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When Will the 2024 Kia Seltos Be Available – Seltos Seltos is the tiniest all-wheel drive (AWD) crossover available in Kia’s line-up, which was launched in 2021 for the model year. It has higher ground clearance as well as an older-fashioned look of the square-off SUV that is as compared to the larger Telluride 5-passenger Seltos positioned between the cheapest Soul as well as the cult Sportage.
Kia has the 2024 Seltos with five trim ranges: LX, S, EX X-Line, and SX. The prices range from about $25,000 for the entry-level LX to around $30,000 for the completely loaded Seltos SX. Three trims lower get the power of a 146 horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. In contrast, the SX and the new X-Line come with a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that produces of 195 horsepower, a significant increase in performance from the previous year. All-wheel drive comes standard for all trims, including the LX, X-Line, and SX as an option on other trims.
In the next section, our expert-independent review of a high-end Seltos SX Turbo AWD painted in Pluton Blue with no added features. The price of the test car was $31,315, excluding the $1,325 delivery charge.
Kia has updated the 2024 Kia Seltos with a panorama display which contains the infotainment and driver displays in one place. The other Kia models also use this style as well, and it’s great to see it make its way into affordable vehicles.
The base trims come with an 8-inch infotainment screen as well as a 4.2-inch instrument cluster. On the other hand, more expensive trims feature two 10.25-inch displays. Each model is on the same display. The new screen is more combined than the older model, with improved design and interior style, providing the Seltos the look of luxury.
The Kia infotainment technology is one of the top available and works particularly effectively with the new 10.25-inch display. It is simple to navigate the system and the display is simple to read thanks to big, crisp icons that react quickly when touched. Kia makes climate control separate so that they are easy to reach, and the physical knobs to control both volume and tuning are welcomed.
Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto connectivity is standard in the trim levels for all 2024 Seltos However, the integration requires wired connectivity. I had my Samsung Galaxy S21 with no problems no issues, and Android Auto started up immediately. Android Auto works well, but due to its full control of the screen, You must enter the menu in order to quit Android Auto to access the Kia native Kia capabilities.
The seats don’t have any changes to 2024’s model year, they are elegant and comfortable with adequate assistance. The seats in the front were very cozy, even after many hours of driving.
The front has plenty of storage space by having two cup holders as well as the center console is covered. Wireless charging pads and several USB ports are within reach for drivers to keep their gadgets running. The controls for the heater in your seat are located near the gear selection located in the middle.
The Seltos isn’t a huge crossover. But the back seat is extremely spacious with ample headroom and legroom. It even has enough room for the middle person but the bottom of the middle seat and back are quite rigid and could cause discomfort for a longer journey. Two USB ports are accessible for passengers in the rear seats.
With more than 26 cubic feet of storage room behind rear seatbacks, the Seltos has a good amount of functionality. The space is ample for just a handful of luggage, or several bags of food items. When you fold the back seats, it increases the overall area by 62.8 cubic feet.
The Seltos were all brand new several years ago, this refresh of 2024’s model is more incremental than groundbreaking. The majority of customers won’t be able to tell that the Seltos is updated in its appearance unless both models are placed side-by-side.
The wider grille, complemented by LED full-projection headlights is perhaps the most obvious change to the exterior. Kia also added “Star Map” LED lighting which connects the headlights grille, and running lights and provides the Seltos an edgy look when it comes to night. Vertical fog lights are integrated more seamlessly into the bumper and the upgraded lower bumper gives Seltos an exciting look.
On the back, Kia updated the taillights by incorporating a vertical style, joined by a bar of light that runs along the back of the gate which gives the Seltos an aggressive look. Reflectors for the rear and backup lights on the bumper resemble the design and shape of the fog light on the front.
The updated design is complemented by the new wheel shapes which help differentiate grades of the trims. Kia has Seltos in three new colors. Seltos in three fresh color options: Pluton Blue, Fusion Black, and Valais Green. The car was painted in Pluton Blue, my test vehicle received a surprising amount of interest from people who were unsure of the car, however, they really enjoyed the shade.
Kia provides the Seltos featuring two different engine choices. The standard 2.0-liter engine has the same power at a hp of 146, however, its turbocharged 1.6-liter engine boosts 20 hp and a total power output of 195 horsepower and 195 pounds-feet of torque. This updated engine comes with a brand new eight-speed automated transmission which replaces the older version’s seven-speed.
With close to 200 hp inside a small crossover that’s the Seltos does remarkably well. The Kia will not take home any wins, however, its acceleration is excellent as the Seltos is quick to reach highway speeds. The engine that is turbocharged works great when coupled with an 8-speed auto that delivers smooth gear shifts as well as quick downshifts when required.
As with previous versions of the Seltos 2024 model, the new one is enjoyable to drive, with the quiet and solid drive supported by a stiff suspension that isn’t too rigid. The steering is responsive and the Seltos is stable in the midst of an incline. Its power boost is a bonus to the overall experience.
It is estimated that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates the turbocharged model as 25 mpg in city traffic and 27 mpg for the highway. This is about 3 mpg less on the road than 2023’s model, which is cost 20 additional horsepower. After around 200 miles of mostly high-speed traveling, the trip computer showed just 28 mpg. This is close to EPA. The EPA rate the smaller 2.0-liter engine with 30 and 31 mpg in conjunction that includes AWD.
The 2024 Kia Seltos get some level of sophisticated driver assistance. All models are equipped with options like automated emergency brakes with cyclist detection as well as lane-keeping aid, however, the entry-level LX does not have back cross-traffic as well as blind-spot alerts. SX is the highest level. SX includes Highway Driving Assist and automatic brakes with assistance for turning in intersections.
Although it’s true that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) isn’t yet rated the crashworthiness of this new 2024 Seltos, the structurally identical 2023 Seltos received four ratings (out of 5 possible stars) in all. At the moment of this writing, it appears that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) isn’t yet crash-tested the 2024 model that has been updated. Kia Seltos.
It is expected that the 2024 Kia Seltos release date is likely to occur in the spring of 2023. If the vehicle is released on the scene, it will arrive at our showroom equipped with a variety of technology.