Kia Seltos unveil today: Expected price, features of upcoming compact SUV you need to know

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Kia Seltos unveil today: Expected price, features of upcoming compact SUV you need to know

New Kia Seltos's front will have the company's signature tiger-nose grille flanked by LED headlamps that have turn indicators placed below them. There are LED DRLs as well. At the rear, one will find LED taillamps, rear bumper with metallic muffler effect and dual exhaust pipes.

Kia Motors will unveil Setos later during the day. The compact SUV will mark the entry of the South Korean automobile company in India. Kia Seltos will be the first of the several products the carmaker has lined up for for our country.

A lot is already known about Kia Seltos from spy-pics, teaser videos and design sketches. These have given us a great deal of information related to the compact SUV's exteriors and interiors.

Kia Seltos's front will have the company's signature tiger-nose grille flanked by LED headlamps that have turn indicators placed below them. There are LED DRLs as well. At the rear, one will find LED taillamps, rear bumper with metallic muffler effect and dual exhaust pipes. Other exterior features include roof rails, shark fin antenna and five-spoke dual-tone alloy wheels.

The South Korean carmaker has given Seltos a premium cabin with a 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation system that will definitely be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. One will also get a Bose sound system. There is a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with infotainment and cruise control functions. Among other features are a multi-information display, EPS (Electronic Power Steering) and push-button start/stop.

Although the engine details of the upcoming Seltos are not out yet, it is being speculated that the vehicle will have BSVI (BS6) compliant 1.5-litre petrol and diesel motors. But we are pretty sure that there will be both manual and automatic transmission options.

The compact SUV is scheduled to be launched in the second half of 2019. Kia Seltos India price is expected to hover in the range of Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom). Its most formidable opponent will be Hyundai Creta. Other rivals include Nissan Kicks, Mahindra XUV500, Tata Harrier and MG Hector.

Kia Seltos is based on the SP Concept, which was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. The compact SUV will be produced at the carmaker's 536-acre manufacturing facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.