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New Kia Seltos 2020 pricing and specs detailed: Emerging Hyundai Kona rival now costs more

The Seltos may have only just entered the fray, but it’s already had its pricing adjusted.

Kia Australia has increased the pricing of its recently launched Seltos small SUV.

All versions are $500 more expensive, with the Seltos range now starting from $25,490 plus on-road costs and closing at $40,900 (see full pricing table below).

Despite the price rises, standard specification is unchanged, with a Kia Australia spokesperson telling CarsGuide the company’s hand was forced due to unfavourable exchange rates brought upon by economic uncertainty.

As before, the Hyundai Kona rival is available in four grades: entry-level S, mid-range Sport and Sport+, and flagship GT-Line.

The S and Sport are motivated by a 110kW/180Nm 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine that’s mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) sending drive to the front wheels.

This combination 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 matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission sending drive to all four wheels.

The GT-Line, meanwhile, is exclusively offered with the more potent powertrain and grippier drivetrain.

2020 Kia Seltos pricing before on-road costs

S FWDautomatic$25,490 (+$500)
Sport FWDautomatic$28,490 (+$500)
Sport+ FWDautomatic$31,990 (+$500)
Sport+ AWDautomatic$35,490 (+$500)
GT-Line AWDautomatic$40,900 (+$500)