Kia Seltos has recently been crash-tested by ANCAP (Australian New Car Assesment Program) in which it scored 5 stars. The adult occupant protection came out to be 85%, child occupant protection at 83%, 70% score in safety assist and 61% in vulnerable road user protection.
Kia Seltos is the smallest SUV in Kia Australia’s lineup and Kia imports it from South Korea and sells it in the Australian markets. Features like 6 Airbags, ABS with EBD, Lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, emergency lane keeping and tyre pressure monitoring system are standard. The Indian spec Kia Seltos, on the other hand, comes with 2 airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and speed sensing alarm as standard.
After comparing the specs, we found that the Australian spec Seltos is longer by 55 mm which leads to increased wheelbase by 20mm. However Australian spec Seltos stands 30mm shorter than the Indian-spec Seltos.
Seltos sold in Australia has larger engines that include a 2.0 litre NA petrol engine with 147 bhp of power while the other one is a 1.6 litre T-GDI petrol with 174 bhp of power on tap. The Australian spec Seltos is also available in AWD variants. Indian spec Seltos comes with a 1.5 NA petrol, 1.4 T-GDI petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engines paired with IVT, 7-speed DCT and 6-speed AT accordingly.
Although we can’t judge the Indian spec Seltos with these results, if we consider the structural rigidity of both the cars as same, we can expect a good rating in Global NCAP crash test which tests the Indian cars under #SaferCarsForIndia campaign.
See the full crash test report here
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