Kia recently showcased X-Line version of their popular mid size SUV Seltos in the market. All details regarding the were available online except for the prices. Kia has now officially launched the X-Line variant of the Seltos in market. Prices for the Kia Seltos start at Rs 17.79 lakh, ex-showroom. The Kia Seltos X-Line is the new top-end variant and it can be booked at any of Kia’s 300+ touch points across the country and on Kia’s official website.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Tae-Jin Park, Executive Director and Chief Sales & Business Strategy Officer, Kia India said, “Seltos is a breakthrough product that laid a strong foundation and marked the beginning of Kia’s journey in India. This product has been an inspiration for the entire mid-SUV segment in the country, in a true sense. With the introduction of top-of-the-line X Line trim, we want to offer an even more premium, exclusive product that will consolidate Seltos imagery leadership and premium positioning.”.
The newly launched X-Line variant is actually a much more rugged looking version of the regular Seltos. Kia Seltos X-Line’s most attractive feature is its paint ob. It gets an Xclusive Matte Graphite exterior colour. This is actually the first a manufacturer is offering this type of paint job in India from factory. The chrome finish on the front grille has all been blacked out. Lower part of the bumper gets Orange accents which differentiate it from regular GT Line verisons.
It retains, all LED headlamps, turn indicators and ice cube shaped LED fog lamps. Coming to the side profile, Kia offers 18 inch alloy wheels with a new design to it. An Orange coloured accent is seen on the lower door cladding of the SUV and at the rear, the chrome applique between the LED tail lamps have all been blacked out. The rear bumper also gets an Orange accents.
Moving inside, the interiors on the Seltos remain the same as regular Seltos. The only change here are the upholstery. X-Line version now gets Indigo Pera Leatherette upholstery. As this is based on the top-end trim, Seltos offers all the features that Kia offers. The X-Line variant of the Kia Seltos is available with 1.5 litre turbo diesel with automatic transmission and 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine with 7-speed DCT gearbox. Manual versions do not come in X-Line variant. Other than these two engine options, Kia is also offering a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that comes with iMT, manual and IVT gearbox options. The turbo petrol variant is price at Rs 17.79 lakh, ex-showroom and the diesel is priced at Rs 18.10 lakh, ex-showroom.
Kia had showcased the X-Line concept of Seltos at the Auto Expo last year. The Concept was a more rugged looking version of the regular Seltos. The production version however misses out on several design elements from the concept. The X-Line launched in the market is more like a Seltos with ample cosmetic changes to make it look more rugged or different from other SUVs in the segment. Kia Seltos is a mid size SUV that competes with cars like Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks, MG Hector, Tata Harrier in the segment.