Kia Seltos 1.5 diesel 10,000 kms ownership review [Video]

  • Sunday 9th August 2020

Kia Motors launched their first product Seltos SUV in the Indian market last years. It quickly became popular among customers because of its bold styling, feature loaded cabin and aggressive pricing. It had long waiting periods and now Seltos is commonly spotted on our roads. Here we have a video that shares overall experience of owning a Seltos SUV and explains what all is good and what is not that good about the car.

The video has been uploaded by Trial Room on their youtube channel. The video starts by explaining a little bit about the car. The Seltos that is seen in the video is almost 6 months old and the car has done over 10,000 kms during this time. The owner had upgraded from Honda City sedan and said that he had to wait for around 3 months before taking the delivery.

The overall experience of the buying the car was good. According to the owner, all the paperwork and documentation was done in 30 minutes and the car was delivered soon after that. This particular Seltos had returned from the service centre after its third service (free service) and the cost was not too much. Approximate cost of servicing the Seltos was around Rs 5,500 which is not too much considering the fact that it is an SUV.

The owner is very pleased with the overall fit and finish of the Seltos and is very happy with the styling as well. He is satisfied with the features like lane watch camera, ventilated seats, UVO connect app, electric sunroof and so on. This is a 1.5 litre diesel Seltos paired with a 6 speed torque converter automatic, and according to the owner he is getting a fuel economy of around 20 kmpl on highways and 17-18 kmpl in city driving conditions. The motor makes 115 Bhp-250 Nm.

Some of the things that he was not satisfied in Seltos was the mild harshness of the suspension set up and the somewhat limited boot space. That could mainly be because of the fact that he was using a sedan which has more boot space and a more pliant suspension set up. Apart from these small suggestions the owner was pretty impressed with the car and has not faced any major problems with the car s far. We hope this review gives buyers a fair idea on what the Seltos Diesel is to live with.