Information about the new compact crossover Kia Seltos Koreans give the pieces: first introduced the concept, later revealed the appearance of the production model, then showed pictures of the interior, then published the specifications… We have collected basic information about the new product, known today.
It’s not “Kret”
New Seltos falls in the same segment of compact crossovers that are popular in Russia Hyundai Creta, but that’s not the twins and not the analogues. Kia SUV slightly bigger than the Hyundai: length is greater than four inches (4.38 meters), wheelbase – four inches (2.63 meters).
The “Sentosa” the original power structure of the body and chassis design, although many technical solutions, of course, are the same as the “Crete” and other models of the Korean company.
The design and equipment of
Kia Seltos released the original design: the unusual shape of the headlights, rising line of the side Windows, solid decorative trim between the tail lights. With other SUV can not be confused, but many of this style may seem unnecessarily pretentious.
The salon is decorated more strictly and concisely, and from the same “Cretu” the new car will have improved finish quality and extended equipment. Among the options there are, for example, seat trim leatherette, front seats with ventilation and electrically adjustable, heated rear seats, a modern multimedia system with a large screen, contour interior lighting, sunroof, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking system.
Depending on the market for Kia Seltos will put a variety of engines and transmissions. About the version for the Russian market has not yet officially announced, but according to preliminary information, the novelty will receive the same units, and Hyundai Creta: petrol engines 1.6 and 2.0 with a capacity of 123 HP and 149, respectively. Gearbox – mechanics or six-speed “automatic”, the actuator front or full.
When and how much?
In Russia sales of “Sentosa” (by the way, for our market the model name may change) has to begin in 2020, a local Assembly plan to organize Kaliningrad “avtotore”.
To speak about the prices yet, but most likely Kia Seltos will cost more than the Hyundai Creta – from 1.1 million rubles for the basic version.