The 2021 Kia Seltos arrived early in the 2020 calendar year, to the surprise of many. Why would Kia want to come out with another crossover when they already have so many? It becomes even more perplexing when you realize that both the Kia Seltos and the already popular Kia Soul both belong to the same subcompact crossover class. Why would Kia double-dip in a category they already have a foothold in? The reason is in the design of the 2021 Kia Seltos. Read the rest of this entry to find out more.
Kia Seltos vs Kia Soul: What’s the Difference?
Both of these vehicles are crossovers, and they are both extra-small subcompacts. If that’s all you knew about each of them, you would think the Seltos was replacing the Soul, but that’s not the case. The Soul has a strong case for surviving for years to come, mostly because of how it is shaped. There just aren’t many others like it, so when the Seltos comes along looking more like a smaller version of the Sportage or any other modern crossover.
The boxy, trendy shape of the Soul will attract the artistic or perhaps edgy and young car shoppers, but the Seltos has broader appeal as a crossover. It doesn’t try to stick out, and it uses familiarity and the ability to blend in as its strength.
What’s Unique About the 2021 Kia Seltos?
The Kia Seltos may not be shaped like a unique vehicle, but it does boast an interesting range of colors. Look for its bright yellow and orange exterior options as well as one vibrant blue and a dark navy blue. Other than that, the Kia Seltos is built to deliver on all of the entertainment, safety, and convenience technologies you would expect from the 2021 model year. Some features are only available on higher trim levels, but even the lower trims have plenty of technology for those who can’t go without it.