Kia Seltos 2024: the renewed compact SUV makes its debut in Los Angeles

Kia took advantage of the Los Angeles Auto Show 2022 to present to the public the Kia Seltos 2024, showing a preview of all the new features introduced. Designed to appeal to consumers who enjoy life on the go, the new Seltos sports a more imposing presence thanks to the refined design on the outside while inside we find a panoramic display available for the first time in the segment which is the focal point of the futuristic and modern cabin.

With a lively powertrain under the hood and the new X-Line equipment added to the range, the Seltos 2024 adds zest to all kinds of adventures, from commuting through cityscapes and navigating busy city streets, to driving along the coast on a surfing expedition or scouting for the next best spot to camp.

Kia Seltos 2024 interior

Kia Seltos 2024: the 2024 model year was presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2022

Steven CenterCOO and EVP of Kia America, said the South Korean brand’s SUV lineup is as strong as ever, and despite being the smallest of the bunch, the Seltos has been a powerful performer since its introduction.

With its striking styling, some of the latest technologies, advanced driver assistance systems and exhilarating performance, the 2024 Kia ​​Seltos serves as the perfect gateway to the largest and most capable SUVs at a time when the consumer is ready to make a step forward.

Available with front and all-wheel drive, the new Seltos should arrive in American dealerships in the first half of 2023.

Kia Seltos 2024

Numerous exterior details have been painstakingly refreshed with futuristic and technical shapes to keep the model fresh in the crowded compact SUV segment. The larger tiger-nose grille emphasizes width and gives the Seltos a stronger look, with the front grille enclosed by LED headlights.

There Star Map luminous signature available on the front grille creates a distinct image so that passers-by and drivers will recognize the Seltos from long distances. The new rigid shapes of the front bumper give the model a safer and more robust look. The vertically shaped fog lamps are integrated with the DRLs for a cleaner look.

The design of the taillights, featured on the tailgate, plus the backup light and rear reflector on the lower bumper mimic the signature lighting at the front. New wheel designs have been introduced on trim levels LX extension, St, FORMER And SX. The new and captivating external color is also available Pluton Blueas well as Fusion Black and Valais Green.

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The cockpit

Moving on to the cabin, the 2024 Kia ​​Seltos offers a futuristic atmosphere with bright displays and clean geometric shapes. In particular, we have a panoramic display unique in the segment which combines the 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.25-inch center screen for the infotainment system.

There is also an additional 4.2-inch screen on the instrument cluster with digital gauge update. There is also a new dashboard trim in line with the exterior horizontal design elements.

Kia Seltos 2024

The 2024 Seltos is the latest Kia to get the X-Line trim. This adds exclusive front grille design with Gunmetal finish, uniquely designed 18” wheels, black bridge rack, gloss black door surround and X-Line badging.

The model year 2024 continues to deliver a comfortable, capable and confidence-inspiring experience. The turbocharged engine gets a power boost and there’s a transmission that ensures smoother ride and handling.

Kia Seltos 2024

In particular, the 1.6-litre GDI Turbo four-cylinder power unit revised offers a livelier driving experience with 20 PS more for a total of 198 PS, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The 2-litre four-cylinder MPI engine, on the other hand, delivers 148 HP and 179 Nm of maximum torque and is supported by an intelligent variable transmission (IVT). Three call guidance modes are available normal, Smart And Sport. Each uses specific settings for powertrain, transmission and steering mapping to deliver the desired driving experience.

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The all-wheel drive system (AWD) is designed to provide all-weather capability and improved driving performance in a variety of circumstances with a locking center differential that can split power equally between the front and rear wheels in the harshest environments.

Torque vectoring is designed to increase traction by predicting which wheel will use the power best, improving cornering stability and giving the vehicle more precise driving dynamics in many situations

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Comfort and technology dedicated to the driver

Various driver comfort and technology features have also been added to the 2024 Kia ​​Seltos, designed to make the journey more enjoyable for consumers on the go. For example, we have four USB ports (two in front and two in back that help keep devices charged), power liftgate (available with SX Sunroof package), and ventilated front seats (available with SX Sunroof package).

Various connectivity vias have also been added Kia Connect. These include Digital Key 2 Touch, which allows customers to use their smart devices as a virtual vehicle key to lock, unlock and drive. Additionally, these keys can be shared with friends and family via SMS on available devices (available with the Sunroof SX package).

Then we have the updates via OTA of maps and infotainment. It can keep the maps and infotainment system automatically updated with the latest features to give you the best driving experience.

Kia Seltos 2024

The list of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) of Kia allows Seltos 2024 to stay updated on some of the latest technologies with interesting news. Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) with pedestrian and cyclist detection is designed to detect oncoming vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists under certain conditions. If the system detects that a collision is likely, it can activate the brakes to help prevent a collision or reduce its effects under certain conditions.

Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) is designed to detect vehicles traveling in the next lane under certain circumstances. If the system detects a vehicle in its blind spot, an icon flashes in the mirror or an audible signal sounds if the direction indicator is on (from trim level S).

Kia Seltos 2024

Intelligent Speed ​​Limit Assist (ISLA) and Intelligent Speed ​​Limit Warning (ISLW) can, in some cases, detect the maximum speed limit of a road, provide warnings to the driver and even limit the speed of the vehicle. auto according to the settings (SX set-up).

THE additional ADAS systems include: Driver Attention Warning (Standard), High Beam Assist (Standard), Lane Following Assist (Standard), Rear View Monitor (Standard), Safe Exit Warning (S Navigation package), Forward Collision Avoidance Assist 1.5 with Turn at intersections (SX trim), Intelligent Cruise Control with Stop and Go (SX trim), Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control (SX trim), Motorway Driving Assistance (SX trim) and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (S trim and higher).

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Kia Seltos 2024: the renewed compact SUV makes its debut in Los Angeles