Kia Seltos is currently one of the most popular compact SUV in the segment. It competes with cars like Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, MG Hector in the segment. Kia Seltos quickly became popular among buyers for its looks and features. There are several examples of modified Kia Seltos SUVs available in the market and many of them are base trims that are modified to look like top-end trims. Here we have a video where a base HTE variant Kia Seltos is modified to look like a higher variant.
The video has been uploaded by VIG AUTO ACCESSORIES on their YouTube channel. The video shows all the changes or modifications made to the compact SUV to make it look like higher variant. Video starts by showing the front. The grille at the front has been replaced with a GT Line unit. This along with the upper and lower chrome garnish on the grille completely changed the look of the car.
LED DRLs are also installed in the front grille. Owner was not planning to change the headlamps so the projector HID headlamps are retained. Kia Seltos’ original ice cube shaped LED fog lamps are installed to make it look like a higher variant. Coming to the side profile, the steel rims have been replaced with 17 inch crystal cut GT Line alloy wheels and the manual ORVMs are also replaced with electrically adjustable units with integrated LED turn indicators.
The roof and the pillars on this Seltos are now wrapped in black to give it a dual tone theme. Other changes in the side profile include PPF on door edges, roof rails, door visors, lower window chrome garnish and damping on all four doors. The fender and the door handles also get chrome garnish.
Interiors in this car have also been customised. The fabric seats now gets ultra soft black leatherette seat cover. The seat covers get Red contrast stitching which gives it a sporty look. The armrest also gets wrapped in leatherette material with contrast stitching. The door pads and dashboard is also wrapped in similar manner.
An aftermarket touchscreen infotainment system has been installed in the car with gloss black frame. The steering wheel also gets soft leather wrapping with cruise control and steering mounted audio controls. The aftermarket touchscreen also shows feed from the rear parking camera that has now been installed. Ambient lights have also been installed in this car.
Overall, the car looks very neat. It is not best example of converting a base variant Seltos to higher variant but, the quality of work done on this car looks very good. The vlogger mentions that the Seltos can be completely transformed into a top-end variant but, the owner of this car did not wanted that. Kia Seltos is available with three engine options. There is a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that comes with manual, iMT and IVT gearbox. The diesel version is powered by a 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine that comes with manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The 1.4 litre turbo petrol comes with manual and a 7-speed DCT gearbox option.