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2021 Kia Seltos pricing and specs detailed: Mitsubishi ASX, Hyundai Kona and Mazda CX-30 rival once again gets more expensive

For the fourth time in eight months, the Seltos has had its pricing increased.

Kia Australia has increased the pricing of its popular small SUV, the Seltos, for the fourth time in eight months.

This time around, all five Seltos variants have become $300 dearer, following another $300 rise in August, a $200 bump in May and a $500 jump in April.

As such, the Seltos range has become $1300 more expensive since its launch in October last year, now starting from $26,290 plus on-road costs for the S FWD and reaching $41,700 for the GT-Line AWD (see full pricing table below).

As was the case with the previous price adjustments, no changes have been made to the Mitsubishi ASX, Hyundai Kona and Mazda CX-30 rival’s standard specification, with a Kia Australia spokesperson telling CarsGuide exchange-rate pressures are continuing to be felt.

As such, the Seltos is still offered in four grades: entry-level S, mid-range Sport and Sport+, and flagship GT-Line.

The S and Sport are powered by a 110kW/180Nm 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine that’s paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), which drives the front wheels.

This set-up is also used in the Sport+, although it can be instead had with a 130kW/265Nm 1.6-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine that’s mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission sending drive to all four wheels.

The GT-Line, meanwhile, is exclusively available with the punchier powertrain and sure-footed drivetrain.

2021 Kia Seltos pricing before on-road costs

VariantTransmissionCost
S FWDautomatic$26,290 (+$300)
Sport FWDautomatic$29,290 (+$300)
Sport+ FWDautomatic$32,790 (+$300)
Sport+ AWDautomatic$36,290 (+$300)
GT-Line AWDautomatic$41,700 (+$300)