In Australia, the redesigned Kia Seltos is now available in four trim levels, the S, Sport, Sport+, and GT-Line, each with a choice of two different powertrains.
A new front bumper and a prominent skid plate garnish are two design changes that set the facelifted Seltos apart from the previous model, and GT-Line models also gain from newly created signature lighting. The most noticeable changes, however, are at the back, where new taillights have been installed that, on the GT-Line, include LEDs and a full-width light bar.
All models have digital gauge clusters inside, with the S having a small display and the Sport, Sport+, and GT-Line having dual 10.25-inch displays.
The GT-Line adds heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, wireless phone charging, a tilt and slide sunroof, ambient lighting, an 8-speaker Bose audio system, and a head-up display to the list of standard features that are now included in all models.
The aforementioned 2.0-liter four-cylinder has remained unaltered from the Seltos before the facelift, but the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine has been improved with a new camshaft and valve control system, an integrated thermal management system, and other components to produce 13% more power and the same amount of torque. The eight-speed automatic has replaced Kia's seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Local customers can order the new Seltos in one of seven colors, including a new one called Pluton Blue. The GT-Line is also available in two different two-tone color schemes.
When equipped with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder, the S starts at AU$29,500 and rises to AU$32,700 for the Sport, AU$35,800 for the Sport+, and AU$41,500 for the GT-Line. Sport+ and GT-Line trims with the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder begin at AU$ 39,300 and AU$ 44,900.