5 Missing Features In Kia Seltos But Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Offers | V3Cars
Maruti Suzuki recently revealed their all-new Nexa Grand Vitara hybrid SUV for our market. The new offering from Maruti Suzuki rivals other C-Segment SUVs like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Astor, Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq.
We pit the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara against the Kia Seltos to tell you 5 features that are missing in the Seltos but present in the Grand Vitara.
1. Panoramic Sunroof
2. Mild- And Strong Hybrid Powertrains
The Grand Vitara comes with a 1.5L mild-hybrid and 1.5L strong hybrid powertrain options. The Nexa Grand Vitara hybrid offers a claimed fuel efficiency of 27.97kmpl. The Kia Seltos, on the other hand, offers a diverse range of engine options but none offer any kind of hybridisation. For automatic SUV buyers, the diesel-automatic is the most fuel-efficient powertrain of the Seltos, which offers only 18kmpl. So, the Nexa Grand Vitara hybrid will save you about Rs. 1.50 for every kilometre you drive compared to the Seltos diesel-automatic.
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The 1.5L mild-hybrid petrol engine in the Grand Vitara also comes with the option of 4-wheel-drive, albeit with the manual transmission only. Meanwhile, Kia offer the Seltos with a 4-wheel-drive system in global markets, but the India-spec Seltos comes with a front-wheel-drive setup.
4. More Standard Features
The Grand Vitara comes with more standard features than the Kia Seltos. Even the base variant of the Grand Vitara offers features like keyless entry with push-button start/stop, rear armrest, 3-point seatbelts for all passengers, telescopic steering, 17-inch wheels, auto AC, 60:40 split-folding rear seatbacks, PM 2.5 air purifier, rear disc brakes, electronic stability control and hill-start assist. These features aren’t available in the base model of the Kia Seltos.
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5. 3-point seatbelts for 5 passengers
The Grand Vitara comes with 3-point seatbelts for all the passengers as standard right from the base variant. The Seltos, on the other hand, offers 3-point seatbelts for 4 passengers while the rear-seat middle passenger gets only a lap belt.