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Kia Seltos base variant spied before launch: Looks smashing

Kia will officially launch the all-new Seltos in the Indian market on August 22nd. Kia has officially showcased the car in India before but the version they unveiled was the fully-loaded top-end variant. Kia has already launched the car in the Korean market, which is the home market of the brand. Here are the pictures of the base variant that was spotted in South Korea.

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While the fully-loaded version of the Kia Seltos will be available with full-LED headlamps and range of high-end LED set-up at the front including heartbeat DRL, ice cube fog lamps and an extended light strip on the grille. However, the base and mid variants will not come with all these features. The pictures of the car from South Korea shows the projector headlamps that will be available with the lower variants of the car. Kia is yet to reveal the official specification list for the Indian model so it is not known which variants will offer the projector headlamps in the Indian market. The pictures also show the alloy wheel design, which is different from the top-end model showcased in India.

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It should be noted that Kia offers 16-inch, 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels in the Korean market, which might not be available in the Indian market. Also, the Korean version of the Kia Seltos gets powered by different engine options. Even the specification list of the Korean-spec Seltos is different from the Indian version, which is why we cannot say which variant of the Seltos in India will get the projector lamps.

In the pictures, we can see that the projector headlamps are placed in the lower part of the headlamp cluster. In the top-end version, the turn indicators are placed here. Most likely, the turn indicators will be placed on the top slot that houses the LED DRLs and the headlamps in the top-end model. Even with this set-up, the Kia Seltos looks quite good. It looks way different from other conventional vehicles available in the segment.

 

It should be noted that the Kia Seltos is based on an all-new platform that will also underpin the upcoming all-new Hyundai Creta in the Indian market. The mid-size SUV will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, lower variants of the Jeep Compass and the MG Hector. It would be interesting to see the price of the Kia Seltos in the Indian market when launched. the Seltos will come with two petrol engine options and a single diesel engine option. All three engine options get three different kinds of transmission, which will be a first in the Indian market. The top-end variant will also get first-in-segment features including a Heads-Up Display, Air Purifier and more.