Kia Seltos

4.39 | 18 Review(s)
₱1.208 - 1.535 Million SRP Price in Manila
Dp ₱241,600 Monthly Payments : ₱20,723 x 60
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Kia Seltos 2023

Kia Seltos 2023 is a 5 Seater Crossover available between a price range of ₱1.208 - 1.535 Million in the Philippines. It is available in 4 colors, 3 variants, 1 engine, and 1 transmissions option: CVT in the Philippines. It has a ground clearance of 170 mm and dimensions is 4370 mm L x 1800 mm W x 1615 mm H. Over 18 users have reviewed Seltos on basis of Features, Mileage, seating comfort, and engine performance. The lowest monthly installment starts from ₱64,000 (for 60 months). Seltos top competitors are Stonic, Territory, S1 and RX5.

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Kia Seltos Specs

Fuel Type
Gasoline Gasoline
Transmission Type
Gasoline CVT
Engine Displacement
Gasoline 1999 cc
Power
Gasoline 147 hp
Seltos Specifications

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Seltos Pros & Cons

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Things we like in Seltos

Spacious and comfortable cabin

Adequate and smooth performance 

Things we don't like in Seltos

Steering too light for higher speeds

Could have been more equipped with features

Recent Updates of Seltos

The Kia Seltos has always been a big and muscular car to play on the roads. The 2023 edition of the car was revealed recently around the mid of 2022, and it takes the signature bold stature a notch ahead. The Seltos now take a few design elements from the Carnival, especially the grille. Powering the car will be the same 2.0-litre Atkinson petrol engine that can produce a maximum power of 149 PS and a peak torque of 179 Nm. Power will be sent down to the wheels via an IVT gearbox.

 

Kia Seltos Price

The Seltos is priced between ₱1.208 Million and ₱1.535 Million.

Kia Seltos Variants

There are 3 variants available of Seltos: EX, SX and SX AT 2 Tone.

Kia Seltos Power-trains

The Seltos is powered by a 1999cc 4-cylinder Gasoline engine produces 147 hp of power and 179 Nm of torque.

It comes with the option of a Variable Speed CVT transmission gearbox.

Kia Seltos Features

The feature list of Seltos includes Central Locking, Power Door Locks, Anti Theft Device and Engine Immobilizer in terms of security.

Features for Comfort & Convenience include Accessory Power Outlet, Engine Start/Stop Button, Central Console Armrest, Cup Holders-Front, Air Conditioner, Automatic Climate Control, Heater, Automatic Headlamps, Cruise Control, Keyless Entry, Power Windows Front, Power Windows Rear, Rear Reading Lamp, Vanity Mirror and Trunk Light.

Features for Entertainment & communication include Touch Screen, FM/AM/Radio, Bluetooth Connectivity, USB & Auxiliary Input, Speakers Front, Speakers Rear, Multi-function Steering Wheel and Apple Carplay/Android Auto.

Kia Seltos Exterior

If we talk about the exterior features then it include Fog Lights Front, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Rear Window Wiper, Rear Window Defogger, Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank, Rear Spoiler, Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator, Integrated Antenna, Roof Rail and Adjustable Headlights.

Kia Seltos Safety

The safety features of the Model includes the Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbag-Front, Child Safety Locks, Anti-Lock Braking System, Ebd, Vehicle Stability Control System, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Day & Night Rear View Mirror, Rear Camera, Parking Sensors, Crash Sensor, Front Impact Beams, Side Impact Beams, Door Ajar Warning, Engine Check Warning, Downhill Assist Control, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Curtain Airbags, Rear Parking Sensors and Hill-Start Assist Control.

Kia Seltos Competitors

The Seltos Competitors are: Kia Stonic, Ford Territory, BYD S1, MG RX5 and MG ZS.

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Kia Seltos 2023 Price Philippines

Kia Seltos price starts from ₱1.208 Million for base variant EX available with DP as low as ₱64,000 and MA ₱24,599 (60) on 5 February 2023, while the top-spec variant costs ₱1.535 Million.

  • Gasoline
Kia Seltos EX
CVT, 5 seats, 1999 cc, 147 hp
₱1.208 Million (SRP) MA ₱24,599 x 60 Months, DP ₱64,000 View Offers
Kia Seltos SX
CVT, 5 seats, 1999 cc, 147 hp
₱1.515 Million (SRP) MA ₱30,903 x 60 Months, DP ₱96,000 View Offers
Kia Seltos SX AT 2 Tone
CVT, 5 seats, 1999 cc, 147 hp
₱1.535 Million (SRP) View Offers

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Compare Variants Of Kia Seltos

