LA 2019: Kia Seltos debuts in US spec


The SUV maintains its confident yet modest appearance and ruggedness

The Kia Seltos has already been introduced to a number of international markets, where it has proven a strong seller. Now the Compact SUV - termed “an entry SUV” by Kia - is coming to the US, with an introduction at the LA Auto Show. The Seltos will be slotted in between Kia’s Soul subcompact urban boxcar, and the Sportage, the C-segment SUV.

SUVs and crossovers in this compact sector tend to be either overly cute or cartoonishly aggressive. But the Seltos has strong, confident lines and an equally confident and mature mask that, if you don’t have a sense of its size, suggest a much larger SUV. The Kia tiger nose is there, but in an elongated size integrates well with the headlamps.

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