Kia has spent the past several years refining its model lineup, and all the hard work has paid off. With a focus on quiet luxury and advanced technology at an affordable price point, Kia has made a name for itself that is far beyond what anyone thought possible just a decade ago.
One of the latest entrants into the Kia lineup is the 2021 Seltos. This all-new compact SUV is built on the same platform as its popular cousin, the Hyundai Kona.
The 2021 Kia Seltos is an all-new SUV that Kia offers in Pickering, ON and across Canada. This new model is found in the compact SUV class and gives the rivals a run for their money. While built on the Kona platform, it offers a taller and roomier cabin with bold, aggressive styling both inside and out.
Sharp lines and angles are the features of the 2021 Kia Seltos's exterior, drawing the eye and providing a bold look as the Seltos drives down the street. With so many compact SUVs looking the same, Kia made the wise decision to allow the Seltos to stand out from the crowd.
Inside, Kia focused on refinement, using high-quality materials to surround drivers in a comfortable lap of luxury. It mimics the brand's excellent Telluride SUV. The cabin provides plenty of space for front and rear seat passengers alike, as well as providing 1,778 litres of max cargo capacity.
Unlike some of its competitors in the compact SUV class, the Kia Seltos offers two engine options. The standard choice is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder that delivers 146 horsepower, which is plenty of gumption for an SUV this size. It also provides 7.6 L/100km combined fuel economy.
On higher trim levels, Kia switches to a powerful 1.6-litre turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine that provides 181 horsepower. This upgraded engine choice is unique among compact SUV manufacturers. In addition, all-wheel drive comes standard on every model except the base LX.
Safety technology is also present in the 2021 Kia Seltos, including a blind spot warning system and rear cross traffic alert.
As a technology-focused vehicle, the Seltos does not scrimp when it comes to infotainment technology. All models but the base LX get a large 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. It can also be equipped with a wireless smartphone charging pad, three USB ports, head-up display, and 7.0-inch display in the gauge cluster.
Kia offers the 2021 Seltos in six model configurations for buyers in Pickering, ON and across Canada: LX FWD, LX, EX, EX Premium, and SX Turbo. The base model starts at $23,095 and includes seating for five, heated front seats, safety technology, smartphone integration, and more.
While it might seem like the compact SUV market is saturated, the 2021 Kia Seltos slides easily into place. It is a great option for individuals and families who want an SUV with good fuel economy, affordable pricing, and great interior quality.
Buyers in Pickering, ON, should head down to Bessada Kia for what starts as a test drive and ends with you driving home the vehicle.