The 12 months 2020 was not like some other in current reminiscence, however on the street, when doing my job, it was nonetheless roughly just like the others. This though, beginning in March, the displays and in-person check drives of latest and upcoming fashions just about dried up as a result of pandemic.
Nonetheless, trying again over what I drove this 12 months, I simply discovered 10 evaluations that stood out, for various causes. And take notice: these are usually not essentially performance-based fashions or merchandise that had been essentially all-new. However they’d in frequent that they made an impression on me in by some means over the previous 12 months.
I current them to you within the order during which they had been pushed throughout 2020.
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1 — Kia Seltos
The Kia Seltos marked my 12 months 2020 for 2 causes. First, it was the final mannequin I attempted exterior of Canada this 12 months, earlier than worldwide journey was roughly shut down. The all-new Seltos was introduced in Texas on the finish of February. After all, two weeks later, there was no extra speak of launches and journeys for our fraternity of automotive journalists.
The Seltos additionally caught my consideration for one more cause, nevertheless. Utilizing a formulation that makes this mannequin a fence-sitter between the sub-compact and compact SUV classes, Kia has a participant on its roster that ought to convey dividends within the coming years. In actual fact, the corporate estimates that it’s going to develop into the model’s best-selling mannequin in 2021. An fascinating and well-conceived product.
See: 2021 Kia Seltos First Drive: The Magic Components?
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