Kia launched their Seltos SUV in the Indian market last year and the car quickly became popular. The Seltos is a global SUV and is sold internationally as well. Kia Motors have been offering Seltos in international market with different set of engine and is even available with an AWD system which we don’t get here in India even as an option. The GT Line of Kia Seltos is the most powerful in the line up and in comparison to the 1.4 litre turbo petrol unit offered in units sold here in India, the Australian market gets a 1.6 litre turbo petrol engine. How does the international version of Seltos feel to drive, here we have a review video that explains the same.
The video has been uploaded by CarTell.tv on their youtube channel. Just like in India, Kia Seltos was a successful product in almost every country where it is sold. In Australia, regular Seltos is powered by a 2.0 litre petrol engine that generates 148 Hp and 180 Nm of torque. It is available with a CVT gearbox only. The GT Line version is powered by a 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates 174 Hp and 265 Nm of torque. The GT version is paired with DCT gearbox.
The reviewer is already impressed with the way Seltos looks and the subtle additions to make GT Line a bit more sportier look even better. The engine feels punchier and says that overtaking on the GT line felt much more easier than in the regular version. The Seltos drive quality felt much more composed and even thought he power difference wasn’t felt that that much the DCT gearbox worked seamlessly and felt much smoother than the CVT. The engine has an aggressive response in comparison the linear reaction in the 2.0 litre.
The presenter was happy with the 2.0 litre petrol but, after driving the 1.6 litre engine, she felt like it is apt for those who want to have a bit more fun while driving. Overall, the presenter was very happy with the performance, looks, space and the feature Kia is offering in the Seltos. She even says that some of the features are available as an option in the 2.0 litre version and those who don’t want to buy the GT line but, want the features can opt for it. If the person is looking for a bit more thrilling driving experience then the GT Line is the one to go for.