Kia Australia prices up by as much as $1500 for 2023

Kia Australia prices up by as much as $1500 for 2023

Prices for six Kia models have risen for the new year – with the Stinger sedan seeing the biggest increase of all.


Prices for six of the 12 models in Kia Australia’s showrooms have risen for the new year – 12 months after the last price increase.

Effective January 1, Kia Australia has increased suggested retail prices (MSRP) and/or fares on six model ranges: Picanto and Rio city hatchbacks, Cerato economy car, Stinger sport sedan, Stonic city SUV and Sportage Mid -SUV.

The biggest increases – $1500 – were applied to the MSRPs and drive-away prices of the soon-to-be-discontinued Stinger, which now costs more than $70,000 drive-away in the best-selling GT guise of the time since it debuted in 2017 local showrooms has arrived.



A spokesman for Kia Australia said drive the price increases relate to increased “costs of doing business”, such as exchange rates or changes in production costs.

Aside from the Stinger, price increases for other Kia models range from $300 to $600, and some models only saw MSRPs (before road costs) increase, with unchanged statewide drive-away prices — or vice versa.

Kia Picanto’s ‘Micro’ car – the company’s smallest model – remains the cheapest new car available in Australia in S manual form, despite a $400 increase in departure price.



Priced now at $18,890 for motoring, undercutting the $19,990 MG 3 Core with automatic city hatch by $100.

Exceptions to the recent price increases are the small hybrid and electric SUVs Niro and Niro Plus, the EV6 electric car, the small SUV Seltos, the large SUV Sorento and the people mover Carnival.

The Seltos and Niro recently received significant updates – a midlife facelift and an all-new model respectively – while the EV6 was hit with a $4600 price increase last July and the Niro Plus didn’t go on sale until October.



Full price lists for Kia Australia’s 2023 range – including those vehicles that have not received price increases – are below.

  • Picanto S Manual – $16,290 plus road cost (up $300) / $18,890 drive-away (up $400)
  • Picanto S Auto – $17,890 + ORCs (up $300) / $19,890 DA (up $400)
  • Picanto GT-Line Manual – $17,740 + ORCs (up $300) / $20,390 DA (up $400)
  • Picanto GT-Line Auto – $19,340 + ORCs (up $300) / $21,390 DA (up $400)
  • Picanto GT Manual – $20,790 + ORCs (up $300) / $22,890 DA (up $400)

2023 Kia Rio Australian prices – increased

  • Rio S Manual – $19,690 plus street cost (no change) / $21,990 drive-away (up to $500)
  • Rio S Auto – $21,990 + ORCs (no change) / $23,590 DA (up $600)
  • Rio Sport Manual – $21,190 + ORCs (no change) / $23,990 DA (up to $500)
  • Rio Sport Auto – $23,490 + ORCs (no change) / $25,590 DA (up $600)

Note: A mid-spec Rio SX is also available ($20,390 MSRP manual / $22,390 MSRP automatic) but isn’t advertised on Kia’s website and is aimed at fleets.

2023 Kia Cerato Australian pricing – increased

  • Cerato S – $26,290 plus road costs (up $300) / $27,890 drive-away (up $300)
  • Cerato S with Security Package – $27,290 + ORCs (up $300) / $29,390 DA (up $300)
  • Cerato Sport – $28,390 + ORCs (up $300) / $29,890 DA (up $300)
  • Cerato Sport with Safety Package – $29,390 + ORCs (up $300) / $31,390 DA (up $300)
  • Cerato Sport+ – $31,440 + ORCs (up $300) / $33,590 DA (up $300)
  • Cerato GT – $36,090 + ORCs (up $300) / $38,390 DA (up $300)

Note: Prices for hatch and sedan are identical.



2023 Kia Stinger Australian prices – increased

  • Stinger 200S – $52,750 plus road costs (up $1500) / $56,990 drive-away (up $1500)
  • Stinger GT-Line – $60,430 + ORCs (up $1500) / $64,590 DA (up $1500)
  • Stinger 330S GT-Line – $56,530 + ORCs (up $1500) / $61,090 DA (up $1500)
  • Stinger GT – $66,460 + ORCs (up $1500) / $71,390 DA (up $1500)

2023 Kia Niro Australian prices – unchanged

  • Niro Hybrid S – $44,380 plus road charges/drive-away rates vary between states and territories
  • Niro Hybrid GT-Line – $50,030 + ORCs
  • Niro EV S – $65,300 + ORCs
  • Niro EV Sport – $72,100 + ORCs

Note: Niro prices are unchanged for January 2023.

