The recently launched Kia Seltos has become just the kind of success that the South Korean manufacturer needed it to be. The compact SUV has clinched the coveted segment sales leader in the first month, which is a feat not many vehicles perform. Launched on the 22nd of August, the deliveries of the Seltos have already started. As is the case with most anticipated vehicles, modified examples of the Seltos have also started coming up across the country. Here is India’s first modified Kia Seltos then which has gone under the knife to return as a luxury SUV. The whole customization work on this car has been done by Car Stylein, which is a Delhi based automotive customisation house.
The interiors of this Seltos have been completely revamped and the cabin now looks as opulent as it can get. Not that the Kia Seltos does not come with good inteiros or the cabin is not well appointed. In fact, the Seltos has the best cabin in its segment right now in terms of features and design among other things. The HT line variants get a more luxury-oriented cabin while the GT line variants come with a sporty looking cabin. This Seltos here though takes things to a whole different level.
The abundance of leather and wood makes it feel like a much more expensive SUV than it actually is. The dashboard gets faux wood trim running from the AC vents on one end to the other end. The upper end of the dashboard has been kept black which reduces reflections when driving under direct sunlight. However, the major colour theme here is beige which helps the cabin feel airy and luxurious. Keeping it clean might be a bit tough though as beige and Indian driving conditions don’t really go hand in hand.
The seats have been draped in stylish leather covers which also carry the same beige shade as seen on most other components of the cabin. The seats now look pretty premium and have a squared block design. The level of detailing on this car is intricate which is evident by the work done on the door pads. They now feature a black and beige theme along with faux wood trim around the inner handle going all the way to the end of the door pad. This makes it look pretty beautiful and the doors do not stand out as ugly in line with the whole cabin.
Talking about the Kia Seltos, the compact SUV rivals the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, and the Renault Duster among others in its segment. The base model of the car has been priced at Rs. 9.69 lakhs and the car comes with 3 different engine options along with 3 auto box options.