Good. Some things not perfect.
Got the S version.
Punches above its weight no worries. I previously owned a diesel that had twice the Newts of Torque. Seltos 2 litre 180, my thumper Diesel 2 litre 360. But the Seltos has surprised me from the test drive to my now ownership. Think that the engine matched with its IVT trans is a perfect match and the power figures belie its on road performance for sure. Driver room in front is great, im 6'2 and have no issues getting in or out or with driver comfort. Fuel economy for a new tight engine is impressive, forget t...
Purchased in September 2020.
Love my Kia Seltos - Outstanding SUV!
Thanks to Jim Arsovski and the team at Gateway Motor Group for the exceptional and professional service provided. My brand new Kia Seltos has exceeded expectations in terms of style, comfort, safety features and technology. I absolutely love it! 5 Stars.
A great compact SUV
Bought it brand new two weeks ago so just a few early observations. I had read some reviews before committing and they were all pretty accurate - Seltos is a terrific compact SUV. The 2.0L atmo engine plus CVT drivetrain performs excellent both in traffic and on the open road. You will not need more power unless you race people at traffic lights. It is considerably more dynamic than 2017 RAV4, more effortless than 2016 Sportage with 2.0L engine - both of which I drove extensively - and almost on par with the Mitsy Eclipse turbo . The handling, ...cornering and ride quality are all great. The seats are comfy and supportive, all-around visibility good, sound quality adequate, infotainment system easily the best I have come across. The mileage I am getting is around 6.0L/100km on the motorways and 7.5L in the city which is amazing for a brand new car. I have not identified any issues with the car but here are a few minor annoyances you may want to know about. The storage is not great by volume and really limited in the back seats in the base trim (no cup holders!). There is more noise on the rough chip roads audible in the back seats than I would like - the front seats are fine. Despite the volume similar to Sportage the boot feels smaller. The steering could be a bit lighter at slow speed. These issues are quite minor and none would have made me change my mind about buying the car. Overall I am more than happy with my Seltos and would recommend it to anyone who does not need extensive internal storage. 5 stars.
Questions & Answers
I brought my seltos sports + in late May. The transmission has overheated when reversing uphill to my garage, also has a smell when this happens, it has also surged on acceleration a couple of times. Is anyone else having theses problems .??
Hi. Im not sure if that model you have has Turbo engine and the other transmission that goes with it.
Mine is a 2 litre with CVT (Kia calls it IVT)
But have heard of ridiculous overheat issues with the one that comes with the Tubo Seltos.
In the USA there are a fair number of complaints regarding it of just overheating driving in moderate traffic!
Here is a link to a USA Seltos site. You shouldn't have too much trouble finding the thread on it.
Really hope you get it fixed as buying a new car with issues really, totally sucks!
This is a dry dual clutch. It is sensitive to higher torque situations such as stop start traffic and reversing (since it is a lower gear) and your specific driving circumstances. If these problems continue I would get rid of it because the gearbox doesn’t suit you. A normal auto has a torque multiplier from stop and will be much smoother.
Just recently brought a kia seltos standard and has anybody had engine issues as mine has been so far recalled for anti theft lock and sensor issues now my car has gone back as it went into limp mode and engine light was on just want some answers if anyone has had the same
Hi. Sorry to hear you have issues. The models as I understand are considered or called the 2019 & 2020 models. Mine just snuck into the 2021 version. No recall on my Vin.
Here is a list if it helps for you or others of the recall Vin numbers. Download the list, then on your phone tap on Q search and start typing in your Vin. If its on the list it will pull it up.
I really hope your issue gets sorted soon as buying a new car and having issues really really sucks. All the best getting it sorted as soon as possible.
Heres the recall link.
Just wanted to know how the air conditioning is. I have a small toddler and I am worried if it will get too hot behind. I live in Melbourne. And am planning to buy seltos 2wd sports plus. It doesn't have rear ducts behind.
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