– Global unveiling on December 16, 2021
– Based on the Seltos
Ahead of the official unveiling of Kia’s upcoming fourth model (codenamed KY) slated for December 16, spy footage of the interior has leaked around the web. The Kia KY will be based on the Seltos SUV and will be positioned under the Carnival as a three-row model under Rs 20 lakh.
According to the leaked images, the KY will boast a fully digital instrument cluster, a Seltos steering wheel with silver inserts, a new brand logo, mounted controls, a touchscreen infotainment system. with physical buttons and automatic air conditioning with touch-based controls. The Kia KY will be offered in six- and seven-passenger configurations with captain-style seats and bench seats in the second row, respectively.
Based on the recently seen test mule, the KY will be longer than the Seltos with an extended wheelbase to accommodate the third row seats. To distinguish itself from the Seltos, the KY will have a redesigned rear profile and a new design for the alloy rims. Recently, the automaker registered a trademark for the name “Carens” in India. It is still unclear whether the same will be used for the production model. To learn more, click here.
Mechanically, the KY should get gasoline and diesel powertrains from the Seltos SUV. These include 1.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engines and 1.5-liter diesel engines mated to manual and automatic transmissions.