Kia is all set to unveil the upcoming Seltos on the 20th this month. In a fresh development, the interior of the upcoming SUV has been spied yet again, revealing more details.
The latest set of spy shots show that the Kia Seltos features a leather-wrapped steering wheel with chrome finishes and buttons for multimedia, phone and cruise control. As announced at the time of revealing the official sketches, it has a huge 10.25-inches touchscreen infotainment system which sits above the elegantly designed central air vents which are horizontally placed. The new shots also show the format of the instrument console which includes a large MID placed between the analogue rev counter and speedometer. This MID is a colour screen and displays information like distance to empty, avg fuel consumption, trip meter, outside temperature, gear indicator and other settings. The reading on the MID shows that this specific unit has covered 15,466 km under tests.
The Kia Seltos is confirmed to feature a head-up display, multi-colour mood lighting, all-black upholstery, twin rear AC vents and a Bose sound system. All these cabin features combine to create a modern ambience in the Hyundai Creta rival.
Under the hood, the Kia Seltos will derive its power from either a 1.5L N/A petrol unit or a 1.5L turbocharged diesel unit. 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic will likely be the transmission choices. There is also a 140PS 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine on the cards, which will be launched in the later stage in a performance variant which will also feature a 7-speed DCT and paddle-shifters.
In India, the Seltos' manufacturing has been allotted to Kia's new plant in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. Expect an introductory starting price of somewhere between INR 10-11 lakh (ex-showroom). The sales will most likely begin in July this year. The premium B-SUV's competitors will include the Nissan Kicks and the Tata Harrier as well.
[Source - TheWeek]