New Kia compact SUV goes on sale in Q1 2020, priced under $22,000.
Kia used the ongoing L.A. auto show to officially launch the Seltos compact SUV in the United States.
Scheduled to go on sale in the US-market in the first quarter of 2020, the Seltos slots in between the funky Soul crossover and Sportage SUV.
Featuring rugged exterior design, the 2021 Kia Seltos provides a comfortable and tech-savy cabin, a choice of two fuel sipping 4-cylinder engines and an optional all-wheel-drive system with torque vectoring control.
When Kia Seltos reaches local Kia dealerships early next year, it will be available in 5 unique trims: LX, EX, S 2.0L, S 1.6T and SX.
The official Kia Seltos pricing details have yet to be announced, however, sources close to the South Korean carmaker state that the newcomer will cost less than $22,000!
Let’s have a look at 8 things you need to know about this exciting Kia SUV.
2021 Kia Seltos FAQ (8 facts)
- Dealership arrival
The all-new Kia Seltos is scheduled to go on sale in the United States during the first quarter of 2020. Exact dealership arrival date have yet to be disclosed by Kia.
- Engineline-up & transmission options
The 2021 Kia Seltos offers a choice of two different 4-cylinder engines. The base 2,0L four-cylinder unit generates 146 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission (called IVT).
The second engine option is a more powerful 1.6 liter direct injection turbo engine, which packs 175 horsepower and is mated to the 7-speed-dual-clutch transmission.
- AWD availability
Yes, Kia Seltos comes with AWD system! All-wheel drive with torque vectoring will be available on select trim levels.
- Trim levels
Consumers will have a choice of 5 trim levels. Those are the LX, EX, S 2.0L, S 1.6T and SX.
The official 2021 Kia Seltos pricing details will be announced closer to the vehicle’s on sale date. At this point, we only know that the entry-level Seltos will be priced under $22,000. You can expect the fully-loaded Kia Seltos to top out at around $30,000.
- Exterior colors
Kia Seltos colors range features 8 different “single” paint shades including the Starbright Yellow, Mars Orange, Neptune Blue and several others. There are also 4 two-tone color options available.
- Ground clearance
The 2021 Kia Seltos has a ground clearance of 7.2 inches
- Size & exterior dimensions
In terms of size, this Kia compact SUV slots in between the Soul and Sportage crossovers. Find more details about the exact Kia Seltos dimensions here.