Kia is expanding its local Seltos range with the introduction of diesel derivatives.

It carries the CRDI insignia and lurks Kia’s new-generation 1 493cc UII common-rail direct-injection engine with 86 kW and 250 Nm of torque between 1 500 and 2 750 rpm.

Speaking of performance, it hurdles from a standstill to 100 km/h in 11.5 seconds and its top speed is capped at 176 km/h.

The new Kia Seltos CRDI comes in a choice of two specification trims; EX and EX+. The lesser trim is available with a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic while the latter is only available with a six-speed automatic gearbox.

The new Kia Seltos CRDI models are on sale immediately through all of KIA Motors South Africa’s national dealer network.

  • 1.5 CRDI EX Manual R 410,995
  • 1.5 CRDI EX Automatic R 428,995
  • 1.6 EX+ Automatic R 416,995
  • 1.5 CRDI EX+ Automatic R 446,995

As with all Kia models, all Kia Seltos models ship as standard with Kia’s industry-leading Unlimited Kilometre, 5-year warranty (inclusive of roadside assistance), and also include a 5-year/90,000km Service Plan.