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Old 12th February 2024, 11:15   #1696
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Re: 2023 Kia Seltos Facelift Review

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Can someone tell me right service interval for Seltos Petrol? . I had my first service on October 2023, when I check my KIA app it says service is due next month. I remember SA saying next service is either 1 Year or 10K Kms, I also confirmed this via Web search. But I am not sure why KIA app is not in sync.
I faced the same problem. The car needs service every year or 10,000 kilometers, whichever happens first. I don't know why the KIA app doesn't show this information. For the last month, I can't even log in to the app. I told KIA about it, and they tried to help by calling me for OTP several times, but I haven't heard from them since.
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Old 12th February 2024, 11:41   #1697
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Can someone tell me right service interval for Seltos Petrol?
The service schedule for Kia Seltos is
1500kms or 1 Month
10000kms or 1 Year
20000kms or 2 Years
30000kms or 3 Years
40000kms or 4 Years
50000kms or 5 Years
60000kms or 6 Years
70000kms or 7 Years
80000kms or 8 Years

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Also if anyone of you has recently done ceramic coating for Seltos, appreciate if you can share cost for the same.
Hi Amit
I used services of Detailing Dons in Navi Mumbai for getting Ceramic coating done for my Seltos. I went for their 2 year package. Option include 2, 3 and 4 year packages. You can speak with them once. They offer pick-up/drop-off service also.
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Old 12th February 2024, 12:02   #1699
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10,000km Service - GTX+ Diesel AT

I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts and experiences! Safe driving, everyone!
Thanks for the details. From my experience coping with the rodent menace, spray's and coatings have limited efficacy. Not sure if placebo effect or not, finally went with an Ultrasound device which is constantly on/connected inside the bonnet. No issues with KIA servicing either as this is connected to battery and does not involve splicing.
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c) Scratch Care Program:
Contrary to some discussions, the My Convenience package does not include the Scratch Care Program. I verified this with two different dealers. I would appreciate it if someone could throw some light on this.

I am referring to this site https://www.kia.com/in/service/custo...eness/faq.html , this does not say anything about purchasing extra plan to avail this and its linked only to the date of purchase . I feel any Seltos purchased before 31st Dec 2023 , should automatically become eligible for this.
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Old 12th February 2024, 13:56   #1701
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I have found a workaround for the Coffee Break alerts. Not sure if anyone else has tried this or not.

I just release the accelerator, letting the car think I am about to brake for a break. The moment the alert stops, I press the accelerator, and continue my journey.
This workaround does not work. There are many instances where I was cruising at a constant speed after setting the Cruise Control, and all of a sudden, the annoying "Consider Taking a Break" alert popped up. I tried pressing break but did not work.

So far, I have no clue in which condition the car use to display the Alert. I have even got this Alert after driving for 15 mins in traffic. And now I have learnt to live with it.
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Old 12th February 2024, 16:20   #1702
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Finally, D Day I've been patiently waiting for.
Congratulations! I guess you were earlier confused between a SX(O) Creta IVT and HTX IVT of Seltos. Would like to know what changed to go for a GT Line DCT Seltos?

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So far, I have no clue in which condition the car use to display the Alert. I have even got this Alert after driving for 15 mins in traffic. And now I have learnt to live with it.
Rarely get this alert in my city drives. I guess it depends on our accelerator inputs/steering inputs. If the ADAS is steering or accelerating on its many a times than I get this error. This usually happens only on highways.

PS- I always keep a hand on steering but with lane follow assist switched on, it allows for easy steering.

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Re: 2023 Kia Seltos Facelift Review

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The service schedule for Kia Seltos is
1500kms or 1 Month
10000kms or 1 Year
20000kms or 2 Years
30000kms or 3 Years
40000kms or 4 Years
50000kms or 5 Years
60000kms or 6 Years
70000kms or 7 Years
80000kms or 8 Years

Attaching a screenshot from the owners manual below.
Glad Kia got their service schedule sorted. Earlier it was an utter waste of time and money. The intermittent 5k KMS / 5 Months service was totally irrelevant as it was just a check-up like the 1st / 1 Month service. Moreover, it used to reduce one free service which could have been done at 20k KMS / 2 Years.

Also, I see that the 1st service is now scheduled at 1.5k KMS ; is true for the Sonet as well? Can some confirm this?
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Old 12th February 2024, 21:42   #1704
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Q1 I was in search of an SUV and ultimately decided on the Kia Seltos GT Line petrol automatic. I had the choice of opting for a November 2023 model with an approximately 1 lakh discount. I have already booked the car and completed the pre-delivery inspection (PDI). However, I find myself contemplating why there is still available stock for a car with a significant waiting period.

Thoughts? Anything else to check?

I am scheduled to take delivery later this week.

Between The VIN number only had 17 letters and so no way to confirm the month as of now.

One more Q2. Is it worth buying the Kia Convenience Plus package?

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Old 13th February 2024, 09:44   #1705
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After a lot of discussion in the family, finally booked Seltos HTX IVT Gravity Grey Dec-23 model with decent discounts. Will be taking delivery tomorrow.

Family felt a little uncomfortable in black interiors of the GT line. Also, long term concerns of the DCT and intricacies of turbo petrol engine made me go for NA petrol with IVT.

