Kia Philippines showcases its last unboxing for the year in the form of the all-new Kia Seltos. First unveiled earlier this year in India and then followed shortly by South Korea, the Philippines is Kia’s third country globally and the first in Southeast Asia to receive the all-new Seltos, proof of the South Korean brand’s commitment and aggressiveness in our market along with its partner, Ayala Corporation. The Seltos is Kia’s competitor to the ever-growing and highly-competitive subcompact (B-segment) SUV segment and it is also the mechanical twin of the Hyundai Kona.
The all-new Kia Seltos clearly is aimed at younger buyers with its trendy and rugged design. The front is characterized by a tall grille flanked by slim automatic halogen headlights. EX and SX variants are equipped with LED daytime running lights, while LED headlights and foglights are unique to the top-of-the-line SX. At the side of the Seltos are a rising window line and a character line that fades in the middle of the vehicle. Meanwhile, the rear fascia features a sporty design with a chrome strip running across the width of the Seltos, blending neatly with its LED taillights. This is all finished off by a slick set of 17-inch alloy wheels which feature a unique design depending on the variant.
The interior likewise features a trendy and stylish design, dominated by a standard 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mounted in the middle of the dashboard. All variants also get steering-mounted audio controls, cruise control, a multi-information display, and a 6-speaker sound system. Higher-end EX and SX variants feature a part leather interior, while the top-trim SX variant is equipped with a passive entry with push-button start system.
Under the hood of the PH-market Kia Seltos is a 2.0-liter inline-4 petrol engine that produces 149 hp and 179 Nm of torque, sending power to the front wheels via a CVT, which is marketed by Kia as an IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission).
As for safety, the Kia Seltos is equipped with ABS with EBD, dual SRS airbags, and a reverse camera. Meanwhile, the top-trim SX variant gets hill-start assist, downhill brake control, rear parking sensors, as well as six SRS airbags.
The Kia Seltos is now on sale across all Kia dealerships in the Philippines. All Kia Seltos units come with a generous 5-year, 160,000-kilometer warranty. To further entice buyers, the Kia Seltos will carry a P50,000 discount on all variants when customers place a P5,000 reservation fee at any Kia dealership nationwide.
Seltos LX: P1,098,000
Seltos EX: P1,198,000
Seltos SX: P1,498,000