Kia Seltos: 5 Reasons Why It Is The Perfect City SUV
Kia has gained a massive fan following in the country thanks to the Seltos. Here’s what makes this urban SUV so special
The daily hustle and bustle that comes with living the city life can be quite hectic, especially with long hours of commuting on jam-packed roads. Driving should be fun, but it becomes a chore to drive in city traffic. And it gets even tougher with a fuel-guzzling SUV, especially with the lack of space on Indian roads. While there are plenty of mid-SUV options for the customers, few actually eliminate these painful issues. The Kia Seltos throws all these problems out the window, giving you the ultimate thrill of driving an SUV. Breaking the “big car” stereotype, it is the most prominent mid-SUV out there on Indian roads.
But what makes it so good? Here are the top 5 reasons which make the Kia Seltos the perfect SUV for the city.
First impressions always matter, and sometimes, the first impression is all that matters. The Kia Seltos is a true design marvel by the Korean automaker that sure leaves a striking impression, turning heads wherever it goes. Be it the premium Tech Line trim or the sporty GT line trim, the SUV stands out with Kia’s signature Tiger Nose grille and the futuristic Crown Jewel LED headlamps with Heartbeat DRLs. To add to the mix, it gets a chrome wraparound on the headlight, making it look even more premium. LED Ice cube fog lamps are one of a kind on Indian roads. If you still want more, the GT line gets an additional red chrome insert over the air dam.
The massive 17-inch crystal-cut alloy wheels add to the aesthetics of the Seltos. They come equipped with disc brakes, making the Seltos not just stylish but also safe and secure. The rear of the Seltos is equally well designed. The ‘Heart beat’ LED tail lamps come with a lot more chrome, which makes it difficult to miss the Seltos even if it zooms past you. The Seltos also comes in a two-tone colour option with sunroof giving you the exotic experience. It also spoils you for choice with 8 Monotone and 5 Dual Tone colour options.
Stuck in a traffic jam? The Seltos will keep you entertained with a 10.25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. And to top it off, the Seltos boasts an 8-speaker Bose Premium Sound System specially designed for the car, offering you the best in-car entertainment. But Kia did not stop here. The Seltos also comes equipped with ambient Lighting and LED Sound Mood lights that change according to the music played inside the car. Futuristic enough?
The Kia Seltos also features Kia’s in-house UVO (short for “your voice”) connected car technology which offers 50+ convenience features to its owners. Just activate UVO, put your desired command, and let the Seltos do the rest. You can even pair it with your smartwatch and activate your car’s features with a simple “Hello Kia” voice-based wake-up command.
No one likes to drive in the crowded city roads in India. We are always worried of someone cutting lanes, driving carelessly, or even not following the traffic rules. With the Seltos, Kia has tried to make driving more convenient and less painful, especially on city commutes. The Kia Seltos comes with an array of convenient features that help drivers focus on driving and forget about these external issues. Its smart 8-inch head-up display, which displays information right above the dashboard to assist safe driving by minimizing movement of the driver's line of sight, is a segment-first feature. The Blind View Monitor (BVM) in the Seltos presents a live video of the car’s blindspot inside the 7-inch colour instrument cluster, making it easier to manoeuvre the car. So now you don’t need to worry about rear traffic while taking turns. Another pain point that Kia has been able to address with the Seltos is parking hassles. Let’s be honest, parking is the biggest pain in the dingy lanes in India. The Seltos comes installed with front and rear parking sensors and a 360-degree surround view camera to offer complete peace of mind to customers while parking their cars.
Safety and Build Quality
Kia has made no compromises when it comes to the safety features and driver assists on offer. It comes with the world’s first Smart Pure Air Purifier with UVO, making the Seltos safe and hygienic for your loved ones. It gets ABS with EBD, six airbags, electronic stability control, vehicle traction control, and hill start assist control. The structure of the Seltos is made up of advanced high strength steel, making it a tough SUV that can survive extreme collisions. No wonder it has received a 5-star ANCAP crash test rating from Global NCAP.
Inside the Seltos is one of the most comfortable places to be when it comes to your daily routine, which gets premium upholstery on river and passenger ventilated seats, automatic climate control, an air purifier, and a powered driver’s seat. The SUV gets a sunroof in case you are missing out on the outside world. The 433-litre boot ensures that one has enough space for any occasion, be it a long-distance camping trip or just the general junk in your trunk. The mid-SUV has one of the most spacious 5-seater cabins, with enough knee room even for 6-footers.
With its debut offering, Kia has dominated the Indian mid-SUV space with a segment share of over 45 per cent since its launch in August 2019. Whether it is the comfort, the engaging driving experience, the safety features or the technology, the Seltos has it all and leaves its competitors way behind. Additionally, the Seltos also disrupted the segment with its elegant and sporty stance, differentiating itself from the mundane looking cars in the mid-SUV segment. On top of this, with over 265 touchpoints across 160 cities in the country, the closest Kia Seltos on display is just around the corner, wherever you are. The Seltos truly gives Indian consumers what they deserve in this segment and hence it has emerged as the perfect SUV for cities.