Introducing The New 2021 Kia Seltos AWD

Coming February 2020

Introduction

The Kia Seltos – A Small, but Mighty Competitor in the SUV Segment

Sporty and sophisticated, this new Kia SUV -- presented at the LA Auto Show and expected to hit dealerships in the US in February 2020 -- is a brave player on the highly competitive compact SUV segment. Kia’s new small SUV surprises with engine power, a futuristic interior design in a surprisingly spacious cabin that uses materials of the highest quality and comes packed with a huge set of technological solutions that makes it stand out. Kia wishes to make an important statement with the new Seltos, targeting tech-savvy young buyers looking for quality in every subsystem of a car as well as distinctive interior and exterior styling and for a comprehensive safety and driver assistance package.

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The All New 2021 Kia Seltos at the LA Auto Show




Features

Trims and Powertrain Options Offered with the Kia Seltos

Buyers in the US can choose from among four trim variants, the LX, the EX, the S and the SX and two engine options – a 2-liter, 4-cylinder variant with a CVT that puts out 146 HP, offered as standard with the entry trim and a 1.6-liter, turbo engine, linked to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and capable of 175 HP, the standard configuration on the three higher trim versions. The entry trim is fitted with front-wheel drive in its standard form, while the three higher trims are all-wheel driven, making the Seltos the right choice for any urban adventure as well as for driving comfortably outside the city, on rugged terrain.

All Seltos models come with a Drive Mode Select button, allowing the driver to select the car behavior that best suits the drive style – the Eco mode is configured to maximize autonomy by saving fuel, the Sport mode offers faster engine response and the Normal mode is the perfect balance between the other two modes.


Interior and Exterior

The Kia Seltos Interior

The futuristic cabin of the Kia Seltos uses the best materials and is as comfortable as it is surprisingly styled, with fluid lines and an ample set of cabin tech. The 10.25-inch display is intuitive and versatile, maximizing connectivity as well as ease of usage and it also features split-screen technology, developed to simultaneously show up to three applications on the screen.

The seats throughout the cabin provide the highest level of comfort. The driver’s seat offers the driver perfect view over the road while also reducing driver fatigue; the two-step reclining rear seats, split 60:40 and can be completely folded whenever more cargo space is needed. The advanced cabin tech features available on the higher trims, such as the 8-inch head-up display that projects driving-related information onto the screen in front of the driver in a gentle way, improve the driving experience even further.

Cabin entertainment is taken by the Seltos to a whole new level, through the superb, 8-speaker audio system from Bose, while cross-platform connectivity for Apple CarPlay as well as for Android Auto is also ensured through Kia’s proprietary system. The line-up is fitted with a unique feature that Kia is very proud of: the sound mood lighting system that offers 6 multicolor and 8 monochrome themes that pulsate to the rhythm of the music played and offers lots of other settings, too.


The Kia Seltos Exterior – Rugged Elegance and Functionality

The long hood, the energy and the power exuded by the front bumper, the sharp lines of the body’s side are all there to make a strong statement. The characteristic tiger-nose grille is another attractive feature that makes the Kia Seltos recognizable wherever it goes, while the robust roof line, combined with the narrowing shape of the window frames gives this small SUV a sporty, energetic appearance. The subtle air of sportiness is further emphasized by the rear bumper that accommodates the exhaust pipe. The full-LED lights in the front and in the rear are narrow, but complex and the rugged, crystal-cut wheels confer the Seltos a confident presence on any road.

Safety

The Kia Seltos Safety Package

Safety has always been one of Kia’s top priorities and the Seltos is a superb example of how that commitment is put into practice. The small SUV comes with a wide range of active and passive safety features. The car body made from a combination of aluminum and steel is lightweight and strong and the advanced manufacturing technologies used by Kia ensure that cabin vibrations are kept to the minimum, while maximizing the safety of everyone in the car. Traction control, ABS and ESC are all offered as standard, just like active driver assistant features, such as parking assistance and hill-start assist.

