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Kia teases new SUV for Los Angeles

The model closely resembles the Seltos for global markets.

Kia has released a teaser photo for a mystery SUV that will make its formal debut in Los Angeles later this week.

The darkened photo highlights the model's unique front lighting, including a pair of thin LED strips that run along the top edge of the company's characteristic tiger-nose grille.

The four-element LED headlights, side markers and vertical LED fog lights closely match the Seltos SUV that was revealed earlier this year for global markets. The lower air intake appears to be slightly different, however.

Buyers in South Korea and India have a choice between a 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine or two gasoline mills, including a 1.6-liter turbo four rated at 177 horsepower. The latter is the more likely candidate for a US variant.

Full details will be disclosed during the November 20 media event.

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