Kia showcased the Seltos X-Line concept at the 2020 Auto Expo this year. It wasn't much different from regular Seltos but these X-Line concepts from the USA are gothic.
Seltos helped the Kia Motors with a chart-busting debut in India. The SUV made the manufacturer become the third-largest carmaker of the country in February this year. The Seltos is a fine blend of admirable aesthetics and a long feature list. And, these credentials helped the car makes its way to the upper end of the sales chart in India. The Seltos looks premium from all angles but it feels docile in the wilderness. However, to address this issue, South-Korean carmaker showcased the X-Line Urban Attack and X-Line Trail Attack concepts in USA at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. We are sure; these concepts will change your perception about the Seltos’s capability off the road.
Stating with the X-Line Urban Attack concept first, it gets a 2-inch lift kit that lends it with extra ground clearance and wheel articulation. Also, it gets an all-wheel-drive system with a locking centre differential. Further aiding its ability are the all-terrain tyres shod on 17-inch rims. Highlighting its brutal looks are off-road friendly equipment, such as the metal front skid plate, bumper guard, and a roof rack with auxiliary lamps. It also gets orange highlights for ORVMs and tow hooks to grab a lot more attention than the regular Seltos.
The Trail Attack Concept, on the other hand, gets a dual-tone livery, which Kia refers to as a tribute to golden hours of a sunset in a desert. It also gets orange highlights on two hooks, ORVMs, and around rocker panels to further accentuate the visual drama here. Talking of the auxiliary lamps, it gets 8 of them in total. 4 of them are mounted on the roof rack whereas the remaining 4 are mounted on a custom nudge guard. The Trail Attack also gets a 2-inch lift kit. To help it in loose surface with the much-required traction, 17-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tyres are used.
With the lift kit in place, the ground clearance of these concept versions is measured at 9.2-inches. However, these concepts would not be making their way to the production lines ever. Kia showcased them in a bid to let the owners understand what this C-segment SUV is capable of. Sadly, Kia does not offer an AWD variant of the Seltos in India. But if the carmaker plans to introduce one, you folks would know how to revamp your Seltos to hit the barren land.