• 2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery

    The 2021 Kia Seltos has been launched at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show
  • It is the fifth SUV in Kia's lineup, placed between the SOUL and the Sportage
  • Look close and you will notice a design inspired by the Telluride
  • Up front it will get Kia’s signature tiger nose grille
  • And the headlights feature a full LED “Beat” lighting
  • Its aggressive lower front bumper improved the approach angle
  • And the 7.2-inch ground clearance makes it suitable for any kind of road
  • The rear lamps are connected by the tailgate garnish
  • And the exhaust system feature dual pipes connected by chrome trim
  • Customers can choose between 17-, and 18-inch alloy wheels
  • The cabin has been crafted with meticulous attention to give the Seltos a more luxurious stance
  • The 10.25-inch high-resolution color touchscreen offers satellite radio, UVO telematics, navigation and split-screen display
  • And for the first time a Kia is offered with 8-speaker Bose premium sound system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will also be offered as an option
  • The rear seats offer a two-step reclining feature for improved comfort level
  • Cargo room is 26.6 cu. ft. with seats up
  • And 62.8 cu. ft. with seats folded
  • There are two engines to choose from: 2.0-liter or 1.6-liter Turbo four-cylinder
  • The 2.0 liter version delivers 146 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque
  • And the 1.6 liter one 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque
  • Depending on the trim level customers will get a Intelligent Variable Transmission or a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission
  • Active on-demand all-wheel drive system is available as an option
  • The 2021 Kia Seltos will go on sale in the first quarter of 2020
  • In five trims: LX, EX, S 2.0L, S 1.6T and SX.
  • With prices starting below $22,000

If you didn’t realize that there was a gap between the Kia Soul and the Kia Sportage, well, don’t feel bad because we didn’t either. But, it’s all good, because Kia has managed to fill that gap with a model known as the Seltos. It celebrated its U.S. launch at the 2019 Los Angels Auto Show after being introduced a couple of months before that in India. Naturally, there are some minor changes to make it meet U.S. regulations, but for the most part, we’re looking at a compact SUV with some Telluride-inspired design cues and enough ground clearance that you could actually take it off the beaten path if you really wanted to.

The real highlight of the Seltos is its cargo capacity. In relation to its size, the capacity is rather respectable at 26.6 cubic-feet with the rear seats in place and 62.8 cubic-feet with the rear seats folded down. It also comes with a decent list of technology, including a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that looks like it came out of yesteryear’s BMW parts bin, and there’s even an 8-speaker Bose audio system. The latter is actually a first for a Kia, so it has that going for it.

The Seltos is available with your choice of two different engines. The base engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 146 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. The smaller, but turbocharged 1.6-liter mill delivers 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. It’s nothing to write home about, but it’s also a small model, so it should be adequate. Kia is promising an impressive starting point of “below $22,000,” so expect it to start out around $21,990 and climb closer to the $30,000 range in top trim.

2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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The 2021 Kia Seltos has been launched at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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It is the fifth SUV in Kia’s lineup, placed between the SOUL and the Sportage
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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Look close and you will notice a design inspired by the Telluride
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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Up front it will get Kia’s signature tiger nose grille
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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And the headlights feature a full LED “Beat” lighting
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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Its aggressive lower front bumper improved the approach angle
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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And the 7.2-inch ground clearance makes it suitable for any kind of road
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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The rear lamps are connected by the tailgate garnish
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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And the exhaust system feature dual pipes connected by chrome trim
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Customers can choose between 17-, and 18-inch alloy wheels
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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The cabin has been crafted with meticulous attention to give the Seltos a more luxurious stance
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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The 10.25-inch high-resolution color touchscreen offers satellite radio, UVO telematics, navigation and split-screen display
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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And for the first time a Kia is offered with 8-speaker Bose premium sound system
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will also be offered as an option
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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The rear seats offer a two-step reclining feature for improved comfort level
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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Cargo room is 26.6 cu. ft. with seats up
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And 62.8 cu. ft. with seats folded
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There are two engines to choose from: 2.0-liter or 1.6-liter Turbo four-cylinder
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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The 2.0 liter version delivers 146 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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And the 1.6 liter one 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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Depending on the trim level customers will get a Intelligent Variable Transmission or a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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Active on-demand all-wheel drive system is available as an option
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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The 2021 Kia Seltos will go on sale in the first quarter of 2020
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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In five trims: LX, EX, S 2.0L, S 1.6T and SX.
2021 Kia Seltos Picture Gallery
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With prices starting below $22,000
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