Kia Jamaica: Sophisticated and Sporty: The All-New Kia Seltos set to Land in Jamaica

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Kia Jamaica: Sophisticated and Sporty: The All-New Kia Seltos set to Land in Jamaica

January 13, 2020 / Comments 3 / 9804 / ATL News, Kia, New Models
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• Seltos brings sophistication and assertiveness to Jamaica’s compact SUV market
• Forward-looking interior characterized by high-quality materials
• Powered by efficient Smartstream petrol engine
• One of the most high-tech cars in its class with a range of in-car features

Kingston, Jamaica (January 7, 2020) – Jamaica’s fastest growing automotive brand, Kia, is set to wow the market again with the launch of the all new Kia Seltos, a model that will bring sophistication, assertiveness and cutting-edge technology and safety features to the local compact SUV market.

Set to land in Jamaica in February, the new Seltos is characterized by distinctive design details. It combines forward-looking technical features, class-leading space and a suite of world-class safety features, all powered by a highly-efficient Smartstream petrol engine.

Kevin Jackson, Sales Manager at Kia Jamaica commented, “The Seltos is aimed at youthful, tech-savvy buyers and is packed full of Kia’s most cutting-edge technology and safety equipment. The Seltos provides outstanding value for money – thanks to a range of technology features that maximize connectivity and safety, a roomy interior that seats five people in comfort, and high levels of space and versatility.”

Exterior design: A sporty and sophisticated compact SUV

The Seltos offers distinctive exterior design details, such as its long hood, a strong, character line on the front bumper, and sharp lines pressed into the bodywork. It also sports a wide ‘tiger nose grille’, making the car instantly recognizable as a Kia. Its robust shoulder line and glasshouse shape, which tapers towards the rear of the car, lends the compact SUV an air of understated sportiness. The rear bumper with a metallic muffler effect accentuates this dynamic appearance.

Seltos is equipped with intricate and sharply designed full LED headlights and taillights, providing the car with a commanding and confident presence on the road. For daytime driving, the car also has LED daytime running lights and rear lamps, and 3D multi-layer indicators to make it clear exactly where the Seltos is heading. For driving in foggy conditions, the car is also equipped with LED fog lights.

The Kia Seltos sits on a choice of 16-, 17- or 18-inch premium crystal cut alloy wheels, which complement the dimensions of the car lending it a powerful stance.

Interior design: A forward-looking interior characterized by futuristic and high-quality materials
The interior of the Seltos is designed with high-quality, futuristic materials. The cabin is characterized by broad, sweeping shapes and highly technical details. Equipped with a range of technologies to maximize convenience, connectivity and ease of use, the bold design of the cabin incorporates a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system giving you full control of your driving experience.

The ergonomics of the cabin allow the driver to sit comfortably with a commanding view, helping to naturally reduce fatigue so the focus can be on driving. Within the lounge-like and spacious interior, the Seltos also houses an available 8-inch Head-Up Display system which projects relevant driving information on to a small glass panel behind the steering wheel – such as turn-by-turn navigation directions and vehicle speed.

Performance: A highly efficient Smartstream petrol engine

The Seltos comes equipped with a range of newly developed third-generation powertrains for high efficiency and powerful performance. The vehicle is available to Jamaica as a 1.6-liter engine.

To further elevate the driving experience, the Seltos is equipped with a Drive Mode Select system that lets drivers adapt the car to their preferred style or the road conditions. Drivers can choose from ‘Normal’, ‘Eco’ and ‘Sport’ mode. The Eco mode is tuned to maximize vehicle range by using fuel-saving measures, while Sport mode increases responses from the steering and electric motor to maximize the dynamic driving feel of the car. Normal mode provides a careful balance between the two.

Technologies and features: Market and world-first features in its segment

The Seltos is a technologically advanced and refined compact SUV equipped with a range of market and world-first features designed to make driving safer and less stressful, while also providing total ease of operation.

The car’s 10.25-inch advanced infotainment system is packed full of technology and gives advanced split-screen functionality. This allows users to control or monitor numerous vehicle features at the same time, and customize the screen to display up to three applications simultaneously. The driver, therefore, can choose to have a single display (such as navigation) or combine different elements on-screen.

Other segment-first features include a Bose eight-speaker premium sound system that fills the car with a rich and immersive sound, taking in-car entertainment to a new level.

The cabin is also fitted with an optional Sound Mood Lighting system, emitting soft light from panels in the doors. This includes a unique 3D-patterned surface on the door panels. The Sound Mood Lighting system pulses in time to the beat of music playing through the audio system, with eight customisable colours and six themes illuminating the cabin.

Safety: Full range of advanced active safety systems available

Kia’s passive and active safety systems ensure that Seltos occupants remain well protected on every journey.

The Seltos’ body is made up of a blend of steel and aluminium, maximising torsional rigidity while keeping body weight low. With a high proportion of Advanced High-Strength Steel components, the rigid bodyshell reduces road vibrations and enhances occupant safety in the event of a collision.

The Seltos is fitted with six airbags, as well as a suite of electronic vehicle safety systems. These include Kia’s Vehicle Stability Management system as standard, incorporating traction control and electronic stability control.

The car is fitted with an Anti-lock Braking System, a Traction Control System, a Brake-force Assist System and Hill-start Assist Control, as well as front and rear parking sensors, for assistance when parking.

 

*Features and specifications may vary by the market.

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