We have got a Kia Seltos today which has gone through a few modifications which make it rather unique. Read on to know more.
Kia Motors made their entry into the Indian auto market in August 2019 with their Seltos SUV. It has been nothing a resounding success for the company, selling over a lakh units since its launch. The success for the Seltos is even more eye-catching as it competes against the Hyundai Creta and the MG Hector which launched around the same time as the Kia. The mid-size SUV segment is one of the most competitive in the Indian market right now, and it has seen rapid growth over the last couple of years. The Seltos has become a common sight on our roads now, which may irk some buyers. We have come across a few modifications that should make your Seltos unique only to you.
In the video that has been by CAR Muters over on YouTube, we see a Kia Seltos go through a full interior revamp with the headline feature being the starlight roof. A starlight roof is when you embed hundreds of tiny LEDs in the roof panel that mimics a starry night when switched on. A famous example of this will be Roll Royce and their custom starlight roofs. The interior now gets a two-tone black and off-white upholstery for the seats and armrest while the steering gets a new off-white leather wrap. Additionally, it gets ambient lighting and double damping on the doors to further decrease NVH levels.
Over to the exterior, This Kia Seltos gets new HID projectors for the headlamps and fog lamps flanked by new LED DRLs in the grille. There are also DRLs behind the brakes that can work as turn indicators. The sides and rear along with the 16-inch alloys get red reflective pinstripes. New LED reflectors replace the non-functional ones on the rear. Overall, all the upgrades are quite practical and tastefully done, except the LEDs behind the brakes which looks a tad overkill. The Starlight roof panel really looks good when it's dark and it also gets multiple modes to suit your personal preferences.
Prices for the Kia Seltos range from Rs 9.89 lakh – Rs 17.34 lakh, ex-showroom. It is available in three engine trims. The GT Line version is powered by a 1.4 litre turbo-petrol engine mated to a 7-speed DCT or manual gearbox. The Tech Line models are powered by either a 1.5 litre petrol or a 1.5 petrol diesel. The diesel gets a manual and 6-speed auto while the petrol is paired with either a manual or CVT option.