We all know the Kia Seltos very well and ever since its launch it has taken the Indian market by storm. Right from its first month in sales, the Kia Seltos has taken leadership position with record sales nearly every month. It has been the best selling SUV of India and with no sign of its appeal going down, despite a long list of competitors.
However, while no doubt many of you are thinking of buying one, the one question which you might have is the kind of mileage you actually get in the real world. Well we have the answer as we drove the Seltos DCT 1.4 turbo petrol and 1.5l diesel manual/automatic for a mileage test. We drove the car in the city plus also drove it extensively on the highway before lockdown. Have a look and read the real world mileage figures of this car.
Kia Seltos Petrol DCT Mileage
The Seltos with the 1.4 Turbo DCT has been one of the most popular selling versions in the Seltos range and that is due to the power on offer along with the responsive 7-speed dual clutch automatic. The 1.4l Turbo petrol makes 140 bhp and 242Nm which gives the Seltos a lot of performance. In terms of the official mileage figure the number is 16.5 kmpl. We drove the car in the worst of traffic and of course on the highway.
Do note that with a turbo-petrol, it all depends on the way you drive. In mixed driving with use of Sports mode, the mileage figure will not be in double digits with the worst figure being 7.5 kmpl but it settled at 8-9 kmpl. Drive in eco mode and it will do a bit better. On the highways the DCT gearbox gives a smooth drive while we got 13 kmpl there. So yes the DCT automatic is sensitive to your driving style.
Kia Seltos Diesel Manual and Automatic Mileage
As expectedly the diesel performed very well but what surprised us, is the absolutely stunning mileage figures of the diesel manual that we got on the highways. The Seltos gets a 1.5l diesel with 115 bhp and 250Nm. There is either a 6-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual.
The automatic has an official figure of 18 kmpl and in the city the figure we got was 14-15 kmpl which is very close and that is a great number. It rose on the highways also. However the star is the diesel manual.
The official figure is 21kmpl and while in the city we got 15-16 kmpl, on the highway, when driven sedately with 6th gear, the mileage climbed to 21.3 kmpl. When cruising, you will easily get 18-20 kmpl in this car.
The Seltos has been a big success and the reason is that it does nearly everything well- mileage included. If you like performance and want to buy the petrol, then the turbo is a good choice with decent FE however for those who crave range and ultimate fuel economy, the diesel is the one to buy.
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