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Electric Kia Seltos?

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According to Kia blog The KEEA, there's a rumor floating around that there could be an electric version of the Seltos coming for the Asian markets.

Unfortunately it doesn't seem like it will come to either the US or Europe. At least not anytime soon.

It's too bad because a 400 km (248 mile) range is not bad at all.

Recent rumors suggest that an all-electric version of the Seltos will be made available for the 2020 model year, although the release will be in Asian markets only, so do not expect to see the EV in the U.S. or Europe anytime soon.

This is another sign that Kia are very much ahead of the game when it comes to all-electric options. The arrival of the Seltos EV will mean that Kia now has 3 such models, with the Soul EV and Niro EV rounding out the lineup.

The Seltos EV, which has been codenamed SP2 EV, will more than likely have the same drivetrain as the Soul EV and the Hyundai Kona EV. That would mean a pairing of a 204-hp electric motor and a 64-kWh battery pack.

As far as driving range goes, expect the Seltos to go 400 km on a full charge, which is slightly less than both the Soul and Kona EV models. The main reason for this is the larger size and weight of the Seltos compared to its siblings.

We will have the exact specification closer to the release date of the Seltos EV.
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Come on Kia throw us a bone here with this electric Seltos! Don't let China get all the fun with it!
We don't have to look far. Don't forget, it won't be Kia's first rodeo. They already have a Niro EV and prior to that (and still today) a Soul EV!
Reports out of India are suggesting a Seltos EV can be coming sooner than we think.

About a month ago, we reported about a leaked document which confirmed Kia’s plans of introducing a fully-electric version of the Seltos SUV in the Chinese market in the second half of this year. In the Indian market, Kia Motors is currently working on launching the Sonet sub-4m SUV, and we do not expect the manufacturer to launch a fully-electric car in the near future.

Jeez. Even a similar performance plug-in hybrid would be cool. Hopefully by the time my lease ends...
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