A Storage Beast For Australia | Kia Seltos,

A Storage Beast For Australia | Kia Seltos

Kia Seltos – A Compact SUV With Ample Storage

Kia has made it to many car enthusiasts’ lists to cars to buy because of the mixture of power and luxury that it combines cost-effectively. Kia Seltos is one such compact SUV, making its way into the market as a prime competitor to several other small SUVs in the market right now.

The SUV mixes contemporary SUV designs with the iconic Kia rear, contributing to the car’s external aesthetic. The front has a very e-tron-isq look, something that resembles the clean, unicolour (in most cases) interior.

Kia Seltos can be used as a family car as well as an executive car because of the comfortable and fully functional interior it boasts. Let’s take a closer look at the new addition to the market and the features it boasts.


Production 2019 – Present
Models 2021 – Present
Type Petrol/Diesel Engine
Price A$26,790 – 42,200
Engine 2.0L Four-Cylinder,
1.6L Turbo Four-Cylinder
Fuel Capacity 13.21 gallons (50 litres)
Mileage (Petrol) Hwy/City 20.86 kmpl/16.1 kmpl
Mileage (Diesel) Hwy/City 21.2 kmpl/17.81 kmpl
Horsepower 146 hp
Displacement 1493 cc
0-60 mph 7.3 sec/10.5 sec
Top Speed 167 kph

Our Review

Kia Seltos isn’t the fastest car out there, but it doesn’t try to be so, either. Instead, it is a competitor to the low-to-middle range SUV market entries that Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Hyundai released in the same range.

However, the Kia has a broader wheelbase and is roomier than its counterparts, thus being a good fit for tall passengers as well.

Slots is much beefier than its competitors as well, boasting a much bigger storage space. You can store up to 752 litres in the trunk, and if you push the back seat down, the space increases up to 1,778 litres easily.

When considering the features that this car has, ranging from next-generation comfort tech including heated seats and dual phone connectivity, all the way to safety features including;

  • Blind spot warning
  • Rear-cross traffic alerts
  • Smart cruise control
  • Collision avoidance assistance (front)
  • Lane assist, and more.

The rear seat carpets that you get maybe a bit rough for those of you who like to take their shoes off in the car, so you might have to replace them, though. There are also some missing features that you should know about. You can read an impartial review of the Kia Seltos at CarExpert.


Kia Seltos is an entry-level LX AWD SUV that can easily handle the roads of Australia, especially on long routes, and go off-route as well if needed. Regardless of whether you’re climbing a mountain, coming down from one, or simply driving on a straight road with the family as the sun sets, Kia Seltos can take care of you just the way you want.

You may have to make some sacrifices, though, but can be welcoming ones, considering the price range.

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2020 Kia Sorento Officially

2020 Kia Sorento Officially Revealed

Kia’s biggest SUV

The cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show was a great loss for the organizers and for all the manufacturers who were prepared to exhibit the new models for 2020. Among them was the Korean giant Kia that would present, among other things, the new Sorento model. Now the public will be able to see it directly in the car showrooms all over Europe in the period July-September.

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How is the new Kia Sorento?

To begin with, the dimensions are almost unchanged. The chassis is new, but the length increases by only 1cm (481cm total) and the width is also (190cm) while the most interesting “promise” comes from the opening between the axles that have increased by 3.5cm, normally for the benefit of passengers. Given that a large SUV must first and foremost guarantee comfort, Kia has also changed the depreciation system to have more comfort and more dynamics in the guide. The overall look of the new model is important and modern.

The Design

The design is oriented to maintain continuity with the previous model, but by modernizing it. The giant masquerade that includes headlights inside is a new element for Kia which turns out to be a hit element. The profile has harmonious lines with a sporty “cut” that is evidenced by the angle of the glass and cabin in the rear area while from the back Sorento has a solid look with chrome elements in which the Korean manufacturer is not spared.


From the inside the design remains relatively traditional, but Kia promises that the quality of the materials used has increased. The attention to technology and detail brings a modern car. Led screens occupy a leading place in the interior space. The digital frame measures 12.3 ”while the infotainment measures 8” or 10.25” depending on the version. The Cambio lever has disappeared to make way for a rotating Jaguar Land Rover style model.

The Motorization

From the motor point of view, hybrid motorization stands out based on the 1,600 cubic motor unit accompanied by an electric motor with 60 horsepower. The total power of the system is 230 horsepower. The gearbox is automatic with (only) six gears.

In addition, the Sorento also offers the possibility of a diesel engine based on the traditional 2,200 cubic engine with 202 horsepower. The automatic gearbox in this case is double friction and robotic with eight gears.

The Electronics

The electronics in this model have an important voice as it enables traction control, power-sharing on axes according to the terrain and automatic gearbox ratios. The power on the wheels is controlled autonomously for each of them and guarantees optimal traction in the guide outside the asphalt when we may encounter mud, sand, or snow.

The Kia Sorento is also equipped with a range of Adas systems.

Prices and Availability 

Sales will begin in the second half of the year, but we still don’t have the price list for the versions that the new Kia Sorento will offer.

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