Kia Seltos 2021 ‘S’ variant – A Firsthand Review

Introduced new Kia Seltos 2021, though built on a small car platform yet Seltos gives the feeling of a medium-size vehicle. The Kia Seltos S under review is the FWD 2.0-litre, petrol, 4-cylinder engine with a CVT auto transmission. Seltos emits the feeling of the box-shaped body; it is a 5-seater with the unique frontal appearance and sharp borders to all panels connected with a decent generic-looking rear.

Thanks to the safety pack, it has a decent amount of advanced driver assist technology. The safety features packed with driver attention alert, adaptive cruise, blind-spot monitor etc. It can tow 1100 kg; however, the spare is a space saver. Kia Seltos for sale is available in some attractive colours that include a 2-tone with a black roof.

The Drive Quality

Kia Seltos 2021 ‘S’ variant powered by a 2.0-litre, petrol, 4-cylinder that delivers a decent 110kW/ 180Nm. Besides, the CVT auto transmission does a fantastic job of enhancing performance and fuel efficiency. It renders excellent performance, from a compact hatchback engine with respectable acceleration throughout the engine capacity. It delivers 6.5 litres/ 100 kilometres fuel efficiency using regular 91 RON unleaded petrol.

Interior Dash and Drive Quality of Kia Seltos

The ride quality and handling are standard for a small SUV that blends comfort and sporty dynamics, and the brakes have a powerful stopping ability. Thanks to the well-padded seats and supple suspension in the Kia Seltos S, which make long drives comfortable. Performance is superb for an engine that pumps out 110kW/ 180Nm.


Kia Seltos S gets 5-star ratings with a range of primary, secondary safety kit. Besides, it comes with some advanced driver assist technology such as driver attention alert, smart cruise control along with the more innovative sovereign emergency braking that spots pedestrians and cyclists. Moreover, it gets a reverse camera, reverse parking sensors, auto headlights, side repeater lights and lane-keeping assist.


Interior is functional, modern, nice-looking in two tones of grey with metallic fascia to particular panels. Getting into Seltos is comfortable with comparatively high door openings and a spacious interior for five adults. Besides, it has decent size load space in the back with a large hatch for easy access. When the rear seats folded flat, it doubles the load space. It has practical interiors ideal for family use.

Kia Seltos Interior Features


Kia believes the Seltos exterior is adorned with the “Face” emitting threat and attitude to keep up with its name. Well, its an exaggeration; however, the Seltos does look bold and powerful with its wide tiger-nose grille and wide rear stance.


Kia Seltos S comes fitted with excellent features as standard that includes three drive modes, cruise control, 8-inch infotainment screen, 6-speaker audio and 10 cup or bottle holders.

Kia Seltos Exterior Feature

The Cost

Kia base model priced from $25,990 onward. Without doubt, Kia’s new Seltos S pitched at family buyers, who want the comfort of the SUV to get the work done.

The Bottom Line

Kia Seltos S gives the best bang for your buck! It comes with charming looks, drives well, provides decent balance, grip and control that include excellent braking capability. It can comfortably seat five persons even on long drives and affordably priced. Out an out winner – a practical, decent-looking family wagon, an all-round performer, comes loaded with safety kits. It’s no surprise why sales numbers are on the rise.

Are you looking for a new Kia’s SUV small car for sale in Sydney? Then, call Rockdale City Kia at 02 8577 4177 or book a test drive for today!

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