Kia Seltos carries a tagline of 'Badass By Design', and with the unveiling of Seltos X-Line, it seems like Kia might be taking the design to the next level in terms of being badass.
Kia Motors had a great start with the Seltos. They’ve also launched their second product, but it is the concept that they’ve shown, which is catching all our attention. As we know that Seltos is a fun-to-drive car that offers premium interiors and superior build quality. It lacked the robust styling elements on the outside, as the car was designed as an urban crossover that would be used for just day-to-day use. However, manufacturer showcased the Seltos X-Line concept, which was designed with hardcore design elements such as offroad bumpers, auxiliary lamps, and graphics that gave the car a little outlandish appearance.
Kia has unveiled the Seltos X-Line in India, and it is different from what was showcased internationally.
The Seltos X-line wears a dual-tone paint job with a darker shade of grey with a matte finish for the body and metallic black paint for the roof and cladding. There are subtle orange inserts on the car, which were done in silver on the regular Seltos. On the front, the grille is finished in piano black and it gets an orange-finished X emblem over it. The alloys wheels are also finished in the black paint scheme. The rear bumper is also revised to some extent and there are orange accents on it like the front bumper has them. There is also X-Line badging placed around the rear doors and tailgate.
The changes on the Seltos X-Line are subtle but they do tend to change the overall personality of the car.
That said, the X-line that is unveiled in India is not similar to what Kia showcased as X-Line internationally. As the internationally unveiled X-Line cars had an off-road spec front bumper, rally-spec wheels, and a roof-mounted roof rack and auxiliary lamps, which are all absent on the car that is showcased in India. The Indian version of the Kia Seltos X-Line looks more like an in-house paint job and is expected to come sans any mechanical update to the car. It will continue with the same set of engines and transmissions on offer with just a 2wd layout.