Absolutely new compact crossover SELTOS brand Kia, debuted in North America during the International Motor Show in Los Angeles. In addition to the serial version of the car, the Korean manufacturer also demonstrated a pair of SELTOS X-Line concepts: Trail Attack and Urban Concept.
The KIA model range for the American market has replenished the new Kia Seltos crossover, which took a niche across the Soul-oriented Soul Ride and Bestseller Kia Sportage.
The car is made in the new KIA stylist, consonant with the design solutions applied in the flagship crossover Telluride, with a focus on sportiness, high technologies and advanced communication systems and multimedia. In the US, the crossover will be available in five configurations, with one of two gasoline engines to choose from full or front-wheel drive.
Kia Seltos is a mansion in its class due to the combination of non-standard sports appearance, a spacious interior and all this in a neat compact body. Decisive straight lines, new and at the same time, definitely recognizable Radiator grille Tiger Nose, an elongated hood and rising in the direction of the rear line of side windows — all this creates the impression of a dynamic and stylish car.
The real decoration of SELTOS is fully LED optics, and we are talking not only about the usual daytime running lights and rear optics, but also headlight headlights, as well as fog-challenges. The collection of wheel drives includes three options with a diameter of 17 and 18 inches.
The SELTOS crossover received a fully new interior design, which uses not only fresh stylistic solutions, but also finishing materials higher by the standards of this class of quality.
The car is equipped with a new optional multimedia system with an HD display of a 10.25 inches diagonal, an interior ambient lighting system, an optional 8-inch projection display, as well as a BOSE audio system with eight speakers.
Engines and transmissions
Buyers KIA SELTOS will be able to choose a crossover equipped with one of two gasoline engines: 2-liter atmospheric power 146 hp, an aggregated Variator IVT, or a 1.6 T-GDI turbocharged engine, outstanding 175 hp Torque is transmitted to drive wheels by means of a 7-speed robotic gearbox with two couplings DCT. An options with the front or complete drive are offered to choose from, while the all-wheel drive transmission works on the same principles as Kia Telluride.
Kia Seltos is equipped with an advanced multimedia system and a whole range of «helpers» of the driver.
Thus, a new multimedia system with a high-quality display with a diagonal of 10.25 inches allows you to connect two mobile devices via Bluetooth, synchronize smartphones using Android Auto and Apple CAR Play protocols, change the functional widgets on the screen by simple dragging and much more. There are three USB ports in the car, as well as an optional wireless charger for gadgets.
Do not hit in the dirt face when driving outside the road will help the system of electronic full drive with a blocking of a central differential, increased up to 234 mm road clearance and «hooked» tires.
The winch, hidden behind the overlay of the front bumper, will help overcome the truly complex areas of roads, while the additional trunk on the roof makes the crossover even more practical.
SELTOS TRAIL ATTACK CONCEPT is equipped with a 1.6-liter engine running in a pair with a 7-stroke robotic DCT gearbox.
SELTOS X-LINE URBAN CONCEPT
Often riding in a modern megalopolis may be no less complex test than the adventure of off-road. It is for such cases that designers «composed» SELTOS URBAN CONCEPT. Inspired by the type of Giant Skyscrapers of New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, the authors decided to paint the body of the concept of slate-gray paint, making only a gloss-black focus on the roof.
Forget about the flaws of the road surface will allow 51 mm clearance increased by 51 mm, which also provides the driver to a higher landing and an improved review in urban traffic. The engine and transmission are similar to those of the Seltos Trail Attack Concept.
Additional lighting devices are not forgotten (although not in such an impressive quantity, like the Trail Attack), as well as a touring trunk.
As for the interior, the first violin plays a new multimedia system with a 10.25 inches diagonal screen and incredible functionality.