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Has anyone experience a hesitation when starting off slow? I sometimes get this and then it lurches forward
I have experienced this. It happens mostly when I am on a slope and start off with minimal pressure on the gas pedal. I presume it is one of the idiocentrciteis of a Dual Clutch transmission.I've also noticed placing my foot squarely on the pedal helps too. Having driven an MGB for years, pivoting on my heel is a rather bad habit!
 

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Normal for a Kia DCT perhaps. My BMW M4 and a earlier M3 did not have any issues. Of course I could buy 3 Seltos for the price of one M car.
That's because BMW uses a "wet clutch" rather than Kia's dry clutch. Dry saves money and allows the 7-speed DCT to be a reasonable packaging option for this car, wet would likely be cost-prohibitive.
 

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Also wanted to mention something I've noticed but still testing. It seems that putting the gear in the S mode and leaving it there creates smoother and faster shifts no matter what mode your in. I leave mine in smart mode(still breaking car in and only have 200 miles on the car) and the car feels sportier except the steering feel. No rough stop and go in the s position
 

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I’m totally surprised. I don’t have this behaviour at all. I leave it in Smart mode. Maybe it’s my driving style having owned dual clutch before. Honestly it feels pretty much like a tc transmission only shifts much quicker.
 

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I’m totally surprised. I don’t have this behaviour at all. I leave it in Smart mode. Maybe it’s my driving style having owned dual clutch before. Honestly it feels pretty much like a tc transmission only shifts much quicker.
I have experienced what others have. It only happens when trying to creep forward from a stop but turning off the engine stop and go button completely got rid of this issue. I have never owned a dual clutch transmission so I'm not aware of its behavior but I do like how smooth and fast it shifts. This is my wife's car and I haven't had much time to play around with it but I like the car alot, and considering getting a
kia when my subaru lease is up next year
 

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Also wanted to mention something I've noticed but still testing. It seems that putting the gear in the S mode and leaving it there creates smoother and faster shifts no matter what mode your in. I leave mine in smart mode(still breaking car in and only have 200 miles on the car) and the car feels sportier except the steering feel. No rough stop and go in the s position
ok so I just realized the S on the shifter (I’ve had my seltos for a month) what is the purpose of this? Just curious. Thanks!
 

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ok so I just realized the S on the shifter (I’ve had my seltos for a month) what is the purpose of this? Just curious. Thanks!
Sport mode will have the gearing set to stay at a lower gear until a higher throttle input. As the vehicle will have increased power output at higher RPMs (power band with the turbo), this helps with accelerating quickly. The trade off is that driving through town with Sport mode enabled will be more jerky as you let off the throttle.

Edit: Also, the best practice I’ve found is to use smart mode on the dial in front of the gear selector and then go between Sport and Smart (eco mode) using the gear selector. From what I understand and correct me if I’m wrong, the Drive Mode selector (the dial) won’t be any different than sport on the gear selector. In some other Kia/Hyundai vehicles, the dial will tighten the steering but the Seltos at all trim levels does not have steering adjustment.

Edit 2: the drive mode selector does in fact change steering tightness. My dealer gave me a very poor explanation of how that all works in the Seltos specifically, but YouTube has solved that for me.
 
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