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Canadian Champion (Milton, ON), 28 Nov 2019, p. 4

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Milton Canadian Champion Story and photo by Jim Robinson, Metroland Media Kia's motto is the "Power to Surprise" and it did just that with the 2021 Seltos compact crossover at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Not only was the Seltos front and centre on the Kia stand but it was flanked by two spinoff concepts. Although this is still 2019, the Seltos will be sold as a 2021 model coming to market early in 2020 designed to fit between the Soul and Sportage concepts. Standard engine will be Kia's familiar 2.0-litte inline four-cylinder producing 146 hp and 132 Ib/ft of torque mated to Kia's Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) while higher trim models will come with a 1.6-litre turbo inline six-cylinder engine with 175 hp and 185 Ib/ft of torque with a seven-speed dualclutch transmission. Front-wheel-drive is standard but on-demand all-wheel drive with torque vectoring is available. Based on the same technology in Kia's SUV line-topping Telluride, the AWD in the Seltos has a centre locking differential that splits power equally between the front and rear wheels for more severe environments. Borrowing on the design theme of the Telluride, the Kia brought its 2021 Seltos compact CUV to the Los An- geles Auto Show. Seltos is designed to slot in between the Soul and Sportage. ---------------------------------------- a Seltos is more SUV-looking than crossover with a ground clearance of 7.2-inches. The interior is highlighted by an available 10.25-inch high resolution colour centre stack touchscreen with, for the first time ever in a Kia, an available eight-speaker Bose premium sound system. An interesting feature is the Kia Drive Wise suite of safety features that includes Engine Idle Notification and Automatic Engine Shut-Off that sends an alert if the ve- hicle has been idling for 10 minutes and turns it off au- tomatically. Rounding out the Kia exhibit were the Seltos X-Line Trail Attack Concept and X-Line Urban Concept. The X-Line is equipped with electronic AWD with centre | differential lock equally that distributes power between the front and rear axles and there is a custom two-inch lift kit raising ground clearance to 9.2-inches. Knobby off-road tires with 17x8-inch custom painted alloy wheels help improve off-road traction and security. A hidden winch behind the front valance can assist in particularly tough off-road situations, while a custom fab ricated roof rack. The X-Line Urban Concept takes into account the often- congested road surfaces found in the city which is why there is a custom two-inch suspension lift which also helps to raise the seating position and offer a beliey van- tage point. Finished in slate grey, on the roof are four, high-powered Hella auxiliary lights to cut through low-hanging city fog and a custom fabricated roof rack will hold extra items. BLACK FRIDAY - CLT a TEE WE'LL MAKE YOU WISH | YOUR ROAD TRIP WAS EVEN LONGER! *while supplies last * Multi Media Navigation/GPS Automotive & Marine Audio * Back up Sensors & Rearview Cameras * Remote Starters & Alarm Systems * Flip Down Overhead and Headrest Systems with DVD 885 Main St. East Unit #5 * Milton * 905.878.9956 * iPod/iPhone Integration e Full HID Conversion Kits e Custom Sub-woofer Enclosures * Heated Seats e Curb Side Sensors * Bluetooth/Hands-Free

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