Kia Seltos Color: Which hue is best for you?

Updated Nov 24, 2022 | Same topic: Best Advice for Car Buyers

There are seven options on the roster.

With the continuous growth of the subcompact crossover market in the local market, Kia Philippines has an entry that serves sharp and sleek exterior looks: the Kia Seltos. That said, it is only right to choose the best body color option that you think will give justice to the model’s striking design.

Kia Seltos front  view

Kia Seltos subcompact crossover

The Kia Seltos is offered in the Philippines with seven color schemes, but the availability of the body colors will depend on the three variants of the PH-spec model. These trim levels of the Korean subcompact crossover include the baseline LX, the mid-spec EX, and the flagship SX.

To help you decide which color you will choose for your new Kia Seltos, here are the seven color schemes available in our market. Take note that the following should serve as a reference only (photos may vary from the actual model), as which colors are available will still depend on your chosen Kia dealership. At the end of this article, we hope that we gave you an idea of which Kia Seltos color to buy.

Kia Seltos 2.0 LX AT Colors

Start with the base Kia Seltos 2.0 LX AT variant that offers a total of four body color options, namely Gravity Grey, Dark Ocean Blue, Iron Grey, and Mars Orange. The Gravity Grey and Iron Grey are your go-to colors if you want a darker hue, while Mars Orange and Dark Ocean Blue are the brighter ones.

Kia Seltos in Mars Orange color

Kia Seltos Mars Orange

Before choosing from the four available options, what you want to keep in mind is that the Kia Seltos is designed with blacked-out trims around the lower parts of the exterior as standard. This is a common design cue car manufacturers add to make their models possess an aggressive off-road appeal.

These blacked-out trims will be blending with the color of your Kia Seltos. If you want a contrasting paint scheme, then you can go for the Mars Orange option. This flashy body color will contrast with the off-roading design cues best as compared to the other three available options in this variant.

Kia Seltos in Dark Ocean Blue color

Kia Seltos Dark Ocean Blue

The Mars Orange body color is also the closest option if you want a Kia Seltos in red color. Another flashy body color option you can opt for is the Dark Ocean Blue which is a standard offering across all variants of the model. Blue, however, is one of the most common car colors so you might not feel the same exclusivity as compared to going for the Mars Orange.

On the other hand, the Gravity Grey is a good choice if you want a somewhat monochromatic paint scheme. The available colors of Kia Seltos in the Philippines don’t include the staple black color, so the Gravity Grey is the closest one you have on the roster.

Kia Seltos in Gravity Grey color

Kia Seltos Gravity Grey

The Gravity Grey is not entirely dark so as to blend in with the standard blacked-out trims around the Korean subcompact crossover. This can either be a good or bad thing for you. Just take note that dark hues are not great in hiding dust, dirt, and scratches on your car, so you might have to visit a car wash more often.

Kia Seltos 2.0 EX AT Colors

Now we move to the mid-spec Kia Seltos 2.0 EX AT variant. This variant offers Filipino car buyers five body color options, namely Gravity Grey, Dark Ocean Blue, Iron Grey, Mars Orange, and the variant-exclusive Starbright Yellow, which has been added to the available paint options.

Kia Seltos in Starbright Yellow color

Kia Seltos Starbright Yellow

Opting for the Kia Seltos color in Starbright Yellow is practically lets you flaunt that you got the mid-spec variant. It provides a bright and youthful appeal that should complement lifestyles that are active and always on the go.

Other exterior features in the mid-spec variant that are not available in the base Seltos LX include LED daytime running lights (DRLs), LED position lamps, LED rear combination lamps, standard front fog lamps, roof rails, and the integration of the turn signal indicators on the side view mirror.

Kia Seltos in Iron Grey color

Kia Seltos Iron Grey

But if you think that the Starbright Yellow is too bright, then you can pick the Kia Seltos color in Iron Grey. It is a slightly brighter color option as compared to the Gravity Grey, which should help accentuate exterior details such as the standard 17-inch alloy wheels, silver front, and rear skid plates, and silver trims on the grille.

Kia Seltos 2.0 SX AT Colors

Lastly, we have the top-spec Kia Seltos 2.0 SX AT which offers four colors. These body color options include Gravity Grey, Dark Ocean Blue, two-tone Cherry Black/Clear White, and two-tone Cherry Black/Starbright Yellow. The two two-tone paint schemes are exclusive Kia Seltos colors on this variant.

If the flagship variant is on your list, then you might as well opt for either of the two two-tone body color options. These paint schemes will create a distinction from the lower-end variants, projecting that you can afford to spend for the range-topping trim level. Plus, the Cherry Black roof complements the standard blacked-out trims on the lower parts of the exterior.

Kia Seltos in Cherry Black/Clear White color

Kia Seltos Cherry Black/Clear White

There are plenty of good reasons why you should opt for the Clear White with Cherry Black roof. One of which is that white is good in hiding scratches and annoying water spots. The Kia Seltos color in Clear White will somehow help you look unscratched as compared to dark hues. 

Considering that the Philippines is a tropical country, the two-tone Clear White/Cherry Black paint scheme will help reflect the sun’s rays, so the vehicle won’t absorb much heat as compared to other color options offered by Kia Philippines. You will, however, see a lot of white cars on the road so this paint scheme will take away the feeling of exclusivity on the road.

Kia Seltos in Cherry Black/Starbright Yellow color

Kia Seltos Cherry Black/Starbright Yellow

So if you want to look a little bit different while keeping the two-tone paint scheme, the Starbright Yellow/Cherry Black is the one you should go for. This paint scheme provides a sleeker appeal as compared to the monotone Starbright Yellow available in the EX variant, that is if you are up for the added price.

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Know more about Kia Seltos 2023

Kia Seltos

The Kia Seltos 2023 is a subcompact crossover that is designed to appeal to young car buyers. It is available in the Philippines in five variants, with a price ranging from Php 1,208,000 to Php 1,580,000.  Under the hood, this model is powered by a 2.0-liter inline-4 DOHC D-CVVT gasoline engine capable of generating 147 horsepower and 179 Nm of torque. Only an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) is paired to the engine.

When it comes to the dimensions, the Seltos spans 4,370 mm in length, 1,800 mm in width, and 1,615 mm in height (1,610 mm excluding roof rails). It also gets a wheelbase and Kia Seltos ground clearance rated at 2,630 mm and 170 mm, respectively. In the local market, this Korean subcompact crossover competes against the likes of the Geely Coolray, Mazda CX-3, and MG ZS.

₱ 1,208,000 - ₱ 1,580,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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