2020 Kia Seltos compact crossover revealed

2020 Kia Seltos compact crossover revealed

Crossover’s continue to flood the automotive market and Kia has released yet another one. The 2020 Kia Seltos is a compact SUV destined for some specific markets. 

The Kia Seltos started off as the SP Concept which was unveiled in Feb 2018. With the arrival of the Seltos, Kia also makes its entry to the highly competitive Indian SUV market. The Seltos has an interesting design with full-LED headlamps and fog lamps. It gets a unique take on Kia’s signature tiger-nose grill with the silver skid plates. The top GT Line gets 18-inch tyres. The rear also gets a full-LED setup, even for the fog-lights.

Kia has not yet published any official photographs of the interior. As of now, we know that the Seltos will offer a 10.25-inch touch screen infotainment system screen and an optional 8.0-inch Heads-Up Display. An 8-speaker Bose Sound system is also a part of the options list.

There are three engine and four different transmission choices. There will be a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol, a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel engine choices. These will vary from market to market. The transmission choices include a 6-speed manual, a 7-speed dual clutch (7DCT), a 6speed automatic (6AT) and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). There are different drive modes to choose from – Normal, Eco and Sport modes. Kia has not mentioned anything about an AWD model.

The 2020 Kia Seltos will start arriving in its intended markets by the end of this year. There is still no word yet if it will also be offered in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and other GCC markets.

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  1. For a split second the front reminded.of the Tahoe.

  2. Crossover market becomes quite boring (to me), although this is nice car, but why so many similar vehicles outside?

  3. It should launch here in the UAE as a formidable adversary to the much acclaimed Hyundai Creta. It opens up a wide range of engine and transmission options to ease out buying decision for the consumers. It looks smashing and in typical Kia fashion, it would be built solidly and the interiors too would carry a sense of opulence and after their recent design successes, expect it to be German in its approach- minimalistic, majestic but in your face. Kia doesn’t have a model in this segment so I believe this is the right time and the right car to launch here as it combines all the essentials a buyer aspires for. To increase sales, it should be priced aggressively which I seriously hope, Kia does. This car might be the dawning of an all new era for Kia which would change lot of unpleasant notions about the brand and bring it in the forefront of the most sought after brands in the UAE.

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