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Old 25th May 2020, 11:18   #16
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Congratulations guyfrmblr, That's one good looking car!

You are indeed a lucky man, to have your wife sitting patiently in the car, while you complete the photo shoot from all angles
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Old 25th May 2020, 12:01   #17
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Congratulations on your new purchase. Its surely a head turner!

One question, if you will. I understand your preference was an AT gearbox. So, is there is any specific reason for which you didn't consider Petrol GTline 1.4 DCT? Is it more towards price or you had some specific feedback on it?
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Old 25th May 2020, 12:38   #18
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Thanks everyone for the wishes!

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+1. This issue is there in the first generation Creta too
This just reminds me of our school days. When a group of students copy from another student in examinations, they tend to copy even the mistakes and get caught by the teacher eventually. Looks like Kia just did the same with Hyundai. They even managed to copy the issues from Creta

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The only sin that Kia committed, missing auto AC in the otherwise perfect variant.
You are absolutely right. It's the only thing which I really miss in the HTK+ variant. Even if I had known that this variant does not come with auto AC, I don't think I would have gone with the next variant HTX+ as the on-road price difference is 3.5 lakhs.

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2 bits from me: take off the door visors and the diesel sticker. Both spoil the clean looks. Do you drive a lot with windows down? Only then is the former useful. If you don't, then the visors will only add to wind noise.
I have the exact same thoughts. As I mentioned in the review, they were already installed by the time I went to showroom. Will take them off soon as I never drive with the windows rolled down.

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You are indeed a lucky man, to have your wife sitting patiently in the car, while you complete the photo shoot from all angles
We actually had gone out to run one of her errand. Hence I got away with nothing

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One question, if you will. I understand your preference was an AT gearbox. So, is there is any specific reason for which you didn't consider Petrol GTline 1.4 DCT? Is it more towards price or you had some specific feedback on it?
It's definitely the price. The DCT variants starts from 20+ lakhs on road in Bengaluru while my budget was around 17L. If it was within my budget, I would have definitely considered it.

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Old 25th May 2020, 13:29   #19
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re: Ownership Review | My Kia Seltos 1.5L HTK+ Diesel AT | EDIT: Sold at 46,000 km

Congratulations on your ride. Nice review. Did you consider the New Creta? The sun visor,door guards and bumper guards look out of place,spoils the elegant and sleek look of the car.

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Old 25th May 2020, 13:37   #20
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re: Ownership Review | My Kia Seltos 1.5L HTK+ Diesel AT | EDIT: Sold at 46,000 km

Congratulation on your new purchase!!

I think the Seltos HTK+ AT variant is the most value for money diesel SUV available today in that segment and makes for such a tempting buy (except for the Auto AC which is a glaring omission).

Two questions from my end:
1. What is your feedback on the lights of the HTK+? It does look impressive in the pictures but would be interested to know your first hand experience
2. If my understanding is right, the Creta does not have a similar variant in Diesel AT. The SX is the nearest available option, which is close to 19 Lakhs on road. So, I guess for your budget, you have still made the right choice. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Enjoy!!

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Old 25th May 2020, 14:39   #21
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2 bits from me: take off the door visors and the diesel sticker. Both spoil the clean looks. Do you drive a lot with windows down? Only then is the former useful. If you don't, then the visors will only add to wind noise.
Not just the wind noise, I feel it adds to the A pillar blind spot too in a big way, even though the visor is semi transparent.
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Well written and thorough. Wish you many happy kms. Would be looking forward to a long term experience with Seltos.
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Old 25th May 2020, 16:11   #23
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Did you consider the New Creta?
As I mentioned in my previous posts, the previous gen Creta was my first choice. The rear design of the new Creta made me lean towards Seltos. But the new design theme has slowly grown over me over time and now I actually started liking it. Also the DCT and Diesel AT variants start from 19L which is way over my budget.

