Seoul - Kia’s upcoming baby SUV, which was previously referred to as the SP2 after the concept car of the same name, will be called the Seltos, the Korean carmaker has confirmed ahead of its likely imminent reveal.
Going up against the Ford EcoSport and its sister brand Hyundai’s upcoming Venue, the Kia Seltos is expected to reach South Africa during the first quarter of 2020.
The name Seltos was inspired by Greek mythology and the legend of Celtos, the son of Hercules.
But what’s with the misspelling then?
“Representing the brave and assertive spirit of Celtos, the ‘S’ in the vehicle’s adapted name implies speed and sportiness and brings the name in line with Kia’s Sportage and Sorento SUVs.”