What is the fuel consumption of the Kia Seltos Diesel idling with AC on? This is a question that many people want the answer to. This YouTuber made a video to look for how much fuel did his Seltos consume for 90 mins (1 and a half hours) with AC on and the car sitting at one place. He has already done something of this sort with his Maruti Baleno last year which has a petrol engine. The result was that the Baleno consumed almost Rs 100 – Rs 120 worth of fuel. But what are the differences when the test occurs with a diesel engine? Let us find out!
Kia Seltos Diesel Mileage at Idling With AC On – Results
The results were shocking for everyone in a good way. It is important here to mention that there were two persons in the SUV. At times, they were outside the car which made the cabin cooler faster. The results might vary if, for instance, 4 people are sitting in the car. That will require more time to cool down the cabin and keep it cool for a long time. Similarly, if the weather outside is extremely hot or the car is parked directly in the sun, it might again require the AC to work harder.
In both these cases, the fuel consumption will be higher. However, with this test, the YouTuber was able to conclude that Seltos quaffed around Rs 60 worth of diesel in 1 and a half hours. This translates to about Rs 40 per hour. In one hour the SUV drank around half a litre of fuel to keep the AC running, which is impressive. So, it is not as expensive as one might think.
The top-spec Kia Seltos diesel, as well as petrol variants, come with features like a 10.25-inch Digital Touchscreen Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7-inch Digital Colour Instrument Display, an 8-inch Head-up Display UVO Connected Car Tech, Smartwatch Connectivity, BOSE premium 8 speaker system with dynamic speed compensation, Bluetooth Connectivity, Voice Recognition, Steering Mounted Audio Control, Blind View monitor, Driving rearview monitor, Ventilated Front Seats, Wireless Smartphone Charging, Smart Pure Air purifier, Traction and Drive Modes (AT and DCT only), 8-way Driver power seat, Ambient LED mood lighting and much more.
There are a multitude of engine-gearbox combinations on offer. The Kia Seltos diesel gets a 1.5-litre oil-burner outputting 115 PS and 250 Nm, while the petrol model is available with a choice of 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol making 115 PS and 144 Nm and a 1.4-litre Turbo petrol with direct injection making 140 PS and 242 Nm. These engines can be had with either a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, 7-speed DCT or a CVT transmission option. The Kia Seltos costs between Rs 9.95 lakh and Rs 17.65 lakh, ex-showroom.