All-New Kia Seltos shows off personality in Texas Hill Country

(February 18, 2020) SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Rugged, refined and right-sized, the all-new Kia Seltos arrived in Texas Hill Country this week to show off a personality all its own. As a utility vehicle with an abundance of attitude, the 2021 Kia Seltos enters the entry SUV segment with modern styling and a penchant for adventure, whether that means everyday driving around town or in the wilderness on weekends.

Complementing Kia’s SUV lineup, and following on the heels of the Telluride, the Seltos slots between the popular Soul and Sportage models, providing a comfortable and tech-savvy cabin, a choice of two engines including a 175-horsepower 1.6-liter turbo, and an available all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring cornering control and a lock mode to handle more severe road conditions.

Looking at all it has to offer, it’s no wonder the Seltos is poised and ready to become a true contender in one of the fastest growing segments in the industry when it goes on-sale in the U.S. this month. Pricing begins at $21,990 plus destination for the LX AWD and S FWD.

Similar to Telluride’s design theme, the Seltos is a marriage of bold design and delicate details, and stands apart from rivals with its strong, upright stance. The tall front end and 7.2-inch ground clearance translate to a tough attitude and an adventurous spirit. Its assertive presence is spearheaded by Kia’s signature tiger nose grille that includes unexpected diamond-like detail.

Chiseled surfaces and well-drawn lines lead back to a distinctive profile highlighted by a chrome beltline (available on S, EX and SX) that melds into the D-pillar for a streamlined appearance. And the optional two-tone roof gives Seltos an added layer of coolness and character.

Other key design cues include:

    Long wheelbase and hood for a robust and substantial look
    Harmonized grille and headlamp design featuring full LED “Beat” lighting for a modern appearance (SX)
    Aggressive lower front bumper design provides sharper approach angle for adventurous driving
    Front and rear skid plates and black wheel arch cladding reference off-road abilities
    Sleek and tapering greenhouse conveys athleticism
    Eye-catching red wheel center caps hint at performance
    Tailgate garnish connects rear lamps to create a sense of width and stability
    Sculpted dual exhaust outlets highlight power and are connected by chrome trim to emphasize premium status
    Eye-catching 17-, and 18-inch alloy wheels give Seltos an up-level appearance and stance befitting its bold personality

The Seltos delivers roominess and comfort. Even back seat passengers will get to stretch out thanks to the rear reclining feature. And while they’re kicked back and relaxing, you can lower the rear luggage board to increase cargo space.

When there’s nobody in the back and you need some extra room for larger items, fold the rear seat down and lift the luggage board for a flat loading surface allowing expansive cargo volume. Whichever way you fold it, split it or lift it, Kia says the Seltos is a leader in its class when it comes to space and versatility.

The Seltos "outclasses its class" with an upscale look and feel throughout its well-appointed cabin. Whether it’s a quick trip around town or a longer sojourn “into the wild,” owner and occupants will enjoy premium details and convenience features.

Seltos is engineered to deliver a comfortable, capable and confidence-inspiring experience for both driver and passengers. A number of elements contribute to Seltos’ composed ride and lively driving performance.