Kia Refreshes Seltos for 2024 – We Think

Matthew Guy
by Matthew Guy

Like those occasions when yer Significant Other changes their hairstyle and ya don’t notice, Kia has applied the slightest of visual changes to its little Seltos. On tap is an expansion of the X-Line, first seen on other models, and a few more horses – plus a pricing update.

Technically, the 2024 Seltos dropped at the L.A. Auto Show back in November, but it’s only now we learn of its pricing and other details ahead of a showroom debut in a few weeks. Kicking things off is an LX trim which bears a sticker of $25,715 including destination, an increase of approximately 1,000 clams. It is but a $600 walk to the next-rung S which brings better exterior illumination, fog lamps, and a few other comforts. All-wheel drive can be added to the S for $1,500 – meaning shoppers can get power to all four wheels for less than 28 grand – but it cannot be fitted to the LX for any price.

For a fin over $30,000, we find the X-Line, equipped with standard all-wheel drive and a smattering of blacked-out trim cribbed from other X-Line Kia products such as the Telluride and Sorento. It is this trim – and the top tier SX – where we find the newfound horsepower, with a 1.6-liter turbo juiced by 20 ponies to arrive at a total output of 195 horses. All other trims, regardless of the number of driven wheels, make do with a 2.0L mill making 146 horsepower.

The blink-and-you-’ll-miss-it exterior tweaks include a slightly different grille, new contours in the front bumper, reshaped fog lamps, and fresh lighting signatures. Its interior received more attention, now showing up for duty with an available panoramic screen display that combines a 10.25-inch instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch center infotainment display. Even base trims get new 4.2-inch screens to supplement driver-facing gauges. Extra USB ports plus optional ventilated front seats bring features formerly reserved for more expensive vehicles to this end of the pool.

The 2024 Kia Seltos is expected to arrive at dealerships before the end of June.

[Images: Kia]

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Matthew Guy
Matthew Guy

Matthew buys, sells, fixes, & races cars. As a human index of auto & auction knowledge, he is fond of making money and offering loud opinions.

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