front of new small SUV from Kia

SET to be revealed in the coming weeks and available for sale in Australia in late 2019, Kia is close to launching its first small SUV; a modern and sophisticated new vehicle, directly targeting the millennial generation.

Based on the 2019 Kia SP Signature concept, the new compact SUV borrows from a traditional SUV design, with a long hood, a strong, sophisticated character line on the front bumper, and sharp lines pressed into the bodywork.

Its strong shoulder line, matched with a glasshouse which tapers towards the rear of the car, as well as rear bumper with a metallic muffler effect, lends the compact SUV an air of understated sportiness.

The new model brings a sense of luxury too with LED headlamps which extend over the radiator grille. The lamps feature a three-dimensional light graphic and a highly technical diamond pattern at their trailing edges. The design is also echoed in the rear LED lamps.

“We have created a car which stands out everywhere, from the city to the countryside,” Kia’s head of styling, Byung Chul Juh said.

“Its robust yet sporty design will be matched by a wide range of features and technologies that are universally suited to younger buyers in markets around the world. Our new small SUV is a proposition that no other car in its class will match.”

Update: New Kia compact SUV to be known as the Seltos.

rear of new small SUV from Kia

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