KIA has refreshed compact cross for the domestic market. The update has been reduced to a shake-up kits, in addition have Seltos appeared rich version with their own design.
The Korean crossover KIA Seltos debuted in June of last year, and complete the sale there started a month later. From July until December 2019 at the home of the brand sold 32 000 of these vehicles. For comparison, Hyundai Kona for all of last year went to Korea with a circulation of 42 649 copies (the total result of “traditional” SUVs, hybrid and electric version, akin to Seltso Crete there not represented), and the choice on the SsangYong Tivoli in 2019 stopped 35 428 customers. In 2020, despite the crisis caused by the epidemic of the coronavirus COVID-19, Seltos also disagrees vigorously: in January-may in the domestic market sold 23 613 machines (data for June not yet), while the same Kona, for example, over the same period gained 15 500 owners (the result of the entire family). Well, new things, dedicated to the 2021 model year, can strengthen the position Seltosa.
So, in the middle and rich trim levels the cross is now glossy grille (in the basic version, Matt). In all embodiments there is a system warning of forgotten passengers in the back seat. Also, the crossover appeared the collision avoidance system when crossing the intersection, and the cheapest Seltos is now optionally available multimedia system with touch screen diagonal of 10.25 inches (initially this cross has an 8-inch touchscreen, previously a great tablet for basic performance was not provided). As before, the model also includes (depending on configuration): adaptive cruise control, head-up display, monitoring system “blind” zones of retention in the lane and away from the Parking lot in reverse.
And behind frame SUV Kia Mohave SUV got a new top version of Gravity. This Seltos has its own grille, with chrome “touches” plus cross received a 18-inch two-tone wheels of the new design, the exterior mirrors painted in silver, the same color made and door moldings. In the cabin, the light gray upholstered chairs and dark gray front panel.
The previous engines – in Korea, the crossover is presented with petrol “turboservice” 1.6 T-GDI (177 HP) and 1.6 turbo diesel (136 PS), both combined with uncontested seven-speed robotized transmission with two clutches (7DCT). Actuator – front or full, there is a choice of driving modes Drive Mode Select (Normal, Eco and Sport) allows the driver to adapt the behavior of the car to his style and road conditions.
The base KIA Seltos 2021 model year is from 19 340 000 won ($16 100), version Gravity will cost at least 25 280 000 won ($21 000).