2023 Kia Niro Plus Australian prices – unchanged

  • Niro Plus Hybrid S – $41,710 + ORCs / Drive-Away prices vary between states and territories
  • Niro Plus EV S – $64,450 + ORCs

2023 Kia Stonic Australian pricing – increased

  • Stonic S Manual – $22,990 plus road cost (up $300) / $24,990 drive-away (up $300)
  • Stonic S Auto – $23,790 + ORCs (up $300) / $25,990 DA (up $300)
  • Stonic Sports Manual – $25,290 + ORCs (up $300) / $26,990 DA (up $300)
  • Stonic Sport Auto – $26,790 + ORCs (up $300) / $28,490 DA (up $300)
  • Stonic GT-Line Auto – $30,790 + ORCs (up $300) / $32,490 DA (up $300)

Above: 2021 Kia Seltos, with the older Kia logo.

2023 Kia Seltos Australian prices – unchanged

  • Seltos S 2.0L FWD – $29,500 plus road cost / $31,690 drive away
  • Seltos Sport 2.0-liter FWD – $32,700 + ORCs / $35,390 DA
  • Seltos Sport+ 2.0-liter FWD – $35,800 + ORCs / $38,490 DA
  • Seltos Sport+ 1.6L Turbo AWD – $39,300 + ORCs / $41,990 DA
  • Seltos GT-Line 2.0-liter FWD – $41,500 + ORCs / $44,590 DA
  • Seltos GT-Line 1.6L Turbo AWD – $44,900 + ORCs / $47,690 DA

Note: Seltos prices are unchanged for January 2023, however price increases were made as part of the car’s mid-life facelift in 2022. Click here for more details.

2022 Kia Sportage Australian prices – increased

  • Sportage S 2.0 Gasoline with Manual FWD – $32,795 plus road charges (up to $350) / Drive-Away rates vary between states and territories
  • Sportage S 2.0 Gasoline with FWD – $34,795 + ORCs (up $350)
  • Sportage S 2.0 Turbo Diesel Auto AWD – $40,195 + ORCs (up $350)
  • Sportage SX 2.0 Gasoline Manual FWD – $35,350 + ORCs (up to $350)
  • Sportage SX 2.0 Gasoline with FWD – $37,350 + ORCs (up $350)
  • Sportage SX 2.0 Turbodiesel Auto AWD – $42,750 + ORCs (up $350)
  • Sportage SX+ 2.0 Gasoline with FWD – $41,850 + ORCs (up $350)
  • Sportage SX+ 1.6 Turbo Petrol AWD – $43,850 + ORCs (up $350)
  • Sportage SX+ 2.0 Turbo Diesel Auto AWD – $47,250 + ORCs (up $350)
  • Sportage GT-Line 1.6 Turbo Gasoline AWD – $49,720 + ORCs (up $350)
  • Sportage GT-Line 2.0 Turbo Diesel Car AWD – $52,720 + ORCs (up $350)

2023 Kia Sorento Australian prices – unchanged

  • Sorento S Gasoline FWD – $47,650 plus road cost / $50,790 drive away
  • Sorento S Diesel AWD – $50,650 + ORCs / $53,790 DA
  • Sorento Sport Gasoline FWD – $50,270 + ORCs / $53,790 DA
  • Sorento Sport Diesel AWD – $53,270 + ORCs / $56,790 DA
  • Sorento Sport+ Gasoline FWD – $54,850 + ORCs / $58,390 DA
  • Sorento Sport+ Diesel AWD – $57,850 + ORCs / $61,390 DA
  • Sorento GT-Line Gasoline FWD – $62,070 + ORCs / $65,990 DA
  • Sorento GT-Line Diesel AWD – $65,070 + ORCs / $68,990 DA
  • Sorento GT-Line Hybrid FWD – $66,750 + ORCs / no statewide drive-away pricing
  • Sorento GT-Line Hybrid FWD – $69,750 + ORCs / no statewide drive-away pricing
  • Sorento GT-Line PHEV AWD – $81,080 + ORCs / no statewide drive-away pricing

2022 Kia Carnival Australian prices – unchanged

  • Carnival S Gasoline – $47,480 plus road charges / $51,690 drive away
  • Carnival S Diesel – $49,480 + ORCs / $53,690 DA
  • Carnival Si Gasoline – $52,980 + ORCs / $57,390 DA
  • Carnival Si-Diesel – $54,980 + ORCs / $59,390 DA
  • Carnival SLi Gasoline – $57,780 + ORCs / $62,190 DA
  • Carnival SLi Diesel – $59,780 + ORCs / $64,190 DA
  • Carnival Platinum Gasoline – $65,580 + ORCs / $69,890 DA
  • Carnival Platinum Diesel – $67,580 + ORCs / $71,890 DA

2023 Kia EV6 Australian prices – unchanged

  • EV6 Air RWD – $72,590
  • EV6 GT Line RWD – $79,590
  • EV6 GT Line AWD – $87,590
  • EV6 GT – $99,590 (expected to be confirmed)

Note: EV6 prices increased by $4600 in July 2022 – click here for more information.



Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017 when he launched his own website Redline. He worked for Drive in 2018 before joining CarAdvice in 2019 and becoming a regular journalist on the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role in Alex’s life, from leafing through car magazines at a young age to growing up surrounded by performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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