The Kia Seltos 2020 model will hit Australian showrooms from October 25, with attractive drive-away pricing and four different grades to choose from.
The all-new Kia Seltos is pitched as a small SUV, with the model line-up consisting of the entry-level S grade (priced at $25,990 drive-away), then the Sport variant ($29,490 drive-away), the Sport+ (from $32,990 drive-away) model and the range-topping GT Line ($41,990 drive-away).
Kia Australia claims the Seltos “brings a new sophistication and assertiveness to the popular compact SUV market”. And as with some of the other popular models in this class, it sizes up a little larger than many of its rivals.
The dimensions of the Kia Seltos are generous – 4370mm long (on a 2630mm wheelbase), 1800mm wide and 1615mm tall – and that means it will compete with others at larger end of the small SUV spectrum such as the Nissan Qashqai, Mitsubishi ASX and Eclipse Cross.
There are two engines available in the Seltos: a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 110kW and 180Nm paired to a CVT automatic for the front-wheel drive models, while the all-wheel drive versions use a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder with 130kW/265Nm and is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
The model line-up starts with the S variant, priced from $25,990 drive-away.
Standard equipment for this variant includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen media unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, USB input, a six-speaker sound system, auto headlights, halogen headlights and daytime running lights, a reversing camera and rear parking sensors. It rides on 16-inch steel wheels with covers, and has a space-saver spare and roof rails.
The S model also gets low-speed auto emergency braking (AEB) with car and pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, cruise control, driver attention warning and six airbags.
The second variant up the range is the Sport, which is $29,490 drive-away. It adds a number of desirable features, including 17-inch alloy wheels, a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen with sat nav (including SUNA live traffic and 10 years of map updates), a second USB port, single-zone climate control, folding side mirrors, halogen front fog-lights, a full-size spare, and auto up/down driver’s window, auto window defogging, and ‘solar windows’.
However, Kia has once again chosen to offer optional safety equipment on the entry S and Sport grades, priced at $1000. It consists of upgraded AEB (high speed with car, pedestrian and cyclist detection), as well as adaptive cruise control, Driver Attention Alert+, an electronic parking brake, electric folding mirrors, auto up and down driver’s window and 15-inch rear disc brakes.
The third model up the range is the Sport+, which is available with front-wheel drive at $32,990 drive-away, or with an up-rated engine and all-wheel drive for $36,490 drive-away.
This variant takes what’s in the Sport model, adds the safety pack, and also includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert with auto braking, smart key entry and push-button start, heated side mirrors, cloth and faux-leather seating, LED interior lighting, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, front parking sensors, a cargo cover.
The top-end model is the GT Line, which is $41,990 drive-away. It can be had with two-tone paint or a sunroof (but not both!), 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED front fog lights, LED tail-lights, LED daytime running lights, interior mood lighting, an eight-speaker Bose stereo, wireless phone charging, a 7.0-inch driver info display, head-up display, fake-leather seats, power adjustable front seats with heating and cooling, a heated steering wheel, auto wipers, “Safe Exit Alert” and “Lane Following Assist”.
Kia Seltos 2020 price list (drive-away):
|S 2.0-litre auto FWD||$25,990|
|Sport 2.0-litre auto FWD||$29,490|
|Sport+ 2.0-litre auto FWD||$32,990|
|Sport+ 1.6-litre auto AWD||$36,490|
|GT Line 1.6-litre auto AWD||$41,990|
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineOctober 17, 2019 2:35 pm