With the Kia Seltos, the buyer is given the enjoyment of choice while still being competitively priced.
"Kia is well known for offering exceptional quality and comprehensive specification across its model ranges. The all-new Seltos delivers all of that, and more," says Gary Scott, CEO, Kia Motors South Africa.
The new Seltos will already be available later in November while the media launch will take place early next year.
Its front section is most notable with a wide 'tiger nose' grille and striking design. All models in the range come standard with LED Daytime Running Lights as well as front fog lamps. On the higher specification models, both fog lights, headlights and indicators receive the full LED treatment.
A 1.6-litre Multi-point Injection (MPI) engine produces 90kW and puts 151Nm to the wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The GT Line features a new 1.4-litre T-GDI turbocharged engine with a lunchy 103kW and 242Nm. It is bolted to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
The range-topping Seltos GT Line boasts exclusive features like black and satin chrome detailing on the front grille, 17-inch crystal cut alloy wheels and a full LED light package. All EX models come fitted with 16-inch wheels.
Standard features on all EX models
• Air-conditioning (manual),
• Automatic headlight control (including an ‘escort’ and ‘welcome home’ function),
• Electrically adjustable side mirrors with integrated indicators,
• Steering wheel-mounted remote controls,
• Electric windows,
• Cruise control,
• 8-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system that incorporates a radio with RDS, linked to six speakers.
It comes equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for smartphone mirroring, as well as Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, and has charging USB ports for front and rear passengers.
Glacier White Pearl, Steel Silver, Gravity Grey, Aurora Black Pearl, Intelligency Blue, Intense Red and Punchy Orange are the body colour choices on offer. The latter is only available as a special order. In addition, it is also available with three two-tone colour options: Glacier White Pearl with a black roof, Intense Red with a black roof, and Punchy Orange with a white roof, the latter also only available on special order.
All models come with an unlimited kilometre, 5-year warranty, inclusive of roadside assistance, and a 5-year r 90 000km service plan.
Pricing and spec
Compiled by: Robin Classen