Kia Motors made their entry into our market with Seltos SUV. It became popular among buyers in a very short span of time and the main reason behind that is the way it looks, the long features it offered and of course the aggressive pricing. Kia is now planning to launch an electric version of the Seltos SUV. The electric version of the compact SUV is meant to be sold in international market only and It is highly unlikely that India will be getting it. Here we have couple of rendered images that show what the upcoming electric SUV might look like.
The images have been shared by Electric vehicle web on their website. It gets a design language similar to what we have seen in other electric vehicles from the brand. From the outside, Seltos electric SUV looks very similar to the regular ICE version. The noticeable changes on the outside are the redesigned front grille. It still retains the Tiger nose shape but, is similar to the one seen in Kia e-Soul crossover.
Apart from a redesigned grille at the front, the Seltos electric gets, electric blue accents above the headlamps, around fog lamps and in the skid plates as well. Apart from that, it still gets all LED headlamps, DRLs, ice cube shaped LED fog lamps and so on. Coming to the side profile, the basic design remains the same as regular Seltos. It gets a new set of alloy wheels which we normally see on other electric cars from the automaker. On the inside, Kia is expected to offer all the features like an electric sunroof, ventilated seats, touchscreen infotainment screen, AC vents for rear passenger and so on in the electric version of the Seltos SUV.
Kia Seltos’ electric version is likely to be offered with a 64 kWh battery pack which is the same unit as seen in Hyundai Kona. The electric motor will power the front wheels and is expected to have a driving range of 450 kms which is similar to what Hyundai Kona returns. The Seltos EV will supports both AC and DC charging which will allow the user to recharge the batteries fast if needed. The Seltos Electric is likely to be the priciest variant of the compact SUV sold in India, with an ex-showroom price close to the Rs. 20 lakh figure.