I have been drooling over this color since last couple of days. It definitely takes some time to accept this new design. (Image source - https://www.hyundai.com/in/en/find-a...ighlights.html
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The sun visor,door guards and bumper guards look out of place,spoils the elegant and sleek look of the car.
They will be removed from the car soon. Those were installed by dealers even before delivery without my consent.

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What is your feedback on the lights of the HTK+? It does look impressive in the pictures but would be interested to know your first hand experience
Lights are great. The throw is good and I haven't faced any issues navigating dark roads. The combination of DRL, projector head lamps and fog lamps is adequate for most types of roads found here.

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If my understanding is right, the Creta does not have a similar variant in Diesel AT. The SX is the nearest available option, which is close to 19 Lakhs on road. So, I guess for your budget, you have still made the right choice. Please correct me if I am wrong.
You are right. With the new Creta, Diesel AT starts from 16L ex-showroom which will be close to 19L on road.

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DRLs only:
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Are these really DRLs Only?
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Old 25th May 2020, 18:06   #25
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Are these really DRLs Only?
The DRLs are pretty bright but I think it's the iPhone's night mode gone wonky which is making the picture appear unusually bright. The clue is to look at the sky in the previous three pics in which it appears pitch dark but the camera has added some kind of weird fake brightness even to the sky in this pic.

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Congratulations on the acquire.
I for one am really focused on KIA's after-sale services. Do keep us updated as this seems to be most debated topic when it comes to KIA.

Secondly, Why do I feel that the DRLs Only is a lot brighter than all other ones combined? Maybe some auto exposure adjustments of the camera? As a matter of fact they seem to brighter than most Bi-Xenons
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re: Ownership Review | My Kia Seltos 1.5L HTK+ Diesel AT | EDIT: Sold at 46,000 km

Congratulations on your new Seltos. If I was in the market for a new car in this price range, I think, I too would have picked the Seltos in automatic.

OT, but IIRC, you had a black i20 diesel few years ago, I remember reading about it from your id.
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Congrats on the Seltos! Wish you many happy miles.

Not sure why your dealer added all these accessories without your consent. Naturally you will have been billed for them somewhere so they aren't "free". Unless you explicitly signed something saying you accepted all these accessories, he should not have added them.
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Congratulations! Kia has left no stone unturned and this variant in MT was my choice when I visited Kia showroom for a friend. This variant really has no deal breakers and comes with alloys as well which was surprising, there is plenty of features inside and it looks good inside out too. Kia is targeting so many segments with their pricing and VFM packaging, unbelievable.
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OT, but IIRC, you had a black i20 diesel few years ago, I remember reading about it from your id.
Yes, I did own an i20 which I sold in 2015 - https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-...edit-sold.html (My Black Beauty: 6-Speed Hyundai i20 Sportz CRDi. EDIT: Sold!)

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Are these really DRLs Only?
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Secondly, Why do I feel that the DRLs Only is a lot brighter than all other ones combined? Maybe some auto exposure adjustments of the camera? As a matter of fact they seem to brighter than most Bi-Xenons
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The DRLs are pretty bright but I think it's the iPhone's night mode gone wonky which is making the picture appear unusually bright. The clue is to look at the sky in the previous three pics in which it appears pitch dark but the camera has added some kind of weird fake brightness even to the sky in this pic.
I confirmed that it's the the iPhone's night mode acting wonky when just the DRLs are activated. Just took these photos again and observe the last photo with just DRLs. The first three photos were captured in a camera whereas the last one with the iPhone.

Fog lamps:
Ownership Review | My Kia Seltos 1.5L HTK+ Diesel AT | EDIT: Sold at 46,000 km-fog_lamps.jpg

Low beam:
Ownership Review | My Kia Seltos 1.5L HTK+ Diesel AT | EDIT: Sold at 46,000 km-low_beam.jpg

High beam:
Ownership Review | My Kia Seltos 1.5L HTK+ Diesel AT | EDIT: Sold at 46,000 km-high_beam.jpg

DRLs (captured in iPhone)
Ownership Review | My Kia Seltos 1.5L HTK+ Diesel AT | EDIT: Sold at 46,000 km-drl.jpg

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