Last month at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Kia unveiled an exciting new SUV: the 2021 Kia Seltos. Slotting in between the Soul and Sportage in the Kia lineup, the all-new Seltos has a rugged design, all-wheel drive capabilities, excellent driving dynamics, and a wealth of advanced technologies. Read more to find out about the release date and pricing information of the 2021 Seltos.
The 2021 Kia Seltos will arrive at dealerships nationwide in the first quarter of 2020. It will be offered in five trims: LX, EX, S 2.0L, S 1.6T, and SX. The full pricing information for the Seltos will be announced closer to the launch date. However, Kia stated that the LX AWD grade will have a starting price that’s under $22,000.
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2021 Kia Seltos Design Features
The 2021 Seltos really grabs your attention with its bold design. Notable exterior design elements include its upright stance, long hood and wheelbase, aggressive front bumper, sculpted dual exhaust outlets, alloy wheels (17” and 18” versions), red wheel center caps, and front and rear skid plates. The beautiful design continues into the cabin, with a wide instrument panel, high-quality craftsmanship, an available leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an available leather-wrapped shift knob. Also, the Seltos offers a generous amount of passenger and cargo space, with a great deal of versatility for different cargo configurations.
2021 Kia Seltos Engine Specs
Buyers of the 2021 Kia Seltos have a choice of two sophisticated engines. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder MPI engine generates 146 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, while the 1.6-liter Turbo GDI engine doles out 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0L MPI engine is mated to an Intelligent Variable Transmission, while the 1.6L Turbo GDI engine is paired with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. The Seltos provides all-weather traction and off-road capabilities via its available Active On-Demand All-Wheel Drive system.