In this post, we take a look at why this Kia Seltos owner didn’t opt for the Mahindra XUV300. Both these are prominent SUVs in their respective segments. The mid-size SUV segment is dominated by the mighty Hyundai Creta. On the other hand, the compact SUV segment is ruled by the likes of Tata Nexon, Maruti Brezza and Hyundai Venue. People looking to upgrade from small cars often end up in this segment. It offers the affordability of owning a decent-sized SUV. The sales charts in the mid-size SUV space are ruled by the trio – Creta, Grand Vitara and Seltos. Let us take a look at the details of this latest post.
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Why Kia Seltos Owner Didn’t Buy Mahindra XUV300?
This video comes from DDS on YouTube. It involves an extensive conversation with the Seltos owners. The couple narrates the entire ordeal of looking for the right car for almost a year. They currently drive the Renault Kwid. Hence, they wanted to upgrade to an SUV. They started with Mahindra XUV300. However, there were some issues with the dealership staff which put the couple off. Then they decided to go for the Kia Sonet. However, the Kia officials brought the Seltos for them to test drive. In the meanwhile, they even went to the Maruti Nexa showroom to check out the Maruti Grand Vitara.
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Finally, they decided to go for the new-gen Kia Seltos. The main problem for them with the XUV300 was the boot space. This couple loves to travel a lot. Hence, they always have large suitcases that they often travel with. The XUV300 famously has a relatively smaller boot compartment. On top of that, there was some misunderstanding with the dealership staff as well. Hence, they didn’t go for it. Their final choice, the Kia Seltos, checks all the boxes about their requirements.
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The new Kia Seltos provides an impressive array of choices, with three powertrain options and five transmission variants on offer. These choices encompass a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine, and a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine. The vehicle is available in three trim levels: X-Line, GT-Line, and Tech-Line. While the first two engines have been retained from the previous model, the latter is sourced from the recently launched Verna, replacing the previous 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine. Here are the power and torque outputs for these engines: 115 PS / 144 Nm for the petrol engine, 115 PS / 250 Nm for the diesel engine, and 160 PS / 253 Nm for the turbo petrol engine. In terms of transmission choices, the petrol engine can be mated with a manual, IVT, or DCT, while the diesel engine offers an iMT and automatic transmission. The prices for the various variants range from Rs 10.90 lakh to Rs 20.30 lakh, ex-showroom.
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