Kia Seltos Overview
The all-new Kia Seltos is South Korea’s answer to the Honda HR-V the undisputed champion of the subcompact crossover SUV segment in Malaysia. Developed as a global product, the Kia Seltos was first unveiled in South Korea in 2019. After much tease on social media, Malaysia’s then official Kia distributor, Naza Kia Malaysia (now KMSB under Bermaz Auto) finally introduced the B-segment crossover in January 2021, positioned right below the Kia Sportage in Kia’s own SUV line up.
The two variants on offer are the base EX, and the GT-Line with all the bells and whistle. Price starts at RM 115,888 for the EX variant and RM 133,888 for the GT-Line variant. Both figures are on the road without insurance and comes with 5-year limited mileage warranty (150,000 km).
Codenamed the SP2i, the Kia Seltos is imported directly from India in CBU form. Both variants come equipped with the same 1.6 litre naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine powering the front wheels. The subcompact crossover SUV market is incredibly competitive populated with competition like the Toyota Corolla Cross, Mazda CX-30, Hyundai Kona and the local favourite, the Proton X50.