This Kia Seltos hits a buffalo at 80 kmph. The SUV suffers via minor damage.
Kia Seltos was the first SUV from carmaker for our market. It is among the top-selling SUVs in its segment. In its segment, it competes with the likes of Nissan Kicks and Hyundai Creta. Since its launch, we’ve seen a few accidents of the Kia Seltos, which clearly shows the robust built quality of the car. Here's an image of a recent accident, where the Kia SUV hits a buffalo at 80 kmph.
After looking at the images, one can say that the damage of the accident is not that much. The speed of the car was around 80 kmph, which means that the Kia SUV was maintaining a good speed. This accident shows the strong and sturdy built quality of the car. One can see in the image that there are a few minor dents around the front right headlamp, which are repairable. Other than this, there’s no damage on the exterior of the SUV. Buffalo is a big animal, and according to its size, the damage is a trifle.
We request our readers to drive a bit carefully on Indian highways because of such stray animals. Talking about Kia Seltos, it derives power from 1.2-litre petrol and 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The former develops 83 PS of power and 114 Nm of torque, while the latter is capable of shredding out power and torque outputs of 120 PS and 172 Nm, respectively. The naturally-aspirated petrol engine will come mated to a 5-speed MT as standard, while the turbocharged motor will be offered with three different engine options- 6-speed MT, 6-speed IMT, and a 7-speed DCT. The SUV will also be offered with a 1.5-litre oil burner, which puts out 100 PS of power and 240 Nm of torque. It will also be offered in a higher state of tune, where the power and torque output are measured at 115 PS and 250 Nm, respectively. Transmission duties on the oil burner will be done by either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox, depending upon the buyer's preference.