The SUV gets its name from Celtus, the son of Heracles and Celtine, and therein stands all the legendary strength, sportiness, speed and beauty this SUV has to offer. The all new Kia Seltos is a head-turner. The vehicle is well crafted and draws attention wherever it goes. The SUV is designed to be sturdy and has a dynamic profile. Any angle in view looks elegant, handcrafted and present.
On the front, the Seltos gets a clamshell bonnet and an embossed Kia badge that flows smoothly over the signature tiger nose grille. Flanking the grille, are the ‘Crown Jewel’ LED headlights that are integrated with heartbeat styled LED daytime running lights. The Seltos also features a sculpted lower air dam and bumper. The bumper plays host to ice cube styled fog lamps.
From the side, the square-ish wheel arches show off some expected SUV ruggedness. The wheel arches play host to either 16-inch wheels or 17-inch wheels depending on the variant. The Seltos also features muscular looking shoulder lines, and the black A-pillars makes one feel that the roof of the SUV is floating. The shark fin-shaped rear D-Pillar is another design highlight that adds to the mirage of the floating roof.
The rear part of the car features reflectors with an air dam design, and skid plates. Again, it features the heartbeat LED lamps, a rear spoiler, a dual muffler design and a chrome garnish in the center. The interiors of the all new Kia Seltos are gorgeous, and makes one want to keep looking. The SUV features honeycomb pattern leatherette seats or tube pattern leatherette seats, depending on the variant one chooses.
Boot space stands at 433-litres, and can be extended to a whole lot more by dropping the 60:40 split rear seats.The wheel does get tighter at higher speeds but this makes controlling that Seltos very easy. There is close to no play at all. We felt confident to take the car up to higher speeds, even through the rain.