I shall post review with pictures soon after taking delivery.

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Old 13th February 2024, 10:54   #1706
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Congratulations! I guess you were earlier confused between a SX(O) Creta IVT and HTX IVT of Seltos. Would like to know what changed to go for a GT Line DCT Seltos?
You are correct. Initially, i was leaning more towards the IVT's mainly due to it apparently being more reliable than DCT and slight better Fuel Efficiency, albeit being a bit Boring transmission.

However, below factors tilted the favor towards Seltos DCT:

- The features Auto Hold, 360 Degree Camera, Ventilated Seats & ADAS [not so much, but good to have]. Creta IVT has a top end with all of these. But, the light and dull interiors did not impress me. Though, some might call it a luxurious roomy interior, but i know managing it will be a pain.

- The huge front grill gap in the Creta that got stuck in my head.

- Hyundai Dealers quoting waiting periods of 4-6 months for the Creta.

- FOMO and YOLO factor for the DCT as recently conducted Polls show DCT Tranny as the most preferred one, followed by D AT and then CVT / IVT.

- Dealership experience as well to a small extent, wherein my Kia Dealership experience was a bit better than Hyundai's.

Maybe, just maybe, if there was a Seltos top end IVT with all the above features, i might have gone for it. But no point discussing, as that option is not present.

I tend to keep my Car for long and it's my sole car. So, am still unsure how the DCT will fare over the longer term. But, fingers crossed. We will see.


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Q1 I was in search of an SUV and ultimately decided on the Kia Seltos GT Line petrol automatic. I had the choice of opting for a November 2023 model with an approximately 1 lakh discount. I have already booked the car and completed the pre-delivery inspection (PDI). However, I find myself contemplating why there is still available stock for a car with a significant waiting period.

Thoughts? Anything else to check?

I am scheduled to take delivery later this week.

Between The VIN number only had 17 letters and so no way to confirm the month as of now.

One more Q2. Is it worth buying the Kia Convenience Plus package?
See Post #1685 from a couple of days ago for how to decode the VIN Month.

I am also contemplating getting MCP soon or just the 2 Yrs. extended warranty, but still not made up my mind yet if MCP is VFM. As, first 3 Services till 2 Yrs. are Free with no Labor charge. Only Engine Oil, Oil Filter and Air Filter will be replaced free of charge under MCP.
I am assuming RSA is included by default for 3 Yrs. And it gets extended for 2 more Yrs if opted for MCP Luxury Package.

Existing Seltos Owners, please chime in.
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Old 13th February 2024, 11:16   #1707
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Re: 2023 Kia Seltos Facelift Review

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Q1 I was in search of an SUV and ultimately decided on the Kia Seltos GT Line petrol automatic. I had the choice of opting for a November 2023 model with an approximately 1 lakh discount. I have already booked the car and completed the pre-delivery inspection (PDI). However, I find myself contemplating why there is still available stock for a car with a significant waiting period.

Thoughts? Anything else to check?

I am scheduled to take delivery later this week.

Between The VIN number only had 17 letters and so no way to confirm the month as of now.

One more Q2. Is it worth buying the Kia Convenience Plus package?


Dealers pile up the inventories in view of good expectations for the festive season, which generally starts from September in India. Then its just supply demand game.
But, most of the time, regarding every major car selling brand, there previous year cars will be available till 1st quarter of current year.

So, if PDI is successful and you can't find anything fishy, then you can definitely go ahead with your car.

You can find complete VIN right below your Driver Seat behind the Floor Mat.

I have not bought Convenience Package so can't comment on the same.
But I have heard that there are some price inflation benefits.
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You are correct. Initially, i was leaning more towards the IVT's mainly due to it apparently being more reliable than DCT and slight better Fuel Efficiency
Fuel efficiency is almost similar in both. If reliability was one of the major concerns just be sure to keep the ISG or Auto Hold ON(preferably both). Both these would prevent clutch from being engaged in peak traffic conditions and thereby not damage the DCT.
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Re: 2023 Kia Seltos Facelift Review

Got small 6 inch lightbars installed on my Seltos Xline. Initially I had bought Hella Light bars (6 inch) but I did not like the beam pattern and throw at all. They are too spread out and diffused.
Next option I bought is from Genome called Raylux - these are also 6 inch lightbars and fit perfectly in the grill gaps.
These are 42w each and the light beam throw and distribution is very good. They have a low beam pattern and the reach is around 60m (in dark). This is a big benefit as the Seltos has a pathetic low beam. These lights have more than 4x the light of the low beams.
There is also zero glare and the cutoff is perfect.

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The installation is completely reversible as I got kia connecters installed on the lights so they are just plug and play. I actually plan to remove the lights before I go for regular service.
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Next option I bought is from Genome called Raylux - these are also 6 inch lightbars and fit perfectly in the grill gaps.
These are 42w each and the light beam throw and distribution is very good. They have a low beam pattern and the reach is around 60m (in dark). This is a big benefit as the Seltos has a pathetic low beam. These lights have more than 4x the light of the low beams.
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Could you please share where did you buy it from? Is there a direct link you could share?
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