Kia India has released the first photos and details of the new Certos X-Line. This latest version is inspired by the Seltos X-Line Concept that was unveiled at Auto Expo 2020. The Seltos X-Line was officially announced in September 2021 and has a better look and feel than the standard SUV. There are no mechanical upgrades to the standard Seltos version of the Seltos Mechanic India Second Special Edition SUV.
Think of the New Seltos
Think of the New Seltos X-Line as a dark version of a standard SUV like the Tata Harrier Dark Edition. The highlight of this special Seltos series is the new matt graphite varnish. It is always complemented by various glossy black and orange accents. Matt graphite paint is for the X-Line and is very similar to the original X-Line concept.
The front grille of the Seltos X-Line has a matt graphite color to match the interior and the black piano frame. The silver sliding bumper plate has also been replaced with black piano lacquer with orange accents. New piano-black accents surround the LED fog lamps. The sides of the Seltos X-Line feature orange accents on the side doors and center wheel covers. Meanwhile, ORVM is viewed as a black piano.
One of the highlights of the X-Line is the drive alloy, which is over 18 inches in size. At the rear, there is a chrome trim for the tailgate. The rear bumper also features a new high-gloss black tailpipe trim and dark sliding fins with orange accents. Finally, there is also a new X-Line logo on the tailgate.
Inside, the Seltos X-Line’s biggest and only update is the Indigo Pera synthetic leather upholstery with honeycomb pattern and gray stitching. The line continues with a two-tone black and gray theme. The rest of the equipment list corresponds to the standard model of the luxury Seltos from the GT line.
Engine and Drivetrain
The Sertos X-Line has no mechanical improvements over the standard SUV. Kia offers a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and a 1.5-liter diesel engine for the Seltos X-Line, but only with an automatic transmission.
The 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine develops 140 hp and a maximum torque of 242 Nm. The diesel system now offers a maximum torque of 115 hp. and 250 Nm. The turbocharged petrol engine is mated to a 7-speed DCT transmission, while the diesel engine is equipped with a 6-speed automatic torque converter.
Estimated Price and Starting Price
The standard price for the Kia Seltos is Rs 15.95-17.65. The Seltos X-Line is expected to be more expensive than the regular model. Interestingly, this is not a limited edition, but after the Seltos anniversary last year, Kia may have a second chance at a special Seltos series. A price announcement for the Kia Seltos X-Line is scheduled for September.