Kia Seltos, the maiden offering of the South Korean carmaker, has been doing wonders in terms of sales in the country. Favoured for its modern styling, premium interior and multiple engine-gearbox options, the Seltos has clocked sales over 81,000 units within 9 months of its arrival. Though, there is always room for more, especially if you ask any marketing specialists. Could there be a 7-seater Kia Seltos? As of now, no one really knows, but here’s an imagination put up by a render.
A latest digital rendering previews the Kia Seltos 7-seater SUV with extended rear section. While the wheelbase of the SUV remains unchanged, its length has been increased to accommodate an additional third row of seats.
Minimal changes have been made to its front end. The 7-seater SUV carries a newly-designed radiator grille with chrome treatment, a revised bumper and updated fog lamps. The SUV has been fitted with a new set of alloy wheels. Most of the design bits remain intact including the signature Tiger Nose grille, headlamps, bold shoulder creases and roof rails. Read – Kia to Launch Sonet Compact SUV, 7-Seater MPV in India
Currently, the Kia Seltos 5-seater is available with three BS6-compliant engine options – a 1.5-litre petrol, 1.4-litre direct-injection turbo-petrol and a 1.5 litre diesel. The 1.5L petrol motor makes a top power of 115hp and 144Nm of torque and comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox and a CVT automatic option.
The turbo-petrol unit is good enough for 140hp and 242Nm of torque. It can be had either with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The oil burner generates a peak power of 115hp against 250Nm of torque. It’s available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox. The Kia Seltos SUV offers three drive modes -Normal, Eco and Sport and three terrain modes – Wet, Mud and Sand.