We have new details of the updated Kia Seltos, which by the way is set to be released on July. The bad news is the rumored hybrid version won’t be available after all. Instead, Kia decided to include a new 2.0 naturally aspirated engine as an entry level to reach more customers, it will be cheaper than the 1.6 Turbo.
What we know so far?
We recently have seen the very first pictures of Kia SOUL facelift, also courtesy of our colleagues at AutoPost. As these are the very first spy pictures of the Seltos facelift, we cannot say to much about what changes will have (apparently looks same).
According to the information we could access, the refreshed Seltos will kill the diesel variant (available in some markets as South Korea, Australia or India) while the hybrid model are out. There are many possible reasons, like for example the lack of semiconductors, some sources mentioned that Hyundai blocked it in favor of its Kona Hybrid, another source said that Kia don’t want to cannibalize its Niro, but nothing is clear…
Sideview of the updated Kia Seltos
It is pretty difficult to see what’s under the heavy camouflage, but the changes won’t be more than front and rear redesigned bumpers (again, we can see the same look so this should be an early prototype), the grille which also looks like having a different design. Headlights and taillights will also change its graphics.
The Seltos should receive latest safety pack, as well as new IT system, maybe from 10,25″ to a larger screen and a full digital cluster (like the one in the All-New K3/Forte).
What do you expect?
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