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Yesterday, I traded in my 2021 SX turbo for a 2023 Sportage X-Pro Prestige AWD. The Sportage is roomier than the Seltos which I like. I sure had fun with the Seltos but I need more room. I commute between AZ and IN which is about 1,800 miles one way. Halfway in our trip, we rest up at a rest area or truck stop if weather permits. In the Seltos, we can’t fully recline our seat because of some of our load are on the rear seat. Not a restful “rest stop”. And also, I am so annoyed at truckers on the highway at night - they always flick their headlights on me because of the bright LED headlight of the Seltos. Bad design of the Seltos headlight. I think the left side headlight of my Seltos is/was for countries with right-hand drive cars!

Anyway, I will be moving on to the Sportage forum.

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Hello again. I am sticking around to tell Seltos owners that I am very happy with my 2023 Sportage X-Pro Prestige AWD. I updated my infotainment/navigation system yesterday. I was happy to see that it does not require to have the engine running! And in fact it can continue installing the update even if the ignition is turned off!

Also my Sportage can drive itself (LFA), farther than the Seltos, before it complains to have your hand on the steering wheel! Amazing improvement.
 

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Hello again. I am sticking around to tell Seltos owners that I am very happy with my 2023 Sportage X-Pro Prestige AWD. I updated my infotainment/navigation system yesterday. I was happy to see that it does not require to have the engine running! And in fact it can continue installing the update even if the ignition is turned off!

Also my Sportage can drive itself (LFA), farther than the Seltos, before it complains to have your hand on the steering wheel! Amazing improvement.
Pleased you are enjoying your Sportage. My brother-in-law likes our Seltos, and the Kia range in general, and he's been a Hyundai man up to now. He has a ordered a new Sportage, but the wait time here in Oz is about 6 months, as all the Kia models are so popular. However, coming back to your comment re the headlights on your Seltos often attracting a flash, especially from truckies. Did you try altering the beam height with the knob beside the steering column..? In my model you can certainly do that, and I suspect it would be standard across all models..?
 

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Yes, I did adjust ithe beam so it points downward. However, since the Seltos headlight is not projector, it shines widespread hitting oncoming drivers. I think I have memtioned it here that the seltos headlight aiming is for countries with vehicles driven on the left side of the road. I’m an old fart and I know road courtesy at night. My point is, owners shouldn’t fiddle with the beam adjustment! It should have been adjusted properly in the factory. Here in the USA, we drive on the right side of the road so there should be more lighting on the right than the left. My seltos (God rest her soul) has it the opposite - more light on the left than the right, again, for countries who drive their vehicles on the left side of the road.
 

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Yes, I did adjust ithe beam so it points downward. However, since the Seltos headlight is not projector, it shines widespread hitting oncoming drivers. I think I have memtioned it here that the seltos headlight aiming is for countries with vehicles driven on the left side of the road. I’m an old fart and I know road courtesy at night. My point is, owners shouldn’t fiddle with the beam adjustment! It should have been adjusted properly in the factory. Here in the USA, we drive on the right side of the road so there should be more lighting on the right than the left. My seltos (God rest her soul) has it the opposite - more light on the left than the right, again, for countries who drive their vehicles on the left side of the road.
That would surprise me, Firefox, because Korea drives on the wrong side like North America, unlike here and Japan. So, if the lights were set for the country of origin, and the bulk of it’s markets, also left hand drive, ie, car on right side of road, one would not expect it to be set up permanently for the fewer countries that are right hand drive. Just sayin’… 😬😊
Did you get the dealer to have a go at fixing it..?
 

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Late PS. I suspect your light beam issue more related to the significant weight of your load. You mention often not able to recline your seats because of a lot in the back. Maybe the load was just too much for the light height adjustment to cope with..?
 
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