The all-new 2022 Kia Seltos is a subcompact crossover SUV with a stylish design and affordable price. On top of that, it comes in numerous trim levels and even the off-roading is a possibility. Upper trim levels are offering more luxury, but even the base variant is more than satisfying. Seltos comes with a spacious cabin for such a small crossover and the level of comfort is great. Generally, Seltos is a reliable model but it has its flaws.
The customers want more power, but it seems like the 2022MY won’t deliver a new engine or any sort of improvement in terms of performance. As you probably know, Kia Seltos is a new model, introduced a few months ago. Thanks to that, the 2022 Seltos will be a carryover and it will hit the dealerships this summer.
2022 Seltos Design
The 2022 Kia Seltos arrived with a striking design and bold exterior features. Despite being a subcompact crossover SUV, the Seltos model looks attractive. It wears very modern styling cues, including the grille with mesh insert and unique wraparound headlights. The side profile comes with sharper body lines and upscale C-pillars.
The rear section comes with wraparound taillights and a nice-looking chrome strip. The Seltos model also offers a contrasting roof and it looks funky. Some parts are more rugged, but the 2022 Seltos should remain the same, as we don’t expect any sort of visual update.
And while the exterior combines Sportage’s versatility with Soul’s styling, the interior will be unique. The 2022 Kia Seltos comes with a cleaner dashboard design and an updated infotainment system. The infotainment touchscreen sits on the dash and the center stack looks very modern with its black accents.
As we said, the cabin provides more than enough space for a subcompact crossover and the comfort is great. The Seltos model offers a room for five, but four passengers can fit in comfortably. Kia offers plenty of driver-assistance aids and the 2022MY could get some new features. The base LX trim level is using an 8-inch touchscreen, while upper trims can be had with a 10.25-inch unit.
Two Engine Choices
The upcoming 2022 Kia Seltos will once again offer the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It is a standard drivetrain option and it delivers 145 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. The front-wheel-drive setup is standard, but the AWD system is optional and more than recommended. A 1.6-liter turbocharged engine is optional. This unit develops up to 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.
A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is on offer and Seltos sprints from 0 to 60 mph in eight seconds. The Seltos crossover is not as powerful as some of its rivals, but Kia won’t deliver improvements in terms of power. If you want to go off-roading, an all-wheel-drive system is a must.
2022 Kia Seltos Release Date, Price
The 2022 Kia Seltos will remain an affordable crossover and it will cost around $23,000. The range-topping trim level will start at $30,000 or slightly above that. Kia will launch its new Seltos model this summer.