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Test Kia Seltos for Russia: any questions for the quiet and the CVT

Za rulem tested the crossover, prepared for Russia. The main concern is the CVT: in contrast to the platform of the Hyundai Creta, Seltos equipped with not favorite we have transmission.Cyril Mileshkin “Behind the wheel”

How come Kia Seltos?

Sled revelations from the car did not expect, they never happened. Potholes on the Austrian roads, which drove the brood Sultonov in the Russian room is not found. So the test pits put to the test in Russia. Rare asphalt joints and curbs 17-inch wheels work out calmly. I think, at the top “eighteenth” footwear discomfort will not be.

During the test, Korean version Seltosa chief editor of the magazine “Behind the wheel” Maxim Kadako complained of excessive stiffness of the suspension. Caught echoes of the problems, and I may work on the mistakes done by not to end.

Kia Seltos passed the endurance test at the Dmitrov avtopoligone. Cycle of 50 000 km-equivalent mileage of 150 000 km in real life. The results of all recalibrated shock absorbers, replaced front springs and a stabilizer bar.

In the palette Sentosa eight standard six metallics and two-tone options.In the palette Sentosa eight standard six metallics and two-tone options.

But for stability there are questions. Rut in Austria is not seen, but pulled up periodically accounted for. The wind, of course, test days was blowing mercilessly, however it all can not be attributed. However, buyers of the most expensive complete Premium (for 1.81 million rubles with the engine 2.0 or 2 million rubles with the turbo engine) can assign these problems for electronics. This machine will be a withholding system in the lane, so let it taxis.

Sound insulation praise will not. Under the European road car shod in the non-studded Gislaved, the hum of which penetrates well into the interior. What will happen if you have “nails”? Assists the tyres, the exhaust, which could be clearly heard from any place. But especially with rear right: when overclocking the solo muffler through the baggage compartment sounds especially expressive. Not to say that the sound is pleasant.

The interior is a visual perception will give odds to any competitor. The key role played by the “rich” display of 10.25 inches. But soft plastic with almost no.The interior is a visual perception will give odds to any competitor. The key role played by the “rich” display of 10.25 inches. But soft plastic with almost no.

Where did the CVT?

The main news is the emergence of the variator. House design Kia. Moreover, third generation (before CVT was put on small-scale models, which in Russia was not). In unit eight quasiperiodic and chain instead of a belt. They say everything is secure: the transmission in the tail and mane drove all on the same Dmitrovsky avtopoligone, simulating 150 000 km actual operation.

The CVT works well, but hangs at a high rpm before changing virtual steps I would like to make shorter. In non-ideal noise tone high engine speed time to become Intrusive.

Variator bet only with the 149-horsepower engine 2.0, which is available with front-or all-wheel drive. For basic atmosfernika 1.6 (123 HP) left a 6-speed box — mechanics and machine. Koreans are not afraid to lose the image because the Kia and Hyundai cars a lot of Russians gave preference for the use of classic machines! Now, this transmission is really running the motor will not. The brand nod to competitors: those say, also on CVT.

The Koreans took a chance and put the fastest motor 2.0 CVT. The machine is only for 1.6. Turbo version comes with a double clutch robot, but this piece goods, given the prices from of 1.79 to 1.99 million rubles.The Koreans took a chance and put the fastest motor 2.0 CVT. The machine is only for 1.6. Turbo version comes with a double clutch robot, but this piece goods, given the prices from of 1.79 to 1.99 million rubles.

Our forecast

Every year in Russia there are models that can change the balance of power in the very top of sales statistics. Seltos is one of them.

Surprising: the Kia brand offers we have a wide range of other mass-market brands, the compact crossover still not there! There are two with the prefix “pseudo” — Rio X-Line and the Soul, is a mid-size SUV Sportage, and the player in the dynamic segment has appeared only now.

It is easy to suspect “political motivations”. Say, dominant in the group brand Hyundai gathered the cream of Kretol, it is now possible relative to release on thinning the clearing. But not everything is so simple!

Creta is present on the market 3.5 years, and many owners have already thought about a replacement. If you stay loyal to Korean brands, the next step would be to switch to a higher class: Hyundai Tucson or Kia Sportage, and it is in a decent configuration at least 1.6–1.7 million rubles. And here comes Kia Seltos, which is 100 mm long Cretu, more stylish and better equipped. Is it worth if we ignore the obviously non-tradable options, from 1.2 to 1.6 million (range of prices of all versions from 1.1 to 2 million). But with the Soul the price tag for Seltosa almost one-to-one. But the Soul is strictly front-wheel drive wholly “citizen”, and Seltos does not shy away from outings. Here you have a choice.

Test Kia Seltos for Russia: any questions for the quiet and the CVT

Za rulem tested the crossover, prepared for Russia. The main concern is the CVT: in contrast to the platform of the Hyundai Creta, Seltos equipped with not favorite we have transmission.

Test Kia Seltos for Russia: any questions for the quiet and the CVT

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Test Kia Seltos for Russia: any questions for the quiet and the CVT

Za rulem tested the crossover, prepared for Russia. The main concern is the CVT: in contrast to the platform of the Hyundai Creta, Seltos equipped with not favorite we have transmission.

Test Kia Seltos for Russia: any questions for the quiet and the CVT

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