Kia Seltos SUV is the name of the SP2i based concept, unveiling on June 20
And it's official now! Kia's first-ever SUV that will be launched shortly has been named the Seltos, after numerous speculations of it being called the Tusker, etc. Kia mentions that Seltos is inspired by Greek mythology and the legend of Celtos - the son of Hercules. Further, the S in the car's adapted name implies speed, sportiness and strength. The Kia Seltos will be unveiled in its production ready form on June 20.
The Kia Seltos SUV will comes with a wide Tiger nose grille, which is believed to be one of the unique design elements of Kia Motors. With a design based on the 2018 Kia SP Concept, the upcoming SUV gets a robust design character with sophisticated details, such as its long hood, a strong, sophisticated character line on the front bumper, and sharp lines pressed into the bodywork. Its strong shoulder line, matched with a glasshouse which tapers towards the rear of the car, as well as rear bumper with a metallic muffler effect. The SUV gets LED headlamps which extend over the radiator grille. The lamps feature a three-dimensional light graphic and a highly technical diamond pattern at their trailing edges. The design is also echoed in the rear LED lamps.
"Seltos is all set to redefine the mid-SUV car segment with its eye-catching looks, exclusive segment-first features and athletic design. We have spent a lot of time in perfecting our car to suit the taste of the Indian customers and I am glad that this originally India intended car is so perfect that it compelled us to make Seltos available globally. The car looks absolutely stunning and very closely matches the SP concept we showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. I am confident that Kia Seltos would be an outright favourite when it hits the roads in the next few months," commented Manohar Bhat, Head - Marketing and Sales, Kia Motors India.
The Kia Seltos SUV will be manufactured at Kia's state-of-the-art facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. Importantly, it will be exported to other countries as well. In April 2017, Kia Motors signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, to build a new manufacturing facility in Anantapur District. Construction of Kia Motors' first manufacturing facility in India is underway. The manufacturing facility is expected to begin production in the second half of 2019 and produce approximately 300,000 units per year.