  • Gasoline
  • Seltos EX
    ₱1.208 Million SRP Price
    Base Variant Features
    • Gasoline
    • CVT
    • Air Conditioner
    • Power Steering
    • Accessory Power Outlet
    • FM/AM/Radio
    • Speakers Front
    • Power Windows Front
    • Power Windows Rear
    • Low Fuel Warning Light
    • Adjustable Seats
    • Rear Seat Headrest
    • Cup Holders-Front
    • Anti-Lock Braking System
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Driver Airbag
    • Passenger Airbag
    • Rear Seat Belts
    • Seat Belt Warning
    • Crash Sensor
    • Door Ajar Warning
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Front Impact Beams
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
    • Adjustable Headlights
    • Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
    • Rear Window Wiper
    • Alloy Wheels
    • Integrated Antenna
    • Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator
    • Digital Odometer
    • Heater
    • Tacho Meter
    • Height Adjustable Driver Seat
    • Engine Check Warning
    • Ebd
    • Adjustable Steering Column
    • Rear Reading Lamp
    • Day & Night Rear View Mirror
    • Fog Lights Front
    • Rear Window Defogger
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Electronic Multi Tripmeter
    • Digital Clock
    • Multi-function Steering Wheel
    • Speakers Rear
    • USB & Auxiliary Input
    • Touch Screen
    • Trunk Light
    • Vanity Mirror
    • Rear Camera
    • Automatic Headlamps
    • Keyless Entry
    • Anti Theft Device
    • Cruise Control
    • Bluetooth Connectivity
    • Leather Seats
    • Roof Rail
    • Power Door Locks
    • Central Locking
    • Central Console Armrest
    • Apple Carplay/Android Auto
    • Adjustable Headrest
    • Sun Visors
    • ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
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  • Seltos SX
    ₱1.515 Million SRP Price
    + 10 Additional Feature(s)
    • Gasoline
    • CVT
    • Side Airbag-Front
    • Leather Steering Wheel
    • Vehicle Stability Control System
    • Engine Start/Stop Button
    • Automatic Climate Control
    • Parking Sensors
    • Downhill Assist Control
    • Hill-Start Assist Control
    • Curtain Airbags
    • Rear Parking Sensors
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  • Seltos SX AT 2 Tone
    ₱1.535 Million SRP Price
     
    • Gasoline
    • CVT
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Kia Seltos Review

Purva Jain says

Purva Jain

With the rising popularity of SUVs all over the world, high-riding SUVs and crossovers have become the centre-point of development for all carmakers. In an attempt to woo more and more customers, all carmakers are working on bringing new-generation SUVs and adding them to their lineups. Just like Kia, which has increased its focus in recent years more towards SUVs. A prime example of this is the addition of the 2022 Seltos midsize SUV to Kia’s Philippines portfolio.

The Kia Seltos made a global debut in 2019, and soon after that, it arrived in the Philippines car market. Since then, the Seltos is one of the highest-selling models from Kia in the island country and has impressed many with its modern looks inside and outside and spacious and comfortable experience on the inside. 

Currently positioned between the Stonic and Sportage SUVs, the Kia Seltos is a midsize SUV, which is available in the Philippines in three different variants – LX, EX, and SX. All these three variants of the Kia Seltos are offered with a combination of a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine and a CVT gearbox as standard. The colour options available in the Kia Seltos are Starbright Yellow, Dark Ocean Blue, Gravity Grey, Mars Orange, and Iron Grey, with the last two colour options restricted only for LX and EX variants. The top-spec SX variant is also available with a couple of dual-tone colour options, Starbright Yellow with Cherry Black and Clear White with Cherry Black. 

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Kia Seltos Interior & Features

The 2022 Kia Seltos looks like how a new-age SUV should look on the inside – premium and well-built with appreciable quality levels. The all-black cabin of the Kia Seltos gets a contrast silver finish for the centre console and a healthy dose of gloss black for the AC vent surrounds and lower centre console. All the variants of the Kia Seltos come standard with a 3.5-inch LCD for the MID in the instrument console, vanity mirror in the co-passenger sunshade, silver-coated inside door handles, and a three-spoke steering wheel, and remote keyless entry.

Seats and upholstery

While the seats of the base-spec LX variant have cloth upholstery, the seats of the other two variants get leatherette inserts which make them feel more premium. The base-spec LX variant also misses out on the back pocket behind the front passenger seat. However, all the variants of the Kia Seltos get a height adjustment lever for the driver’s seat, an armrest between the front seats, and a 60:40 split-folding facility for the rear seats. 

Comfort and convenience

Compared to the Stonic above which it is placed, the 2022 Kia Seltos comes with a few new-age features like a multi-functional steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth controls and tilt and telescopic adjustment for the steering wheel, which are offered as standard across the range. The EX and SX variants also come with added cruise control and illumination for the vanity mirror. The exclusive features available in the top-spec SX variant are a push start-stop button, automatic climate control, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever.

