2021 Kia Seltos

Katie CassidyFebruary 18, 20206min355

The doesn’t rather harmonize other SUVs. It attracts attention as a genuine combination in between city-cruiser and all-terrain vehicles. You can match a confined parallel parking location at some point, while with confidence managing a snowy roadway with four-wheel drive the following. You can easily fit the whole family members on a trip while investing much less at the gas pump.



The new Seltos is based on a system made use of for a design called Creta, or ix25, as well as sold virtually all over, with the exception of Europe as well as the UNITED STATE

For the American market, the SUV takes some layout hints from the Telluride, among the carmaker’s most prized SUV recently. It comes with a long wheelbase and also a high front component that ends in a long-looking hood. To provide the Seltos a sportier, more off-road-oriented look, the American Seltos has been talented with front and also back skid plates, along with black wheel arc cladding. The cars and truck sit 7.2-inches off the ground.

The Seltos is offered in the U.S. in 5 trim degrees, specifically LX, EX, S 2.0 L, S 1.6 T as well as SX. On the S, Ex Lover and SX there is a chrome beltline providing it a more streamlined look right up right into the D-pillar, and also there is likewise the option of having the roofing system repainted in a two-tone shade.
As for wheels, the Seltos is supplied with either 17- or 18-inch rims.



Inside, the Seltos is a tamer with a sensible design that favors the chauffeur. The majority of versions will be furnished with an 8.0-inch touchscreen that’s perched on the dashboard, although a 10.3-inch touchscreen is offered on SX versions.

4 grownups can fit pleasantly inside the Seltos, 5 in a pinch. The rear seats recline for much better long haul convenience and the seats are moderately comfy for the Seltos’ affordable price. There are greater than 26 cubic feet of cargo area behind the second row as well as with those seats folded up that room broadens to greater than 60.

The Seltos covers the majority of its touchable surface areas in soft materials that are eye-catching and also comfortable, although a couple of tough plastics can be discovered in the facility console and in addition to the dash. They’re textured as well as look fine, but not as nice to touch.

The guiding wheel unusually includes a lower spoke made from glossy piano-black plastic that can glare sunlight back towards the vehicle driver, which was a weird selection. On top of being a little as well intense, it’s additionally definitely a magnet for scuffs from rings as well as various other jewelry.




Kia provides two different four-cylinder engines in the Seltos: a 2.0-liter that makes 146 horsepower or a turbocharged 1.6-liter that pumps out 175. We had the ability to example the Seltos with the turbocharged 1.6-liter in Korea and located its power to be more than sufficient.

While the base engine is mated to a continually variable transmission (CVT), the turbo features a seven-speed automated. All-wheel drive is optional with both engines. The Seltos supplies a firm but mostly smooth trip and handling is sharp for an SUV.

Release Date and Price

The will certainly come to car dealers across the country in the extremely initial quarter of 2020. It will definitely be offered in 5 trims: LX, Ex Lover Fan, S 2.0 L, S 1.6 T, and also SX.

The full pricing info for the Seltos will certainly be exposed better to the launch day. Nonetheless, Kia specified that the LX AWD top quality will certainly have a beginning rate that’s under $22,000.