The 2023 Seltos isn’t just another compact SUV. Even when driving along with models by Nissan and Hyundai, the 2023 Kia Seltos stands out for its nearly “uncompact” features. The first Kia Seltos, launched in 2019, was one of the largest Kia SUVs. Let’s look at what this brand new edition has to offer.
There are two options for this model with four-cylinder engines: a 1.6-litre and a 2.0-litre. The first option comes with a turbocharged engine providing 175 horsepower. The second option provides 146 horsepower. However, it’s enough to make it spring from zero to 100km/h in 6.6 seconds. It has the secure yet smooth driveability of the best Kia Crossovers.
The 2023 Kia Seltos is a pretty efficient vehicle, fuel-wise. It takes between 10 to 12 km/L in city conditions and between 12 and 14 km/L on the highway. There are also some pretty cool tech features smoothing things up for drivers, such as IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission), a steering wheel with a centre lock, and a torque vectoring system.
The Kia Seltos 2023 is considerably bigger than the average compact SUV. It has five seats, like most vehicles of its kind, but with a lot more legroom, even in the back seats. The seats are foldable, which expands its cargo space further. There are also two options for smartphone storage: two USB ports and a wireless charger on higher trims.
This vehicle is about eight inches longer than most crossover SUVs. The design and materials used in its interior are pretty sophisticated. The upholstery is very comfortable and comes in black or heather grey. Other options include stitched faux leather, glossy black, or bright blue. Kia has also put some thought into the ambient lighting, adding significant
There are plenty of tech features that make this Kia Seltos one of the best options in the SUV market. A wide array of tools and functions make this ride safer and smoother. It’s compatible with Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. There’s a touchscreen on the panel, which can range between an 8.0-inch, and a 10.25-inch, depending on the trim.
This line also comes with a long list of driver assists, making the ride much safer and enjoyable. This list includes lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, driver attention warning, rearview monitors, and rear occupant alert, to name a few.
You can find the newest Kia Seltos at any Kia dealer near you. There, you’ll see the trims and prices below (at the time of this review).