Bookings For The Kia Seltos Now Open In Malaysia

This Korean Kia Seltos compact crossover is slated to arrive on our shores any day now. 

The compact crossover segment in Malaysia has really been hotting up in recent weeks. As weeks apart from the unveiling of the new Hyundai Kona and the hotly-anticipated Proton X50, comes news from Kia that their Seltos compact SUV is now open for bookings. 

It has been alleged that two variants of the Seltos will make its way to Malaysia. The first being the EX variant, while the other will be the more sporty-looking GT Line trim level. Both variants apparently will come with a 1.6 litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine that makes a reasonable 123 PS and 151 Nm of torque. The sole transmission option will be a six-speed automatic gearbox that sends power to just the front wheels. 

2021 Kia Seltos SUV Launched

Being a Kia, a healthy amount of standard kit and technological features can be expected. An 8 inch infotainment display with integrated Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is standard on both variants, as are cruise control, rear air-con vents and six airbags. Though for all the kit headlining the brochure, one has to step up to the presumably more expensive GT Line variant. 

In the GT Line variant, the feature that Kia is most proud of will probably be the Sound Mood Lighting System within the cabin of the Seltos. A customisable interior ambient lighting feature that pulses to the music, it apparently is intended to create ‘an upbeat and a feel-good ambience while driving’. What is perhaps more practical and pertinent to the Malaysian buyer though will be the ventilated and electrically adjustable front seats, that keeps bottoms cool even in the hottest of days. 

What more is that the GT Line trim comes with a seven inch Supervision digital instrument cluster, in addition to a heads up display. A Qi wireless charging pad will also be standard in the faux black leather interior. 

Kia remains tight lipped about the price, though it is safe to say that it will probably be around the same price as its Kona cousin. For those interested, bookings for the new Seltos can now be made at select Kia dealerships nationwide. 

PRESS RELEASE: The official distributor of Kia vehicles in Malaysia, Naza Kia Malaysia will be introducing the refined compact SUV, the All-New Kia Seltos. It offers value with the wide range of features that is set to maximize comfort and provide total ease for an ultimate driving experience.

From the very onset, the key design feature of the All New Kia Seltos has been its unique lighting system. This lighting system includes the lighting in the interior cabin. Referred to as the Sound Mood Lighting System, the Seltos showcases this daring design and it prides itself to be the first to be introduced in a Kia SUV segment. The Sound Mood Lighting System emits soft light from a unique 3D-patterned surface panels located on the doors.

The novelty of the Sound Mood Lighting system is that it pulses to the beat of the music playing through the audio system, with eight customizable colours and six themes illuminating the cabin. This creates an upbeat and a feel-good ambience while driving.

The All-New Kia Seltos is fitted to convey unique sense of style through a design oriented GT Line option which houses power adjustable driver’s seat. The ergonomically designed ventilated front seats adds comfort and convenience to the owner’s driving experience. 

To further enhance driving experience, the vehicle features the Head Up Display (HUD) to assist safe driving by minimizing movement of the driver’s line of sight. The head-up screen displays the vehicle’s speed, as well as the Auto Cruise Control and radio stations or song list so drivers can otherwise focus their attention on driving.

To ensure practicality on any adventure and maximize convenience, the vehicle is equipped with a wide range of features which includes the 8-inch touchscreen LCD display with Bluetooth, an Android Auto and Apple Carplay connectivity.

Naza Kia Malaysia is now taking orders for the highly-anticipated All-New Kia Seltos at selected Kia showrooms.

2021 Kia Seltos SUV Launched

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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