Kia Motors Australia launched the all-new Seltos compact SUV today with a total of five variants powered by a pair of engine alongside options such as the Safety Pack and premium paints. Here’s the rundown.
The Seltos range includes the S, Sport, Sport+ (FWD and AWD) and GT Line. Starting with the the S, Kia has loaded up the base model with standard safety features such as AEB (car and pedestrian detection only), Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Alert, cruise control and six airbags. Standard too are parking sensors, a reversing camera and halogen DRLs. Inside, the S gets an 8-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with a six speaker stereo.
The $1,000 optional Safety Pack (available only on S and Sport variants) gets you a more comprehensive AEB system (car, pedestrian, cyclist detection), Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Driver Attention Alert+ and 15-inch rear disc brakes. Included too is an electronic parking brake, electric folding side mirrors and auto driver’s side window.
Going up a tier to the Sport variant sees the Seltos receiving extra equipment such as a 10.25-inch screen displaying satellite navigation that’s bundled up with SUNA traffic alerts and MapCare with 10 years worth of updates.
Furthermore, single zone climate control, electric folding wing mirrors, auto driver’s side window, auto window defogger, solar windows and a full-sized spare wheel come as standard. The optional Safety Pack adds the full AEB suite in addition to Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Driver Attention Alert+, an electronic parking brake and 15-inch rear disc brakes.
Moving onto the S+, this variant gets cloth and faux leather seats along with the entire above-mentioned Safety Pack as standard. It also gets Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Alert, smart key with push start, smart remote start, electronic parking brake, heated wing mirrors, LED cabin lights, auto dimming rearview mirror, front parking sensors, luggage screen and 15-inch rear disc brakes.
Sitting atop the ladder is the fully-loaded Seltos GT Line. The top-spec variant gets a sunroof (not available with a two-tone paint job), 18-inch alloys, interior mood lighting, an 8-speaker Bose sound system, wireless phone charger, 7-inch digital driver instrument cluster, head-up display, faux leather seats (powered, heated and ventilated), rear air vents, rain-sensing wipers and LED headlights, DRLs and front fog lamps.
As mentioned, the Seltos is available with two engine options, namely a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine producing 110kW and 180Nm paired to a CVT driving the front wheels and a 1.6-litre turbocharged mill making 130kW and 265Nm mated to a 7-speed double-clutch gearbox driving all four wheels. The former can be found in the S, Sport and Sport+ variants while the latter drives the Sport+ and GT Line
The Seltos is available in Starbright Yellow as standard. However, for $520 customers can opt for premium paints whose selection include Neptune Blue, Gravity Grey, Mars Orange, Snow White Pearl, Steel Grey and Cherry Black. Kia is also offering a tow-tone paint scheme (Clear white with a Cherry Black roof and Starbright Yellow with a Cherry Black roof) at no extra cost.
Kia Australia says their newest SUV addition will be in showrooms from the 25th of October.
- Kia Seltos S (2.0) - $25,990 (Drive-away)
- Kia Seltos Sport (2.0) - $29.490 (Drive-away)
- Kia Seltos Sport+ FWD (2.0) -$32,990 (Drive-away)
- Kia Seltos Sport+ AWD (1.6T) - $36490 (Drive-away)
- Kia Seltos GT Line AWD (1.6T) - $41,990 (Drive-away)