Kia’s Seltos series will soon be expanded to include damped SUVs. The automaker announced the next model under the “Project X” banner. It is said that the sturdy-looking Seltos are similar to the XLine concept shown at the 2020 Auto Expo. Project X will be a silent version of selto. Nothing has changed under the hood. Kia tried to repair Seltos for the second time.
The Seltos XLine concept car was unveiled at the Delhi NCR last year, and its design is different from the standard model. The inflatable SUV is painted matte gray and the body is black, except for the chrome strips. Along the sidewalls, the radiator grille is trimmed with dark chrome, the bumper is trimmed with bright black, and the fog lamp housing is made of bronze fittings.
Plus an eye-catching artificial floor. Although the design of the alloy wheels follows Seltos’ standard GT series, it is darker in color. However, the basic outline of the SUV remains unchanged. The contact is transferred to the production BOM model.
This is not the first time Kia has used the XLine name on Seltos-the XLine Trail Attack and XLine Urban concepts based on USspec Seltos were launched at the Angel Show at the end of 2019. However, it is expected that the 1.6-liter turbo four-wheel drive (AWD) gasoline engine will bring the Seltos XLine to the market without any changes under the hood because considering that India does not have a Kia model, the powertrain modification will be very expensive without the biggest heart.
Turbo gasoline or all-wheel drive. There are a variety of engine options for regular Seltos on the market: 115 hp, 1.5-liter gasoline engine with 6-speed manual, 6-speed iMT manual without clutch or CVT automatic transmission; 1.5 liters 115 hp diesel, with 6-speed manual transmission Or a 6-speed automatic transmission with a torque converter; and a 1.4-liter 140-horsepower turbo gasoline engine with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT automatic transmission.
The standard Kia Seltos is priced at 10 lakh rupees (Delhi showroom). The cost of the Seltos XLine is expected to be higher than that of the conventional model.
The SUV that launched the limited edition Seltos Anniversary Edition last year will be the Seltos XLine, which will compete with Tata Harrier Dark Edition, Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, Renault Duster, Skoda Kushaq, and the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun.