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This past week we started seriously considering our first Kia (Seltos, SX). Quick question...

Does Kia typically only introduce changes such as those mentioned in this thread (HUD, power passenger seat, etc) only on a model year basis? So what we have now is what we have until the 2022s? Or do they sometimes modify mid-model year?

Appreciate any info.
I remember when the Stinger came out in 2018. The Canadian version had a couple of interesting features that the US stinger got only with the 2019 model without a major price difference. But were definitely not major things like the HUD, or vented seats. More like 360 camera and heated steering wheel. So I agree that Kia might (and I hope) add HUD and vented seats in the Seltos in future, but I also agree that the price will unfortunately go up.
 

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One issue I discovered is the Weather Widget. Since it pulls from HD Radio, in my area it is way off. Gives me weather from the coast over 100 miles away - 61 degrees and overcast when in reality home it is 92 degrees and clear skies! Perhaps homeland would be better.
Same here I live in eastern CT and I'm getting weather info from R.I.? stupid
 

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In the past year they did improve immediate weather only with the software update. But for the dobbler radar, it still Sucks, meaningless map that only goes up and down, not side to side.
 

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The U.S. Seltos SX w/ two tone does not have the following that exist in Korean, Canadian, and Indian Versions:

1. Head-up display (hopefully with larger numbers in the future)
2. Power passenger seat
3. Heated steering wheel
4. Heated front and rear seats (We only have heated front seats for now.)
5. Ventilated front seats (COME ON!!!! Canada does not get hotter than here in the U.S.)

What I want for future U.S. Seltos to get:

1. Two tone exterior with sunroof (This is not possible now, but I watched some Korean car reviewers saying that it should be available in the near future.)
2. Power folding side mirrors with on/off switch (This is something that I always wanted in my 2011 Optima SX)
3. Option of having dark plum seats (Korean version has this now and it looks awesome with some exterior colors.)
4. Slightly updated redesign of left and right side vents and dashboard stitching to give more upscale feel.
5. Slightly updated redesign of rear fake spoiler for a little more sophisticated solution where it doesn't look so fake by adding more depth or something.


I want to yell at whoever is running U.S. division of Kia so they wake up and stop making stupid decisions like hiding features that exist in other parts of the world. We want to be treated equally. I have been watching a lot of Korean reviews on youtube to follow Seltos as soon as it debuted last year. I even remember the concept design of Seltos with a different name at some auto show. U.S. Kia got me pissed off when they decided to take heated steering wheel out for 2011 Optima SX that I purchased. This time, I am hesitant to make a move... I'll probably get a different car as I need a new one this year. For other potential buyers, Hyundai Tucson will be out in Korea later this year and it might come out as a surprisingly more interesting car to look at.
If you can figure out who's in charge, let me know. KIA USA is just plain stupid that they don't offer a heated steering wheel, dual comfort controls, Heads Up Unit, among other things that are offered in Canada and India., We are be discriminated against!
 

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It's a "Compact low value SUV". The items you mention are for cars above $36000. Heated rear seats? Head up Unit? Seriously? I'm actually impressed with what I got with my SX. Only thing I'm pissed off about KIA is the Miserable head unit Update. .....Powered side mirrors? LOL!
 
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