Thaco Auto announced official information about Kia Seltos 2024

After rumored information on social networking groups, Thaco Auto has officially announced official information about the Kia Seltos 2024 model.

Not long after announcing the information on its social networking site, Kia Vietnam officially launched the 2024 facelift version of the B-SUV Kia Seltos model. Accordingly, the high chassis model now has only 4 versions compared to 8 versions like the previous generation.

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Versions of Kia Seltos 2024 in Vietnam include 1.5 AT, 1.5 Luxury, 1.5 Premium and 1.5 Turbo GT-Line. However, the company only announced the selling prices of the 3 versions AT and Luxury Premium which are 599 million, 679 million and 739 million VND respectively. The GT-Line version still has no price information.

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Notably, the starting price of the Kia Seltos is somewhat cheaper than its predecessor and on par with the standard versions of the Hyundai Creta and Mitsubishi Xforce. Regarding the overall design of the car, a new design language is applied with the grille, LED headlights and LED daytime positioning lights and turn signals being refined, the rear and wheels are similar. Particularly the 1.5 AT version is equipped with Halogen lights.

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The space inside the car does not have a big change in layout, from the Premium version it will be equipped with an electronic driving clock and a 10.25-inch center screen with a seamless dual layout. The car is equipped with leather seats, electric adjustment, cooling/heating, wireless Apple Carplay support, etc. In addition, the car also has a HUD screen and gearshift lever, two equipment rarely seen in the same segment.

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Notably, the handbrake has been upgraded to an electronic handbrake, combined with the Auto Hold feature, but the gear lever still does not have a rotary knob, details such as buttons and knobs in the control cluster. The air conditioning controls and around the gear lever are more refined and beautiful. This is also the next Kia model to support the Kia Connect application.

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In terms of safety, the 2024 Kia ​​Seltos in Vietnam has been supplemented with an ADAS active safety system with features such as adaptive cruise control, lane keeping warning/assist (LKA), warning/assist lane following (LFA), forward collision avoidance warning/assist (FCA), vehicle door open hazard warning (SEW) and driver distraction warning (DAW) but only available on the 1.5 Turbo version GT-Line.

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The remaining versions, depending on the classification, will have a number of other safety features such as rear blind-spot collision avoidance assist (BCA), rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist (RCCA), and rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist (RCCA). Speed ​​limiter and reversing camera. The 2 low versions will have 2 airbags while the 2 high-end versions will be equipped with 6 airbags.

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In terms of operation, the Kia Seltos 2024 only has a Smartstream 1.5L gasoline engine configuration with a capacity of 113 horsepower and maximum torque of 144 Nm, accompanied by a CVT continuously variable transmission and FWD front-wheel drive system. with Normal/Eco/Sport driving modes.

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The most advanced version, whose price has not yet been announced, is equipped with a 1.5L turbocharged engine with a capacity of 158 horsepower, 253 Nm of torque, combined with a 7-speed DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission for smooth operation. Better performance, while adding terrain support driving modes including Snow/Mud/Sand. Unfortunately, this version still uses front-wheel drive.

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Kia Seltos can be considered the opening model for the B-size SUV segment and quickly won the hearts of consumers by continuously reaching the top 10 cars in 2021 and 2022 and leading the market share. However, in 2023 this car model will face a lot of pressure when competitors continuously enter the Vietnamese market. Although it is no longer at the top of the segment regularly, this is a car model with high stability in sales power. The launch of the new version is expected to be more competitive against rookies such as the Toyota Yaris Cross or Mitsubishi X-Force.

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