Entertainment, information, and communication

All the variants of the Kia Seltos come equipped with a floating 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is compatible with Android Auto, Apple Carplay, AM/FM radio, Bluetooth, USB, and four speakers and two tweeters. 

Storage

The Kia Seltos is equipped with a host of decent storage spaces like a storage compartment below the front armrest, a closed glovebox on the co-passenger side, two cup holders on the lower centre console, bottle holders, and map pockets in all four door panels. The boot space claimed by Kia Seltos is 433 litres.

 

Seltos Exterior

When it comes to size and stance, the 2022 Kia Seltos is one massively impressive SUV. While it is not too big to make you feel cumbersome to drive it, it is not too small to lack the quintessential SUV flavour and road presence. The overall design looks modern with the help of new-age design cues, while it retains the true SUV aspects like an upright front bonnet, high waistline, and a high ground clearance of 170mm

At the front, the 2022 Seltos has got an aggressive-looking front fascia, in the middle of which is placed a wide horizontal grille in the trademark ‘Tiger Nose’ fashion. This grille gets a satin silver finish on its lower and upper edges, both of which are stretched towards the headlamps on the sides. The headlamps here look big and sleek at the same time, thanks to the arrangement of LEDs. The base-spec LX variant gets halogen projector headlamps with halogen daytime running lamps. The mid-spec EX variant gets LED daytime running LEDs and halogen fog lamps, while the top-spec SX variant gets full-LED headlamps with LED turn indicators. In all the variants of the Kia Seltos, the front bumper gets a silver skid plate.

Moving towards the side profile, the Kia Seltos impresses with its sense of length and height. The upright front bonnet makes it look big, while it gets body cladding over wheel arches and the bottom portion of the door panels. All the variants of the Kia Seltos come equipped with 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and blacked-out A and B pillars, while the EX and SX variants also come with turn indicators on the outside rearview mirrors, satin finish for the window waistline and roof rails. 

At the back, the Kia Seltos gets a pair of wraparound tail lamps which come integrated with unique LED inserts. These tail lamps are adjoined with a thick slab of satin chrome, with its end corners entering into the tail lamps while its middle portion houses the Kia logo. The roof spoiler, shark fin antenna, and side wings of the rear windscreen give the rear profile an aerodynamic look, while the satin silver extension on the C-pillar gives the SUV a floating roof effect, especially in the dual-tone colour options. The rear bumper of the Seltos, with its thick body cladding and a satin chrome strip running across its width, add a rugged look to the SUV.

The Kia Seltos measures 4370mm long, 1800mm wide and 1615mm tall while having a wheelbase of 2630mm. The Seltos claims a ground clearance of 170mm, a turning radius of 5.3 metres and a fuel tank capacity of 50 litres while having a kerb weight of 1815 kg. 

Kia Seltos Ride & Handling

Despite its size, the Kia Seltos is one easy-to-drive SUV, thanks to its light steering which gives it a low turning radius of just 5.3 metres. However, this light steering feels a bit lifeless as the speeds rise, which makes it a not-so-engaging driving experience at higher speeds. The ride quality, however, feels composed with a plus setup for the suspension combination comprising of McPherson struts with stabilizer at the front and coupled torsion beam axle at the rear. The Seltos also comes with drive mode select as a standard feature, which fine-tunes the driving experience on varying surfaces. The SUV also gets disc brakes on all four wheels, making it one of the most affordable SUVs to get this feature, giving it an amazing stopping power. 

 

Seltos Engine & Fuel Consumption

While the 2022 Kia Seltos is available with a host of engine choices in overseas markets, the Philippines car market gets only one powertrain option for the time being. All the variants of the Kia Seltos come with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder Atkinson petrol engine under their hood, which is naturally aspirated and comes paired to a CVT gearbox as standard, which Kia likes to call Intelligent Variable Transmission. While the maximum power output of this engine is 149 PS, the peak torque output of this engine is 179 Nm. For a large 2.0-litre engine, these power and torque figures feel low, but out on the road, the power delivery feels adequate and good for an SUV of its size. 

Kia Seltos Braking & Safety

Like the list of comfort and convenience features, the list of safety features of the Kia Seltos is also not as rich as one would have expected. Still, the SUV gets equipped with essentials like dual front airbags, ABD, ISOFIX mounts for child seats, and a reverse camera as standard. Pick the top-spec SX variant, and you will get a few more safety essentials like reverse parking sensors, side and curtain airbags, electronic stability control, downhill brake control, and hill start assist. 

Warranty

Like most of the vehicles available from Kia’s portfolio for the Philippines, the Seltos SUV is also offered with a best-in-class standard warranty package of 5 years or 160,000 km (whichever comes earlier).

