The review of the most talked car is here now. Let me give you a glance of it, this is called Badass. Yes, you are right it’s KIA SELTOS. The booking of this car has been elevated since it’s launch in India. KIA is also a sibling brand of HYUNDAI. KIA has first launched SELTOS as its entry-level vehicle in India and further, they have more cars in their line up for the Indian market.
SELTOS is the only car to date in its Segment which has a lot of cries Cross combination of Engine and transmission. It comes in 2 Petrol as well as 1 Diesel engine which can be coupled with different automatic and manual transmission.
The 1.5L Diesel engine pops out 113 hp and a whopping torque of 250 NM. The claimed fuel efficiency is around 18 km/l.
- The 1.5L Petrol engine pops out 113 hp and an adequate torque of 144 NM.
- The 1.4L Petrol engine churns out 138 hp and a whopping torque of 242 NM.
The transmissions offered in the Petrol engine are Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), Dual Clutch Transmission, and a Manual Transmission. The transmission offered in the Diesel engine is Torque Converter and a Manual Transmission.
KIA SELTOS is highly equipped and comes with a bunch of safety features. It is also called a connected car as it is equipped with UVO. Basically UVO gives you most of the controls of the car just in your smartphone.
There is also a 10.25-inch touchscreen display in the central console which very crisp and has a good resolution. SELTOS is the first car in its segment to get a HUD(Heads Up Display), which is a quite handy feature.
It is equipped with 8 speakers and tweeters from BOSE, which gives you an experience of premium sound quality.
There is also a unique thing about these speakers it comes with mood lighting, which enhances the sound experience at night. Seltos has also a beautiful sunroof which illuminates the cabin. There is also a 360-degree camera on-board to improve the visibility outside the vehicle and avoid unwanted damage.
As we all know in India the summer is super hot, but now there is no need to worry with SELTOS, as it comes with ventilated front seats which Keep you super cool.
Driver Seat is an 8-way power-adjustable and there is also a wireless charger for smartphones.
SELTOS is equipped with 6 airbags including curtain airbags. It also has tones of other safety features such as HAC (Hill-Start Assist Control), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), ABS (Anti-Lock braking System), and counting.
All four-wheel gets a disc brake, which improves braking performance to an adequate level.
It also comes with a tire pressure monitoring system, in order to maintain proper tire pressure, to avoid major accidents and instability of the vehicle.
On higher variants there is also a set-up of LED Headlights and taillights, this enhances visibility at night and avoids a collision.
There is also a unique feature in this car called the blind spot detection system. This blinks a blind spot on the rearview mirror when someone is overtaking from the back and there are no clear visuals of this. It helps to prevent a collision.
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Overview of Seltos
The Space offered in this car is adequate for a small family of 4-5 members but it’s not class-leading when compared to its rivals. But the performance of this car is immense good and the feedback from the steering is sublime. It’s is purely a driver’s car and driving enthusiasts will love this car. The grip that it offers on-road is glorious. There is negligible body roll and so the stability of this car gives you confident feedback. The boot space is also good but again not class-leading. The seats are super comfortable and perfect for long journeys. Ground clearance offered in this car is enough to go on through any bumps or mild rough terrains. The size of tire fits in the perfect proportion of the car and so it does not look over bulky like it’s rival.
The question that everybody is curious about is how much does this Badass costs?
Well, the wait is over now.
The base variant HTE costs you around 9.89 lakh and goes all the way up to top variant GTX+ which is around 16.29 lakh Ex-Showroom.
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