Kia Seltos teased on local social media pages – B-segment SUV to be launched in Malaysia next year?

Based on a recent post on Kia Malaysia’s official Facebook and Instagram pages, it appears the Seltos is set to make its local debut next year. The B-segment SUV was first revealed back in June 2019, and competes against models like the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Renault Captur and Nissan Kicks.

Design-wise, the Seltos has a very close resemblance to the SP Signature that previewed it, retaining a lot of the concept’s angular lines, sharp creases. Among the design highlights include a two-tier LED headlamp assembly, with the lighting signature at the front being loosely replicated for the taillights.

Inside, the Seltos appears to draw inspiration from the larger Telluride, with a large touchscreen display dominating the dashboard above the central air vents and climate controls. The list of available features includes a 3.5- or seven-inch digital multi-info display, a wireless charging tray as well as an eight-speaker Bose premium sound system.

In India, the Seltos is offered with three engines, two being petrol and one diesel. The former includes a 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated engine with 115 PS/144 Nm and a 1.4 litre turbocharged unit with 140 PS/242 Nm. As for the diesel, it is a 1.5 litre unit that serves up 115 PS/250 Nm.

Meanwhile, the US-spec Seltos is available with a choice of two petrol engines, with the first being a 177 PS/264 Nm 1.6 litre T-GDI turbocharged mill, while the other is a 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated unit offering 149 PS/179 Nm. It isn’t known which of the two will come our way, but it is likely the US-spec offerings are the more viable candidates. Interested?

GALLERY: 2020 Kia Seltos (US-spec)

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • Shidah on Dec 31, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    (Like) Proton X50.
    (Dislike) Kia Seltos

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  • granny on Dec 31, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    1.5L NA should be cheap and stealing Honda HR-V RS RM125k but still kosong, no AEB, etc

    (Like) Kia Seltos
    (Dislike) Proton X70

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  • romance on Dec 31, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    (Like) Kia Seltos
    (Dislike) Honda HRV

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  • Looks good on Dec 31, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Looks good

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  • Apricot on Dec 31, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Finish Honda Malaysia, salesman will start crying. So called as “Power of Nightmare Cars”

    As majority in Malaysia fed up of driving honda cars because too many quality issues on newer Honda models after bought for less than 1 year. When go to aftersales service, people also complaining most of the aftersales service dealer. Cannot solve. Shows that technicians are having half past six, lying, didn’t repair at all, never repair other peoples car at all.

    Yet, some of them are still buying Honda cars with brainless. Also, come here hating kimchi cars with low resale value and hating mazda. Just look at safety specs, most of Honda models are really kosong spec. Compare to Mazda, Toyota and Hyundai Ioniq comes with blind spot monitor, AEB, land departure warning and others. No wonder, many mazda CX-5 and Proton X70 everywhere than looking Honda CRV is now rare.

    Malaysians rather buy mazda. This comes with 5 years warranty as Honda. Bermaz service is better and they already improved their service than honda. Even CKD Mazda CX-5 looks so so but better than most Honda models. So Honda Malaysia is dead.

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  • tricycle on Dec 31, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Bring the 1.6 turbo..

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  • Maria on Dec 31, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Kia a good brand worldwide but fail miserably in Malaysia thanks to our local distributor Naza.. Same goes to Hyundai. Both of them need to get a new distributor.

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  • So where do they slot this one? And the price?

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    • Celup King on Jan 01, 2020 at 11:23 pm

      Won’t be cheap. Much like the other KIAs nowadays.

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    • Sambal udang on Jan 02, 2020 at 12:31 am

      Kia is such an expert in designing cars! This Kia Seltos design is just simply stunning and eye-catching. If Kia launch the Game-Changing Seltos here, many people will for sure cancel their plan to buy 2020 CKD X70 and buy this Korean Game Changer instead.

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  • I am buying. I gonna buy seltos

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  • abdullah on Jan 01, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    If priced competitively the 1.6 litre all wheel drive with
    dual clutch gearbox will be a best seller.

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  • Kia got bose speaker. Got 10 inch player

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  • Beautiful seltos

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