Review Kia Seltos 2020
This is probably the most anticipated new car in Kia Australia’s history. It has the 2020 Kia Seltos version, the first brand suitable for making a small SUV and it will go on sale on October 25.
Kia has made previous breakthroughs in this market space before because Kia – Soul can be considered a small SUV, although it is a large old car. The original Sportage was also small – but it has grown in size over the years.
For years, we have been wondering when Kia Australia could fill the void below the Sportage – one of those who may have seen customers settle a Cerato hatch until a new premium model came along. .
Enter Seltos, a small SUV with a point to prove. It’s on a larger side of the ‘small’, almost identical to the Nissan Qashqai and Mitsubishi ASX.
Can it deliver on expectations? Read on to find out.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 8/10
The Kia Seltos product line includes four variants: entry-level S (priced at $ 25,990 to drive), Sport variant ($ 29,490 to drive), Sport + (from $ 32,990 to drive) and it Micro-topping GT Line ($ 41,990 drive away).
That’s right – all Seltos pricing models are discounted. That means the national RRP or MSRP is the same and you can rest assured that you won’t be governed by additional shipping and shipping costs.
Let Pigs run through their model after model.
The $ 25,990 variant has an 8.0-inch touchscreen unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Bluetooth phone and live streaming audio, USB input, a six-speaker audio system, automatic headlights, halogen headlights and daytime running lights, cruise control, reversing camera and rear parking sensor. It rides on shaded 16-inch steel wheels, and has a space-saving spare parts and roof.
The $ 29,490 Sport adds some desirable features, including 17-inch alloy wheels, a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen with sat navigation (including SUNA live traffic and updated updates). 10 years map), second USB port, one-zone climate control, folding rearview mirrors, halogen front fog lamps, full-size spare parts and automatic driver up / down windows, auto windows dimming and ‘solar windows’.
Sport + is available with front-wheel drive ($ 32,990) or with a highly rated engine and all-wheel drive ($ 36,490). What does this variant get in the Sport model and adds a smart start key and push-button start, heated rearview mirrors, leather and leather upholstery seats, LED interior lights, auto rearview mirrors dimming, front parking sensors, cargo covers. It also adds safety specifications – read the section below for more info.
The most advanced model is the $ 41,990 GT Line, which can come in two-tone paint or a sunroof (but not both!), 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED front fog lamps, LED taillights, LED daytime running lights, interior mood lighting, eight-speaker Bose stereo, wireless phone charging, 7.0-inch driver information display, head display , leatherette seats, electrically adjustable front seats with heating and cooling, heated steering wheel, automatic wipers – and again, safety parameters
Is there anything interesting about its design? 9/10
The beauty of Seltos is its aggressive yet stylish front, it’s sleek and not too baggy, or its Oh Oh gosh, which looks a lot like a miniature Holden Acadia – but better! rear design.
It is geared towards the way designers have come together to create this car to work very well with the dimensions provided which is a bit nicer. It has a compact SUV, but not as compact as many other cars in this part of the market.
With a length of 4370mm (above the wheelbase of 2630mm), width of 1800mm and height of 1615mm, the Seltos is one of the largest small SUVs in the mix. It’s no shorter than Sportage (4485mm) and significantly bigger than its brother, Hyundai Kona (4165mm), which shares the same platform.
What matters is if it fits your lifestyle – adding a few centimeters from nose to tail could be the difference between fit into that tiny parking spot, or have to look for children. Road behind for another 10 minutes.
But there are great practical benefits to just a smile longer than your opponent. And if you want to go with big rivals, Mitsubishi ASX is 4365mm, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is 4405mm and Nissan Qashqai is 4394mm. So Seltos is not so big, and could really be the right size for the vast majority of people looking for a tall, compact racer.
Now, for the rest of the design, I think it’s really good. It is masculine but not masculine. Stylish but not blingy. Funky, but not too exciting.