The reality of Kia Seltos 2024 in the US with a more eye-catching appearance, looking forward to returning to Vietnam next year

The upgraded version of the Kia Seltos 2024 in the US is a bit different from the Korean market, but there are still positive changes that Vietnamese people can look forward to selling next year.

Kia recently introduced the model Seltos 2024 facelift at the Los Angeles Auto Show with some changes. Basically, the car’s appearance remains unchanged but the design is significantly more sophisticated than its “predecessor”. First, the tiger nose-shaped steering wheel is larger. The front bumper still has an air cavity with integrated vertical fog lights, but the air cavity is more seamless instead of separate like the old version.

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The LED technology lighting cluster has taken on a new, sharper look. The rear of the car is much more aggressive when the rear bumper includes large ribs different from the 2022 Kia Seltos sold in the Vietnamese market. On both sides there are recesses for reflective lights and additional reverse lights to make it easier for vehicles behind to recognize. The taillight cluster changed to a vertical position, connected by an extended LED strip on the rear door.

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The Korean automaker’s designers didn’t stop there as the 2024 Kia ​​Seltos has redesigned wheels and a paint palette with additional Pluton Blue, Fusion Black and Valais Blue tones. Customers can also opt for the new X-Line variant, which is equipped with a sportier grille look, comes with gloss black accents, roof rack and exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels.

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The Seltos 2022 interior inherently has a minus point in terms of design, but Kia has solved this problem with a central entertainment screen and dashboard with a larger size, up to 10.25 inches. The two screens are connected, extending from behind the steering wheel to the middle of the dashboard, in which the dashboard uses a completely electronic interface. Thanks to that, the overall cabin has become more seamless.

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Additional upgrades are somewhat limited, but Kia Seltos 2024 The position and design of the buttons on the center console have been changed to optimize user usage when operating. The gear lever and air conditioning vents have not changed much like the more minimalist gear lever in the Korean market version. More advanced options such as electric tailgate and cooled front seats.

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Under the hood is a familiar 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, producing 147 horsepower and 180 Nm of torque, combined with an Intelligent Variable Transmission, which can use a drive system. four wheels optional. Meanwhile, the Kia Seltos 2022 in Vietnam uses a 1.4L turbocharged engine with 138 horsepower.

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In addition, the 2024 Kia ​​Seltos in the US also has the option of a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that has been upgraded to produce a maximum capacity of 195 horsepower (an increase of 20 horsepower). The Korean car manufacturer has replaced the current seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with a new eight-speed automatic transmission.

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Regarding safety technology, there are a number of newly improved driver assistance systems available on the Seltos 2023 including forward collision avoidance assist (automatically braking if a collision is about to occur), Blind spot warning, Assist Intelligent speed limiter, Adaptive automatic headlights, Lane keeping assist, Rear camera, Smart cruise control, Highway driving assist, Rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist .

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The 2024 Kia ​​Seltos is expected to arrive in US dealerships in the first half of 2023 and pricing will be announced closer to launch. In Vietnam, this B-class SUV model has a selling price ranging from 639 to 759 million VND depending on the version, is quite a popular model in the segment and competes with competitors such as Toyota Corolla Cross, Hyundai Creta,…

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