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Model specs of the Kia Seltos are finally available and reveal features familiar to anyone that knows what Kia has been offering in its line up lately. If you haven't, this growing list provides all the details out there. As initial production gets underway and deliveries take place in the the coming weeks a model breakdown is expected. I'm especially interested in how the GT-N Seltos will compare to the not as sporty version, along with pricing between them.

Kia Seltos Specifications & Features

Engines
  • 1.6-liter T-GDI turbocharged gasoline engine (174-hp)
  • 2.0-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine (147-hp)
  • 1.6-liter diesel engine (134-hp)
Gas Mileage: TBD

Transmissions
  • Seven speed dual clutch transmission (7DCT)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission (6AT)
  • Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Layout:
  • front engine
  • front-wheel-drive
  • all-wheel-drive (TBA)
Exterior
  • Tiger Nose grille
  • LED headlights
  • LED tail lights
  • LED DRL
  • LED fog lamps
  • 3D multilayer side turn indicator
  • 8 color options and 5 dual tone color option
Interior
  • Seats 5
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Head-up display
  • Wireless charging
  • 7-inch color LCD instrument cluster
  • 8-speaker Bose Sound System
  • sound mood lighting
  • second row USB chargers
  • pure air management system
  • UVO connect
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • high-quality materials
Wheels/Tires
  • 16-inch wheels/205/60 R16
  • 17-inch wheels/215/55 R17
  • 18-inch wheels/235/45 R18
Safety
  • generous use of Advanced High-Strength Steel construction
  • six airbags
  • Vehicle Stability Management
  • Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Traction Control System
  • Brake-force Assist System
  • Hill-start Assist Control
  • Rear-Parking Sensors
Kia Seltos Dimensions
  • Length - 4315mm (170 Inches)
  • Width - 1800mm (71 Inches)
  • Height - 1620mm (64 Inches)
  • Wheelbase - 2610mm (103 Inches)
  • Ground Clearance - 190mm (7 Inches)
Production: Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, India, and in Gwangju, Korea
 

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here's the dimensions from the South Korean website, which seems to vary somewhat from the figures in the first post. I've added the imperial measurements.

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If Kia has plans to sell the Seltos in China we might eventually see a long wheel base version.
 

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I finally found some interior dimensions for the Seltos, as I was curious as to how it compared to my Soul, surprisingly most dimensions are almost the same. Here is the comparison in inches, first figure the Seltos and second the 2020 Soul (Canadian specs):

Ground clearance: 7.2" / 6.7"

Legroom front: 41.4" / 41.1"
Legroom rear: 38" / 38.8"
Headroom front: 40" / 39.9"
Headroom rear: 38.4" / 39.5"
Shoulder room front: 55.5" / 55.5"
Should room rear: 54.9" / 54.7"

The only figure I have found so far for the cargo area is for the rear seats in the up position:

15.3 - 17.6 cu. ft. (VDA) / 18.7 - 23.4 cu. ft.

In the case of the Seltos I think it's the measurement to the cargo cover, in the Soul this cover is not standard but just available on higher models. This cargo area of the Seltos certainly does not look smaller than the Soul.

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update - did some checking on the Sportage for example as we have two different measuring systems VDA and SAE. Here is the comparison with the two methods:
VDA:
seats up - 16.5 cu. ft., seats down - 51.4 cu. ft.
SAE:
seats up - 30.7 cu. ft.., seats down - 60.1 cu. ft.
 

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Seltos is intended as a model above the Soul. Dimensions aside, other specs prove that point as well.
 

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Thanks for sharing the specifications but there is something missing the towing capacity, anybody know here the towing capacity of seltos? Cae we use this for car towing service?
 

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Thanks for sharing the specifications but there is something missing the towing capacity, anybody know here the towing capacity of seltos? Cae we use this for car towing service?
Towing is always possible.
To what extent is a whole different question and here it won't be much. My guess, no more than 4000 LBS.
 

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Towing is always possible.
To what extent is a whole different question and here it won't be much. My guess, no more than 4000 LBS.
boy, you are optimistic, the Sportage is only 2000 lbs with trailer brakes and 1653 lbs without, so find it hard to think the Seltos will match this. Even the Telluride has a maximum 5000 lbs towing capacity when equipped correctly.

However towing rating will vary with the country it's sold in. For example the Soul is not recommended for towing in Canada and the US but it was when it was sold in Europe (ICE version)
 

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Oh wow, you are right.
Safe to say sub-2000 lbs is what we're getting. A bigger question would be what's a truly safe towing cap that can be used with little consideration.

Probably as most I would tow a very small trailer or hook up a hitch mounted cargo box.
 

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Oh wow, you are right.
Safe to say sub-2000 lbs is what we're getting. A bigger question would be what's a truly safe towing cap that can be used with little consideration.

Probably as most I would tow a very small trailer or hook up a hitch mounted cargo box.
Yeah I don't know if I'd want to try and max out the towing capacity in a vehicle like this. I'd love to see someone do a towing test with the Seltos.
 
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