Kia Seltos is one of the most compelling SUV models available. The sophisticated and sporty model entered the Kenyan market last year, and it seems to have solidified its stand as one of Kenya’s most influential and compact SUVs.

A quick look at the model reveals its stylish and contemporary interior made of high-quality materials. Its outstanding features make it one of the most high-tech cars in the Kenyan market today. It could be smaller than its closest sibling, Kia Sportage, but Seltos has much to offer regarding its compact footprint and ample space for passengers and luggage.

Global compact SUV sales have steadily increased over the past few years. In 2018, sales were at 6.5 million, steadily rising to 8.2 million by 2022. With advancements like the facelift, you can be sure that the model will bring more joy to SUV lovers. Without ado, we look at some of Kia Selto’s most outstanding features:

The exterior

Kia Seltos features a sophisticated and sporty design with the space and capabilities of a larger SUV. Some of its distinctive external attributes include the long hood, a strong character line at the front bumper, and sharp lines pressed into its bodywork.

Seltos are available in eight colors: White, Steel Silver, gravity gray, Glacier White Pearl, Aurora Black, Imperial Blue, Punchy Orange, and Intense red.

The interior

Futuristic and high-end materials characterize the Kia Seltos interior. The interior is designed to meet the youth’s or tech-savvy buyers’ driving preferences, as it comes with highly technical details. What is likely to catch your eyes at the center of the dashboard is its infotainment system and several other features that promote ease of use and visibility for all kinds of drivers.

Its air conditioning system provides the entire cabin with tactile and ergonomic environmental control. In contrast, the ergonomics of the cabins ensure that the driver is less distracted and has a comfortable and commanding view of the road.

Cabin and Trunk space

As mentioned earlier, Kia Seltos is generous with the cabin and trunk spaces to offer ample passenger legroom than most cars in its category. Its front cabin offers 1050 mm legroom and 1409 mm shoulder space. Its rear cabin has 973 m legroom, 980 headroom, and 1395 shoulder space for three passengers.

Seltos assures comfort with an additional rear bench seatback that can recline 32 degrees. On the other hand, its truck has up to 433 liters of VDA space, offering a greater luggage capacity than most competitors.


Its comfortable interior and stylish exterior complement it’s unmatched on-road performance and engaging dynamics. The car has a 1.6-liter multi-point injection and a petrol engine with six automatic transmission speeds.

The steering and suspension are well-tuned to offer a confident and comfortable high-speed drive. It also has 300 mm disc brakes on the front axle and 228/262 mm drum brakes on its rear axle for maximum driving confidence.


Seltos has many active safety systems to protect you on the journey. The passive and active safety systems ensure that both the driver and the car occupants to ensure that you reach your destination safely.

Its body is made of a blend of steel and aluminum to keep the body weight low and maximize the torsional rigidity. It also has front airbags to protect the driver and passenger and a suite of electronic car safety systems.

The system comprises the immobilizer, Anti-lock Braking System, Child Lock, rearview camera, and rear parking sensors. It also has a rear-view monitor to help you complete low-speed maneuvers.

The above pointers will help you purchase your dream, Kia. The list is not exhaustive, but it will get you started. Do your due diligence, and approach different dealers to determine the best deal for the car. But I recommend you to check more details from the Kia Kenya official website.