Kia Launches New Subcompact Vehicle In Nigeria

Kia Nigeria has announced the launch of its sophisticated and sporty Kia Seltos compact SUV which the company says comes with assertiveness, cutting-edge technology and safety features to the global compact SUV segment.

The vehicle is available as a 1.6-liter T-GDI turbocharged gasoline engine producing 177 PS, a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine producing 149 PS and a 1.6-liter diesel engine producing 136 PS.

According to a statement from the company, the Seltos will be offered to the Nigerian market with an automatic transmission option to suit customers’ needs and driving style – a six-speed automatic transmission and a continuously variable transmission.

It 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 maximise vehicle range by using fuel-saving measures, while Sport mode increases responses from the steering and electric motor to maximise the dynamic driving feel of the car. Normal mode provides a careful balance between the two.

It also comes installed with a UVO CONNECT telematics system designed to bring driving into the digital era, connecting drivers to the world around and providing useful information – via the in-car touch screen, and compatible smartphones.

Speaking at the launch, The Managing Director /Chief Executive Officer, Kia Nigeria, Mr Jacky Hathiramani, said, “The Seltos is an important car for Kia as it will play a central role in the expansion of our footprint, and especially in a priority market like Nigeria.

“We’ve adapted our strengths in design, quality and technology to fulfil the needs of customers in the Nigerian market.”

He added that the Seltos was aimed at youthful, tech-savvy buyers and packed full of our most cutting-edge technology and safety equipment.