2020 Kia Seltos previewed to Malaysian dealers, set to challenge the Honda HR-V

Late last year, Kia Malaysia dropped a teaser on their Facebook page, hinting the arrival of the Kia Seltos.

2020 Kia Seltos rear

Set to compete against the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Renault Captur, and Nissan Kicks upon its arrival, Kia Malaysia has previewed the Seltos for its dealers at a closed door event.

2020 Kia Seltos GT Line front view

It looks like Kia Malaysia could be introducing two variants of the Seltos – GT Line and standard.

Separating the two variants are a dose of red highlights on the exterior, red stitching inside, unique leather seats, automatic climate control, a fully-digital instrument cluster and GT Line emblems.

Seen here is the standard Kia Seltos, which includes a flat-bottomed steering wheel

The model is imported from Korea. Prices have yet to be confirmed so engine options are still unclear but in Australia, the Kia Seltos is available in two engine options:

  • 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol: 150 PS, 180 Nm
  • 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol: 177 PS, 265 Nm

It remains to be seen which engine will Kia Malaysia offer to the local market.

There is still no word on when will the Seltos be launched here in Malaysia but some Kia dealers estimate that it could be as early as March.

Kia Seltos
Kia Seltos