2020 Kia Seltos Review: Get The Funk Up

Kia’s larger-than-its-shoes Seltos injects performance and fun into Singapore’s small SUV segment, but GT Line comes at a premium


Debuting just before the circuit breaker this year, Kia’s Seltos garnered lots of attention, but hasn’t physically manifested up until now.

On the face of it, it seemed like Kia was doing the logical thing and tipping its hat into the popular small SUV segment, and we expected the same blend of value and features found in its smaller brother, the Stonic.

If you’ve read our Best Of Small SUVs guide below, then you know what to expect from the segment: Soft-roader looks, family-sedan-esque performance, and space.

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But the Seltos is a slightly different bird. Having driven it, it’s positioned as more of a (literal and figurative) stand-out car in the segment, but that’s also matched by a higher price tag – S$117,999 with COE.

And for those who lost interest once the price climbed above S$110k with COE – read on to find out why you shouldn’t discount the Seltos just yet.

Continue to page 2: Design and Appearance:
How the Seltos gets a head and leg up on its rivals

Page 3: Driving Experience, Space and Practicality
Page 4: Competition and Pricing, Conclusion

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Derryn Wong
CarBuyer's chief editor has a keen interest in all things mechanical, technological, animal and mineral. He's particularly fascinated by eco-cars and cars which make no logical sense. An avid motorcyclist and photographer, he also enjoys cats. Follow him on Instagram @werryndong