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August 28, 2020 by Anne Kelley

Seltos Everything You Want in an SUV

If you’re looking for a new take on a small crossover SUV, look no further than the up and coming Kia Seltos. Not only does it have a price point that’s more on par with a car than an SUV, it’s loaded with the space and features you’ve been begging automotive manufacturers for.

Kia is launching the Seltos for the first time in North American markets this coming year. The 2021 Seltos is meant to fill gaps in the Kia lineup between larger cars and smaller SUVs. It’s slightly longer than the Soul for more cargo capacity, but smaller, with a lower price, than the Sportage. It’s a capable vehicle with five trimlines and a variety of options to choose between.

A few of the optional features to consider in your new Kia Seltos include:

  • All-wheel drive. It’s one of the few small crossovers to offer all-wheel drive, a feature that’s incredibly handy if you plan to do any off-road driving or even just live in an area where the winters can get a little hairy. AWD is standard on most models, but the S trim line turns it into an option, bundled with heated front seats.
  • Two-tone paint. Usually, the paint is more of a bonus and less of a feature, but on the Seltos, two tone paint jobs are optional. They’re sleek, very cool, and lend the SUV a look unlike any of the many other crossovers on the market. An option that’s definitely worth considering if you’d like a vehicle that stands out in a crowd.

Kia Seltos Two tone

  • Power sunroof. A sunroof isn’t for everybody, but if you like the feel of the wind in your hair as you go down the road, it’s definitely a feature to consider. Not only do you get additional interior light and ventilation from opening a sunroof, they’re handy for stargazing during long nighttime drives in the country.

Ready to start looking at the new Kia Seltos

Seltos is Designed for Safety

There’s zero doubt that the Kia Seltos is a fun vehicle, but it may be a lot less obvious that it’s also a very safe choice. Kia has packed a lot of safety into one package. Some safety features are only available with particular trimlines, but ask your dealer about:

  • Lane departure warnings. It’s important to know if you’re drifting out of your lane. This is such an easy thing to do when you’re tired or have been driving a long distance. Lane departure warnings give you a heads up.
  • Lane keeping assist. Along with lane departure warnings, lane keeping assist helps push your car back into the proper lane if you don’t react in time. Keep in mind that this isn’t a self-driving vehicle, however.
  • Automatic high beams. Driving in rural areas at night often means driving through some very dark places. That’s when your high beams really shine (no pun intended). Automatic high beams keep as much light as is safe on the road.
  • Blind spot monitoring. Blind spots are a notorious problem with many different kinds of vehicles, but blind spot monitoring can help you keep better track of the traffic. Your Seltos will let you know if someone is in its blind spot.
  • Rear cross-traffic alerts. If a car behind you is about to cross your path while in reverse, you’re covered. Rear cross-traffic alerts are great for packed parking lots.
  • Adaptive cruise control. Rather than just setting a speed and having to adjust for the traffic, adaptive cruise control maintains a consistent distance between you and the car ahead of you. It’s a lot safer than traditional cruise control and makes long trips a breeze.

The Kia Seltos has a lot to offer a new vehicle buyer, especially if you’re after a car that’s great on the streets and a dependable SUV off the road. The best of both worlds come together in this affordable and customizable crossover.

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