The Kia Seltos The road-up will probably be bolstered by a brand new high-spec front-wheel drive variant within the coming months, in accordance with a vendor bulletin obtained by CarExpert,
From March 2022 manufacturing, the Kia Seltos GT-Line FWD Restricted Version will supply the flagship trim stage with the bottom 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine and front-wheel drive for the primary time.
Pricing remains to be to be confirmed, however given the $3500 distinction between the Sport+ FWD and turbocharged Sport+ AWD variants, count on the Seltos GT-Line FWD to take a seat round $41,990 drive-away in comparison with the GT-Line AWD’s present $45,290 D/A sticker.
Specification will just about mirror that of the GT-Line AWD bar the drivetrain, which suggests you possibly can count on:
- 18-inch machined alloy wheels
- LED headlights
- LED daytime working lights
- LED entrance fog lights
- LED tail lights
- Aeroblade wipers
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Synthetic leather-based seat trim
- 10-way energy driver’s seat
- Eight-way energy entrance passenger seat
- Heated/ventilated entrance seats
- Heated steering wheel
- 7.0-inch driver’s show
- head-up show
- Eight-speaker BOSE premium audio
- wi-fi telephone charging
- Ambient inside lighting
- Lane Following Help
Energy will come from the acquainted 2.0-litre ‘MPi’ naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine shared with S, Sport and Sport+ variations of the Seltos, with 110kW of energy at 6200rpm and 180Nm of torque at 4500rpm.
By comparability, the GT-Line AWD’s 1.6-litre T-GDi turbo 4 makes 130kW (6000rpm) and 265Nm (1500-4500rpm).
Drive within the GT-Line FWD is distributed to the entrance wheels by way of a continuously-variable transmission (CVT), versus the dual-clutch auto and front-biased on-demand all-wheel drive system of turbocharged fashions.
In current variants working this powertrain, Kia claims a mixed gasoline determine of 6.8L/100km. The two.0-litre mill runs the extra environment friendly Atkinson cycle.
A choice of seven exterior colours will probably be supplied:
- Starbright Yellow
- Metal Gray*
- Gravity Gray*
- Neptune Blue*
- Cherry Black*
- Snow White Pearl*
- Mars Orange*
, Premium finishes add $520
Going by the bulletin, it seems the limited-edition GT-Line FWD will not supply a distinction roof possibility just like the GT-Line AWD.
CarExpert understands this new particular version will open up further quantity for the Seltos line-up, which for sure variants is experiencing customer-reported wait instances of over 12 months – with the GT-Line the toughest hit.
Kia has been fairly upfront about its crippling provide points and lengthy buyer wait instances throughout numerous mannequin traces, however nonetheless managed to put up 19.9 per cent development for the Seltos in January, with 934 models offered.
It is also price noting a mid-life refresh for the Seltos is properly on its approach, confirmed for an Australian introduction through the second half of 2022. Prototypes have been spied as not too long ago as this week, forward of a possible reveal in South Korea round mid -year.
There’s even a rumored hybrid powertrain within the works, although whether or not it will make it Down Beneath stays to be seen.
We’re anticipating Kia Australia to make an official announcement for the Seltos GT-Line FWD Restricted Version within the coming weeks, forward of manufacturing commencing in March.
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