If you’re looking for an SUV that has confidence-inspiring techs, spacious cabin, impressive cargo space, then the 2023 Kia Seltos is a real deal. Also, this subcompact SUVs is stylish thanks to its sleek and refined design.
As other Kia models, the Seltos is versatile and it offers roomy interior for up to five passengers. The interior comes with many tech features, and is pleasant and upscale. According to Kia, the forthcoming Seltos with be available with two engines. Most trims uses a 2.0-liter inline-4, while the Nightfall Edition and SX Turbo models uses a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4.
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The 2023 Kia Seltos is very small and compact SUV, featuring premium and rugged styling. Dimensionally, As it is slotted between the smaller Soul and the bigger Sportage models. Also, compared to rivals, dimensions are similar to the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Mazda CX-30, and Jeep Compass.
The design is attractive and is followed by the sleek body lines and sharp light signature. Kia recently revealed that Seltos has some daring paint options. You can get unique Mars Orange and Starbright Yellow colors or multiple 2-tone color schemes available on the roof and mirrors.
Pleasant and Upscale Interior
The highlight of the 2023 Kia Seltos is definitively its roomiest interiors in its class. Considering its small size, this SUV offers enough room for five passengers in two-rows. On top of that, the interior design of the Seltos is pleasant and upscale. Interior materials are pretty nice and you can get on upper trim’s premium leatherette seating.
It’s worth noting that the standard features of this SUV include an 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also, as standard, the Seltos comes with Kia Drive Wise safety tech features. The package include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, lane-following assist, and more.
2023 Kia Seltos Engine Specs
Under the hood, the 2023 Kia Seltos is available with two engine options. As far as we know, most of trims will use a 2.0-liter inline-4 that’s capable of producing 146 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. However, if you go for the Nightfall Edition or SX Turbo you will get a more powerful 1.6-liter turbo inline-4 rated at 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.
The base engine comes with CVT (continuously variable transmission), while the turbo engine uses a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. All-wheel drive is standard on all trims except S trim. According to many reports, the sales of the Kia Seltos are expected to starts later this year.
How Much is 2023 Kia Seltos?
At the moment, we don’t have official information about pricing for the 2023 Kia Seltos. Anyway, we’re expecting pricing to start at around $23,000 for the base model, while SX Turbo model should be $29,000.
The price of the Kia Seltos is in same line with rivals such as the Mazda CX-30, Subaru Crosstrek, and Volkswagen Taos. For such money, you can also get the Chevrolet Trailblazer and Nissan Kicks models.