Kia teases American customers with a possible new crossover SUV model

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealership news, Just For Fun, New features on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at 12:04 pm
A right profile photo of the Kia Seltos crossover SUV.

Is Kia bringing a new crossover SUV to the United States?

The lineup of Kia vehicles available in the Team Gunther Kia is one of the most diverse in the entire global automotive industry. However, there are rumblings that a new member of the family could be added in the near future. So, is Kia bringing a new crossover SUV to the United States? The answer is a very firm, maybe. The automaker’s international divisions have released the Kia Seltos in several foreign markets. We haven’t received any official word that it’s coming to American dealerships like Team Gunther Kia, but it would certainly be an interesting development. Let’s take a look at what this potentially new Kia crossover SUV would have to offer.

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What is the Kia Seltos?

Kia first introduced what has subsequently been named the Seltos early this year at the Geneva Motor Show. When our team first saw this announcement, we thought it was just a concept vehicle/technology demonstrator. Every manufacturer does this to see what potential customers think of what they’re working on. In terms of physical dimensions, the Kia Seltos falls between the Kia Soul and the Kia Sportage.

Reports we’ve found from people who have had a chance to see the Kia Seltos up close have a lot of positive things to say about it. One of the exterior highlights have emerged in a few places is the extensive use of LEDs around the outside as well as a unique shape for the daytime running lights.

We don’t know what the Kia Seltos will have under the hood in the event it goes on sale in America. Foreign versions use turbocharged and naturally aspirated engines as well as a 2.0-liter, Atkinson-cycle engine for even greater fuel economy scores.

As far as connectivity technology goes, it’s a no-brainer that the Seltos will feature the latest Kia UVO infotainment system. Compatibility with smartphone applications almost guaranteed.

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Be sure to check back with the Team Gunther Kia Blog for more updates about the Kia Seltos any more new vehicles that might be coming down the pike.