes of Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier and the upcoming MG Hector.