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The Kia Seltos is all but confirmed for the U.S. as of June 2019 but that should change before 2019 is over. Let me explain...

First, a trademark was filed in the U.S. for the name 'SELTOS' by the owner 'KIA MOTORS CORPORATION' months ahead of its India reveal. If you wish to confirm this with the USPTO, details of the accepted and active trademark filing have been included. Nothing else directly from Kia about U.S. market Seltos can be found at the moment but I'll keep this thread updated if anything shows up.

Kia Seltos Trademark Information
  • Mark: SELTOS
  • US Serial Number: 79260048
  • International Registration Number: 1470015
  • Register: Principal
  • Application Filing Date: May 03, 2019
  • Status Date: Jun 06, 2019
  • For: Automobiles; sports cars; vans [vehicles]; trucks; motor buses; electric vehicles
  • International Class: 012 - Primary Class
  • U.S. Classes: 019, 021, 023, 031, 035, 044
  • Class Status: 66(a)
  • Owner Name: KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
The other is from a simple analysis of Kia's SUV line up. Having spent time looking at the Soul, Niro and Sportage in person at the local dealer and online, I can say there's definitely room for the Seltos as its a stylish and very sporty 5-seater, something no compact Kia utility vehicle does that well. To some this might be obvious.

A not so obvious fact is its very similar to the 2020 Hyundai Venue because like many other Kia/Hyundai products, it is, by a lot. Its actually confirmed for the U.S. and has been my default choice till this news broke of the Seltos. Both share a platform derived from the Hyundai Creta which helps to reduce the cost of bringing these to market. Also the Kia dealers i've been visiting are super eager to sell these and are very confident it will arrive!
 

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good find, I hope this means that it will make it to Canada. I wonder when we will get confirmation that it will make it to North America..
 

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good find, I hope this means that it will make it to Canada. I wonder when we will get confirmation that it will make it to North America..
Kia is missing from a vital segment that would be excellent for their bottom line. It only makes sense.
 

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Kia is missing from a vital segment that would be excellent for their bottom line. It only makes sense.
I agree, it could be a good seller against the likes of the Kicks and Qashqai depending on the pricing structure. Both these models are selling very well in Canada.
in June they sold:
Kicks - 1,495
Qashqai - 1,789
 

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I agree, it could be a good seller against the likes of the Kicks and Qashqai depending on the pricing structure. Both these models are selling very well in Canada.
in June they sold:
Kicks - 1,495
Qashqai - 1,789
After learning about the new X-Ceed, if it's in the cards, I could pass up on the Seltos
 
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