Hyundai recently teased the Alcazar that is expected to go on sale in June 2021. This is a new technique that the manufacturers are using. They are making a 5-seater and a larger 6/7 seater versions of their SUV. We have seen this with the Tata Safari and Tata Harrier, MG Hector Plus and Hector and more recently Hyundai Alcazar and Creta. Well, here we have a render of Kia Seltos’s 7-seater version that is based on the regular Seltos.
The rendering has been done by SRK Designs for IAB. One thing to note is that there have been no talks of the 7-seater version of the Seltos, the rendering is purely based on the artist’s imagination. However, it still gives us a good idea about how a 7-seater version of the Seltos might end up looking like if it ever goes into production.
From the pictures, we can see that the 7-seater version derives a lot of design elements from the regular Seltos. We think that this is not really a bad thing. After all, the Seltos is one of the best looking mid-size SUVs that you can buy right now.
At the front, we can see the same LED lighting setup as the Seltos. The fog lamps, headlamps and the Daytime Running Lamps have been carried over. There is a faux skid plate finished in silver. There is a more premium looking grille which is still Kia’s Tiger Nose design. The Seltos comes with a blacked-out grille but because the 7-seater will sit above the Seltos it gets multiple chrome elements in the grille which looks like they are derived from the Alcazar. Interestingly, the render is carrying the new Kia logo and a slightly different bonnet design.
The side profile comes with different dual-tone alloy wheels but they look an inch bigger than the one found on Seltos. The Seltos runs on 17-inch alloy wheels whereas its 7-seater version seems to run on 18-inches. The SUV also comes equipped with roof rails. The rear quarter window is different from the regular Seltos. It is much larger and angular. The rear of the 7-Seltos has not been rendered but we can see a glimpse at a different set of LED tail lamps.
Because the Seltos 7-seater is based on the Alcazar, it will be longer than the Seltos and also have a longer wheelbase to liberate more cabin space. It will also share the same engine options as the Alcazar. So, there will be a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Both engines are offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
Having said that, there might not be any talks of the 7-seater Seltos but there is a new Kia MPV that will soon be launching in India. It has been codenamed KY. The MPV will be designed in such a way that it will not look like a family carrier at first look. Just like we have seen with the Maruti Suzuki XL6 which is just a heavily redesigned Ertiga. The launch date of the Kia KY is not yet known. However, you can read some exclusive details about the new MPV by clicking here.