2020 Kia Seltos
2020 Kia Seltos
New Subcompact SUV
Hot off the heels of their widely successful introduction of the 3-row Telluride SUV, Kia is once again set to release a brand-new SUV nameplate. While the Telluride has dominated in the large SUV segment, the new Kia Seltos looks to have similar success in the subcompact theater.
Bold styling and an attractive interior, have set the Telluride apart from the crowd. The style of the new Seltos is as equally bold and attractive. The Seltos features 17″ wheels, and an extended window side graphic. A long hood and dynamic roofline give the new SUV a sportier look. Up front, Kia’s signature tiger-nose grille was given a small twist. A diamond pattern was added on top; which Kia says is suppose to invoke the feeling of “light shimmering on a calm sea.”
Kia says the new Seltos SUV is aimed at young, tech-savvy professionals. With its smaller size, and sporty performance, the new Seltos SUV is well suited for both urban and outback activities. Unmistakable styling combined with a youthful demeanor are sure to make the Kia Seltos a true standout.
While presenting the all-new Kia Seltos, Kia’s Vice President & Senior Chief Designer, Tom Kearns, made it clear that the new Seltos will be packed full of advanced, innovative technologies. Tech features found on the new subcompact SUV include: drive-traction mode, a cabin air purifier, and a Sound Mood Lighting system.
The Sound Mood Lighting system can also be found on the all-new 2020 Kia Soul. Sound Mood Lighting synchronizes a set of interior lights to the beat of the driver’s music. Sound mood lighting features a rainbow of custom colors.
Speaking of color, the new SUV’s excitement factor is increased by a rainbow of available exterior colors. The Kia Seltos features 8 color combinations, and like the 2020 Soul, has customizable two-tone roof combinations. By offering numerous color options, customers are able to customize their SUV based on their own, unique taste.
A future in the United States?
While Ferguson Kia would like nothing more than to be able to bring the new Kia Seltos to the Tulsa Metro; sadly, Kia has not said (as of yet) if the Seltos will be available for sale in the United States.
The Seltos is scheduled to go on sale later this year, in select global markets; the U.S. not being one of them. However, we are under the strong belief the Kia Seltos will, eventually, make its way to the United States and to Oklahoma. There’s ample evidence to support our assertion. As reported by Car and Driver [Capparella], Kia has filed a trademark for the name Seltos in the U.S.
We’re confident the Seltos subcompact SUV’s combination of high-tech features and stylish design would appeal to our Tulsa-area shoppers. Stay connected to Ferguson Kia, following our blog or by liking us on Facebook, to learn more about the Kia Seltos and its future availability.
Capparella, Joey. “The Kia Seltos Is Yet Another Small Crossover to Fit between the Soul and Sportage.” Car and Driver, Car and Driver, 20 June 2019, www.caranddriver.com/news/a28118592/kia-seltos-suv-confirmed-2020/.