2023 Kia Seltos Crossover – The Kia Seltos, South Korea’s smallest crossover is expected to return in its third model year as a carryover model. The Seltos, which shares a platform with Hyundai Kona is an attractive, feature-rich option in the subcompact crossover category. It has very few drawbacks.
2023 Kia Seltos Crossover Redesign
The Kia Seltos’ exterior is stylish and reminiscent of some of the most fashionable vehicles in the subcompact crossover segment. It looks hotter than it is. The exterior features include deep creases and a floating roof with fake dual exhausts. The majority of Seltos models have a large touchscreen infotainment screen and a modern, elegant dash. Higher-end models come with Bose premium sound systems that include sound-connected mood lighting and voice-command navigation.
The Seltos range offers two powerplants, but neither one is particularly powerful. The 2.0-liter engine is naturally aspirated in lower-end models, while the Nightfall Edition or SX Turbo gets a turbocharged four-cylinder of 1.6-liter. Seltos can be purchased with an all-wheel-drive as an option on many trims. This makes it a very attractive proposition considering its price.
Seltos comes standard with many safety features, including an automatic emergency brake, lane-keep aid, automatic high beams, and driver attention monitor. The top trim also has adaptive cruise control and highway driving assist. Only the SX model has been awarded the Top Safety Pick award by the IIHS for its headlights. The NHTSA has unfortunately only given four stars in crash testing.
2023 Kia Seltos Crossover Price & Release Date
The release date for the next model years has been set in the summer in previous years. However, there is currently an unsustainable global chip shortage. The 2023 Seltos could be delayed or released later. The prices are not expected to rise dramatically. The Seltos is currently priced at $23,665 but can go up to $29,000. There are many competitors to the Seltos in the subcompact crossover category, such as the Hyundai Kona and Volkswagen Taos, Nissan Kicks, and Subaru Crosstrek.