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One of the most futuristic-looking cars, in my opinion, it's better than MG Hector or the Tata Harrier, Seltos gives a very punchy performance and the power delivery is very linear you just have to press the gas pedal and the rpm meter goes right up to the 5000 rpm, mark it gives an excellent performance, hats off to Kia motors. The Kia Seltos is the 3rd car in India after Hyundai Venue and MG Hector to get a connected tech called UVO meaning your voice and has 37 features. The UVO app can be used to control functions like remote engine start/ stop, door lock/ unlock, voice based commands and remote vehicle status among others. Kia has partnered with Vodafone to provide connectivity solutions along with many other tech companies like MapMyIndia and LG. Move inside the cabin and you will be taken aback by the design and layout. There are a variety of trim options right from an all-black theme to dual tone and more. The overall layout remains the same with a cockpit inspired design. The highlight, of course, is the large horizontally placed 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that's intuitive to operate. The system adjoins the instrument cluster having a 7-inch digital display and looks modern, not only the Seltos is feature-rich, but it's also mechanically rich. Kia has added a variety of engine and gearbox options in the Seltos to cater a wide audience and growing demand of the buyers. To be precise, there are 3 engine options and four gearbox options combined to form 16 variant options. The one we drove during our first-drive review was the 1.5-litre diesel engine with an automatic gearbox. Before talking about the driving experience, here's a brief idea about the engine options. There's a 1.5-litre petrol engine developing 115 PS and 144 Nm output mated to either a 6-speed manual or a CVT gearbox. There's the 1.5-litre diesel with 115 PS and 250 Nm output mated to a 6-speed manual and 6- speed automatic unit, the one which got to drive. And lastly, the talk of the town 1.4-litre turbo petrol producing 140 PS and 242 Nm and is mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT. All the engines are BS-VI ready. There are 3 drive modes - Normal, Eco and Sport and three traction modes - Mud, Snow and Sand to choose from, however, there's no physical knob to easily opt between these modes. There's no all-wheel drive system either. Talking about the drive experience, the diesel engine had a minimal turbo lag with a linear delivery and a very good low-end torque. The auto gearbox responded well with the engine and it was not difficult doing three digit speeds even on narrow Goan roads. The flat-bottom steering not only felt good to hold but also had balanced feedback for city and highway driving. It was not difficult to take sharp turns, though it felt a bit heavier at times. The ride quality was fabulous and it felt like Kia had worked hard to tune suspension as per the Indian roads. We took the car through water clogged roads, broken patches and highway and the Seltos did not disappoint us. The NVH levels were refined and no diesel clutter or instant acceleration noise seeped inside the cabin. The braking was confident too, and heavy rains didn't affect the braking force much. In terms of mileage, Kia claims 16+ kilometres to a litre for both the petrol engines and 21 kmpl for the diesel engine with a manual gearbox.

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aravind raj
Aug 15, 2019 9:53:50 AM

Top varients of 1.5litre and diesel don't have the features of 1.4litre top varient. Is full black interiors available? Sunroof Anti pinch not available which is a BIG security flaw with kids.

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    aravind raj
    Aug 15, 2019 9:50:37 AM

    Top varients of 1.5litre and diesel don't have the features of 1.4litre top variety. Is full black interiors available? Anti pinch not available which is a BIG security flaw especially kids.

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