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Product launch: Kia Motors names its first mid-SUV as Seltos; launch in the second half of 2019., Auto News, ET Auto

NEW DELHI: South Korean carmaker Kia Motors on Tuesday said that it has names its first mid-SUV as Seltos. Based on the SP2i concept shown in 2018 Auto Expo, the Kia Seltos will be showcased in a world premiere on 20th June and will be launched in the second half of 2019.

The name ‘Seltos’ is inspired by Greek mythology and the legend of ‘Celtos’ the son of Hercules. Representing the brave and assertive spirit of Celtus, the ‘S’ in the car’s adapted name implies speed, sportiness and strength.

The Seltos has been created for the young-at-heart people who like to take risks, embrace the outdoors, take on challenges and never back down.

In terms of design, Seltos comes with long hood, a strong character line on the front bumper, and sharp lines pressed into the bodywork. Its robust shoulder line matched with a glasshouse tapered towards the rear of the car lends the Seltos a very distinctive and refined identity.

“Seltos is all set to redefine the mid-SUV car segment with its eye-catching looks, exclusive segment first features and athletic design. We have spent a lot of time in perfecting our car to suit the taste of the Indian customers and I am glad that this originally India intended car is so perfect that it compelled us to make Seltos available globally.I am confident that Kia Seltos would be an outright favorite when it hits the roads in the next few months.”, said Manohar Bhat, Head - Marketing and Sales, Kia Motors India.

Aimed at the new age and tech-savvy buyers, the cabin is characterized by broad, sweeping lines and sophisticated detailing. Seltos comes equipped with a range of connected technologies to maximize convenience, comfort and ease of use.

The Kia Seltos will be manufactured at Kia’s facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh where it will be made for the world.