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Kia Seltos gets a Range Rover Evoque-like convertible makeover [Video]

The Kia Seltos is one of the most anticipated vehicles in India currently. Set to be the debut vehicle of the South Korean manufacturer in India, the Seltos will be launched on the 22nd of this month while the bookings of the compact SUV have already started. It will be offered in two different variant lineups with both of them carrying a different theme. This includes the premium Tech Line models which will be sold under the HT trim and the sporty GT line models that will be sold under the GT Trim. Coming to the video by SRK Designs below, it shows a rendering of the Kia Seltos where it has been given a two-door convertible makeover in Range Rover Evoque convertible style.

One thing that everyone seems to agree upon about the Setos is that the upcoming Hyundai Creta rival looks smashing and has a nicely proportioned body. Due to the same, even the convertible version of the Seltos looks pretty impressive despite SUV and convertible being two words that are usually not included in the same sentence. The overall look of the vehicle has given an upmarket, chic theme by the bright green paint job with curly black detailing on it. The design of the alloy wheels has also been changed as they are now bigger and sportier units.

Since it’s a convertible now, the rear doors have been given a miss here as is the norm with convertible SUVs. The A-pillars along have been blacked out to create a floating look while black cladding has been added to the sides of the vehicle. On the whole, the concept of a convertible Seltos has been brought to life virtually by this render and though it may never see the light of a day, it still is an interesting concept to ponder on.

Kia Seltos Spyder

Talking about the Kia Seltos, the compact SUV comes with several interesting features that will help pull buyers to the dealerships. This includes an 8 speaker Bose sound system, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, UVO smart connect, electric sunroof, 8 colour and 6 themes ambient lighting, smart air purifier, LED projector headlamps, power-adjustable driver’s seat with ventilation, leather interiors, and reclining rear seats among others. Powering the SUV will be a set of three different engines, two among which will be petrol units while one will be diesel. The base petrol engine will be a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated unit that generates a maximum power of 113 Bhp and a peak torque of 144 Nm. It comes mated with a 6-speed manual box and a CVT automatic gearbox.

Next up is the diesel engine which is a 1.5-litre turbocharged unit. This engine produces a maximum power of 113 Bhp along with a peak torque of 250 Nm and comes mated to a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Next is the most powerful engine on offer which is the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. that pumps out a good 138 Bhp of power along with a peak torque of 242 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.