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Old 30th December 2019, 17:20   #1
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Default Australian Kia Seltos scores 5-stars in ANCAP crash test

The Kia Seltos has been awarded a 5-star rating in crash tests conducted by ANCAP. The SUV scored 32.5 points for adult occupant safety and 40.91 points for child occupant safety.

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The protection of the driver's chest was adequate. The protection of the front passenger's upper and lower legs was also adequate. Protection for all other critical body regions was found to be good.

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In the full width frontal test, the car offered adequate protection to the chest of the driver and good protection to all body regions. Protection of the pelvis region was rated as poor. For the rear passenger, the protection for the chest was adequate and that for the rest of the body regions was good.

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In the side impact test, protection of all critical body regions was good. In the oblique pole test, chest protection for the driver was marginal and pelvis protection was adequate. Protection for all other critical body areas was rated as good.

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In the frontal offset test, protection of the neck for a 10-year-old was rated as poor. Protection of the head and neck of a 6 year old was adequate, while protection for all other critical body regions of both child dummies was good. In the side impact test, protection of all critical body areas was good.

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The test car was equipped with seatbelt pretensioners, airbags, ISOFIX, and pedestrian safety systems.

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Old 30th December 2019, 17:35   #2
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So now India gets to buy the car that it loves, is safe, and VFM too.

By the way, do we get the car with same spec and build here in India too?
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Excellent news! But also please note the difference in safety features for the Australian market.

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The Kia Seltos was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in October 2019. This 5 star ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants.

Dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags are standard. Autonomous emergency braking (City and Interurban) is standard
on all variants. A more advanced AEB radar-fusion system is available as an option on S, Sport & LX variants, and standard on other variants. Variants fitted with the more advanced AEB system achieve improved scores compared to the camera-only system fitted to base models, with 68% for Vulnerable Road User
Protection and 78% for Safety Assist.

A lane keep assist system (LKA) with lane departure warning (LDW) and emergency lane keeping (ELK) is standard.
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Old 30th December 2019, 19:04   #4
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Shouldn't the title of the thread be "Australian Kia Seltos scores 5-stars at ANCAP"? How is it any relevant to us in Indian market otherwise?

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Shouldn't the title of the thread be "Australian Kia Seltos scores 5-stars at ANCAP"? How is it any relevant to us in Indian market otherwise?

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ANCAP - Australasian New Car Assessment Program
So the title stands correct.

There are global such safety programs
  1. U.S. NCAP - United States New Car Assessment Program
  2. IIHS - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  3. ANCAP - Australasian New Car Assessment Program
  4. JNCAP - Japan New Car Assessment Program
  5. Euro NCAP - European New Car Assessment Program
  6. KNCAP - Korean New Car Assessment Program
  7. C-NCAP - China – New Car Assessment Program
  8. Latin NCAP - Latin New Car Assessment Program
  9. ASEAN NCAP - New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asia
  10. Global NCAP - Global New Car Assessment Program
  11. BNVSAP - Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program(are we even doing it)

Source.
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Old 30th December 2019, 19:35   #6
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Default re: Australian Kia Seltos scores 5-stars in ANCAP crash test

Key question: was the car tested of the same spec as sold in India, structure wise? Hyundai has had a history of using lower spec/Indianised platforms for their supposed international products when sold in India. Recent example is the Venue - Verna platform internationally, Santro platform in India. Unless and until the exact India spec Seltos is not crash tested, this 5 star rating has no relevance to Indian customers and the Indian car scene.
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Old 30th December 2019, 20:12   #7
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Key question: was the car tested of the same spec as sold in India, structure wise?
Did some search and came to know that the Australian Seltos shares its platform with Hyundai Kona. Also bhpian Karan561 mentioned in his Seltos review that it is based on K2 platform and is also used for Elantra (which is a more premium car) and the international Venue. So most probably they are underpinned by the same K2 platform.

But still there might be differences as we have seen in the past, even the Indian Endeavour had K-truss deletion.
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Pardon my ignorance, but why are we depending on crash test results from other countries?

We have seen enough cases where manufacturers have made "changes" to their Indian cars.

Unless we have cars made for India specifically tested, these results may mean very little.
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Does anyone know what is the unladen weight of Kia Seltos in India, in the website it's not there. The Car tested in Australia has an unladen weight of 1355. And we are not sure about the metal quality are same what we have here and in Australia
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Glad to read this news. But am I surprised? No. Considering that the Seltos is sold in all major markets like Australia, Korea and the US, a 5-star safety rating was almost given.

Glad to see that we get such good products that focus on safety here in India.

Yes, the Australian Seltos might be different from the Indian car and also comes with additional safety features which we dont get in India. But I am sure the Indian car will also do well in a safety test.
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Okay to make things clear,the Seltos sold in Australia and New Zealand are made in Korea not India.It's also a bit longer than the one sold in India thereby giving it a more proportionate look.

https://www.motoring.com.au/kia-selt...tralia-121152/

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Does anyone know what is the unladen weight of Kia Seltos in India, in the website it's not there. The Car tested in Australia has an unladen weight of 1355. And we are not sure about the metal quality are same what we have here and in Australia

Dont have the figures for the unladen weight. In the user manual, the gross weight is mentioned.
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Does anyone know what is the unladen weight of Kia Seltos in India, in the website it's not there. The Car tested in Australia has an unladen weight of 1355. And we are not sure about the metal quality are same what we have here and in Australia
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Dont have the figures for the unladen weight. In the user manual, the gross weight is mentioned.
As per the RC card, the unladen weight of my Seltos is 1277 kgs. This means the Indian version is 78 kgs. lighter than the Korean variant. Mine is the HTK+ diesel manual variant.
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Yes, the Australian Seltos might be different from the Indian car and also comes with additional safety features which we dont get in India. But I am sure the Indian car will also do well in a safety test.
How can you be sure that the Indian car will also do well in a safety test?

There have been too many instances of a particular car model being safe in a particular country and the same model being unsafe in India. We can’t assume safety. It has to be tried and tested. Unless of course you’re privy to some information that we’re not aware of.
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