Kia Seltos User Review –Torque Converter Issue

This blog post is based on Kia Seltos user review.

Since its launch in India in 2019, the Kia Seltos has remained one of the top-selling SUVs in the country. The Seltos not only looks stunning from the outside, but it also looks premium from the inside. It is filled with features, and most of them were class first in the class.

Kia Seltos user review

Indian consumers loved the Kia Seltos so much that they did not hesitate to stretch their budget to buy one. Even today, the Seltos have a solid fan following.

If you have decided to buy the Kia Seltos, no doubt you have made the right decision. Despite getting 3-stars, Kia Seltos sells like a hot cake even today.

People love Kia Seltos for its performance, looks, quality, and interior space. It is an ideal transport for a family of five or less. 

Rear-World Kia Seltos User Review

At, we decided to follow real-world Kia Seltos user reviews and document their experiences.

Here’s an excerpt from a YT video about a doctor’s experience with his Kia Seltos. The Doctor is super happy with his possession, and he seems to enjoy every ride in his Seltos.

He says Kia Seltos’s diesel engine is super refined. The engine is so silent that you cant decide whether it is diesel or petrol.

I have no complaints about the Seltos interiors or its space, and I am happy with the quality.

At one instance, the Doctor stated he would drive the Kia Seltos for thousand kilometers at a stretch without being fatigued. That is what Kia Seltos is all about, which is why it is popular.

The Doctor decided on Kia Seltos among the competition

The Doctor choose Kia Seltos over other SUVs such as Hyundai Creta, Mahindra Scorpio, MG Hector, and Tata Harrier.

He has a specific reason why he prefers Kia Seltos over other SUVs. You should watch the video to which I have provided the link at the end of this article.

Kia Seltos is an affordable luxury SUV

According to him, customers who wish to buy a bigger car, bigger than sub-4 meters,  can afford only the base model. Especially in the 11-18 Lakh budget. However, customers can buy Kia Seltos top variant with a similar budget. 

That’s about owning the Kia Seltos.

Prefer Kia Seltos over Tata Harrier

On questioning why he did not prefer Tata Harrier over Kia Seltos? He says Tata Harrier is a powerful SUV. It’s “big and spacious,” and he could have bought it in a similar price range.

But somehow, he did not like certain things in the Harrier, like the vibrations when the engine was started. This is something which should be closely examined.

Kia Seltos, too, has issues

However, the Doctor has addressed two issues concerning his SUV. The first issue is with the torque converter and the other with the Kia Seltos side claddings. Despite this, he seems to have no regrets about buying the Seltos.

Saved Money with Kia Seltos Insurance

The Doctor purchased the Kia Seltos in November 2020 for Rs. 15.22 Lakh (on-road price). In fact, the on-road price of Kia Seltos was Rs. 15.50 Lakh then, but he saved some money by opting for car insurance from outside the showroom.

For some reason, the car showrooms quote more for the insurance that will add up to the on-road price. Apparently, you can save some money if you subscribe to car insurance from a different provider.

But there seem to be both pros and cons if you opt for a different car insurance provider. Try to spend some time understanding the insurance part before you finalize your decision.

The Doctor has been driving the Kia Seltos for the past 6 months, and he is enjoying it. However, there are some shortcomings in Kia Seltos that need improvement.

Torque Converter makes noise

Kia Seltos Automatic

The Automatic Torque Converter makes noise in the first and second gear. The Doc is driving another car, the Chevrolet Cruz Automatic, in which he does not experience such an issue.

Kia Seltos side cladding fading away

The Doctor tried polishing the black cladding, but that did not help. The cladding color changed or faded over time.

Kia wouldn’t have imagined that the customers would notice the side claddings fading away. This seems to be an issue with almost all the car brands.

The above-discussed issues may be one of the cases. Additionally, Kia may have already addressed these issues.

That’s about the Kia Seltos user review, and here’s the link for the video. You may wish to read all the user reviews in this auto blog.

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