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Can't comment on "Class III" but here Down-Under 99.999% of hitches are 50mm (2 inch) so I'd be more than surprised, stunned even, if this wasn't 50mm (2 inch) also.


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Also looking for. 2” hitch for the AWD S for my bike carrier. I’d like to order from Amazon. I know it will say doesn’t fit the vehicle but wondered if anyone knows which aftermarket one to get?
 

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Also looking for. 2” hitch for the AWD S for my bike carrier. I’d like to order from Amazon. I know it will say doesn’t fit the vehicle but wondered if anyone knows which aftermarket one to get?
I don't think you will find a 2" you will need a 1 1/4 with a 2' adapter. I can't find one on Amazon.com, this is what is listed on Amazon.ca CURT 11578 Class 1 Trailer Hitch, 1-1/4-Inch Receiver, Select Kia Seltos, Receivers - Amazon Canada
This is Draw Tight Draw-Tite | Class I: 1-1/4" Hitch
You can also order from U Haul
 

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I don't think you will find a 2" you will need a 1 1/4 with a 2' adapter. I can't find one on Amazon.com, this is what is listed on Amazon.ca CURT 11578 Class 1 Trailer Hitch, 1-1/4-Inch Receiver, Select Kia Seltos, Receivers - Amazon Canada
This is Draw Tight Draw-Tite | Class I: 1-1/4" Hitch
You can also order from U Haul
Thanks Chappy. I was hoping there is an unofficial off label model that would work. I won’t spend too much more time looking.
Ended up getting the Curt hitch from Uhaul and installing myself. $89 for the hitch with in person though it was listed at $159. 1617081878017.png Was a difficult install due to gettingthe bolts on with the fishing wire.
 

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Ended up getting the Curt hitch from Uhaul and installing myself. $89 for the hitch with in person though it was listed at $159. View attachment 739 Was a difficult install due to gettingthe bolts on with the fishing wire.
Wow good deal I payed $165.00 CAD for mine which was a good deal for me, best part free shipping & no tax. Yup I struggled with the bolts to, It was a pain to hold the bolt while removing fish wire and then start nut without pushing bolt back through frame.
 

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Wow good deal I payed $165.00 CAD for mine which was a good deal for me, best part free shipping & no tax. Yup I struggled with the bolts to, It was a pain to hold the bolt while removing fish wire and then start nut without pushing bolt back through frame.
I was surprised too and would have been happy with $165 too and kept asking them “are you sure?” until realizing I should just be quiet😅 I figured it would be a return but it was brand new. Curt tech support suggested using a floor jack and that made it so much easier. I dropped one bolt in the frame so after that ended up unwinding enough wire to get the nut on then just yanking the remaining wire off. Wish I had know that earlier and in getting a new bolt shipped out tech guy said sometimes the wire has a kink from their supplier causing this. So I’m 5/6th done and will add the last bolt when it arrives. Also I had read in a review to first thread the wire through the bolt hole to the larger entry hole then threading on the bolt which made fishing it easier.
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If you google "not recommended for towing" you'll see that it's a North American "restriction" based mostly on law suits, not on mechanical ability. Many small cars in other countries are rated for towing, even as small as the Tercel. I have an aluminum utility trailer that will not be an issue at all. Also, if you look through the Seltos manual, it has all kinds of instructions for "when towing".
That's not true, it has to do with tongue weights, tow speed restrictions, and trailer brakes.

In Europe, almost all trailers have brakes, whereas many small ones in the US do not. In Europe, towing is often restricted to speeds as low as 45mph by law in some countries, whereas say in Texas the limit is 80mph. Related to the speed issue, in many European countries tongue weights are allowed to be as low as 5%, whereas in the US its 10% or double.

If you tow a trailer with very light tongue weight and its own brakes and you restrict yourself to low speeds, almost any vehicle can tow it without issue.

The US by contrast is the only country I know of to have created actual safety guidelines for towing that actually perform a variety of stringent tests, such as a steep grade test, a rapid lane change test, a high speed test, and more created by the Society of Automotive Engineers (J2807). While this isn't mandated by government, the fact that this standard exists has impact in the courts, and so manufacturers heed it voluntarily.

Its not bogus though, and frankly many of the tow recommendations are outright dangerous if used like many Americans would towing unbraked trailers at speeds of 55mph or higher as is often the case since unlike in Europe Americans often tow trailers vast distances where traveling at 45mph is a road hazard. The reason is that while its much more taxing on the vehicle, more tongue weight to the tune of 10-15% is inherently more stable. But it puts more load on the towing vehicle's frame, its tires, and if not braked its brakes, and so the tow ratings are usually MUCH lower or if already low in Europe than not recommended at all in the US. Its not a conspiracy or BS to be dismissed though, but sound engineering science.


tl;dr: If you're going to ignore the SAEs tow guidelines made for the US, then be sure you tow like a European and get a self-braked trailer and restrict your towing to 45mph backroads or feeders, and don't try to tow like an American.
 

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That's not true, it has to do with tongue weights, tow speed restrictions, and trailer brakes.

In Europe, almost all trailers have brakes, whereas many small ones in the US do not. In Europe, towing is often restricted to speeds as low as 45mph by law in some countries, whereas say in Texas the limit is 80mph. Related to the speed issue, in many European countries tongue weights are allowed to be as low as 5%, whereas in the US its 10% or double.

If you tow a trailer with very light tongue weight and its own brakes and you restrict yourself to low speeds, almost any vehicle can tow it without issue.

The US by contrast is the only country I know of to have created actual safety guidelines for towing that actually perform a variety of stringent tests, such as a steep grade test, a rapid lane change test, a high speed test, and more created by the Society of Automotive Engineers (J2807). While this isn't mandated by government, the fact that this standard exists has impact in the courts, and so manufacturers heed it voluntarily.

Its not bogus though, and frankly many of the tow recommendations are outright dangerous if used like many Americans would towing unbraked trailers at speeds of 55mph or higher as is often the case since unlike in Europe Americans often tow trailers vast distances where traveling at 45mph is a road hazard. The reason is that while its much more taxing on the vehicle, more tongue weight to the tune of 10-15% is inherently more stable. But it puts more load on the towing vehicle's frame, its tires, and if not braked its brakes, and so the tow ratings are usually MUCH lower or if already low in Europe than not recommended at all in the US. Its not a conspiracy or BS to be dismissed though, but sound engineering science.


tl;dr: If you're going to ignore the SAEs tow guidelines made for the US, then be sure you tow like a European and get a self-braked trailer and restrict your towing to 45mph backroads or feeders, and don't try to tow like an American.
That might explain restrictions in the US, but in Ontario Canada you do not require Independent braking system till gross weight equals or exceeds 1,350kg (2,977lbs) . Class 1 trailer hitch is 200lb tongue and gtw 2000lb which the Seltos is capable of. My insurance company & MTO have no problem with towing a trailer. KIA Manual states that it is not recommended but doesn't say you can't .
 
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