Kia Seltos Set to Go Green: Next Generation to Introduce Hybrid Power

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Exciting news is on the horizon for fans of the Kia Seltos, as reports suggest that the popular small SUV is gearing up for a major transformation in its next generation, slated for a 2025 launch. Among the anticipated changes, hybrid power stands out as a headline feature, marking a significant step forward for the beloved model.

According to The Korea Economic Daily, Kia is set to embark on a comprehensive overhaul of the Seltos, with hybrid technology poised to take center stage. While details about the exact specifications of the hybrid powertrain remain scarce, this move signals Kia's commitment to embracing sustainable mobility solutions and reducing environmental impact.

The current generation Kia Seltos, known as the SP2, shares its platform with the previous Hyundai Kona, which offered a hybrid variant in some international markets. However, this hybrid version was not available in Australia. Hyundai's latest Kona, introduced in 2023 on a new platform, features a hybrid powertrain alongside traditional petrol and electric options.

Although not explicitly stated by the South Korean publication, speculation suggests that the next-generation Kia Seltos could adopt the same platform as the latest Kona, potentially paving the way for hybridization in the Australian market.

While Kia Australia had previously dismissed the possibility of a hybrid Seltos due to the absence of an electrified version overseas, the impending debut of the next generation could bring about a change in strategy. With hybrid technology becoming increasingly popular among consumers seeking fuel efficiency and environmental consciousness, the timing seems ripe for Kia to introduce this eco-friendly option to its Seltos lineup.

Despite its current lack of hybrid offerings, the Kia Seltos has enjoyed remarkable success in Australia, consistently ranking among the top-selling models in its segment. In 2023 alone, the Seltos secured its position as Kia's third best-selling model, demonstrating its widespread appeal and popularity among Australian drivers.

As Kia prepares to enter the era of electrification with the upcoming Seltos hybrid, anticipation continues to build among enthusiasts and eco-conscious consumers alike. With its winning combination of style, performance, and now eco-friendliness, the next-generation Kia Seltos is poised to make a lasting impression on the small SUV market.

Stay tuned for more updates as Kia unveils its plans for the future of the Seltos, promising an exciting journey ahead toward a greener and more sustainable automotive landscape.

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