Kia Seltos: 10 things that you need to know about the latest compact SUV

Kia Seltos is the next launch that will happen in the Indian market in the coming months. It is a highly anticipated SUV and will be launched against the likes of Tata Harrier and MG Hector in the market. The Seltos will also take directly on the Hyundai Creta in the Indian market. There are a lot of things that will come with the Kia Seltos and many of these features will be first-in-segment. In fact, for the first time ever, a car will be available three different automatic transmission options in the Indian market. Here are ten things that everyone should know about the Kia Seltos.

Segment-first HUD

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The Kia Seltos will be launched with segment-first Heads-Up Display. The system is known as the Smart 8.0 system but the exact size of the HUD is not known. The HUD will display a lot of vital information about the car including its speed. It is something that will allow the driver the vitals of the car without taking the eyes off the road. Only cars belonging to the premium-segment offer this feature as of now.

All Disc Brakes

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Manufacturers often offer only front disc brakes while the rear brakes remain drum operated. Kia will offer the all-disc brake set-up in the market. All four discs are ventilated, which ensures maximum braking power. Ventilated disc brakes also ensure the highest level braking. Drum brakes often fade away after getting hot.

Highly safe

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Kia Seltos comes with high-strength steel, which ensures maximum safety. Other than that, it will get 6-airbags. Other safety feature includes Electronic Stability Control, HAC, Vehicle Stability Management, ABS, EBD and more.

8-Speaker system from Bose

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The Kia Seltos gets an 8-speaker system from Bose, which is again a segment-first feature. The 8-speaker system will offer a premium sound experience and the infotainment system itself is connected to the ambient light system of the car. The ambient lighting system moves to the tunes of the songs, which makes it a different experience altogether.

10.25-inch screen with UVO

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The Kia Seltos comes with a 10.25-inch infotainment screen, which is quite big in size. It gets regular features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. However, the infotainment system also gets connected technology that allows the car to remain connected to the Internet all the time. It allows the owner to track the live location of the car and also control several features including the AC.

Smart Air Purifier

Hyundai became the first car in the mass segment to offer an air purifier in the car. Kia will soon become the first manufacturer in the segment to offer an air purifier. The Seltos gets an air purifier, which ensures clean air supply to the occupants of the car.

Full LED headlamps and DRL

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The Kia Seltos gets a new-age front-end. On either side of the signature Tiger Nose grille, the Kia Seltos gets sleek headlamps. The sleekness has been achieved by the use of LED lamps. Also, the heartbeat shape DRL is made up of full LED.

Seven colour options

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The Kia Seltos will come with a few trendy colours in the market. There is the flagship Intense Red colour and regular colours like Glacier White Pearl, Steel Silver, Gravity Grey, Aurora Black Pearl, Intelligency Blue and Punchy Orange. This is an official list announced by Kia.

14 variants

The Kia Seltos will offer as many as 14 variants according to CBI. There will be six variants powered by diesel engine option and five petrol variants. The turbocharged petrol engine will come with three variants. The diesel will come with S, ST, STK, and STK+ variants. The petrol turbocharged variants will come in GTK, GTS and GT+.