Kia Motors, world’s 8th largest automaker today announced the name of its highly anticipated mid-SUV: Kia Seltos. Based on the SP2i concept shown in 2018 Auto Expo, the Kia Seltos will bring sophistication and never seen before attention to details and design in the mid-SUV segment.
The name ‘Seltos’ is inspired by Greek mythology and the legend of ‘Celtos’ the son of Hercules. Representing the brave and assertive spirit of Celtus, the ‘S’ in the car’s adapted name implies speed, sportiness and strength. The Seltos has been created for the young-at-heart people who like to take risks, embrace the outdoors, take on challenges and never back down.. The Seltos combines the practicality of a mid-SUV with the capabilities of a traditional SUV – all in a compact package, but without compromises.
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The Seltos offers sophisticated exterior design with distinctive details, such as its long hood, a strong character line on the front bumper, and sharp lines pressed into the bodywork. Its robust shoulder line matched with a glasshouse tapered towards the rear of the car lends the Seltos a very distinctive and refined identity.
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 favorite when it hits the roads in the next few months.,
said Mr. Manohar Bhat, Head – Marketing and Sales, Kia Motors India.
Aimed at the new age and tech-savvy buyers, the cabin is characterized by broad, sweeping lines and sophisticated detailing. Seltos comes equipped with a range of connected technologies to maximize convenience, comfort and ease of use.
The Kia Seltos will be manufactured at Kia’s state-of-the-art facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh where it will be made for the world. Kia’s Seltos is all set to have its world premier in India on June 20th and will be launched in the second half of 2019.
About Kia Motors India (KMI)
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.
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