Seltos: Kia's New Small SUV

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    Seltos: Kia's New Small SUV

    Kia Reveals The Seltos As Its New Small SUV
    By Zach Butler
    June 20, 2019
    tflcar.com

    What do you think of the styling?
    Kia has revealed the Seltos as its new small SUV, a smaller cousin to the likes of the Sportage, Sorento and Telluride. Kia already posted a series of leaks leaking up to this reveal, so we already had a good impression of what it looked like. It takes a different approach to its larger cousins, with “sophistication, assertiveness and cutting-edge technology and safety features,” at least according to Kia.

    Up front, the Kia Seltos has the brand’s signature tiger nose grille, as you’d expect. That grille is flanked by a different headlight assembly than we’re used to seeing across the rest of the lineup, though. Below the top LED lights, the Seltos also has a more intricate set of turn signals, with a chrome strip separating the two. Around the back, there is another chrome strip moving across most of the tailgate. Sharp LED taillights cap off the front and rear fascia. At both ends, the GT Line model has red accents on the bumpers, as well as the wheels.

    Kia announced this Seltos for the Indian market, and the car will make it to global markets in the second half of 2019. Kia is launching the car with a 1.6-liter “Smartstream” turbocharged engine making 175 horsepower, the same figure as the Hyundai Kona. Alternatively, there will also be a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder with 147 horsepower. The Seltos will get a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, 6-speed automatic or a CVT depending on the market and engine choice.

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    Re: Seltos: Kia's New Small SUV

    Bigger than a Soul, smaller than a Sportage. Talk about slicing the market thin.
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    Re: Seltos: Kia's New Small SUV

    I'm never going to be a fan of those kind of headlights.

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    Re: Seltos: Kia's New Small SUV

    World needs more cookie cutter CUVs.

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    Re: Seltos: Kia's New Small SUV

    Please give the US the Stonic because this is a major step backwards in the momentum that Kia has had as of late.

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    I'm getting a "Baby Explorer" vibe from it. I kinda like it, but too underpowered to interest me.
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    Re: Seltos: Kia's New Small SUV

    I'm so sick of CUVs. This looks no different than a Blazer or whatever the **** is being sold these days by everyone.

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    Re: Seltos: Kia's New Small SUV

    I agree w the above posts...I have no interest in another suv.

    I’m thankful that Cadillac is at least trying to keep sedans in their lineup(and hopefully a coupe or convertible eventually)

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    Re: Seltos: Kia's New Small SUV

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Bigger than a Soul, smaller than a Sportage. Talk about slicing the market thin.
    the SOUL is NOT viewed as a "true SUV" and this thing is less cube shaped in profile and more "SUV like" and with the market really taking to the mini SUV segment in replacement for "B" and "C" cars

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    Re: Seltos: Kia's New Small SUV

    What the hell kind of name is 'SELTOS' ? Sounds like an antacid or a snack food.

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    Re: Seltos: Kia's New Small SUV

    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    the SOUL is NOT viewed as a "true SUV" and this thing is less cube shaped in profile and more "SUV like" and with the market really taking to the mini SUV segment in replacement for "B" and "C" cars
    There's quibbling on both sides as to what a "true SUV" is. Personally I don't give a damn, they're all tall wagons in my world. Having AWD available is the true measure in some people's books.
    However, people can call what they want, what they want.

    I was only saying that this splits the difference between Soul and Sportage. Can't find specs in English units. 165", 170", 176" overall length.

    2020 Kia Soul
    Cargo volume: 24.2 ft³
    Fuel tank capacity: 14.3 gal
    Dimensions: 165″ L x 71″ W x 63″ H

    Kia Seltos dimensions
    Length 4315mm = 170"
    Width 1800mm = 71"
    Height 1620mm = 63.8"
    Wheelbase 2610mm = 103"

    Ground clearance 190mm
    Boot capacity 433 litres = 15.3 cu ft.
    Tyres 205/65 R16-215/60 R17
    Turning diameter 10.6m = 34.8'

    2020 Kia Sportage
    Compact sport utility vehicle
    5.8/10 · The Car Connection
    MSRP: From $23,990
    MPG: Up to 23 city / 30 highway
    Towing capacity: 1,653 lbs
    Dimensions: 176″ L x 73″ W x 64-65″ H
    Cargo volume: 30.7 ft³, 60.1 ft³ with seat area
    Dimensions: 165″ L x 71″ W x 63″ H
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    Re: Seltos: Kia's New Small SUV

    I wouldn't look at any KIA because of the "signature tiger nose grille". What about a Hyundai version?

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    Re: Seltos: Kia's New Small SUV

    Actually looks pretty nice for it's segment. KIA stepping it up, the Telluride is going to be a hit IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    I'm so sick of CUVs. This looks no different than a Blazer or whatever the **** is being sold these days by everyone.

    I hate the era we live in.
    Why are CUVs any worse than the badly-proportioned FWD sedans that dominated the market in the recent past? CUVs are at least more space-efficient/practical.
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    Re: Seltos: Kia's New Small SUV

    Quote Originally Posted by samesun View Post
    I agree w the above posts...I have no interest in another suv.

    I’m thankful that Cadillac is at least trying to keep sedans in their lineup(and hopefully a coupe or convertible eventually)
    You may have no interest in SUVs but they are the things paying the bills for Cadillac to spend on Cars and believe me, cars don't necessarily have to be bad to be poor sellers, especially if buyers are now leaving cars en masse for trucks and utilities.

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