Kia Motors hosted the world premiere for the Seltos, its first car for India. The indigenously manufactured Seltos looks contemporary and stylish in design with plush and spacious interiors.
The vehicle offers world class safety features that is sure to disrupt the mid-SUV segment, according to the company. Originally slated for India, the Seltos will also be available in global markets from the fourth quarter of 2019.
Commenting on the model, Han-Woo Park, CEO and president, Kia Motors Corporation, said, “India is crucial market for our overall growth story and will play an important role in expanding our global footprint. India is a diverse country with distinct driving condition across the country and hence it was crucial to introduce a vehicle which is perfect in every sense. We are excited to pursue our India journey with the Seltos which is crafted and built keeping in mind the Indian customers and their needs. We believe that Seltos is all set to propel Kia into becoming one of India’s prominent automobile players in the years to come. Globally, the world premiere of the Seltos is an important milestone for us as it shows our commitment to the Indian market. This is just the beginning as we have many surprises for the 4th largest auto market in the world.”
The company aims to reach out to every possible customer and provide the best possible care for them even in the remotest corners. Plans are to begin retail sales with the highest number of touch points in the country. The company will cater to customers through 265 customer touch points owned by authorised dealers spread across 160 cities. As part of the customer-centric strategy, on/offline sales system will be available while digitalizing the entire customer journey from sales to services, including introduction of digital showrooms.
The vehicle will come in petrol, turbo-petrol and diesel and will be offered in three automatic transmission options along with 6-speed manual transmission giving users options to choose the combo that conforms to their driving style. To further elevate the driving experience the Seltos has multiple driving modes that alters the responsiveness of the car and transforms the car’s driving character optimizing the performance on all conditions.
Drivers can choose from normal, eco and sport variants. In design the Seltos has a dominating front fascia with the wide signature tiger nose grille. The exterior is bold and dynamic and is drawn out from real life inspirations, such as a long hood, a robust and sophisticated character line on the front bumper, and sharp lines pressed into the bodywork.
The model comes equipped with advanced connected car technology which offers 37 smart features under five distinct categories, viz. navigation, safety and security, vehicle management, remote control and convenience. The UVO facility will be free for the first three years for its users.