Kia Seltos GT-Line 1.6T 2024 review

Seltos GT-Line – Kia introduced the smaller Seltos SUV a few years ago and it became instantly popular. While there are a few choices available in drivetrain, engine, and model levels, last week I drove the top model the GT-Line.

Kia Seltos GT-Line front quarter 1 The Seltos is a little bit smaller than the Sportage, but spacious inside. It also has clever styling.

Inside the GT-Line you get everything you want. It comes with little luxuries like heated and cooled front seats, heated steering wheel, ambient lighting, and wireless charging tray for smartphones.

The front seats are particularly comfortable. Rear seat can be a little tight for taller passengers, but boot room is spacious.

For the driver there is a large driver instrument panel and integrated central touch screen. It’s all rather splendid.

The GT-Line comes with a 1.6L turbo petrol engine that combines good fuel economy with enough performance. It also comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all wheel drive capability.

Being the top model, the Seltos GT-Line comes with the full package of safety features from Kia.

Overall, the Kia Seltos GT-Line is quite impressive and manages to get the balance right between size, performance, and practicality for an urban runabout.

Priced from around $45,000 plus the usual costs its also good value.

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More Seltos GT-Line thoughts

  • Seltos is an ideal size for the balance between urban runabout and for longer trips.
  • The GT-Line comes with a heap of bling which makes it more comfortable.
  • It also comes with the full suite of safety features.
  • Inside its spacious (for its size)
  • I like the integrated dash with the centrals screen seamlessly blending with the drivers’ instruments.
  • Wireless phone charging is good. Wired connectivity needs updating. The base model gets it and Kia have explained why but still.
  • Front occupants are well catered for.
  • Rear seat room is good for this class of vehicle.
  • Boot is a good size.
  • The GT Line has the clever and sporty 1.6L Turbo petrol engine, AWD, and an 8 speed AT.
  • This is a zippy and economical combination.
  • There are three selectable drive modes, Eco Normal and Sport. Along with the AWD system
  • The Seltos is well balanced and easy to drive.
  • Around town the suspension can be a little harsh over bumps and potholes. But on the motorway its more refined.
  • It comes with Kia’s seven-year owner benefit package.

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What is good?

  • Appealing styling and practical design
  • Zippy and economical
  • Interior comfort and driving position.

What is not so good?

  • It’s a few years old now and some rivals have surpassed it.
  • Kia nanny warning sounds drive you batty.
  • No full-size spare tyre

Kia Seltos GT-Line transmission drive mode and heated seats controls

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Kia Seltos GT-Line final thoughts

When the Seltos first was released, it set the pace in the segment. It is now a few years older and in some ways it shows.

However, the GT-Line is still a practical, fun, and safe urban style SUV.

Its size sits somewhere between segments. Spacious inside and compact outside its not wonder it’s so popular.

I really liked the Kia Seltos GT-Line.

Kia Seltos GT-Line 1.6t ENGINE

Kia Seltos

Model

Seltos GT-Line

Model Price$44.900 MLP*
Engine1.6T Petrol
Drivetrain8Sp AT AWD
Battery Capacity / typeN/A
Power146Kw @ 6,000 rpm
Torque265Nm @ 1,600 – 4,500rpm
Fuel ADR7.4L/100km Euro 5
Fuel on Test8.5L/100km
Fuel capacity50L
Range (WLTP) / efficiency806km maximum
Realistic range650km
Fast Charge / Home (240V)N/A
SafetyFive Star ANCAP (Feb 2019)
CO2 Emissions175g/km
0-100kmh/Top SpeedN/A
Servicing12 MTh / 10,000km – Fixed price
Warranty7yr/ Unlimited km
Roadside Assist7Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

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Overall Rating    

84/100

Behind the Wheel8
Comfort9
Equipment8
Performance8
Ride and Handling8
Practicality9
Fit for Purpose9
Style / appeal9
Technology/connectivity8
Value for Money8

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Dimensions

Kia Seltos GT-Line

Overall Length4385mm
Wheelbase2630mm
Width1800mm
Height1635mm
Wheels18 x 7.5  Alloy
Tyres235/45 R18
Max ground clearanceUp to 170mm
Wading DepthN/A
ApproachN/A
RampoverN/A
Departure angleN/A
Turning Circle KTK10.6m
Boot Capacity Min433L
Boot capacity Max1393L
Battery WeightN/A
Kerb Weight1545kg
Payload (kg)405kg
GVM (kg)1950kg
GCM3200kg
Towing Capacity1250kg
Tow Ball rating130kg

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Overall Rating
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Summary

Kia Seltos GT-Line final thoughts

When the Seltos first was released, it set the pace in the segment. It is now a few years older and in some ways it shows.

However, the GT-Line is still a practical, fun, and safe urban style SUV.

Its size sits somewhere between segments. Spacious inside and compact outside its not wonder it’s so popular.

I really liked the Kia Seltos GT-Line.

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Brianna has been driving a different car every week since she got her learners permit. Now writing and doing videos for us she is also qualified in the Hospitality, Beauty and Child Care industries but still finds time to be our resident gourmet chef. She provides the most magnificent meals when the mood takes her.Her camp oven damper made at Ute weekends and camping trips has to be tasted to be believed.In addition to that, she has a particular affinity with off road driving and has been driving since she was 9 years on the same farm as Rob learned to drive on. Unusually for one so young she is exceptionally competent with off road driving, keeping up with drivers that many more years experience. Brianna is currently compiling her own bush cook book along with her other business interests.