Kia Seltos Sport Plus and GT Line 2023 Review

Is the 2023 Kia Seltos any good

Kia Seltos became an instant success when first launched in 2019. Kia updated the range in late 2022 and we recently drove the Sport Plus and GT Line models.  2023 Kia Seltos GT Line exterior These represent perhaps the two popular variations in the range. The Sport+ is a front wheel drive with a 2.0L petrol engine and a CVT.

The GT Line has the clever and sporty 1.6L Turbo petrol engine, AWD, and an 8 speed AT.

The Sport Plus model comes with a long list of standard features as well as the complete suite of safety features.

The GT Line comes with all the bling such as heated and ventilated leather front seats, hated steering wheel and  wireless phone charging.

Either vehicle is an ideal size for urban runabout and weekend traveler. Both vehicles are comfortable and quiet to drive.

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The interior is well laid out with both models having the larger central screen. Being a KIA, the build quality is excellent. Also all models come with a full size spare tyre which is important.

I prefer the 1.6L Turbo with the traditional AT as well as the AWD and that is available in the sport Plus model as well. Its zippy, economical and brings a edge of fun to the driving experience.

Kia Seltos is priced from a touch under $30,000 through to  a bit under $45,000 plus the usual costs.

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Seltos sits somewhere between smaller and medium SUV size.

Buyers could look at Subaru Crosstrek, Mazda MX-30, Peugeot 2008, Citroen C4, Nissan QASHQAI, Haval Jolion, MG ZS, Toyota Corolla Cross.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.