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Old 21st August 2021, 11:03   #1936
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18 inch wheels on a Seltos!! Wonder how stiffer it'll make the car.

The present size is 215/60 R17, and even that profile is somewhat uncomfortable on our roads. Let's see.

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Old 22nd August 2021, 20:22   #1937
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Hi Guys,
Any news about kia softened the suspension a bit?
I was watching the car delight YouTube video and this guy says the suspension is much better (softer) and comparable to creta. But I couldn't find any other news to confirm this. Can someone confirm who took delivery this month?
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Hi Guys,
Any news about kia softened the suspension a bit?
I was watching the car delight YouTube video and this guy says the suspension is much better (softer) and comparable to creta. But I couldn't find any other news to confirm this. Can someone confirm who took delivery this month?
That might be true.
Took delivery of my seltos last month and I don't find the suspension as hard as many reports/reviews say.
It's pretty good, in fact it perfectly suits the vehicle now for city and low triple digit highway speeds.
BTW I've also changed to P4ST at stock size that adds a bit as well.
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Old 23rd August 2021, 14:27   #1939
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A few days back, we booked a Seltos HTX IVT in Delhi.
My wife and I wanted to buy a Automatic petrol (NCR rules) SUV in range of 15-16L & Seltos was the only decent choice we were left with.
I wanted to check with this community if it is mandatory to buy insurance from Kia? The dealer informed us informally that insurance from outside cannot be taken if we wish to buy the Seltos. They are not willing to put this in writing. As expected, there were no deals or discounts on the Seltos, so why force us to buy insurance in house?
Are only the Delhi NCR dealers playing this card?
We have booked the car but happy to cancel the booking if a better alternative car or Kia dealer are also available (Seltos HTX IVT has a waiting period of ~18 weeks).

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The dealer informed us informally that insurance from outside cannot be taken if we wish to buy the Seltos. They are not willing to put this in writing. As expected, there were no deals or discounts on the Seltos, so why force us to buy insurance in house?
Are only the Delhi NCR dealers playing this card?
Which dealer is this?

I had booked a Sonet earlier and the dealer was happy to match the price of insurance being quoted on portals like policybazaar
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Which dealer is this?

I had booked a Sonet earlier and the dealer was happy to match the price of insurance being quoted on portals like policybazaar
Frontier Kia. I would ideally prefer to get insurance from the same guy with whom our family has been dealing for years. Not worried about the price difference of a few thousand rupees.
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A few days back, we booked a Seltos HTX IVT in Delhi.
My wife and I wanted to buy a Automatic petrol (NCR rules) SUV in range of 15-16L & Seltos was the only decent choice we were left with.
I wanted to check with this community if it is mandatory to buy insurance from Kia? .
As far as I know, it is not mandatory to buy insurance from the dealer. What you can do is get a quote from your trusted advisor and ask the dealer to match it. If they do, you can go with the dealer insurance but you will have to check the policy just to ensure that there have been no modifications.

Otherwise call Kia customer support and raise a complaint.
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All bling (still) no safety! Kia just wants to milk the cow until its bleeds to death. And oh well why would they even care when customers continue to flock to their showrooms? Makes me respect Mahindra for what they've done. XUV700 that is.

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18 inch wheels on a Seltos!! Wonder how stiffer it'll make the car.

The present size is 215/60 R17, and even that profile is somewhat uncomfortable on our roads. Let's see.
+1. The X Line gets the same tyre specification as the Hyundai Alcazar - 215/55 R18. Not sure what prompted Kia to do that in the first place.

IMHO for the power the Seltos makes, 215/60 R17 is well-suited. Going low-profile is risky in our country with the quality of road available and not to mention the harsher ride that will be brought to the table.

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Must appreciate KIA, some of them are really groundbreaking segment first features
1. X-Line Emblem is a great feature and segment first.
2. Piano black Shark fin Antenna aids aerodynamic
3. Sun orange accents made from real Sun Elements?
4. Piano this and that, just in case you don't miss your Piano!
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Old 25th August 2021, 11:56   #1947
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I seriously don't understand automotive designers infatuation towards piano black. It's a dust magnet, scratches easily, looks cheap and a royal pain to maintain. One of my car - Jazz has part of its center console trim in piano black which itself is tough to maintain for my manageable OCD levels. I am baffled to see such painful eye candy applied to high touch exterior surfaces
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Must appreciate KIA, some of them are really groundbreaking segment first features
1. X-Line Emblem is a great feature and segment first.
2. Piano black Shark fin Antenna aids aerodynamic
3. Sun orange accents made from real Sun Elements?
4. Piano this and that, just in case you don't miss your Piano!
They have taken multiple leaves out of Maruti's books, a new graphics here and a little chrome and some inserts there and you've an all new variant ready and another reason to jack up prices by 50k. Some things will never change

Had Kia brought the AWD like in their international variant, it would've made some sense for the price they demand. Now with Mahindra carpet bombing everyone with XUV 700, how the likes of Kia, TATA, Hyundai respond to it remains to be seen. When Mahindra is giving Autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control, lane assist etc etc for likely the same price as Seltos, Creta, Harrier et al and a highly likely 5 star NCAP rating, Kia has "strategically" decided to give an extra x line emblem, chrome garnish on tail gate and stuffs. Kia, Would these chrome and other inserts help one to avoid a crash or protect during one?? Go and better your infamous 3 stars instead.

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Old 25th August 2021, 12:10   #1949
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Looks like a toddler took their color-by-numbers exercise too seriously. Can you imagine the amount of chutzpah and self control it would take for a sales guy to pitch this as "18 new features"?!
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1st Walkaround Video of the Kia Seltos X Line

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