The Kia Seltos now has an upper variant in the form of the X Line trim, which costs Rs 17.79 lakh for the petrol and Rs 18.10 lakh for the diesel (ex-showroom, India). At the 2020 Auto Show, Kia previewed this model with the Seltos X-Line concept. Kia’s dealer network and website are now accepting reservations for the new model. The petrol GTX+ (previously top-spec trim) costs Rs 17.64 lakh, while the diesel GTX+ costs Rs 17.85 lakh. As a result, the new X Line is priced at addition of Rs 15,000 for petrol and Rs 25,000 for diesel.
Kia Seltos X Line (Ex-Showroom Prices)
Rs 17.79 Lakh
Rs 18.10 Lakh
Similar to what Tata did with its Dark edition model, Kia has given the Seltos X Line a number of cosmetic upgrades to give it its own identity. The new ‘Xclusive Matte Graphite’ paint is the most notable exterior change, and it is distinctive in the sector because no other model offers a smooth finish.
The front and rear skid plates, ORVMs, shark-fin antenna, tailgate garnish, and faux exhaust on the rear bumper have all been given an ‘Xclusive Piano black’ (gloss black) finish by Kia. The ‘Sun Orange’ accents on the skid plates, side door garnish, and wheel centre caps compliment the gloss black inserts. Also, it is equipped with a larger set of 18-inch alloy wheels with a matte graphite finish. The ‘X Line’ badge on the tailgate distinguishes the new model from the rest of the lineup.
Interiors And Features
The Seltos X-interior Line’s features new Indigo Pera leatherette upholstery on the seats (which feature a new honeycomb pattern) as well as the door cards. This means a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, connected car technology, automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, and a sunroof are included.
The new Seltos X-Line is mechanically identical to the standard SUV. It is available with a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine that produces 140hp and 242Nm, as well as a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine that produces 115hp and 250Nm. It’s worth noting that these engines only come with automatic transmission options. The turbo-petrol engine is mated to a 7-speed DCT transmission, whereas the diesel engine is mated to a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
The Seltos X-Line competes with other mid-size SUVs on the market, including the Skoda Kushaq, Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, Renault Duster, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, MG Hector, and Tata Harrier, as well as the regular model.