Kia Seltos made for the Australian market, which is imported to the country from South Korea, has been awarded a 5-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The Kia Seltos scored 85% in Adult Occupant Protection and 83% in Child Occupant Protection; the two main categories of a conventional NCAP safety test. In addition to this, the Kia Seltos managed to get 70% in Safety Assist and a respectable 61% in Vulnerable Road User Protection. Kia Motors launched the Seltos in Australia and New Zealand in October 2019 and the ratings apply to all variants available in those markets.
In Nepal, the base variant of the Kia Seltos has been priced at Rs. 49.90 lakhs and will top out at Rs. 66.90 lakhs for the Tech line variant. As of now, Kia Motors Nepal will only bring the Tech Line variant in the Nepalese market with the GT line variants to follow soon. The Seltos will be available in two engine configurations: 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel, and five trims – HTK and HTK+ in petrol, and HTK+, HTK+( AT), and HTX+ in diesel. The 1.5-liter petrol engine delivers 114 Bhp of power at 6300 RPM and 144 NM of torque at 4500 RPM. Similarly, the 1.5-liter diesel churns out 114 Bhp at 4000 RPM and 250 Nm at 1500 RPM. While the petrol variant will be available in a 6-speed manual gearbox, the diesel variant will be offered with both 6-speed manual and automatic transmission options. Scheduled to be launched within early 2020, the GT line trim of the Seltos will bring 1.4-litre turbo petrol under the bonnet paired to a 7-speed DCT that will make 138BHP and 242 Nm.