Options and Packages

Base Model Seltos LX
​Engine LX
Type                                                       2.0L Multi-Port Injection (MPI)
Displacement (cc)                                   1,999 cc
Bore x stroke (mm)                                 81 mm x 97 mm
Compression ratio                                  12.5:1
Horsepower                                            146 hp @ 6,200 rpm
Torque                                                    132 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm
Block                                                       Aluminum
Head                                                      Aluminum
Valve System                                         16 Valve Hydraulic Lash Adjust
Fuel Injection                                         Naturally Aspirated (NA)
Rec. Fuel                                                Unleaded Gasoline (RON 95 or higher)
Emission Control System                        WCC + UCC
Engine Oil Capacity (liters)                     4.0 liters
Electrical System LX
Alternator                                              13.5V 120A
Starter    12V                                         1.2kW / 1.4kW
Drivetrain LX
Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)    -
Final gear ratio                                       6.052 - 6.052
Lubricant Oil Capacity (liters)                 6.7
7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)    -
Exterior Dimensions LX
Wheelbase (in.)                                      103.5 in.
Length (in.)                                             172.0 in.
Width (in.)                                               70.9 in.
Height (in.), without roof rails                 63.0 in.
Height (in.), with roof rails                      -
Tread (in.), (front/rear)                          62.0 in. / 62.4 in.
Overhang (in.), (front/rear)                   34.0 in. / 34.4 in.
Min. Ground Clearance (in.)                    7.2 in.
Approach angle (degrees)                      28.0
Departure angle (degrees)                     28.0
Interior Dimensions LX
Head room, without sunroof                   -
Front (in.)                                               40.0 in.
Rear (in.)                                                38.4 in.
Head room, with sunroof                        -
Front (in.)                                               41.4 in.
Rear (in.)                                                38.0 in.
Shoulder room                                        -
Front (in.)                                               55.5 in.
Rear (in.)                                                54.7 in.
Hip room                                                  -
Front (in.)                                               53.5 in.
Rear (in.)                                                52.8 in.
Cargo capacity, rear seat upright          26.6 cu. ft.
Cargo capacity, rear seat folded            62.8 cu. ft.

Seltos S
​Engine S
Type                                                       2.0L Multi-Port Injection (MPI) / 1.6L Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) (OPT)
Displacement (cc)                                   1,999 cc / 1,591 cc (OPT)
Bore x stroke (mm)                                 81 mm x 97 mm / 77 mm x 85.44 mm (OPT)
Compression ratio                                  12.5:1 / 10.0:1 (OPT)
Horsepower                                           146 hp @ 6,200 rpm / 175 hp @ 6,000 rpm (OPT)
Torque                                                   132 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm / 195 lb.-ft. @ 1,500-4,500 rpm (OPT)
Block                                                       Aluminum
Head                                                       Aluminum
Valve System                                         16 Valve Hydraulic Lash Adjust / 16 Valve Mechanical Lash Adjust (OPT)
Fuel Injection                                         Naturally Aspirated (NA) / Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) (OPT)
Rec. Fuel                                               Unleaded Gasoline (RON 95 or higher) / Unleaded Gasoline (RON 92 or higher) (OPT)
Emission Control System                       WCC + UCC
Engine Oil Capacity (liters)                   4.0 liters / 4.5 liters (OPT)
Electrical System S
Alternator                                             13.5V 120A / 13.5V 130A (OPT)
Starter                                                  12V 1.2kW / 1.4kW or 12V 0.9kW (OPT)
Drivetrain S
Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)    -  
1st                                                           2.68 - 0.385
2nd                                                          2.68 - 0.385
3rd                                                          2.68 - 0.385
4th                                                          2.68 - 0.385
5th                                                          2.68 - 0.385
6th                                                          2.68 - 0.385
7th                                                          2.68 - 0.385
Reverse                                                  2.822 - 1.822
Final gear ratio                                       6.052 - 6.052
Lubricant Oil Capacity (liters)                 6.7
7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) -
Final gear ratio                                        4.643 / 3.611
Lubricant Oil Capacity (liters)                  1.6 - 1.7
Clutch type                                              Dry Double Plate
Exterior Dimensions S
Wheelbase (in.)                                       103.5 in.
Length (in.)                                              172.0 in.
Width (in.)                                                70.9 in.
Height (in.), without roof rails                  -
Height (in.), with roof rails                       63.6 in.
Tread (in.), (front/rear)                           62.0 in. / 62.4 in.
Overhang (in.), (front/rear)                    34.0 in. / 34.4 in.
Min. Ground Clearance (in.)                    7.2 in.
Approach angle (degrees)                      28.0
Departure angle (degrees)                     28.0
Interior Dimensions S
Head room, without sunroof                   -
Front (in.)                                               40.0 in.
Rear (in.)                                                38.4 in.
Head room, with sunroof                        -
Front (in.)                                               -
Rear (in.)                                                -
Leg room                                                -
Front (in.)                                              41.4 in.
Rear (in.)                                               38.0 in.
Shoulder room                                       -
Front (in.)                                              55.5 in.
Rear (in.)                                               54.7 in.
Hip room                                                 -
Front (in.)                                              53.5 in.
Rear (in.)                                               52.8 in.
Cargo capacity, rear seat upright         26.6 cu. ft.
Cargo capacity, rear seat folded          62.8 cu. ft.