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2022 facelift Kia Seltos offers better value for money

The Kia Seltos 2022 has a great warranty and a low price, putting it at the top of Kia’s small crossover line-up.

What kind of car is the 2022 Kia Seltos? What does it compare to?

The Seltos anchors Kia’s crossover line-up with a five-seater that has available all-wheel drive, while the smaller Soul does not. With that feature and clean styling, the 2022 Seltos also has a smart floor price of $23,665. Competitors include the Hyundai Kona, Kia Soul and Subaru Crosstrek.

What’s new for the 2022 Kia Seltos?

This year, the Seltos gets automatic emergency braking on every model. the Seltos S, EX and SX versions all get a 10.3-inch standard touchscreen and remote start, while the new Nightfall version comes with 18-inch black wheels and other black accents.

The Seltos is only slightly larger than the Soul, but apart from the similar nose, the two look completely different. the Seltos sit increasingly long and have clear lines, similar to some European hatchbacks (Skoda, to be precise). Angular fog lights and a deeply creased bonnet set it apart, as do the painted black pillars that make the roof look floating. Inside, the tame layout slants towards the driver in a pleasing and simple design, with an 8.0-inch touchscreen on the basic LX dashboard and a 10.3-inch touchscreen on all other models.

Most Seltos crossovers are powered by a 146 hp inline four-cylinder engine. Using the CVT to distribute power to the front wheels or to all four wheels, is a gentle application of the mild powertrain, where average acceleration does not affect its driving performance. We can’t say the same for the 175hp turbo-4 upgrade; its 7-speed dual-clutch transmission isn’t smooth at city speeds and it likes to upshift early, which detracts from the fun. the Seltos’ available all-wheel-drive system helps it track dusty trails; keep the steering in Sport mode for clean tracking on the interstate.

It can seat four adults, with an optional fifth seat if your friends compromise. The front seats could use more support, but the rear seats can be reclined for naps – or folded down to add plenty of cargo space in the Seltos.

For 2022 Kia sets standards for automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and automatic high beams; higher trims get blind-spot monitors and adaptive cruise control. Crash-test scores are mixed, with a four-star NHTSA rating and conflicting top safety choices from the IIHS.

How much will the 2022 Kia Seltos cost?

The base Seltos LX is priced at US$23,665, Rp 310,80 – 415,00 Juta, with all-wheel drive and an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The front-wheel-drive version is slightly more expensive but adds a 10.3-inch touchscreen. the Seltos SX Turbo is priced at US$29,165 with all-wheel drive, adaptive cruise control, and synthetic leather upholstery.

Is the Kia Seltos a good-looking car?

The Seltos takes the new styling path followed by other Kias such as the Sorento, but it’s not an entirely clear one. The contrasting roof and lively proportions work for us, but there are some details that confuse us. It’s a 6-point, interesting bodywork.

The Seltos have deep creases in the bonnet and nose, a wide honeycomb grille, and headlights that tie them together with vertical fog lights to give the front end some height. At the sides, the Seltos have some blackout pillar trim that creates a modern ‘floating roof’ effect, largely similar to that of the Volvo XC40. At the back, the Seltos pretends to have twin exhaust outlets and we have to ask, why?

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