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2021 Kia Seltos makes Canadian debut, pricing introduced | Automobile Information – Information by Automobilnews.eu

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2021 Kia Seltos makes Canadian debut, pricing introduced | Automobile Information


Montreal, QC – The 2021 Kia Seltos first confirmed itself in public on the Los Angeles Auto Present, and Kia launched a bunch of photographs of its latest SUV to accompany it. Then we realized what to anticipate when it comes to the automobile’s gasoline consumption efficiency.

Final evening, simply forward of the Montreal Auto Present the place it will likely be proudly on show on the Kia stand, Kia gave the 2021 Seltos its official Canadian premiere in Montreal.

Kia is advertising and marketing its new small SUV as an ideal match for Canadian customers, who like affordability and pricing, to make certain, but additionally as a result of it’s, to cite the Kia press launch, at dwelling in every single place “from city alleyways to Prairie straightaways”. There’s little doubt Kia wanted an providing within the entry SUV section, the quickest rising automobile class in Canada, and now they’ve it.

Customers in Canada may have three trims to select from, beginning with the LX, priced from $22,995 with FWD and $24,995 with AWD. The EX will get a beginning value of $27,595, though selecting the EX Premium model ups that to $30,595. On the prime of the heap sits the SX, which can set patrons again a minimum of $32,595.

The Kia Seltos will slot into the carmaker’s North American lineup between the Soul and the Sportage when it goes on sale this coming spring (sellers begin taking pre-orders as of now). Kia is touting its suitably cutting-edge expertise, notably when it comes to the obtainable UVO telematics system that enables customers to pre-set most popular cabin temperatures and the like.

Commonplace security tools on all variations of the brand new Seltos embody blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and rearview digital camera and the most recent factor that no new mannequin can do with out, rear seat occupant alert.

When it comes to tech, at all times a related issue for the youthful patrons of entry-level SUVs and crossovers that Kia is chasing right here, the Seltos comes out of the field with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility accessed through an 8-inch touchscreen, sensible key and push-button begin, distant starter and computerized local weather management.

The roster of normal stuff is spectacular for a automobile promoting at below $23Okay; for instance you’ll be able to depend on LED daytime working and place lights, rear spoiler with LED cease mild, roof rails, heated facet mirrors, heated entrance seats and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.

Then, gadgets which are added to the kitty as you climb up the trim ladder embody bigger 17-inch wheels, a sunroof, leather-based seating and extra drive-assist options (all as of the EX); LED headlights and fog lights, the UVO system, 10.25-inch display screen, power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar help, ventilated entrance seats, heated again seats and wi-fi smartphone charging (beginning with the EX Premium); and 18-inch alloy wheels, Bose premium audio system and a heads-up show (with the SX).

The product providing consists of two engine configurations: a 2.0L 4-cylinder (146 hp, 132 lb-ft of torque) and a 1.6L turbocharged unit that makes 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is an choice with the entry-level trim however is commonplace on all others. All variations work with Kia’s model of a repeatedly variable transmission, which the corporate prefers to name the Clever Variable Transmission, apart from the SX turbo-charged trim that will get a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Final level: cargo capability for this city SUV is 752 litres, or 1,778 litres once you fold down the rear-row seats.

Pricing grid, in Canadian {dollars}:

LX FWD – $22,995
LX AWD – $24,995
EX – $27,595
EX Premium – $30,595
SX – $32,595

Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin (spokesperson, Kia Canada for Quebec), Michael Kopke (Marketing Director, Kia Canada) and Elias El-Achhab (Vice President and COO, Kia Canada)

Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin (spokesperson, Kia Canada for Quebec), Michael Kopke (Advertising Director, Kia Canada) and Elias El-Achhab (Vice President and COO, Kia Canada)

2021 Kia Seltos makes Canadian debut, pricing introduced | Automobile Information – Information by Automobilnews.eu
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