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Kia Australia increases prices

Kia Australia has given eight of its models drive-away price increases ranging from $500 to $2000, with no changes besides the new badges.

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Kia has increased the recommended retail pricing and national drive-away pricing for eight of its 10 models sold in Australia.

These models are the Picanto micro hatchback, Rio small hatchback, Cerato small sedan and hatch, Stinger large hatch, Stonic light SUV, Seltos small SUV, Sorento large SUV, and the Carnival people mover.

“The various increases across the range are due to external factors such as exchange rates and business costs,” said a Kia Australia spokesperson.

There aren’t any specification changes to the Kia models affected by the price hike beyond the addition of the new badges.

The only models that didn’t receive a price increase in this latest round are the special-edition Kia Rio SX hatchback, the Kia Niro small SUV, and the redesigned Kia Sportage mid-size SUV.

Before on-road costs prices are up by between $300 and $1000, depending on the model and variant. It’s a similar story with the drive-away pricing which is up by between $500 and $2000, also depending on the model and variant.

Kia isn’t alone in upping its prices in Australia. Many brands, including Skoda and the Chinese-owned MG, announced price increases for 2022 due to parts shortages, shipping challenges, and tight supply.

Kia Australia plans to launch the Sorento Hybrid in the first quarter of 2022, the new Niro in the third quarter of 2022, and the updated Seltos in the second half of 2022.

The updated 2022 pricing for the Kia Picanto, Kia Rio, Kia Cerato, Kia Stinger, Kia Stonic, Kia Seltos, Kia Sorento and Kia Carnival are as follows:

Kia Picanto

  • 2022 Kia Picanto S manual: $15,990 (+$300), $18,490 D/A (+$500)
  • 2022 Kia Picanto S auto: $17,590 (+$300), $19,490 D/A (+$500)
  • 2022 Kia Picanto GT-Line manual: $17,440 (+$300), $19,990 D/A (+$500)
  • 2022 Kia Picanto GT-Line auto: $19,040 (+$300), $20,990 D/A (+$500)
  • 2022 Kia Picanto GT manual: $20,490 (+$500), $22,490 D/A (+$1000)

Kia Rio

  • 2022 Kia Rio S manual: $19,690 (+$600), $21,490 D/A (+$1000)
  • 2022 Kia Rio Sport manual: $21,190 (+$600), $23,490 D/A (+$1000)
  • 2022 Kia Rio S auto: $21,990 (+$600), $22,990 D/A (+$1000)
  • 2022 Kia Rio Sport auto: $23,490 (+$600), $24,990 D/A (+$1000)
  • 2022 Kia Rio GT-Line auto: $25,590 (+$600), $27,990 (+$2000)

Kia Cerato

  • 2022 Kia Cerato S: $25,990 (+$500), $27,490 D/A (+$1500)
  • 2022 Kia Cerato S with Safety Pack: $26,990 (+$500), $28,990 D/A (+$1500)
  • 2022 Kia Cerato Sport: $28,090 (+$500), $29,490 D/A (+$1500)
  • 2022 Kia Cerato Sport with Safety Pack: $29,090 (+$500), $30,990 D/A (+$1500)
  • 2022 Kia Cerato Sport+: $31,140 (+$500), $33,190 D/A (+$1500)
  • 2022 Kia Cerato GT: $35,790 (+$500), $37,990 D/A (+$1000)

Hatch and sedan models are offered at the same price

Kia Stinger

  • 2022 Kia Stinger 200S: $51,250 (+$1000), $55,290 D/A (+1000)
  • 2022 Kia Stinger 330S: $55,030 ($1000), $59,590 D/A (+$1500)
  • 2022 Kia Stinger GT-Line: $58,930 (+$1000), $61,890 D/A (+$1200)
  • 2022 Kia Stinger GT: $64,960 (+$1000), $69,890 D/A ($2000)

Kia Stonic

  • 2022 Kia Stonic S manual: $21,990 (+$500), $24,690 D/A (+$1200)
  • 2022 Kia Stonic S automatic: $23,490 (+$500), $25,690 D/A (+$1200)
  • 2022 Kia Stonic Sport manual: $24,990 (+$500), $26,690 D/A (+$1200)
  • 2022 Kia Stonic Sport automatic: $26,490 (+$500), $28,190 D/A (+$1700)
  • 2022 Kia Stonic GT-Line: $30,490 (+$500), $32,190 D/A (+$1700)

Kia Seltos

  • 2022 Kia Seltos S: $27,290 (+$500), $29,290 D/A (+$1000)
  • 2022 Kia Seltos S with Safety Pack: $28,290 (+$500), $30,290 D/A (+$1000)
  • 2022 Kia Seltos Sport: $30,290 (+$500), $32,790 D/A (+$1000)
  • 2022 Kia Seltos Sport with Safety Pack: $31,290 (+$500), $33,790 D/A (+$1000)
  • 2022 Kia Seltos Sport+: $33,790 (+$500), $36,290 D/A (+$1000)
  • 2022 Kia Seltos Sport+ 1.6T AWD: $37,290 (+$500), $39,790 D/A (+$1000)
  • 2022 Kia Seltos GT-Line 1.6T AWD: $42,700 (+$500), $45,290 D/A (+$1000)

Kia Sorento

  • 2022 Kia Sorento S V6 FWD: $47,650 (+$800), $50,790 D/A (+$1500)
  • 2022 Kia Sorento Sport V6 FWD: $50,270 (+$800), $53,790 D/A (+$1500)
  • 2022 Kia Sorento Sport+ V6 FWD: $54,850 (+$1000), $58,390 D/A (+$1700)
  • 2022 Kia Sorento GT-Line V6 FWD: $62,070 (+$ 1000), $65,990 D/A (+$1700)
  • 2022 Kia Sorento S Diesel AWD: $50,650 (+$800), $53,790 D/A (+$1500)
  • 2022 Kia Sorento Sport Diesel AWD: $53,270 (+$800), $56,790 D/A (+$1500)
  • 2022 Kia Sorento Sport+ Diesel AWD: $57,850 (+$1000), $61,390 D/A (+$1700)
  • 2022 Kia Sorento GT-Line Diesel AWD: $65,070 (+$1000), $68,990 D/A (+$1700)
  • 2022 Kia Sorento GT-Line PHEV AWD: $80,330 (+$1000)

Kia Carnival

  • 2021 Kia Carnival S: $47,480 (+$600), $51,690 D/A (+$800)
  • 2021 Kia Carnival S diesel: $47,480 (+$600), $53,690 D/A (+$710)
  • 2021 Kia Carnival Si: $52,980 (+$600), $57,390 D/A (+$1100)
  • 2021 Kia Carnival Si diesel: $54,980 (+$600), $59,390 D/A (+$1100)
  • 2021 Kia Carnival SLi: $57,780 (+$600), $62,190 D/A (+$1100)
  • 2021 Kia Carnival SLi diesel: $59,780 (+$600), $64,190 D/A (+$1100)
  • 2021 Kia Carnival Platinum: $65,580 (+$600), $69,890 D/A (+$1100)
  • 2021 Kia Carnival Platinum diesel: $67,580 (+$600), $71,890 D/A (+$1100)

All prices exclude on-road costs unless stated otherwise.

MORE: Everything Kia Picanto • Kia Rio • Kia CeratoKia Stinger • Kia StonicKia SeltosKia SorentoKia Carnival

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Jack Quick is an emerging automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Jack recently graduated from Deakin University and has previously competed in dance nationally. In his spare time, Jack likes to listen to hyperpop and play Forza Horizon.

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