Seltos

The Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos are very similar cars. What’s unique about them?

The Creta and Seltos are practically the same cars with the same platforms, engines and transmission options. They are differently packed and come with mildly different price tags.

While there could be quite a few differences that the Creta has, here’s what makes the biggest impact

Seltos
The Seltos has more market acceptance of value for money than the Creta.

1. PANORAMIC SUNROOF

From the SX variants onwards, the Creta gets a panoramic sunroof while the Kia Seltos gets only a moon-roof option. The panoramic sunroof becomes a big selling point for buyers to choose the Creta over the Seltos.

Panoramic sunroof in the Creta is a big selling point.

2. SAFETY TECH IN THE MIDDLE VARIANTS

The Creta gets a few additional safety features like Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control and Hill Assist right from the SX variant again. The Seltos doesn’t get these in the middle variants.

Creta gets safety tech in the middle HTX trims, but the Seltos gets it only in the GTX trims.

3. e-PARKING BRAKE

One fancy trick the Creta uses is the e-parking brake button. As of now, e-parking breaks are found only in the premium cars and not in the affordable ones. This way, the Creta is able to prove that it is a more premium offering.

e-Parking brake gives a very premium outlook to the car, but enthusiasts wouldn’t really like it.

4. PADDLE SHIFTERS

While the Seltos is a loaded car, the Creta’s wild card feature to appeal to driving enthusiasts is the paddle shifters that come available with the IVT, DCT and AT options.

The Paddles shifters aren’t present in the Seltos, even in the top GTX+ Trims.

Here’s what the Seltos offers though, that the Creta doesn’t:

1. HEADS UP DISPLAY

The Seltos, in the top-end GTX+ trim, gets a Heads Up Display for the driver that reads the current speed, speed limits and navigation information. This helps as it doesn’t require the driver to change their line of view from the road.

Heads Up Display has a lot more to do with Safety than coolness.

2. HIGHLINE TPMS IN LOWER VARIANTS

While the Creta gives you low-line TPMS, the Seltos gives you Highline TPMS (a more advanced system that tells you tyre pressure in each tyre while the lowline would only tell you that some tyre has non-uniform pressure).

The Seltos gets Highline TPMS while the Creta gets Lowline TPMS in most of the variants.

3. 360-DEGREE CAMERA

The Seltos is probably the only other car, apart from the Nissan Kicks to offer 360* camera view, which is super convenient and useful while parking. This gives you a birds-eye-view of the parking situation.

360 degree camera is a huge advantage.

4. BLIND SPOT VIEW MONITOR

As a by-product of the 360* camera, you also get a blindspot monitor or an input from the cameras underneath both the mirrors based on your lane-change indicator. This view comes up in your instrument cluster.

The cameras under the ORVMs give you this view in the Instrument Cluster.

Hope this was helpful.

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