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Seltos GT-line, (=SX), 2020 model, Mars Orange, 1.6L turbo, AWD
Has anyone else noticed that it appears they have an inbuilt over-read in the speed indication. Here in Aus they seem to have been programmed to over-read by 4kph, no matter what the speed, so it's not simply a percentage error. This has been confirmed by a 'Wheels' magazine road test as well. That is at 100kph you are actually, by GPS, doing only 96. Same 4kph difference right through the speed range..? I suspect it is to make sure there can be no chance of inadvertent speed excess of limit by speedo error, but it does seem a bit of an over-kill. Mazdas appear to have a 2kph over-read as standard, by same 'Wheels' test. Worth knowing and checking if your car is the same, so you can adjust the cruise appropriately to not annoy folk behind you. One possible plus is that it might allow one, at tyre renewal stage, to slightly increase the sidewall depth for slightly wider footprint and softer ride..? Just a thought...