Two of Kia’s most popular models just became more expensive.
The prices of Kia’s Seltos city SUV and Sportage mid-size SUV model ranges have risen by $300 across the board for the second half of 2020.
However, neither model has received any specification updates in line with the pricing changes.
Above: The 2020 Kia Seltos S.
Pricing for the Seltos range now starts at $25,990 plus on-road costs for the front-wheel-drive S grade, with Kia offering a national deal of $26,990 driveaway, which is $1000 more than previous driveaway pricing.
The flagship all-wheel-drive GT-Line, meanwhile, now costs $300 more than before at $41,400 plus on-road costs, or $42,990 driveaway.
An optional Safety Pack for the S and Sport grades – which adds AEB with cyclist detection and adaptive cruise control – is an extra $1000, while Kia’s premium paint choices add an additional $520 to the purchase price.
Above: 2020 Kia Seltos S interior.
Meanwhile, the 2021 Sportage line-up has also risen by $300 across the board and now kicks off from $28,690 plus on-road costs for the S grade with manual transmission.
It tops out with the diesel-powered, all-wheel-drive GT-Line at $48,190 plus on-road costs. Kia is yet to share national driveaway pricing for the MY21 Sportage.
Above: The 2020 Kia Sportage SX manual.
All four Seltos grades are petrol-powered and with automatic transmission, but buyers have the choice of front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive.
Front-wheel-drive Seltos S, Sport and Sport+ grades receive a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine that produces 110kW and 180Nm and is coupled to a continuously variable transmission.
Meanwhile, all-wheel-drive Sport+ and GT-Line grades feature a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 130kW and 265Nm and coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Above: The 2020 Kia Sportage S interior.
Sportage buyers have the choice of three engines – a 114kW/192Nm 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine for Si, Si Premium and SLi grades, a 135kW/237Nm, 2.4-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine in the GT-Line only and a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine producing 136kW and 400Nm across all grades.
All petrol Sportage models feature a six-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels only in the Si, Si Premium and SLi models and linked to an AWD system in GT-Line. Diesel models are AWD but with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Both the Sportage and Seltos ranked in Australia’s top 20 top-selling cars for July 2020.
2020 Kia Seltos prices for Australia
- S $25,990 (+$300) – $26,990 driveaway
- Sport $28,990 (+$300) – $30,490 driveaway
- Sport + $32,490 (+$300) – $33,990 driveaway
- Sport + $35,990 (+$300) – $37,490 driveaway
- GT-Line $41,400 (+$300) – $42,990 driveaway
All prices exclude on-road costs.
2021 Kia Sportage prices for Australia
- S manual $28,690 (+$300)
- S automatic $30,690 (+$300)
- SX manual $30,790 (+$300)
- SX automatic $32,790 (+$300)
- SX+ $37,990 (+$300)
- S $36,090 (+$300)
- SX $38,190 (+$300)
- SX+ $43,390 (+$300)
- GT-Line $48,190 (+$300)