The Future of Kia SUVs, The Kia Seltos

Future of Kia

The 2021 Kia Seltos is a compact SUV that's engineered for drivers who want affordable technologies and efficient engines for daily driving. Five trims and more than ten exterior colors are available for this sporty two-row model.

The Kia Seltos Gets Major Upgrades and New Features

Running on multi-point injection, a 2.0 L engine block earns base-level status under the hood of the Kia Seltos. This efficient powertrain yields up to 146 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. The Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) system is synchronized with this naturally aspirated propulsion unit. Utilizing gasoline direct injection, a 1.6 L turbocharged engine produces 175 hp and 195 lb-ft. This turbo powertrain sends output to a dual-clutch transmission (DCT) system that has a maximum of seven preset gear speeds.

You can choose up to three different modes for this all-new Kia SUV, including the fuel-saving Eco Mode. The all-wheel-drive (AWD) system has an Active On-Demand design for optimum all-weather performance. You'll get the Lock Mode for this updated AWD, which also has robust off-road attributes. Additionally, the Torque Vectoring is integrated into the versatile drivetrain.

The Kia Drive Wise technology makes the Seltos one of the safest compact SUVs on American highways. Linked to the GPS navigation system and other national databases, the Highway Driving Assist ensures that you don't exceed the speed limits. You'll also get messages from the Driver Attention Warning if you get distracted on the road. The Drive Wise suite includes a handful of technologies that may prevent harsh crashes, like the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist.

By adjusting the steering system, the Lane Keeping Assist helps you regain control of the Seltos on a multi-lane highway. This Kia SUV also offers the Smart Cruise Control, which automatically adapts to the local traffic environment. If necessary, the SCC will apply the accelerator or brake pedal. Optimized for urban driving, the Safe Exit Assist issues acoustic alerts when vehicles or bicycles creep up from behind.

The all-new Seltos boasts a 10.25-inch display that offers good utility and productivity for the driver. You can easily access the UVO eServices on this touch screen, which offers split views in real-time. Several remote services are available in the infotainment system, such as the Engine Idle Notification. The UVO Telematics Link includes the In-Vehicle Notification Center that keeps you updated on the car's diagnostics and other issues.

Hurry over to our Kia dealership and reserve your spot for a test drive in the 2021 Kia Seltos SUV.

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