With the growing popularity of subcompact crossover SUVs, the Kia Seltos is sure to be a huge hit as it makes the ride from India to the US.
The Kia lineup of SUVs does have a hole in it and it’s in a place that’s one of the most popular right now. We have moved our attraction away from sedans to crossover SUVs, but we want these vehicles to be small enough to be easy and comfortable to drive. This means the subcompact part of the crossover market is where we’re going to find the vehicle that we want to drive, but Kia doesn’t have a model in this class yet. Thankfully, there will be one offered in the near future that will fit in this location.
The Kia Seltos is Expected
The new Kia Seltos has already been shown and started being sold in India. This new SUV is the same size as the Hyundai Kona and it will be the model that will fit under the Kia Sportage to give us the subcompact model that we want to enjoy on the road. The Kia team is proud to offer this new model as one of the most high-tech models offered in the class to make sure we can have a fantastic drive on the roads in the Kia Seltos that will take us where we need to go.
The Package of this Kia
The current versions of the Kia Seltos that have made it to the roads in India feature full exterior LED lighting, an eight-inch head-up display, mood lighting that matches your music, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, and a Bose audio system. We can expect the Seltos to have a long list of active safety features including automatic emergency braking and a full suite of driver assistance items that can be enjoyed when you’re ready to take this SUV out for a great drive on the road.
Power the Kia Seltos
The Kia Seltos that will arrive in our market will be offered with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The larger engine gives you 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque while the turbocharged engine will give you 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque for the drive. You’ll be able to choose either a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for the turbo model or have a CVT automatic transmission when you have the 2.0-liter engine under the hood. There will also be several driving modes that you can choose from to make sure you have the ride quality you’re looking for.
Get Ready for the Kia Seltos
The new Kia Seltos will be a small and active SUV that can make it possible for you to have the drive you want when you head out on the roads. There’s room for the cargo you need, seating for five, and you can expect to see a variety of trims and packages that make it possible for this SUV to fit into the bottom part of the Kia crossover lineup. The hole will be filled and you’ll have the SUV that can replace your car when you’re ready to move up to a small and active crossover from Kia.