Kia Seltos HTX Plus auto
Year of purchase
KMs on ODO
Avg. Service Cost
Ride & Handling
Suspension & Comfort
Hi, I am owner of Kia Seltos HTX+ diesel automatic. My car is Jan 2020 model & in Steel Silver color. Seltos is a pretty good car with very negative ratings on social media.
For the features it offers, I find it slightly overpriced. But there are some very good functional features like ventilated seats, connected car features, front parking sensors, air purifier etc. along with some premium like sound by Bose, ambient lighting, white leatherette interiors, sunroof extra.
Mileage in city is 13-14 kmpl(automatic gearbox) , while on highway i have even achieved 24+ mileage with decent driving. Highway driving is a charm with a good & quick gearbox & agile handling. Although 19-20 is achieved with some spirited driving, which is decent.
Car has it's issues too. It produces consistent rattling noise from here & there from day 1. The LED headlights are very poor & I have had to install projector foglamps with hid in place of the ice cube ones. Still the lighting is below par. DPF issue is there like all bs6 cars. The suspension is too hard for city drive specially over potholes, but is much better on highways with good handling & the braking is awesome.
There are issues with the Service center too. Dada kia being the sole dealer & SC often indulges in monopolistic methods in sales & service as well. Service standard is not up to the mark & they often charge for extra things than normal service without informing. Service advisor attitude is also not satisfactory.
On 10000 km service, I had serious doubt that they didn't change the mobile oil & when I complained, they did it in front of me again. Afterwards I changed my service advisor. Once the car had to be towed to SC because the Start Stop switch had malfunctioned. Earlier I used to visit often for DPF issues, but now I have found out a way to clear the error sign myself by driving on high RPM's for 10-15 Kilometers.
The paint quality is pathetic. I have tried ceramic coating but you can scratch the paint with your nails. I have small scratches all over. UVO has it's issues too. Sometimes commands sent over phone get failed due to poor network. The navigation system is also so so.
Overall I would say it is a car for tech savvy ppl with it's issues that can be lived with in long run.
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