For the second year in a row, Kia released an all-new model. The 2021 Kia Seltos follows in the tracks of its older sibling, the 2020 Kia Telluride, and enters the SUV market with impressive performance and a handful of smart technology. The Seltos squeezes into the Kia SUV lineup between the Soul and Sportage, offering adventurers a compact SUV with off-road driving features and more. Upon its release, the 2021 Kia Seltos will be available at Kia of Attleboro, near Providence, Rhode Island.
The 2021 Seltos features a bold design with very strong details. Exterior features like high ground clearance, the signature Kia tiger nose grill, front and rear skid plates and lines running along the body of the Seltos boast sportiness and adventure. The interior of the Seltos has an asymmetrical design, comfortably spacious cabin and plenty of smart technology.
The all-new Kia Seltos is available in five trim level options, which are the LX, EX, S 2.0L, S 1.6T and SX. The tech-savvy Kia SUV has two engine options and offers an available all-wheel drive system. Let’s go over the engine options, performance abilities, off-road capabilities, cargo volume and technology on the Seltos below.
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A 2.0-liter four-cylinder MPI engine produces 146 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque and comes standard on LX, S and EX models. The 1.6-liter turbo GDI engine creates 175 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque and comes standard on the S and SX models.
The Seltos comes with three drive modes—Normal, Eco and Sport—which help customize powertrain, steering and drivetrain to the driver’s preferences. The Seltos comes with FWD, but has available active on-demand all-wheel drive that activates when additional traction is needed.
The all-new Kia Seltos has a tall front end and comes with 7.2-inches of ground clearance, as well as front and rear skid plates. The Seltos is equipped with MacPherson strut front suspension with Coupled Torsion Beam Axle rear suspension on the FWD models and Multi-link rear suspension on AWD models.
Cargo and Passenger Volume
The 2021 Kia Seltos has reclining second row seats and offers enough room to comfortably seat five passengers. As far as cargo volume goes, there are 26.6 cubic feet of storage with the rear seat up and 62.8 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down.
The all-new SUV has a standard 8-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice recognition. Available features include a 10.25-inch touchscreen, Bose premium audio, a wireless charging pad and more.
Advanced Safety Features
The Seltos is equipped with Kia Drive Wise technology with standard features like Rear-Camera Display, Rear Occupancy Alert and Auto Cruise Control. Features on higher trims include Lane Following Assist, Lane Departure Warning System and Safe Exit Assist.