Kia Australia has detailed pricing for its updated Seltos small SUV range ahead of its arrival in showrooms this month.
The 2023 Kia Seltos is between $2200 and $2900 more expensive, depending on the variant, than the pre-update model when comparing nationwide drive-away pricing.
The range now starts at $31,690 drive-away for the entry-level Seltos S 2.0 FWD, and extends to $47,690 drive-away for the flagship GT-Line 1.6T AWD.
As previously reported, the Atkinson cycle 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, which produces 110kW of power and 180Nm of torque, carries over from the pre-update model and is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). It’s available on all trim levels and is offered exclusively with front-wheel drive.
A turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine, mated with an all-wheel drive, remains available but now uses an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission instead of the outgoing dual-clutch.
The turbocharged engine produces 146kW and 265Nm, which is 16kW more than the outgoing model. It’s available only on Sport+ and GT-Line trim levels.
Beyond the powertrain updates, the Seltos offers more safety features as standard for 2023. The base S comes standard with blind-spot assist, rear cross-traffic assist, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist and Lane Following Assist – the previous Safety Pack option has been dropped.
Further, all models receive rear air vents and USB-C charging ports. Previously, only the top-spec GT-Line offered rear ventilation.
Traditional analogue gauges are no more with the updated Seltos range, with the base S getting a ‘basic’ digital instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch screen, and Sport, Sport+ and GT-Line models receiving dual 10.25-inch screens.
There’s also a redesigned climate control panel.
The Seltos is the second model in the brand’s Australian lineup to feature Kia Connect online services, standard from the Sport grade and up.
A complimentary seven-year subscription brings “customer benefits in safety, security, convenience, connectivity, and live services by using telematic systems to transfer real time data, such as weather and traffic information” – read more about Kia Connect here.
Externally, the Seltos now features updated headlight graphics, a “larger and bolder” front grille as well as revised bumpers.
GT-Line versions score a new LED headlight design with a ‘star-map’ signature, as Kia describes it, as well as LED combination tail light clusters.
All models feature alloy wheels as standard (new for Seltos S), with Sport, Sport+ and GT-Line models featuring new machine-finished designs.
Seven colours are offered across the line-up, including a new Pluton Blue finish. The outgoing models’ Starbright Yellow has been dropped, while Clear White and Pluton Blue are available with a contrast Fusion Black roof exclusively on the Seltos GT-Line.
2023 Kia Seltos pricing:
- 2023 Kia Seltos S 2.0 FWD: $29,500 (+$2210)
- 2023 Kia Seltos Sport 2.0 FWD: $32,700 (+$2410)
- 2023 Kia Seltos Sport+ 2.0 FWD: $35,800 (+$2010)
- 2023 Kia Seltos Sport+ 1.6T AWD: $39,300 (+$2010)
- 2023 Kia Seltos GT-Line 2.0 FWD: $41,500 (+$2710)
- 2023 Kia Seltos GT-Line 1.6T AWD: $44,900 (+$2200)
All prices are before on-road costs
There are also the following nation-wide drive-away prices
- 2023 Kia Seltos S 2.0 FWD: $31,690 (+$2400)
- 2023 Kia Seltos Sport 2.0 FWD: $35,390 (+$2600)
- 2023 Kia Seltos Sport+ 2.0 FWD: $38,490 (+$2200)
- 2023 Kia Seltos Sport+ 1.6T AWD: $41,990 (+$2200)
- 2023 Kia Seltos GT-Line 2.0 FWD: $44,590 (+$2900)
- 2023 Kia Seltos GT-Line 1.6T AWD: $47,690 (+$2400)
All prices are drive-away.
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