For the third time in five months, Kia Australia has increased the pricing of the hot-selling Seltos small SUV, which launched last October.
All five Seltos variants are now $300 dearer, following a $500 jump and a $200 rise. As a result, the Mitsubishi ASX rival now costs $1000 more than it did upon its release.
As such, the Seltos line-up now starts from $25,990 plus on-road costs for the S FWD and reaches $41,400 for the GT-Line AWD (see full pricing table below).
Speaking to CarsGuide, a Kia Australia spokesperson confirmed no changes have been made to the small SUV’s standard specification, with its price changes “due to a combination of cost of business pricing and exchange-rate variations”.
As before, the Seltos 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, which is mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that only sends 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, which is matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends drive to all four wheels.
Meanwhile, the GT-Line is exclusively offered with the more potent powertrain and grippier drivetrain.
2021 Kia Seltos pricing before on-road costs
|S FWD||automatic||$25,990 (+$300)|
|Sport FWD||automatic||$28,990 (+$300)|
|Sport+ FWD||automatic||$32,490 (+$300)|
|Sport+ AWD||automatic||$35,990 (+$300)|
|GT-Line AWD||automatic||$41,400 (+$300)|