Kia’s latest Seltos TVC shows the trendy side of the Hyundai Creta-based compact SUV

The Kia Seltos is among the most awaited cars to be launched this year. The stylish SUV from the Korean manufacturer is an all-new vehicle and will be the first car launched by the Kia in India. It will rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta and Nissan Kicks chiefly, though it will also provide competition to bigger SUVs like the Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500 and the MG Hector among others. Kia has officially roped in Tiger Shroff as its brand ambassador and the actor was also featured in the first TVC of Seltos released in India. Here is another TVC of the stylish looking SUV that highlights its key design elements.

The video above by Power Stroke PS showcases the Kia Seltos in a funky manner. The compact SUV will be launched in the country sometime in August, although bookings have been opened across several cities. To let you know, Kia has equipped the car with several class-leading features along with segment first features to give it an edge over the competition. The Hyundai Creta rival gets features like Heads-Up Display, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, an 8-speaker sound system by Bose, an air purifier which doubles up as an AC vent for rear seat passengers, 360-degree surround camera, rear sunshade curtain, a 7-inch colour TFT unit for the instrument console, and a sound mood lamp,

Other features on the SUV include ventilated seats, heated ORVMs, and a sunroof. Kia will also equip the Seltos with connected technology called UVO, which is somewhat similar to what Hyundai brought in with the Venue (Bluelink). Using it, one can control several of the car’s functions using a mobile phone. These functions include the car’s ignition, AC controls and more. Safety features on the Kia Seltos include 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, HAC, VSM and the SUV is built using advanced high strength steel (AHSS).

Kia’s latest Seltos TVC shows the trendy side of the Hyundai Creta-based compact SUV

Talking about the firepower on this SUV, Kia will offer a plethora of engine-gearbox combinations to choose from. For starters, it will come with three different automatic gearbox options apart from a manual gearbox, something that will be a first on any car in India. Speaking of engines on offer, the Seltos gets a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine and a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine will be available only with the high-performing GT Line version of the Seltos.

Kia will offer a standard 6-speed manual transmission with petrol and diesel engine options while there will be three different kinds of automatic transmissions available with the car too. It will get a torque converter, a CVT and a dual-clutch transmission. The 7-speed DCT will only be available with the 1.4-litre GT Line version of the car. Other details about the engine and gearboxes will come out as the launch of the Kia Seltos nears