The Seltos X-Line concept showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo is expected to be launched as the new range-topping variant of the car with an expected price increment of around Rs.50,000.
Kia Seltos is the South-Korean manufacturer's trump card that turned the game on its side. The car helped the company grab a handful of share in the Indian car market. However, the manufacturer has been selling the Seltos in the international markets as well, with slightly different looks and an AWD layout. The Indian version has been barred of the AWD option as there’s hardly any demand in the Indian market for the same. That said, Kia had showcased an X-Line concept of the Seltos at the 2020 Auto Expo, which is now expected to make its way to the showroom floor as the top-end variant of the car.
poThe X-Line variant showcased at the Indian motor show was completely different from the X-Line concept that manufacturer showcased internationally. Although, we loved the Indian version of the X-Line concept, and we believe it makes a lot more sense in a country like ours where people hardly go off the road with small SUVs or soft-roaders.
The Seltos would soon get a new top variant based on the X-Line concept showcased at the 2020 Auto Ex
The Indian iteration of the X-Line concept adorned a dual-tone paint job with a combination of matte grey paint shade on the lower half of the car and metallic black paint scheme on the top-half portion of the car. The paint-scheme gave the car a stealth look, but the orange highlights on the bumpers and wheels popped up the overall appeal of the car. Also, the X-Line concept missed out on the use of chrome, instead, the piano-black inserts were seen in place of the shining-material. Talking of the other changes, the car gets X-Line logo on the radiator grille, tailgate, and on the rear doors.
The X-Line concept showcased in India is different from the one showcased internationally
The international version of the X-Line concept made use of off-road friendly design elements, such as off-road bumpers, roof rack, auxiliary lamps, and rally-spec rims, the Indian version is more or less like an afterthought paint job. However, an impressive one. Talking of the mechanical bits, the production-spec Seltos X-Line will continue with the ongoing 113 PS 1.5L diesel and 140 PS 1.4L petrol engines. The gearbox options will remain identical to the top-end variant of the Seltos. The manual variants of the Seltos are offered with a 6-speed transmission while the automatic variants get a 7-speed DCT with the petrol motor and a 6-speed torque-converter with the diesel engine.