2021 Kia Seltos: A mid-sized SUV with just the right ingredients

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(Photo: Handout from Kia)
AMMAN — Kia recently revealed the new crossover SUV Seltos, this all-new compact SUV from the Korean company comes with advanced features to compete with other models such as Hyundai’s Creta and Nissan’s Kicks, which were recently launched in Jordan. So, let us look into what distinguishes the Seltos from competitors and makes it an attractive choice for people looking for an SUV on a budget. اضافة اعلان

The 2021 Kia Seltos comes with a very distinctive design that combines a youthful spirit and sharp lines, which give it a unique look, especially with its prominent “tiger nose” grille and Kia signature  design headlights. The alloy wheels come in 40cm and contribute to making the car look the part of modern SUV.  

Inside the cabin, you’ll find that the new Seltos comes with a simple yet elegant design, a 20cm  touch screen for the infotainment system, a power audio system, climate control, an electric sunroof, and several USB charging ports. These additions are considered more advanced than what’s available in competing models, and the Seltos also offers a more spacious and comfortable cabin.

Inside is also a continuation of great development in design. The shape of the dashboard, seats, and the many specifications and additions make the new Seltos one of the more smartly equipped cars in terms of specs in its class. And the driver can operate many devices through the steering wheel buttons. The central touch screen is very useful, offering many apps and allowing you to operate apps from your smartphone. New to the class is the ability to operate smartphone apps on the screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also available.

The 2020 Kia Seltos comes with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine and a  6-speed automatic transmission. The Saltos enjoys agile performance relative to available power, which reaches 123 horse power and a relatively good level of torque with 151 on the newton meter, reaching 100km/h in around 11 seconds, and reaching a top speed of 180km/h. However, most importantly it achieves an impressive level of fuel efficiency and economy with an average consumption of 7.5 liters per 100km of distance.

With regards to safety, Kia has included 2 airbags for frontal protection, an anti-lock brake ABS system, front and rear parking sensors, a rain sensor, in addition to cruise control, all of which contribute to making the Seltos safer for all five passengers.

The 2021 Kia Saltos is an elegant mid-size crossover or B segment SUV that fulfills a lot of the aspirations Jordanian drivers look looks for in a sport utility that runs around town with the practicality of a mid-sized hatchback, not to mention it’s as economical as a hybrid; well almost.

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