Seltos Will Be The Name Of Kia’s First Car For India, Officially Announced

Kia will globally unveil the Seltos compact SUV on 20th June in India and will be manufactured at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh for the global markets as well

Kia Motors, the known Korean brand has announced its Indian entry quite a while ago. The world’s 8th largest automaker has now announced the name of its upcoming compact SUV as Seltos. Showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo as the SP2i concept, the Seltos name has been inspired by Greek mythology and the legend of Celtos, the son of Greek god Hercules.

The name Seltos is inspired by Greek mythology and the legend of ‘Celtos’ the son of Hercules. Just a couple of days ago, KIA Motors revealed the first sketches of the Seltos, giving us an idea of the exterior and cabin design. 

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“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.”, said Mr. Manohar Bhat, Head – Marketing and Sales, Kia Motors India.

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The Kia Seltos will be manufactured at the company’s newly installed car manufacturing facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The car will be made in India and will be exported to the rest of the world and will be launched in the second half of 2019.

Once launched the Kia Seltos will compete against the Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier. As for the design of the Seltos, the SUV will sport the brand’s trademark tiger nose grille and a large display in the central console. Expect the SUV to be priced between Rs 8-12 Lakh (ex-showroom).