Kia Seltos Facelift: In 2019, Kia introduced the Seltos, a popular compact SUV, to the Indian market. It comes in a number of different flavors, powered by a variety of different engines, and with a host of customizable features. The Kia Seltos Facelift has just been released, but how well does it do in crash tests?
The Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) gave the Kia Seltos a perfect score of five stars for its crashworthiness. All models manufactured after October 2019 are included in the rating. Adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, vulnerable road user protection, and safety assist are the four categories that are considered in the ANCAP crash test.
The Kia Seltos received an 85% for the protection of adult occupants and an 83% for the protection of kid occupants. It also received a 70% safety assist rating and a 61% rating for protecting vulnerable road users. The Seltos scored well in the ANCAP’s frontal offset test, earning acclaim for its ability to keep driver and passenger heads, chests, and lower legs safe. In addition, it was mentioned that the Seltos is equipped with reliable standard autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane keep assist (LKA).
Kia Seltos Facelift Model Global NCAP Crash Test Ratings
As part of its #SaferCarsForIndia initiative, the Global NCAP has also evaluated the Kia Seltos. Based on how well a vehicle does in the frontal offset test, the Global NCAP assigns it an overall occupant protection grade between one and five stars.
The Kia Seltos was rated at three stars for the protection of adult passengers and two stars for the protection of young passengers. The tiny SUV’s body shell was deemed unstable. The driver’s feet and legs appeared to have been hurt by the shaky footrest. The Global NCAP also noted that not all seats were equipped with three-point seat belts, and that there were no ISOFIX anchors for infant car seats.
Comparison with Other Models
here is a comparison of the safety ratings of the new Kia Seltos facelift with other models in India:
|ANCAP safety rating
|Global NCAP safety rating
|New Kia Seltos facelift
|5 stars (as of 2019)
|Maruti Suzuki S-Cross
|4 stars (as of 2022)
|5 stars (as of 2021)
|5 stars (as of 2020)
The Kia Seltos has won over a lot of fans with its combination of good looks, high-quality features, and affordable price. There is, nevertheless, potential for improvement in terms of safety, particularly with regards to the body shell, the footwell construction, and the availability of rear seat belts. The next generation of the Kia Seltos, which is now in the works, may improve upon these points and increase the safety of its passengers in the event of a collision.