Accidents caused by strays are a frequent occurrence on Indian roads, especially on the highways. A recent incident in Karnataka involving a collision between a Kia Seltos and a buffalo underscores the potential dangers posed by cattle and dogs on roads.
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Kia Seltos Driven by Driver with 8 Lakh Km of Driving Experience
The incident was documented by a dashboard camera that also tracked the vehicle’s speed. According to the footage, the Kia Seltos was cruising at around 110 km/h on a four-lane highway. It can be seen occupying the right lane with its high beam lights on. As the vehicle continues and passes a few others, an encounter with a buffalo takes place.
The post-accident visuals show that the Kia Seltos has been severely damaged. The pillars and roof have borne the brunt of the severe collision. The accident occurred on NH50 with the owner and family on board. Luckily, the occupants didn’t suffer from any sort of injury, This, alone, goes on to highlight the ies were sustained, thanks to all passengers wearing seat belts. The owner, who boasts over 8 lakh km of driving experience across India, attributed the accident to visibility issues caused by the Kia Seltos’ headlamps.
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2023 Kia Seltos Safety
While it’s not clear if the SUV involved in the mishap was the facelift version, the updated Seltos does offer an enhanced level of safety. First, the 2023 Kia Seltos facelift gets a more robust body shell. With the new Seltos, several enhancements to the body structure bolster structural rigidity. This structural improvement is a feature we anticipate seeing even on the Creta facelift. These modifications involve reinforcing key components of the body structure, resulting in a stronger occupant compartment. This strengthening significantly contributes to the car’s safety in the event of a collision.
Also, it’s important to note that the updated Seltos facelift now incorporates Level 2 ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) features. That’s not all as the SUV even gets additional safety equipment. Some of these noteworthy elements include standard six-airbag system, four disc brakes, Hill Start Assist, TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System), Brake Force Assist, Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, and a 360° camera for improved situational awareness.
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