If you think the SUV range offered by the Kia guys is quite extensive, it is because you have not seen what they propose on the other side of the ocean. and he is Apart from what is sold in Europe, you have to add others like Kia Seltos and Kia Telluride., Now they have revamped the first of them, an interesting compact SUV that was launched in the market in 2019.
It was last July when this facelifted Kia Seltos was shown to the whole world, which has been introduced to the society at the Los Angeles Motor Show. The SUV is 4.37m long (the Kia Stonic is 4.14m long, while the Kia Niro goes up to 4.42m) It now offers various changes to its exterior image where it gets new headlights with full LED technology, bigger front grille, bumper with bigger air intakes, vertical fog lights, trims for exhaust system, rear lights,
A more modern exterior for the Kia Seltos
The Korean company also takes this opportunity to review the range of colors available for the body of this Kia Seltos. and it can now be bought in Tanque Pluto Blue, Fusion Black and Wallis Green, Similarly, new wheels also come, which will be up to 18 inches and can be fitted with 235/45 R18 tyres. Also new to these Kia Seltos is the X-Line trim, which will be recognizable by the exterior details in glossy black and bronze colors. There will also be a roof rack and distinctive 18-inch wheels.
The interior of the Kia Seltos was one of the weak points of this compact SUV… until now. and that is to solve The new products of the Korean firm inherited a dashboard with a distinctive design, The simplest versions continue to retain an instrument panel made up of classic analog clocks with a 4.2-inch screen. However, the most equipped versions will add a double 10.25-inch screen to the instrument panel and infotainment system.
The new Kia Seltos gets a more digital interior
Apart from the digitisation, the changes on the inside of this Kia Seltos are quite discreet. It is true that the center console has been modified in the same way Comes with new ventilation outlets and a new selector for gear changing, And this is different from the circular selector that other models from the Korean firm wear, as well as the Kia Seltos that is marketed in South Korea.
In terms of equipment, it is appreciated that these SUVs can now get options like ‘hands-free’ tailgate, as well as ventilated front seats.
Two mechanical options for the updated Kia SUV
Under its front hood, the 2.0 GDI petrol engine remains unchanged. This naturally aspirated four-cylinder block continues to generate 150 HP of maximum power and 180 Nm of torque., This block is always mated to a CVT type automatic transmission, but customers can optionally opt for a four-wheel drive system.
What differs is the most powerful option on the Kia Seltos. And it is that the 1.6 T-GDI has been duly improved to increase its power from 177 to 198 CV. in the same way, It also replaces the exceptional 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with the supercharged block 8-speed automatic transmissionWhich, they assure, is more sophisticated than the previous one.
This Kia Seltos Coming To The United States In 2023
The Korean company has also beefed up the active safety of its Kia Seltos, which now includes assistants like frontal collision warning with pedestrian and cyclist detection. They have also reviewed their blind spot sensor, motion assistant…
The facelifted Kia Seltos is scheduled to arrive at dealerships in the United States in the first half of 2023. Hence, its prices are still kept under wraps. However, to position yourself It must be remembered that today on the other side of the ocean they have one of the Kia Seltos for $22,480.Equivalent to approximately 21,760 Euros at the current exchange rate.