Come on Kia throw us a bone here with this electric Seltos! Don't let China get all the fun with it!
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.