The Nightfall Edition gets the blacked-out treatment.
UPDATE: Kia has released official pricing and details for the 2022 Seltos range.
2022 Kia Pricing
|Trim Level||Price (Excluding $1,175 Destination)|
|Nightfall Edition AWD||$26,690|
Kia also released full details about the driver safety assist features for the 2022 Seltos. All grades get forward collision avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, driver attention warning, and lane-following assist. The Nightfall Edition, EX AWD, and SX AWD add blindspot-collision avoidance and rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist. Finally, the SX AWD also features highway driving assist, forward collision avoidance assist with cyclist detection, and exit assist.
The 2022 Kia S grade with either front- or all-wheel drive now has a 10.25-inch infotainment screen with navigation, automatic climate control, and remote start on the key fob. The SX AWD gets a flat-bottom steering wheel, and a Plum interior is available.
The Kia Seltos arrived in the US for the 2021 model year, but the company is already giving it a few tweaks. Two new reports from Cars Direct, which obtained a dealer order guide, details the changes. The stylish crossover will receive the brand’s new badging along with a new Nightfall Edition trim. Kia will also discontinue the 1.6-liter turbocharged Seltos S offering as well.
The new Nightfall Edition, which starts at $27,865 and includes the $1,175 destination charge, adds the expected visual upgrades that come with such a trim. There are no images yet of the the newt rim. It receives 18-inch matte black wheels, a black radiator grille, black roof rails, and black side sills. The Nightfall Edition is also the cheapest Seltos trim available with the model’s 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which pairs with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. However, according to Cars Direct, it is $1,100 more expensive than the outgoing S Turbo trim, with both sporting similar standard equipment.
Gallery: 2022 Kia Seltos Nightfall Edition
The other changes coming to the 2022 Seltos are far less dramatic, though it could make differentiating Seltos trims difficult. The automaker will remove the trim badging from the rear of the vehicle. The 2022 Seltos will also receive Kia’s new badging as part of the company’s ongoing rebranding effort. The new logo is much more upscale in design than the outgoing one as the company continues to refine its product lineup. Another upgrade to the 2022 model will be the addition of automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and more as standard.
Kia unveiled the Seltos in late 2019 for the 2021 model year as an affordable compact crossover. It had a starting price of $21,990 when it first arrived. Those who don’t opt for the all-wheel-drive Nightfall Edition with the turbocharged engine will get the less-powerful 2.0-liter mill that makes 146 hp (109 kW). It’s not clear when the 2022 Seltos crossovers will hit dealers, but it shouldn’t be too long.