Watch how this artist turns a stock Kia Seltos picture into one of the wildest concept art we’ve seen!
Kia Seltos was launched in the Indian market just a while ago. In just four months, it has racked up upwards of 32,000 bookings, which is an overwhelming success for the newly launched brand. The Seltos is based on the Hyundai Creta, which is the most selling SUV in India. Kia has recently started deliveries of the Seltos. While the deliveries of the Seltos are still slow, people have been taking artistic liberties with the vehicle, at least virtually!
Here is a video of a rendering of an off-road spec Kia Seltos.
This video is by Yogi Sejwal Design, and walks the audience though an extremely detailed log of the design process. The artist narrates the entire tale, listing his reasonings for all the details he put in there. To list all the changes, we begin with the most obvious one. The ground clearance has been raised, which not only looks extremely cool, but also increases the off-roading ability. The wheel arches have been beefed up, and it also sports large knobbly tyres, which make the car look even more purposeful.
The front is adorned with an off-road bumper, bull bars, and a few auxiliary lights and a pair of triangular LED DRLs on the side of the front grill. There are more auxiliary lights on the roof, along with a decent roof mounted luggage carrier. The car also gets a hood scoop, to help with the air flow (possibly to the intercooler?). The headlamps have been covered in transparent yellow wrap for an old school effect. The paint on the concept is also brilliant, a custom shade of orange-brown. The paint scheme is dual tone, with the pillars, roof, and the ORVMs painted black instead. The bumpers, side skirts, and other additional body kit, are all painted black as well. Overall, this is one of the coolest fan-art ever, and we’d love to see a version like this being brought to the Indian market in the future.
Currently, the Kia Seltos isn’t available with any off-road enhancements, like 4WD or off-road spec tyres. There are three engines on offer. you have a 1.5-liter petrol (113.4 Bhp/144 Nm), a 1.5-liter diesel (113.4 Bhp/250 Nm), and a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol (138 Bhp/242 Nm). It is priced between ₹ 9.69 lakh to ₹ 15.99 lakh, which brings it in competition with Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500, and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.