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A new compact SUV for SA: Kia Seltos is on its way

Kia's new Seltos compact SUV will make its local debut later this month.

Featuring distinctive design details and build quality, it brings a different option for buyers in the ever-growing SUV segment.

A local attraction

"Seltos is a truly exciting new addition to the KIA line-up in South Africa," says Gary Scott, CEO, KIA Motors South Africa.

WATCH | First look at the SA-bound Kia Seltos

"As South Africa’s love affair with SUVs continues to grow, we are very excited that we can now offer another progressive, high quality KIA model in a very competitive segment," Scott added.

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It will be produced in Korea and India, with South African models built and distributed by the latter. The Seltos will go on sale later this month with more information regarding specs and pricing to be released closer to the sale date.

Record breaker

It's introduction to the Indian market proved overly fruitful breaking multiple records in India, securing record first-day pre-bookings of 6 046 units and 31 786 pre-bookings in total. In addition, during its first 10 days on sale, KIA Motors India clocked up a record 6 200 sales.

The attraction has made its way over to SA with more than 3 000 people signing up to be the first to know about the SUV.

Image: Motorpress

Compiled by: Robin Classen