KIA Seltos has become more popular than the inexpensive KIA Sportage

KIA Seltos has become more popular than the inexpensive KIA Sportage

June 14, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The market debut of the new KIA KX3 compact cross took place in the fall of 2019. In China, this model has become an absolute bestseller of the brand following the results of five months of this year, having replaced the former leader – KIA Sportage.

From January to May 2020, the KIA KX3 / Seltos crossover in China sold over 25,000 cars, which exceeded the result of the former leader of the Korean brand – the inexpensive KIA Sportage crossover. In favor of this “state employee” the choice was made by 18,000 customers. Recall, this SUV is sold only in China. Prior to the KX3 / Seltos, he wore the title of China’s most popular KIA SUV.

Such a cheap SUV is based on the “cart” of the previous third-generation Sportage. In our market, such an SUV was sold between 2010 and 2015. The minimum price for this model is 108,900 yuan.

The cross is equipped with a two-liter 161-horsepower aspirated or a 140-horsepower 1.4-liter turbo engine. The “younger” engine is combined with a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic transmission, and the “senior” – with a 7-speed “robot” with two clutches. Drive – front or plug-in 4WD.

KIA KX3 / Seltos is more compact, equipped with a less powerful engine (one and a half liter 115-horsepower) and does not have all-wheel drive in its arsenal. Its initial price is almost the same as that of the Sportage – 108,800 yuan. Advantages of the new product over KIA Sportage – a more spectacular appearance and a rich list of options are already in the “base”.

Recall that the electric KIA e-Soul Cargo was previously presented. A modified version of the standard e-Soul was shown in the Netherlands.