Kia Seltos 2023 updated model

What are the Kia Seltos Updates for 2023

Kia Seltos was first launched in Australia late in 2019 and became an instant success with its appealing styling, internal space and the usual KIA interior comfort and features.

Kia Seltos 2023 model front Well Kia has just released details of the latest upgrade that will arrive later this year.

The key highlights include

  • Enhancements to powertrain, design, and technology
  • Additional safety and comfort & convenience features
  • Second model to feature Kia’s telematics system, Kia Connect


Kia Seltos 2023 model interior

Seltos is available in a choice of two drivetrains, with accompanying transmission choice, two engines and four different model variations.

It’s a slightly complicated choice arrangement with some vehicles being FWD and restricted to a particular engine and transmissnion and some being AWD with corresponding choices.

However overall the Seltos is an excellent urban SUV that sits somewhere between the small and medium SUV segments and comes with Kia’s outstanding owner benefit package.

More details on pricing will come closer to the last quarter release

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Kia Seltos – Kia reveals more details on refreshed Seltos

Kia’s Seltos has been refreshed with a unique new design and a suite of new and enhanced safety and convenience features.

Since its launch in 2019, Seltos has cemented itself as a staple choice in the already abundant small SUV market.

“The response to Seltos has been extraordinary over the last 3 years and we are very pleased to be introducing its improved successor”, said Kia’s Chief Operating Officer, Damien Meredith.

“It’s rare to find a car that appeals as much to families as it does to singles and couples. With the inclusion of extra safety and convenience technology across the board, we’re positive new Seltos will continue to win buyers over with its unmatched combination of style and practicality”.

Seltos Range

Tailored to suit a breadth of lifestyles, new Seltos is available in four trimlines (S, Sport, Sport+ and GT-Line) and two powertrains.

The existing Atkinson cycle 2.0 MPI FWD engine with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) carries over and is available across all trims.

An updated Smartstream 1.6 T-GDI AWD engine is available exclusively on Sport+ and GT-Line trims. The 1.6T AWD engine is now mated to Kia’s 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission (8AT) for a smoother overall driving experience.

Seltos Design

The exterior design of new Seltos has been refreshed with a new head light graphic, larger and bolder radiator grille, a new front bumper, and prominent skid plate garnish. The front lighting design on Seltos GT-Line has been transformed with a new ‘Star-map’ signature design.

The rear has been subtly tweaked to appear more athletic with design improvements made to the rear bumper and rear lamp to compliment the new front design. Alloy wheels are included as standard across the new Seltos range with Sport, Sport+ and GT-Line featuring machine-finished.

Interior technology has been updated, with analogue gauges being replaced in favour of digital displays across the range. Seltos S features a 4.2” Multi-Function LCD Cluster, while Sport, Sport+ and GT-Line trims gain a dual 10.25” display inspired by those in the award-winning all-new Sportage and EV6, along with a newly designed Climate Control Panel.

Safety takes priority in new Seltos, with safety features including Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Rear-Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCA) and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) integrated as standard from S trim.

Comfort and convenience features introduced as standard across the new Seltos range include Rear Air Vents with USB-C Charging and a full-size spare tyre. GT-Line trim gains extra luxuries with a Power Driver’s Seat with Two Position Memory (IMS) and Smart Power Tailgate.

Kia Seltos 2023 model rear

Seltos Owner benefits

New Seltos is the second model in the range to feature Kia’s connected car service in Sport trim and up. The industry leading Kia Connect is complimentary for 7 years. It provides customer benefits in safety, security, convenience, connectivity, and LIVE service. This is done  by using telematics systems to transfer real time data, such as weather and traffic information.

Seltos Colours

The new Seltos is available in seven colours with one (Pluton Blue) being new to the Kia colour palette. Two two-tone paint options are available exclusively in GT-Line trim.

Seltos colour range

Note: Colours shown are indicative only.

*Premium Paint available at additional cost.


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