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Kia Seltos Australia

The Kia Seltos was a late arrival in the small SUV category when it first launched in late 2019, but the new kid on the block was an instant standout among its many established alternatives.

Key strengths have been its compact exterior dimensions and a smartly packaged cabin, as well as strong safety tech available and an enviable ownership program. 

The Kia Seltos line-up currently starts at $25,490 for the SELTOS S (FWD) and ranges through to $40,900 for the flagship SELTOS GT LINE (AWD).

Kia Seltos Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Kia Seltos varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $25,490 and going to $40,900 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 SUV 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $25,490 $40,900
2019 SUV 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $20,460 $43,390
See All Kia Seltos Pricing and Specs

Kia Seltos Colours

  • Clear White
  • Starbright Yellow
  • Neptune Blue
  • Mars Orange
  • Steel Grey
  • Gravity Grey
  • Cherry Black
  • Snow White
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Kia Seltos Dimensions

The dimensions of the Kia Seltos SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 SUV 1615x1800x4370 mm 177 mm
2019 SUV 1615x1800x4370 mm 177 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Kia Seltos Dimensions

Kia Seltos Towing Capacity

The Kia Seltos has maximum towing capacity of 1250kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 SUV 1100kg 1250kg
2019 SUV 1100kg 1250kg
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Kia Seltos Fuel Consumption

The Kia Seltos is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.8L/100km for SUV /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 SUV 6.8L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
2019 SUV 6.8L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Kia Seltos Pricing and Specs for 2020

Kia Seltos Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Kia Seltos here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Kia Seltos 2021: Will it come with AWD standard?

    My Kia insiders tell me that Kia is likely to retain its current mix of two and four-wheel-drive options for the Seltos into the future. It may well be true that only the base-model will get two-wheel-drive in some markets, but here, I am told, a greater mix of price points is the aim, meaning that you’ll still have plenty of choice.

    As for an LX-badged model, that’s a real left-field one. Kia’s badging structure in Australia generally follows the S, Sport, Sport Plus and GT (for turbocharged models) so even if there was a new LX badge to emerge, I have no idea where that would fit into the range. Neither does Kia Australia (because I checked with head office). Even then, it would be likely that a new badge or naming policy would be introduced for a new model or at least a facelift of the current car, but since the Seltos is only about 12 months old here, that isn’t due to happen for some time. Perhaps the LX is a model in, say, the US market. Always check the country of origin when using websites to research.

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  • What small or mid-sized SUV should I buy?

    For a start, some owners are not mad about the Subaru’s CVT transmission. It’s not that it’s necessarily unreliable, they just don’t like the way it works with an occasional hesitation and a slight jerkiness at light throttle applications. Some people never notice it, but others find it a real distraction. The Kia meanwhile, has been getting good reviews across the trade, largely thanks to the Australian-input into the model’s suspension settings.

    Of course, you need to personally drive all three cars on your short-list as there will be things you like and dislike about each one, some of which will be deal-breakers.

    The SsangYong is certainly the unknown quantity, but mainly because of the brand’s on-again-off-again relationship with the Australian market. But now, with head-office support (the Australian operation is the only factory-owned distributorship outside the brand’s native South Korea) things are looking a bit brighter for buyers and that’s backed up by the factory seven-year/unlimited kilometre warranty that also includes fixed price servicing and roadside-assistance for seven years. That’s got to represent peace of mind.

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  • Kia Seltos 2019: Is it too small?

    The question of whether the Kia is too small compared to the Subaru or Toyota really comes down to your individual situation, Greg. However, while the Seltos is marketed as a competitor for the Mazda CX-3 or Hyundai Kona it is much larger than both those compact cross-overs, measuring up only 40mm shorter than its larger Sportage sibling! It is a great-looking machine but I’d go for an all-wheel-drive model to avoid the 2WD’s antiquated torsion-beam rear-end.

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Kia Seltos Wheel Size

The Kia Seltos has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x60 R16 for SUV in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 16x6.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 SUV 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2019 SUV 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Kia Seltos Wheel Sizes