Kia presented in Delhi, India, the compact SUV Seltos – which was developed as a global product. Innovation begins to be produced both in India and South Korea and reaches markets in the Northern Hemisphere in the second half.
The manufacturer still retains secrecy about the dimensions of the body, but we note that the size is an intermediate between Stonic, which was presented at the last Sao Paulo Motor Show and the Sportage – the best model of the brand in Brazil. The size is similar to that of Hyundai Crete.
Seltos has an overwhelming front, displaying the complete two-segment LED optical unit, available in the top-of-the-line GT Line. Also impressive is the grid with chrome frame, which enhances the impression of larger size. The back, in turn, has a more conservative appearance, with horizontal lights, also LEDs, joined with frames and chromed bars, indicating a very wide C column.
The front and rear bumpers feature metal shielding protection.
The model will be offered with 16, 17 or 18 inch wheels, depending on the version. It is also available with two-color dyeing, a trend. Kia does not say whether there will be a choice of choice for all wheels – teaser released by the Indian subsidiary of the brand, shows Seltos on a dirt road and says the SUV has been tested "all over the ground and weather."
On the other hand, alternatives to the automotive industry are already known: 1.6 petrol with turbo and direct injection, capable of delivering 177 hp. 2.0 aspirations, 149 hp, these are the two possible options for Brazil, albeit with flexible performance. In the rest of the world, there will still be 1.6 turbodiesel, 136 hp.
The gearbox, in turn, can be an automatic six-speed, automated dual clutch and seven-speed or CVT.
Inside, the multimedia center with a touch-sensitive 10.25-inch "float" screen, while the panel looks analog, with a color screen in the center.
The list of available items includes the exterior door lights that vary depending on the music, the Bose audio system with eight speakers, head projection on an eight-inch transparent screen and digital air conditioning.
The safety is improved with six airbags, front and rear parking sensors, traction and stability control and ramp startup assistant. Obviously, no semi-automatic driving system.
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