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Kia Seltos Turbo Petrol Or Diesel? Mileage & Running Cost Comparison

If you’re wondering whether you should buy the Kia Seltos turbo petrol or diesel then this article will help you come to a conclusion. Here, we’ll take the latest ex-showroom prices of the Seltos and look at the price difference. Based on the current turbo petrol and diesel prices, we’ll calculate the kilometres you need to drive the car to recover the higher upfront cost. This should help you decide which engine option of the Seltos will work best for you and save you money in the long run. Let’s start with the difference in their ex-showroom prices.

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Kia Seltos Turbo Petrol Vs Diesel - Price Comparison

Let’s look at the latest ex-showroom prices of the Kia Seltos turbo petrol and diesel to see what extra cost you’re paying for the Seltos diesel over the Seltos turbo petrol.

KIA SELTOS TURBO PETROL VS DIESEL PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI (FEBRUARY 2022)

Variants

Turbo Petrol Prices

Difference

Diesel Prices

GTX Plus Automatic

Rs. 17,65,000

Rs. 30,000

Rs. 17,95,000

X Line Automatic

Rs. 17,89,000

Rs. 30,000

Rs. 18,19,000

With the automatic transmission, the ex-showroom price of the Seltos diesel is Rs. 30,000 higher than the turbo petrol.

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Kia Seltos Turbo Petrol Vs Diesel - Running Cost Calculation - February 2022

Now, let’s compare the per kilometre fuel cost you’ll incur with both the engine options. For this, we’ll use the latest petrol and diesel prices in Delhi and the official mileage figures as a baseline.

KIA SELTOS

COST PER KM (FEBRUARY 2022)

 

Turbo Petrol

Difference

Diesel

Fuel Price Delhi

Rs. 95.45

Rs. 8.74

Rs. 86.71

Automatic Mileage

16.5kmpl

1.5kmpl

18kmpl

Automatic Cost Per KM

Rs. 5.78

Rs. 0.97

Rs. 4.82

With the automatic, the Kia Seltos diesel will save you Rs. 0.97/km compared to the turbo petrol automatic.

Kilometres To Breakeven With Kia Seltos Diesel

KIA SELTOS TURBO PETROL VS DIESEL

KM TO RECOVER (FEBRUARY 2022)

Variants

KM to Recover

GTX Plus Automatic

31,004km

X Line Automatic

31,004km

With the automatic, you’ll have to drive at least 31,004 km to justify buying the Seltos diesel over the turbo petrol automatic.

Should You Buy Kia Seltos Turbo Petrol Or Diesel?

While the price difference between the Seltos turbo petrol automatic and diesel automatic is small, the difference in official mileage figures is also small. The inefficient torque converter automatic takes away some of the fuel-efficiency advantage of the Seltos diesel. On the flip side, the diesel engine’s torque converter automatic is a reliable workhorse while the dual-clutch type of automatics are yet to prove their long-term reliability.

If you see yourself driving the car for 50,000km or more, then you can consider the Seltos diesel automatic over the Seltos turbo petrol automatic.

You can use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Prathu Sharma

Engineer by upbringing, artist by passion, motorhead because ,why not! Likes to know about everything related to technology, switches between american muscle and german innovation depending on the day. Wants to own 69' Mustang Mach 1 and to drive BMW M3 87'someday.

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