SUV size B Kia Seltos was first launched in Southeast Asia in November last year, specifically in the Philippines market. At the Singpore Motor Show 2020, Kia Seltos continues to be introduced to customers in Lion Island. Soon after, the 2020 Kia Seltos will be released in Indonesia.
“The all-new Seltos is an important model for Kia. Kia has applied strong design, high quality and technology to Seltos to meet the needs of customers in the Indonesian market. With the all-new Kia Seltos, we target young customers who are passionate about technology because this model is equipped with the latest technology and safety features.“, said Andrew Nasuri, president of Kia Indonesia, speaking at the Seltos 2020 launch event.
In the Indonesian market, Kia Seltos 2020 is divided into 3 equipment, namely E, EX and EX +, with prices ranging from 295 – 355 million Rupiah (about 499 – 601 million VND). Thus, Kia Seltos 2020 in Indonesia has the same price as the car in the Philippines.
As previously reported, the Kia Seltos 2020 is developed based on a common platform Hyundai Kona and possesses a length of 4,375 mm, width of 1,800 mm, height of 1,615 mm or 1,600 mm without a roof baga while the wheelbase reaches 2,630 mm. This dimensions provides ample interior space and luggage space for Kia’s new B-sized SUV. When the rear seats fold down, the 2020 Kia Seltos luggage compartment has a volume of 1,758 liters. The corresponding figure when the rear seats do not fold down is 685 liters.
Designed at a Korean studio, the 2020 Kia Seltos features a square profile with an extended fender, a modern front end and an improved “mouth” grille. In addition, the car also comes with slender headlights, the front bumper has a bone-shaped design, the diameter is lifted up in column D, the set of silver wheels with a diameter of 16-17 icnh (depending on the version) and 2 exhaust pipe.
In terms of equipment, the Kia Seltos 2020 EX + will have a sunroof, automatic LED headlights, daytime positioning LEDs, ice front fog lamps and LED taillights. Meanwhile, the remaining 2 versions are not equipped with sunroof and only use Halogen fog lights. Particularly, heated and adjustable rearview mirrors will be equipped as standard for all 3 versions of Kia Seltos 2020.
Inside the Kia Seltos 2020 in the Indonesian market is a nodding steering wheel, with integrated volume rocker. From EX version, Kia will equip a sportier leather steering wheel for Seltos 2020. The multi-information screen of the E version is 3.5 inches while the corresponding number of the remaining 2 versions is 7. inch. The digital display for air-conditioning and wireless smartphone charging is only for the premium 2 versions.
In the most advanced version, Kia Seltos 2020 also has leather seats, infotainment system with 8-inch screen located independently on the dashboard, Apple CarPlay / Android Auto support and voice command. .
The source of power of the 2020 Kia Seltos in Indonesia is the Kappa Dual CVVT 4-cylinder, turbocharged, 1.4-liter petrol engine producing a maximum capacity of 140 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. minutes and maximum torque of 242 Nm at the rewinding range of 1,500 – 3,200 rpm. Interestingly, this engine is mated to a 7-speed DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission. Add to that 5 driving modes: Sport, Eco, Normal, Mud, and Snow & Sand.
Finally, there are safety equipment for Kia Seltos 2020 in Indonesia market, including 2 airbags in E version, 6 airbags in the other 2 versions, ABS anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution EBD, ESC electronic equalizer, support for sloping departure, reversing camera and parking sensor.
It is not clear whether Kia Seltos 2020 will return to Vietnam in the near future. Kia also has no representative in the B-segment SUV segment in Vietnam.