 

Seltos Verdict

Kia Seltos vs the competition

The 2022 Kia Seltos takes on the popular midsize SUV segment, which has the following three SUVs as the current hot favourites:

Ford Territory – With the discontinuation of the Ecosport, the Territory happens to be the most affordable SUV from Ford in the Philippines. This midsize SUV from Ford is one of the newest SUVs in the midsize category, and packs in a whole host of new-age features to attract the younger set of buyers. The Philippines car market gets the Ford Territory in two variants – Trend and Titanium Plus – both of which come with a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which produces 142 PS of power and 225 Nm of torque and comes paired to a CVT gearbox as standard.

Hyundai Creta – Hyundai strengthened its presence in the Philippines car market with a whole new product portfolio for the country, which has the Creta midsize SUV as its most affordable product now. The Philippines car market gets the Hyundai Creta in its latest avatar with the parametric front fascia. It shares its platform with the Kia Seltos, but is powered by a smaller 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine, which produces 115 PS of power and 144 Nm of torque, and is available with two transmission choices of a 6-speed manual and CVT.

Honda HR-V – The Honda HR-V received a massive update inside-out last year, which gave the SUV an all-new identity. This time, the HR-V looks slightly more mature with cleaner lines for both exterior and interior. The new HR-V is now available with two engine options – a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated 121 PS petrol engine in the S variant and a 1.5-litre turbocharged 177 PS petrol engine in the V variant. Both these variants of the Honda HR-V get a CVT gearbox as standard. 

Final words

With the Seltos, Kia has proven that it is serious with its SUV strategy for the Philippines car market. The modern exterior, the premium and spacious cabin, and a refined petrol powertrain make sure that the Kia Seltos appeals to the younger audience, who wanted something more modern and newer than the slightly smaller Kia Stonic. Compared to the competition, the Seltos falls a bit short on features, which is a shame because the SUV gets several tech-rich features in other global markets. However, for its price, the Seltos makes up for a great family car for five people, who want something rugged and urban at the same time. 

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  • A big bold road presence

    The Kia Seltos has a bold design and with the bright yellow shade, I was floored. I ended up buying the car a few months after it came out and what a...

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    Muhammad Jan 23, 2023 for Kia Seltos
  • Classy Big Car

    After some really good search for an active and stylish five-seater model, I finally wrapped my search up with the KIA Altos. This is a 5 Seater...

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    beboy Nov 30, 2022 for Kia Seltos
  • A fantastic SUV

    The Kia Seltos is without a doubt one of the most adaptable SUVs on the Malaysian market. With its outstanding features, it has raised the bar for...

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    Julez Sep 15, 2022 for Kia Seltos
  • Great car in its class

    The Kia Seltos has been well-received in whichever country it has been introduced. It’s more of a crossover-SUV than a true-blue all-terrain car....

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    Timothy Aug 01, 2022 for Kia Seltos
  • The mammoth SUV with a variety of options!

    The Kia Seltos is one of the best-selling SUVs, here in the Philippines! To begin my review, it is the alluring looks of this car that make it one of...

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    Ramil May 30, 2022 for Kia Seltos
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    I have been really happy with the performance and overall experience of the KIA Seltos and I think it is a really balanced package of power, comfort,...

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    kevin Mar 03, 2022 for Kia Seltos
  • Sharp Mechanization

    Was a bit dilemmatic initially between opting for a Hyundai Kona and Kia Sletos. What made the Seltos win the race was its great styling modes...

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    Dante Jan 13, 2022 for Kia Seltos
  • Brilliant road presence

    The KIA Seltos is grand crossover SUV, and that’s what I love about it. I prefer it over the Ford Territory and even the Geely Coolray too, even...

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    Alab Dec 31, 2021 for Kia Seltos
  • Efficiency that reflects

    I am a person who is more bent on owning cars that require less maintenance regularly with a huge mileage companion. Kia Seltos is righteously the...

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    george Dec 03, 2021 for Kia Seltos
  • The finest looking crossover in the Philippines

    To be very honest, I simply bought the KIA Seltos for two reasons. One, I was looking for a crossover that was just perfect as a family car while...

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What is the ground clearance of Kia Seltos 2022?

The ground clearance of Seltos is 170 mm .

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What is the Length of Kia Seltos?

The length of Kia Seltos is 4370 mm , while the width is 1800 mm .

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What is the Fuel Tank Capacity of Kia Seltos?

The fuel tank capacity of Kia Seltos is 50 L .

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What is the Tire Size of Kia Seltos?

The Kia Seltos tire size is 215/55 R17 .

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What is the Alloy Wheel Size of Kia Seltos?

The Kia Seltos Alloy Wheel Size is 17 Inch .

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What is Kia Seltos Weight?

The Kia Seltos has a gross weight of 1815 kg .

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The new Kia Seltos has Cargo volume of 433 L .

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