Affordably priced Kia Seltos small SUV expected to supercharge the automaker’s sales in Australia.
The long-awaited Kia Seltos small SUV has finally arrived in Australia!
Scheduled to hit the Australian showroom floor on October 25, the vehicle offers a choice of 2 different engines, a plethora of standard safety and infotainment features, and affordable drive-away pricing.
The new Kia Seltos comes available in 4 different trim levels including the entry-level S, Sport, Sport+ and range-topping GT-Line.
The S and Sport trim levels come standard with front-wheel-drive and 2,0L 4-cylinder engine, which generates 149-horsepower and is mated to the IVT automatic gearbox.
All-wheel-drive (AWD) is standard on the range-topping Seltos GT-Line with a 177-horsepower 1.6L turbo engine and 7-speed DCT (dual clutch automatic transmission).
The mid-spec Sport+ is the sole trim level in the range to offer a choice of either a front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive!
All Kia Seltos models come with a 7-year warranty, 7-year roadside assistance program and 7-year capped-price servicing.
Kia Seltos pricing & trim levels
|S||2.0L / automatic / FWD||$25,990|
|Sport||2.0L / automatic / FWD||$29,490|
|Sport+||2.0L / automatic / FWD||$32,990|
|Sport+||1.6L / automatic / AWD||$36,490|
|GT Line||1.6L / automatic / AWD||$41,990|
The 2020 Kia Seltos S with a starting price of $25.990 (drive-away) is the most affordable model in the range. The S trim rides on 16-inch steel wheels and comes available with halogen headlights, roof rails, daytime running lights, rear parking sensors, reversing camera, 8-inch touchscreen navigation, Apple Carplay and Android Auto and six-speaker sound system.
Moving up from the base model brings us to the 2020 Kia Seltos Sport, which costs $29,490. The Sport trim comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, front halogen fog lights, electric folding mirrors, tinted windows, single zone climate control and 10.25-inch touchscreen.
The 2020 Kia Seltos Sport+ comes with all of the features from the Sport trim level, but adds some premium exstras. Those include the heated side mirrors, front parking sensors, smart key with push button start, smart remote start, LED interior lights and auto-dimming rear view mirror.
The range-topping Kia Seltos GT-Line costs $41,990 brings a host of additional features and color options over the previously-mentioned Sport+ trim level.
The fully-loaded Seltos sits on 18-inch alloy-wheels and tires and can be had with two-tone exterior color. In addition, the GT-Line trim levels also comes with sunroof, LED headlights, LED front fog lights, LED tail-lights, LED daytime running lights, interior mood lighting, wireless phone charging, head-up display, power adjustable front seats with heating and cooling and many others.
*Visit your local Kia dealership in Australia to learn more details about the available features on each trim level!
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2020 Kia Seltos color range
The all-new Kia Seltos offers a choice of seven different exterior paint shades. The Starbright Yellow color is standard and comes free of charge, while each of the rest cost $520 extra.
- Starbright Yellow
- Neptune Blue
- Mars Orange
- Steel Gray
- Gravity Gray
- Cherry Black
There are also two 2-tone color options available in Australia. Those are the:
- Clear White with Cherry Black roof
- Starbright Yellow with Cherry Black roof
Kia Australia sales expectations
Kia has been one of the top performing automakers in Australia this year. The arrival of the new Kia Seltos is set to make things even better for the brand.
Kia Australia acknowledge that the Seltos may be late to the small crossover vehicle “party”, but they are confident that the vehicle is going shake up the booming segment.
As far as the sales go, the 2020 Seltos could easily become one of the top-selling small SUVs in Australia. Unfortunately, though, the initial numbers for the country will be limited to only about 650 units per month, due to the strong demand in South Korea and production limits of the Gwangju factory!
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