After the last mild refresh, it seems that the new 2024 Kia Seltos will receive a new look reportedly, and an updated interior as well. Kia released images of the forthcoming SUV, and it features a modern-looking front end and a new light bar across the back. For those who may not know, the Kia Seltos shares the same platform as the Hyundai Kona.
Besides the exterior, the cabin of the new model looks more stylish thanks to the wider screen on the dash, which is paired with a head-up display. According to Kia, we can expect the new SUV to come to the U.S. sometime next year.
2024 Kia Seltos Facelift
The body of the 2024 Kia Seltos is akin to perfection. The new SUV looks similar to the latest Kia Sportage, featuring almost identical front fascia, but much better in our opinion. In case you didn’t know, the new Seltos is sharing the same platform as the Hyundai Kona.
The refreshed model is wearing an expanded grille and reshaped LED daytime running lights. Also, the vertical fog lights have also been redesigned, resulting in a more futuristic design. Interestingly, Kia got rid of the faux exhaust pipes, adding fog lights in the same place.
The updates on the latest 2024 Kia Seltos aren’t just on the outside. It seems that its interior is completely new. As we can see, the manufacturer replaced the old touch screen with a new one that simply juts out of the middle of the dash. The new integrated screen is connected to the digital gauge cluster, which also has the same crisp graphic.
The interior ambient lighting comes standard, just like the Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio, and an onboard wi-fi hotspot. As for the cargo space, there should be enough room to fit eight carry-on suitcases and 20 with the rear seats folded.
2024 Kia Seltos Engine Changes
We aren’t sure if the 2024 Kia Seltos model will see any powertrain changes or upgrades. Currently, the Kia Seltos is available with two engine options. The base model comes with a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter inline-four that’s capable of producing 146 hp. Anyway, you can also get an optional turbo 1.6-liter inline-four that makes 175 horsepower. As far as we know, there should be on offer a 6-speed intelligent manual transmission, a 6-speed manual transmission, and a CVT gearbox. According to Kia, the turbo Seltos is able to achieve 30 mpg on a 75-mph highway fuel-economy test. Expect more information about the engine within the next few months.
How Much Will the 2024 Kia Seltos Cost?
As we said, the better-looking 2024 Kia Seltos is on the way, and it will reportedly gain a new look, and most importantly an updated interior as well. The new SUV will start at $22,590 for the front-wheel-drive LX model, while the S is around $22,890.
The EX and SX models are the top trims and they range from $25,000 to $30,000. We can expect the new Seltos to come to the U.S. sometime next year as the 2024 model.