Lockdown launches: Seltos range extended with diesel models

Kia increased its Seltos product offering from four to seven models with the addition of three diesel derivatives.

Lockdown launches: Seltos range extended with diesel models


Previously, the range only consisted of models with a choice of four versions with two petrol engine options.

The new Seltos CRDI is powered by Kia’s new-generation 1 493 cc common-rail direct injection engine delivering 86 kW and 250 Nm. It joins the petrol line-up with the normally aspirated 1.6 petrol engine that delivers 90 kW and 151 Nm and the more modern 1.4 T-GDI turbo petrol engine with 103 kW and 242 Nm.

CRDI variants are available with the same choice of seven exterior colours, including Glacier White Pearl, Steel Silver, Gravity Grey, Aurora Black Pearl, Intelligency Blue, Intense Red and Punchy Orange, the last-mentioned only available as a special order.

As with other models in the range, customers can also opt for one of three two-tone colour options: Glacier White Pearl with a black roof, Intense Red with a black roof, and Punchy Orange with a white roof, the last-mentioned is also only available on special order.

CRDI models are distinguished through a subtle CRDI badge on the tailgate.

The new CRDI models are available in a choice of two specification levels that mirror its petrol-powered siblings. EX models are available with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission, while EX+ models are only available with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The Seltos CRDI EX offers an entry point into the range, including a vast array of standard features, followed by the mid-spec CRDI EX+, only available with a six-speed automatic transmission. All EX+ models have Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).

Price:

Kia Seltos 1.6 EX Manual (R380 995)

Kia Seltos 1.6 EX Automatic (R398 995)

Kia Seltos 1.5 CRDI EX Manual (R410 995)

Kia Seltos 1.6 EX+ Automatic (R416 995)

Kia Seltos 1.5 CRDI EX Automatic (R428 995)

Kia Seltos 1.5 CRDI EX+ Automatic (R446 995)

Kia Seltos 1.4 T-GDi GT-Line (R471 995)

Competitors:

While the Seltos has many natural competitors, the CRDI-diesel derivatives will have a more specific fight against the likes of the more affordable Ford EcoSports’ diesel derivatives, the bigger and more expensive Nissan Qashqai and the Opel Crossland X.

Lockdown launches: Seltos range extended with diesel models
KIA Seltos CRDI EX Exterior 003
KIA Seltos CRDI EX Interior 003
KIA Seltos CRDI EX Interior 001
KIA Seltos CRDI EX Interior 002
Lockdown launches: Seltos range extended with diesel models
KIA Seltos CRDI EX Exterior 003
KIA Seltos CRDI EX Interior 003
KIA Seltos CRDI EX Interior 001
KIA Seltos CRDI EX Interior 002

More Product News stories

Enviro Automotive extends DFSK EV product range

Enviro Automotive extends DFSK EV product range

Enviro Automotive, an importer and local distributor of DFSK's electric vehicles (EV), announced new additions to its C-Series panel van and bakkie line-up to enhance its current offerings. In July 2022, Enviro Automotive introduced the DFSK brand in South Africa with the launch of the EC35 panel van and EC31 one-tonne bakkie.

  • 15 May 2024
Urban Edition added to Audi’s Q3 range

Urban Edition added to Audi’s Q3 range

Following the successful launch of several special edition models earlier this year across core Audi vehicle ranges, including the Q3 and Q3 Sportback Black Edition options, Audi South Africa has now added Urban Edition derivatives to the premium compact Q3 SUV and Q3 Sportback line-ups as well.

  • 13 May 2024
Tiggo 4 PRO gets dual-clutch transmission

Tiggo 4 PRO gets dual-clutch transmission

Chery has further expanded the appeal of the Tiggo 4 PRO with the introduction of a slick-shifting dual-clutch transmission (DCT) with additional technology and interior updates.

  • 10 May 2024