Most of the automakers are refusing to abandon the compact segment. Kia is one such an example with its all-new model. The 2020 Kia Seltos is a budget-friendly crossover that seats at the very bottom of the company’s lineup of crossovers. The official debut will happen by the end of the year.
It looks dynamic and attractive. Interior is truly great and upscale. Kia will offer three engine options. We still don’t know which engine will arrive in the United States. However, performances are great and new Seltos will be a refreshing model in the subcompact crossover segment.
2020 Kia Seltos Offers Similar Design Like The Ford Escape
The forthcoming 2020 Kia Seltos will look sharp and refreshing. The exterior is similar to the concept that was presented earlier this year. LED headlights are looking unique and are wearing so many details. The same headlights perfectly blend with the “Tiger Nose” grille design. The rear end is very similar to the Ford Escape’s model.
However, Seltos looks more angular than the Ford Escape and definitely sharper. Taillights are similar to Hyundai’s Venue model. Dimensionally, 2020 Seltos is a very subcompact crossover. It is 170 inches long and 70 inches wide. On top of that, this crossover is 64 inches tall. The wheelbase is rated at 103 inches and Seltos offers 7.5 inches of ground clearance.
Interior Features 10.25-inch Touchscreen
The arriving subcompact crossover looks small, modern and comfy. The 2020 Kia Seltos will be an affordable model that won’t look cheap from the inside. Whatsoever, Seltos offers a very upscale cabin with modern features. List of standard and optional features are long. For that reason, you can find plenty of great amenities in the offer.
A 10.25-inch touchscreen comes with a split-screen function for the infotainment system. On top of that, Seltos comes with a head-up display. Ambient lighting is available too. Interior has eight different lighting colors. Moreover, Kia offers six different color themes. The UVO app comes with remote access about the diagnostic data. It also supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
2020 Kia Seltos Powertrain Details
We are still waiting for Kia to publish American-spec Seltos. However, the 2020 Kia Seltos will offer up to three engine choices, globally. One of these engines will surely find its place in North America. Seltos starts with a standard 1.6-liter four-cylinder unit that is producing 177 horsepower. It is the most powerful drivetrain in terms of horses.
A 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated engine delivers 149 HP. Finally, a 1.6-liter turbodiesel is available and it cranks out 136 horsepower. All three units will use an automatic transmission. However, more details will become available in the coming weeks. On top of that, Seltos will deploy a front-wheel-drive as standard.
Price and Release Date
Kia will release its newest crossover by the end of the year. The 2020 Kia Seltos will target younger customers and those who are the fans of high-tech features. The name traces its roots to Greece and Hercules’ son Celtos.
However, Kia replaced the letter “C”. This subcompact crossover will be a true refreshment for this segment with its good performances. Moreover, Seltos will be a very affordable model, according to Kia.