This Is How 7-Seater Kia Seltos Can Look: Renders Based On Hyundai Alcazar Frame!
Looking at the good reception for the three-row mid-size SUVs, the chances of Seven-seater Kia Seltos to be seen in the future are high.
An expansion like never before due to the plenty of attention amongst buyers in recent years in the mid-size SUV segment.
The Mid-size SUV Segment
The segment whose volume potential was clearly undermined five years ago is now seeing more and more automakers shifting their focus to and bringing in new vehicles into the mix, making the segment both, competitive and covetous.
The interior space has become increasingly important as more and more family-based customers are hopping on the bandwagon, giving rise to a new three-row segment over the last few months.
While the Hector Plus is a stretched derivative of the regular five-seater Hector, the revived Tata Safari nameplate is based on the Harrier.
A seven-seater Alcazar based on the Creta will be launched by Hyundai, which is already a leader in the mid-size SUV segment, observing the popularity of this segment.
Unlike the Safari and Hector Plus, the Alcazar has a longer wheelbase of around 150 mm compared to its five-seater sibling offering better accessible room for the final row alongside having the largest bootspace in its class.
Based on the Seltos, Kia could in near future introduce a seven-seater of its own as Hyundai Alcazar will reach showrooms in the coming weeks.
Seven-seater MPV Spotted Testing
Speculations were rife after the KY seven-seater MPV was spotted testing earlier this month that it would be the next big launch from the South Korean manufacturer. But along with it, a seven-seater Seltos cannot be ruled out either.
A separate identity to the three-row Seltos with a new moniker could be given by Kia in order to create distinction. It has a longer wheelbase and rear overhang, rear quarter glass, subtly updated to the front wheel just as the Alcazar. It has newly designed alloy wheels. Paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission, a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel could be employed. With added bits and bobs, features list could resemble that of Seltos.