Kia Nigeria woos upscale Nigerians with all-new Seltos, Sonet SUVs

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Kia Nigeria, the sole franchise owner of Kia brands in the country have unveiled two new upscale additions to its line-up in Nigeria –All-new Kia Seltos and Sonet, both intended to woo customers in the B-segment market of the car industry.

Mr. Olawale Jimoh, Marketing Manager, Kia Nigeria, at the unveiling of the two products in Lagos, said that the brands, which were assembled in Nigeria were the best in its segment.

According to him, the Kia Sonet is ready for the road. “Expect a beyond brilliant exterior design along with Kia’s advanced technology and a fuel efficient 1.5L petrol engine that holds its own in tight city traffic and wide open country roads.

“Power is what drives the Kia Sonet to new adventures and you will be thrilled when you get into the driver’s seat of this compact SUV

“It’s cute in the way most small things are cute, and interesting details that apply doubly to the interior, which has cool vertically oriented air vents, a large available 10.3-inch central display, and big digital readouts for speed and climate controls.

“The gauge cluster, in particular, has a nifty binnacle design with a 4.2-inch screen on one side that can display navigation instructions, plus wraparound readouts for fuel level, engine temperature, and the tachometer.

The Sonet is cute and comes with interesting details like the 8 inches screen that can perform multiple tasks like navigation instructions, roomy interior and aesthetic facilities that make the brand more attractive than its contemporaries.

About Kia Seltos, Mr. Jimoh explained that the exterior stands apart from its rivals thanks to its sophisticated, sporty design and the space and capabilities of a traditional SUV – all in a compact package.

“The Kia Seltos sits on a choice of 16-, 17- or 18-inch premium crystal cut alloy wheels, which complement the dimensions of the car, lending it a powerful stance. The wheels are shod with high-grip 205/60 R16, 215/55 R17 or 235/45 R18 tyres.

He said the Seltos’ interior is filled with premium-feeling materials that help it seem like a more expensive vehicle. And though it’s a subcompact SUV, four adults can fit comfortably inside. If you need to transport cargo, the rear seats fold down to provide up to 62.8 cubic feet of cargo space — that’s more than most other SUVs this size offer.

“For 2022, several safety features – including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and a driver attention monitor – are now standard. Also, the Nightfall Edition trim debuts, and a few features have been shuffled around.

Mr. Jimoh added that both vehicles are highly competitive in their segments, and customers can get them at good prices when compared to their competitors.