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Kia Introduces the New 2020 Seltos


After the recent announcement of the Telluride, Kia is launching yet another SUV.

The brand new 2020 Kia Seltos (derived from Celtos, son of Hercules) will be “among the roomiest in its class, coming with a range of technologies to separate it from the crowd” said the managing director of Kia NZ, Todd McDonald.


The entry-level model Seltos LX is powered by a fuel-efficient Atkinson cycle 2-litre petrol engine with an all-new Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) and front wheel drive, producing 110kw and 180nm of torque. The GT line offers a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine producing 130kW and 265Nm of torque, an on-demand variable AWD system and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This all culminates in a competent 0-100km/h time of 8 seconds.


On the safety side, the Seltos features six airbags, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert and even an adaptive cruise that Kia says is good enough to leave hands free for a short period of time. 


The Seltos' new design looks the part with LED daytime running lights either side of its"tiger-nose" grille. LED cabin lighting with changeable colours, which can also pulse to the sound of your eight speaker Bose audio system, and the ability to run Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. The top-of-the-range model features a 10.25-inch centre touchscreen with a new user interface, heads-up display navigation, and a 7.0-inch colour trip computer.


Kia have released pricing for its Seltos range with five trim levels to choose from:


Seltos LX 2.0L petrol IVT - $25,990

Seltos LX Plus 2.0L petrol IVT - $35,990

Seltos EX 2.0L petrol IVT - $37,990

Seltos LTD 2.0L petrol IVT - $42,990

Seltos LTD 1.6L T-GDI 7DCT - $46,990                                                      


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