Kia introduced its new compact crossover, the Seltos, to the global market. The premiere of the car took place at a special event in the Indian capital, Delhi.
The name Seltos is a modern adaptation of the name Kelt – a character from ancient Greek mythology. He is the son of Hercules and Celina, who later came from the Celtic people. The letters S in the name of the crossover talk about your sport and speed.
The model positioned between the Soul and Sportage crossovers will compete with the Hyundai Crete. The crossover received the company's wide grille type "Smile of the Tiger", LED daytime running lights, fog lights and taillights as well as 3D direction signs.
In the Kia Seltos salon, a 10.25-inch touchscreen in the infotainment system, a separate pad and a multifunction steering wheel. From the list of options: Intelligent Internal Illumination System, Projection Projection Screen and Bose Audio System.
Depending on the market, the Kia Seltos will be available with three engines. The gasoline range is represented by a 1.6-liter turbocharged unit with a power output of 177 hp and a 150-liter 150-liter engine with a naturally aspirated 150-liter engine. There is also a 1.6-liter diesel that generates 136 horsepower. The transmissions are automatic six-speed, robotised with seven gears with two clutches and a variator. It is not known if the crossover has a double version option.
Standard equipment includes a dynamic stabilization and traction control system. Other "auxiliary" helmets available include a gradient starting function, an emergency braking assistance system and front and rear parking sensors. Depending on the driving conditions and driving styles, the driver can choose one of three modes of the electronic settings: Normal, Eco and Sport.
In some markets, sales of the new Kia Seltos will begin in the second half of 2019.