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Kia Seltos 2022: front-drive GT-Line Limited Edition pricing

 
Zak Adkins
Journalist

Pricing for the limited edition GT-Line front-drive Kia Seltos has been announced, starting from $38,790 before on-roads


Australian buyers will be able to get into a top-specification Kia Seltos GT-Line for $3910 less than before – if they’re willing to swap the car’s 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine with AWD for a front-wheel drive naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre unit.

Chasing Cars can reveal that pricing for the Seltos GT-Line FWD limited edition has been confirmed at $38,790 before on-road costs. We estimate that the Seltos GT-Line will receive a national driveaway price of $41,380, though this is subject to last-minute changes.

The new limited edition GT-Line will be priced from $38,790 before on-road costs, which is around $5000 more expensive than a Kia Seltos Sport+ but $3910 less than the GT-Line with the 1.6-litre turbo engine, all-wheel drive (AWD) and a dual-clutch automatic. 

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The Kia Seltos GT-Line Limited Edition will join the range this year

Effectively, the GT-Line FWD has less power and torque than the turbocharged version, but a lot more equipment than the Seltos Sport+ grade that sits below it in the lineup.

While the standard Kia Seltos GT-Line is fitted with a 130kW/265Nm 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, the new version will use a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that produces 110kW of power and 180Nm of torque. The transmission in the FWD car is a CVT, instead of the seven-speed dual-clutch in the turbo model.

The 2.0-litre engine can be found across the range of current Seltos models as well in the Hyundai Elantra, Kia Sportage and the Kia Cerato.

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The Limited Edition GT-Line will be front wheel drive and utilise a 2.0-litre engine

This engine will power the front wheels exclusively through a CVT transmission and will have a combined fuel economy of 6.8L/100km.

GT-Line features at a lower price point

The Kia Seltos GT-Line Limited Edition comes standard with 18-inch wheels, three-zone climate control, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 7.0-inch instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, keyless entry, LED headlights, ten-way power driver’s seat, eight-way power passenger seat and remote engine start, head up display, satellite navigation and a heated steering wheel. 

Safety features including AEB, junction assist, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, cyclist recognition, driver alert system, forward collision warning, lane follow and keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert and a tyre-pressure monitoring system. 

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The Kia Seltos GT-Line offers much more than the Sport + variant

To compare, the existing GT-Line AWD has the same array of features but uses an all-wheel drive drivetrain and turbocharged four cylinder – likely the reason for the price premium. 

What does it get beyond a Sport+?

The GT-Line gains several features over the Sport+ variant, including a larger and more powerful eight-speaker Bose sound system, a larger 7.0-inch instrument cluster (up from a 3.5-inch on the Sport+), a heated steering wheel, a power sunroof, rains sensing front wipers and electric front seats (10-way for driver, eight-way for front passenger). 

Interestingly, the standard paint colour is non-metallic Starbright Yellow which is a no-cost option, however all other colours are an additional $520. These include Mars Orange, Snow White Pearl, Neptune Blue and Gravity Grey. 

Kia Seltos 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs, with the current national driveaway prices in brackets.

  • S FWD CVT: $27,290 ($29,290 driveaway)
  • S FWD CVT with safety pack: $28,290 ($30,290 driveaway)
  • Sport FWD CVT: $30,290 ($32,790 driveaway)
  • Sport FWD CVT with safety pack: $31,290 ($33,790 driveaway)
  • Sport+ FWD CVT: $33,790 ($36,290 driveaway)
  • Sport+ AWD turbo DCT: $37,290 ($39,790 driveaway)
  • GT Line FWD LE CVT: $38,790 ($41,380 driveaway estimated)
  • GT Line AWD DCT: $42,700 ($45,290 driveaway)