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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Medium SUV
Infotainment: Apple CarPlay icon Apple CarPlay   Android Auto icon Android Auto  
Production years: 2022

Kia unveiled the refreshed 2024 model year of the Seltos SUV at the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show, upgrading the car's design and features.

Sharing its platform with Hyundai Kona, the Seltos was introduced on the market in 2019 for selected countries worldwide, but not in Europe. There, the more affordable SUV could've cannibalized its bigger brother, the Sportage. That decision stayed in place even after the introduction of the facelifted version, which happened in 2022.

Sporting a completely redesigned front fascia, the 2024 Seltos received a satin-silver trim between the grille and the hood. In addition, the LED headlights featured new vertical fog lamps integrated with C-shaped daytime running lights. The car also received a new bumper with sharper shapes for a more rugged, meaner look. Last but not least, the 2024 Seltos sported Kia's new logo.

Inside, customers were greeted with a high-tech interior, where the carmaker offered an option for two wide-screen displays: a 10.25-inch instrument panel continued above the center stack by a 10.25-inch for the infotainment unit. For lesser-equipped versions, Kia installed a new 4.2" instrument panel with digital gauges.

Another significant upgrade was made for the drivetrain, where the Seltos received an improved 1.6-liter turbocharged GDI unit that gained 20 more horses for a total of 195 HP (198 PS).

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KIA Seltos 2022
  4 gasoline engines
  • 1.6L T-GDI 8AT AWD (198 HP)
  • 1.6L T-GDI 8AT FWD (198 HP)
  • 2.0L CVT AWD (148 HP)
  • 2.0L CVT FWD (148 HP)
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KIA Seltos 1.6L T-GDI 8AT AWD (198 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L T-GDI 8AT AWD (198 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1598 cm3
Power
145.4 KW @ 6000 RPM
198 HP @ 6000 RPM
195 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 6000 RPM
264 Nm @ 6000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130 mph (209 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic DCT
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Disc
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P215/55 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
172.6 in (4384 mm)
Width
70.9 in (1801 mm)
Height
63.4 in (1610 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.6x62.0 in (1565 mm)
Wheelbase
103.5 in (2629 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Cargo Volume
26.6 cuFT (753 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3247 lbs (1473 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3362 lbs (1525 kg)

KIA Seltos 1.6L T-GDI 8AT FWD (198 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L T-GDI 8AT FWD (198 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1598 cm3
Power
145.4 KW @ 6000 RPM
198 HP @ 6000 RPM
195 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 6000 RPM
264 Nm @ 6000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130 mph (209 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic DCT
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Disc
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P215/55 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
172.6 in (4384 mm)
Width
70.9 in (1801 mm)
Height
63.4 in (1610 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.6x62.0 in (1565 mm)
Wheelbase
103.5 in (2629 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Cargo Volume
26.6 cuFT (753 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2936 lbs (1332 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2970 lbs (1347 kg)

KIA Seltos 2.0L CVT AWD (148 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L CVT AWD (148 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1999 cm3
Power
108.9 KW @ 6200 RPM
148 HP @ 6200 RPM
146 BHP @ 6200 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118 mph (190 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
CVT
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Disc
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P215/55 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
172.6 in (4384 mm)
Width
70.9 in (1801 mm)
Height
63.4 in (1610 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.6x62.0 in (1565 mm)
Wheelbase
103.5 in (2629 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Cargo Volume
26.6 cuFT (753 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3108 lbs (1410 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3186 lbs (1445 kg)

KIA Seltos 2.0L CVT FWD (148 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L CVT FWD (148 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1999 cm3
Power
108.9 KW @ 6200 RPM
148 HP @ 6200 RPM
146 BHP @ 6200 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118 mph (190 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
CVT
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Disc
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P215/55 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
172.6 in (4384 mm)
Width
70.9 in (1801 mm)
Height
63.4 in (1610 mm)
Wheelbase
103.5 in (2629 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Cargo Volume
26.6 cuFT (753 L)
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