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Old 25th August 2021, 22:11   #1951
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Loved the Blue colored Leather on the seats and door. This makes Seltos having 3 interior color options- Beige/White, Black, and Blue! Feels good that customer now has the option to choose exterior plus interior color too. Noticed this trend in all recent launches especially by KIA and MG. I read that upcoming Astor too will have the option of 3 interior colors- Red being one of them.

Loved the 18-inch wheel option on this Seltos X-line. Panoramic Roof is still conspicuous by its absence.
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Walkaround video of the Kia Seltos X-Line



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So it's just another so-called "special/limited edition" with no real addition of safety and/or other features. Yet, people will just go and buy it simply because 'limited edition'.
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Only good thing I found is exterior paint, BMW sells this as Frozen grey on BMW Z4 for 4 lacs something
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Exterior color combination looks quite like the recent Lamborghini Urus graphite capsule!!
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Hello Folks,

I recently picked up a DCT version of the Seltos. I would like to get some clarity on the mode selection and defaulting. Below is how the car behaving -
- Assuming that the car is running in ECO mode and later you stop. Once you restart again the mode is always going back to 'Normal' instead of the mode in which it was last driven. Is this the expected behavior ?
Is there any option through the 'Default start mode' can be controlled ?

Look forward to have your guidance.
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Once you restart again the mode is always going back to 'Normal' instead of the mode in which it was last driven. Is this the expected behavior ?

Is there any option through the 'Default start mode' can be controlled ?
Yes, this is expected. No, default mode cannot be set.

Please have a look at the Owners manual, if you haven't already. You'll find this info on page 6-64.
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Thanks for the reply.

I was doing some parallel exploration - A friend of mine owns a 2020 DCT version. For him the behavior is different. In his case the once you put the car in ECO mode it remains in the same mode even after restart; while the SPORT mode gets reset to NORMAL model on restart. In the 2020 owners manual it is mentioned that this is the expected behavior..

As you rightly said the 2021 owners manual says that getting reset to NORMAL mode is the expected behavior.

So looks like KIA has altered the standard behavior across these 2 versions..
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For long time now, I was wondering how to replace the perfume pod from the air purifier. As it is not easily available, I was thinking of some "jugaad".

So today opened up the perfume pod.
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It looks like this once opened just by pushing the tab and pulling out the pod.

If you pry the inner boarder from the side, it opens up.
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Its just pressed locked (may be with mild glue, no resistance while opening)

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The perfume sachet is folded inside it.

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There is some oil like liquid in it.

So use your imagination to fill it with gel based or any other foldable car perfume like little tree

Or planning to put some potpourri items and spray the potpurri mist once in a while (make sure spay is not flammable, though little spray might not cause any accident). Like this
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Hope this helps.
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Top of the range Kia Seltos X Line has been launched at Rs 17.79 lakh (Ex-showroom, India).

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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.
Thanks for the suggestions.

Quick update on my booking:
I had called the customer care & also someone senior in the sales team at the agency about being forced to buy insurance from KIA and they apologized saying that this is not mandatory.

I checked with my family insurance agent and he came up with a much more reasonable quote for insurance with similar coverage & features (need to compare the two quotes with a magnifying glass).

The KIA agency members have verbally assured I can buy insurance from anywhere I want, however since the delivery is scheduled in December (as per the booking receipt), I do hope they dont flip at the time of delivery.
If they do, I may follow the footsteps of what Turbanator has done in the other thread (Social Media complaints / reviews - Approach of car brands & effect on new purchase decisions).
@dear Mods: apologies, I am unable to add a quote from another thread
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For long time now, I was wondering how to replace the perfume pod from the air purifier. As it is not easily available, I was thinking of some "jugaad".

So today opened up the perfume pod.
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It looks like this once opened just by pushing the tab and pulling out the pod.

Hope this helps.
How do you get to step 1? And has anyone gotten any perfume smell from it? I haven't even once. Also hope this doesn't void the warrant ly

Update on my car, after much soul searching, getting the Hella 450 light bar installed tomorrow. Will give you all the feedback ocne done.

I am sick of the petromax light level brightness of the OE headlamps

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How do you get to step 1?

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Sorry for late reply. This is located inside driver arm rest along with the purifier
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1. Push the clip down and 2. with other hand pull up the perfume pod

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And has anyone gotten any perfume smell from it? I haven't even once. Also hope this doesn't void the warrant ly

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Remove all these tabs for stronger smell. Unless you did it once, from factory, all are closed. But I agree, with all tabs open also it may not be strong enough; however I feel it keeps the cabin fresher and balance any foul smell.
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From looks of it, it is a user replaceable part. So should not be a problem with warranty.

hope this helps.

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My Kia Seltos GTX Plus 7DCT finally reached the showroom today! Had booked on 21st July and given the usual waiting period of 4-5 months, but got delivered today. Hoping I can get paperwork done before Ganesh Chaturthi. Super excited! Will share more pics and details after delivery.

The priced increased by 10k since I'm getting invoiced in September, which was a bit of a bummer but its not too bad so wont let it spoil my mood. I think most people getting the updated Kia (with new logo, paddle shifters) would be on the receiving end of this.

I had a question about the VIN number, I saw the VIN number based on the sticker that is stuck on glass behind the 2nd row windows.

The VIN is MZBET811VMN282073 , based on the VIN decoder, the 19th character is supposed to have the month of manufacturing but the sticker only has 17 characters. (See image) Is this expected? Or should I be checking somewhere else for the full VIN?
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Sorry for late reply. This is located inside driver
You are an absolute champ!

Thanks, this seems like a far better option than getting those trees brand hanging perfume every week.
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