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Kia Seltos could go hybrid for 2023 | Car News

A report out of South Korea this week suggests that Kia is producing a hybrid variant of its Seltos sub-compact SUV, and that it could be all set for the 2023 product-year.

Kia is one particular of the most aggressive automakers when it arrives to electrifying its lineup, and what is additional it is almost alone in focusing on providing finances-aware consumers electrified solutions. In addition to the all-electrical Niro EV and Soul EV, it now delivers a Sorento hybrid in our market and will launch a Sportage hybrid for the 2023 product-year.

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In accordance to Korean Car Web site, the Seltos will be the subsequent to get a hybrid-electrical powertrain. Its evidence for this is inside documentation indicating that when the product, which 1st introduced in summer time 2019, will get a mid-cycle revision for 2023, it will include things like a new powertrain preference that consists of an electrical motor. It will inherit the exact powertrain at present utilised for the Niro’s hybrid variant. The site provides that the hybrid configuration will provide as the replacement for diesel variants offered in some marketplaces, but that absolutely nothing prevents Kia from bringing the new Seltos hybrid.

Which is not a provided, but viewing that the automaker has been aggressive up to now in electrifying its North American fleet, there is every cause to consider it will stick to the exact method with the Seltos.