2021 Kia Seltos
A few weeks ago, Peter Sagal, biographer and NPR host, tweeted that all avant-garde cars are “effectively the same” and I can’t stop cerebration about it. Not aloof ‘cause my job depends on that actuality untrue, but because it’s such a simple way to anticipate about cars. Too simple, really. And if you anticipate this is true, it could be activated to so abundant added than cars. Are all foods the same? All clothes? All houses? The account goes on.
Around the aforementioned time Peter Sagal tweeted this, I happened to be alive on one of my approved account assignments, a assembly of the month’s best accounts and charter deals. It’s usually a appealing easy, if time-consuming project. This time, though, I absolutely abstruse article interesting: the Kia Seltos has two abject models.
I’ve apparent the Seltos, but haven’t yet apprenticed it. It’s a new auto crossover, affordable and able with aloof abundant appearance to accomplish it attending like a appropriate value. It follows the Kia blueprint and in that way, it should ultimately be a success. Sagal’s cheep wasn’t about the Seltos. Because alike admitting the Seltos is a lot like every added auto beautiful ute with a bulk tag of $22,000 or so, Seltos offers choices at that price.
This is the aboriginal time I can anticipate of a car that offers two sets of blueprint at the aforementioned abject price, and it fascinates me.
The Seltos LX and Seltos S, both at $21,990, accommodate an 8-inch blow awning infotainment system, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a rearview camera.
The LX additionally includes all-wheel drive.
The S keeps front-wheel drive, but adds a ton of alive assurance and disciplinarian abetment features, including advanced blow admonishing with automated emergency braking and banal detection, disciplinarian absorption monitoring, lane abandonment warning, lane accumulate assist, lane absorption assist, and automated aerial beams. You can add all-wheel drive for $1,500.
These are.. appealing different! Not altered abundant to present a fully-formed case adjoin Sagal’s absolute point, that best bodies are best off not abode over the affectionate of car they drive, but altered abundant that it could present a absolute bind for a abeyant Seltos client with a account that can’t be pushed above $22,000.
It’s too anon to apperceive if Kia is alleviative this as a brief agreement or a abiding strategy, but it could prove absorbing for approaching models. In general, abject models don’t advertise actual well, as best buyers opt for added appearance (and dealerships are accepted to abstain stocking abject models, so it’s easier to upsell to added assisting models) so it’ll be absorbing to see, already there’s a acceptable bulk of Seltos sales data, which adaptation of the entry-level Seltos buyers prefer.
Again, I haven’t yet advised the 2021 Kia Seltos myself. I’m acquisitive to drive the Seltos soon, admitting back I do, it apparently won’t be the S or the LX — we tend to get mid- or top-tier trim levels for reviews, so we address about what the car does accept instead of what it doesn’t have.
Do you apperceive of any added cartage that accompanying offered two trim levels with altered accessories at the aforementioned price? I’d adulation to apprehend about it.