2023 Kia Seltos small SUV will cost you thousands of dollars more than the pre-facelift model!

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The Kia Seltos facelift sees a number of changes, including prices going up across the board.

The new-look 2023 Kia Seltos small SUV is about to arrive in Australian showrooms, and buyers will need to be prepared to spend more money on the facelifted version.

The model range continues to be offered in S, Sport, Sport+ and GT-Line grades, but prices are considerably over the previous model, which was known for its sharp value.

Full specification details are still to be revealed, but here’s a rundown on what we know so far.

There are two engines available: the 2.0-litre MPI four-cylinder non-turbo petrol engine with a CVT auto and front-wheel drive, which is now offered across all model grades; and the 1.6-litre GDi turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine with all-wheel drive, which is reserved for the top two grades (Sport+ and GT-Line). The turbo engine now uses an eight-speed automatic transmission instead of the previous dual-clutch auto.

All prices for the grades listed below are MSRP – before on-road costs, but we’ve also listed Kia’s nominated drive-away pricing for context.

The 2.0-litre S FWD auto lists at $29,500 (up from $27,290), with a drive-away price of $31,690.

The 2.0L Sport FWD auto lists at $32,700 (up from $30,290), with a drive-away price of $35,390.

Opt for the Sport+ 2.0L FWD auto and you’ll pay $35,800 (was $33,790), and the drive-away price for that spec is $38,490. The Sport+ also has the option of the 1.6L turbo-petrol AWD, with a price point of $39,300 (was $37,290), and the drive-away price is $41,990.

And the range-topping GT-Line model steps up to a new level in terms of pricing, despite the 2.0L FWD powertrain being offered as a permanent option this time around (it was offered as a special edition from earlier in 2022).

The GT-Line 2.0L 2WD model lists at $41,500 (up from $38,790), with a drive-away price at $44,590.

And opting for the GT-Line 1.6L turbo AWD model will cost you $44,900 MSRP (up from $42,700), and the drive-away for it is $47,690.

Stay tuned for a more detailed and comprehensive breakdown of specs and equipment in the coming weeks.

2023 Kia Seltos pricing before on-road costs:

Variant Price
S 2.0 – Automatic $29,500 (+$2210)
Sport 2.0 – Automatic $32,700 (+$2410)
Sport+ 2.0- Automatic $35,800 (+$2010)
GT-Line 2.0 – Automatic $41,500 (+$2710)
Sport+ 1.6 – Automatic $39,300 (+$2010)
GT-Line 1.6 – Automatic $44,900 (+$2200)

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