2019 Kia Seltos SUV 1.6 Litre Turbo AWD (New Series)

2019 Kia Seltos SUV 1.6 Litre Turbo AWD (New Series)


This is the new 2019 Kia Seltos SUV, really fantastic ride height so it’s
like a sedan except an SUV, not too high so it’s got a good low center of gravity. This particular model is the 1.6 litre
four-cylinder turbo that drives absolutely fantastically so let’s check
it out inside. This top of the range version has leather seats and the
complete entertainment package as well as LCD speedo and rev counter with the
LCD in the center there. Packed full of all the bells and whistles so it’s got
electric heated seats and air conditioned seats and also a USB charger
port and a USB data port as well as the traditional cigarette lighter and this
is where you can chat wirelessly charge your cell phone at the top there. Jumping
in the back now you can see there’s great visibility at the back there and
for the passengers in the rear; fantastic all-around visibility as well plenty of
glass. These quarter lights here fantastic for your rear passengers when
you don’t have the panoramic roof then they provide extra lighting so it
doesn’t get too dark in the back here. Back to the forward view, closing the
rear door, what amazes me about this car is how quiet it is, packed full of sound
deadening material underneath the body and you absolutely don’t hear a thing, it’s
whisper quiet and is one of the quietest cars I’ve been in. I think Kia has done an
absolutely fantastic job with this. Another USB charging port too, there, for the back
passengers. This model also features the Bose sound system so, quality audio, which
is available on this particular model, top of the range Kia Seltos. Heading to
the boot now, really functional and practical boot. So what I love about it
is this extra load bay, so it has a full-size spare wheel and so on
this version there isn’t the extra load sorry but you do have the flat
loading bay so no lip there, which is great for lifting luggage in at the
airport when you’re picking up friends and family. Now, you’ve got a hook here
and Kia have been really innovative with the seat mount and it can also be
used as a hook and another one there too. Nice light in there to display the
luggage and that looks like a cover to me not a speaker. Let’s put the seats down
and see what it looks like, this particular version also has 18-inch
alloys just while we’re putting the seats down so they come standard with 16
on the lower range and then also 17 inch alloys too if
you’re going to be driving around town. The 16 inch wheels are fine, if you’re
going on more longer journeys out of town then I recommend the 17 or the 18
inch wheels, probably the 17 are ideal. So you do see a nice flat load bay for
storing plenty of luggage. Looking at the back of the car,
really nice styling, I think Kia have done an absolutely fantastic job with
this. Very modern, fresh and exciting design. Little things I like are these parking sensors are completely flush, plus the bumper and another one there (sensor). So you’ve got a camera here and also a forward down camera view as well. Alright, let’s go for a drive. So this particular feature also has the electric brake, so
that automatically turns off. We’ve got the heads-up display here and we’re
heading to the motorway. Really nice smooth getaway and just an absolutely
sublime place to be in the Kia Seltos. The sat-nav is fantastic,
comes with Android auto and Apple car play, you may not use it, you may just
use your own phone. But if you are one to use satellite navigation, it’s a
fantastic system. Got the heads-up display here like I mentioned it gives you
your speed in the zone, so at least you know what the speed limit is, in a
particular area, we’re in a 50k zone here then just taking a right turn onto the
motorway down Mount Wellington Highway. Handling is superb; when you first get
into it, it feels as though it might not be high enough but once you start
driving you really do notice the difference between a sedan for instance
and this particular sports utility vehicle. Just going to turn on the air
conditioning, it’s getting quite warm in here, fan is really quiet even at high
mode and like I mentioned earlier the road noise; there is absolutely none and I
know we’re only doing 50K but when we even get up to 100K on the
motorway you can’t hear a thing, so I think Kia have done a fantastic job of
that. Visibility is great like I also
mentioned before, clearly see everything out the rear window the rear
mirrors have got good visibility as well. Lane departure warning on this particular
vehicle and good side view as well on the left-hand side mirror. Everything is
really nicely touched so you’ve got a leather steering
wheel which is good because you know your hands are constantly on that so
it’s nice to have a good finish on that, got a nice leather top on the gear lever
as well drive mode down here. So what are in now, sport, also got normal and eco
so that’s let’s go for normal and just respect this particular demonstrator
that Kia have kindly given us. So I highly recommend Kia, had a really good
experience at the dealership now, they kindly sat me down, took my driver’s
license detail and really took good care of me.
So that is particularly good, so if you are in the position to buy from from the
dealership then I highly recommend Kia, if you’re buying pre-owned then
obviously you won’t be going via the dealership but still nonetheless you get
a five year warranty with this so that’s presumably transferable to the
subsequent owners but, there, just getting off the mark there it’s very
quick off the mark, getting off the mark there at the lights
onto the motorway on ramp. On the motorway now, just merging into the
middle lane doing about 80K, so presumably you can hear me quite clearly, that’s
your lane departure warning, which I’ve also got on the heads-up display now
so literally don’t have to take my eyes off the road. I’ve got my speed sign
which is 100K speed limit, I’ve got my actual speed which is 72 kilometers /
hour and then I’ve got other lane departure warning notifications
that also come up on the heads-up display. So I must admit I’m not used to
the heads-up display but I was going to turn it off but I’ve decided to keep it
on and keep an open mind and I’m really enjoying it actually, I can merge into
the fast lane now or this right-hand side lane and come up to
100K. So this version also has radar cruis, so we’re going to turn this on
‘cruise smart cruise conditions are not met’. Here we go,
we’ve got our cruise on, geez, I can even feel taking over the steering, that
is quite cool, haven’t felt that before either, so getting an icon and a signal
up here too, getting a lot of lane departure notifications on the left in
the heads-up display now that I’m in the right-hand side lane and just feel
really calm and natural in here, nothing unobtrusive or sticking, out everything’s
fantastic, so a really enjoyable experience in the Kia Seltos, they’ve
done incredibly well to come up with this vehicle and this is all you need,
I’ll be absolutely happy with one of these, so it’s a shame I have to return it
but I’ll be keeping my eye on one of these that’s for sure in the near future. This version is 4.3 meters long 1.8 meters
wide and about 1.6 meters high so it comfortably fitted in my garage just
now and also that length is significantly bigger than other SUVs in
this class or range so it’s certainly or it might be classified as
a small sport utility vehicle (SUV) but it feels like a mid-range sport
utility vehicle, so your passengers in the back are going to have plenty of
legroom and they’re going to be very comfortable. So it’s a
fantastic daily driver and just going to merge into the middle lane now. So the brakes are very good and it’s
just such a comfortable, reliable and safe car to be in that I highly
recommend it and I just can’t speak highly of Kia in this instance,
they’ve really learned from their previous Sportage model in this SUV
sector and I think they’ve created a really fantastic product here to
supplement their the range. So good on them and let’s take this exit to return
this nice car we’ve kindly been given from the dealership. So the 1.6 litre
turbo you really feel it there, it’s all you need and on the right road at the right time you can really enjoy it. Let’s test the brakes, so coming down from 100 to 50k
zone; stops on a dime, no bumps no bangs. So, in summary the Kia, an absolutely
fantastic vehicle and if you’ve got the budget to get into a new one that’s
great. There’s four models to choose from. Like I say it comes off a
five-year warranty; 100,000 kilometer warranty, whichever comes first and if
you’re got the budget to go for the top of the range I highly recommend it, if
you don’t then even the entry-level range is certainly high quality indeed
so and there’s two models in between the low range and the highest
range, so something for everyone and if you think it’s you then certainly get
along to your Kia dealership to check it out and there’s more information if
you Google “Kia Seltos'”. Have an awesome day. Cheers.

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