May 25, 2022

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Kia Seltos X-Line price tag announcement in September 2021

The Kia Seltos line-up will before long be expanded with a blacked-out version of the SUV. The automaker has teased the approaching product below the ‘Project X’ banner. Hope the challenging-looking Seltos to get just after the X-Line notion that was shown at the 2020 Automobile Expo.

  • Challenge X to be a blacked out edition of the Seltos
  • No changes underneath the hood
  • Kia’s second try at sprucing up the Seltos

Kia Seltos X-Line (Venture X): how will it vary from the regular Seltos

The Seltos X-Line principle, showcased in Delhi-NCR last yr, came with a particular stylistic cure to set itself aside from the conventional design. The pumped-up SUV wore a matte grey paint shade and had most of its body accents blacked out, preserve for the chrome applique together the sideboards. It sported a dark chrome surround for the grille, gloss black trim on the bumper and bronze-coloured factors for the fog lamp housings.

The rear highlighted a dark chrome bar among the tail lights, and gloss black and bronze trims on the bumper, in addition to a outstanding faux skid plate. And while the alloy wheel layout was borrowed from the conventional Seltos’ GT Line, it arrived with a darker shade. The primary profile of the SUV, on the other hand, remained unchanged.

Hope most of these style touches to be carried forward to the generation-spec design.

Kia Seltos X-Line (Project X): engine-gearbox selections

This is not the first time Kia is utilizing the ‘X-Line’ moniker on the Seltos. In late 2019, it had unveiled the X-Line Path Attack and X-Line City ideas based on the US-spec Seltos at the LA Car Demonstrate. The designs showcased a 176hp, 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine with all-wheel-push (AWD).   

Nevertheless, the Seltos X-Line for Indian clients is expected to be launched without the need of any variations underneath the hood, considering the fact that powertrain modifications will be prohibitively expensive, thinking of that no Kia model in India receives the larger sized hearted turbo-petrol or AWD capabilities.

The regular Seltos on sale in our current market will get a selection of motor possibilities – a 115hp, 1.5-litre petrol with a 6-speed manual, a 6-pace iMT clutchless manual or a CVT vehicle gearbox a 115hp, 1.5-litre diesel mated to possibly a 6-pace handbook or a 6-speed torque converter auto transmission and a 140hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol paired to either a 6-pace manual or a 7-pace DCT automated gearbox. All versions get a normal entrance-wheel-push configuration. It is most likely that Kia will offer you the Seltos X-Line with the 1.4 petrol and 1.5 diesel engines.

Kia Seltos X-Line (Venture X): cost estimate

The conventional Kia Seltos is priced at Rs 9.95-17.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Expect the Seltos X-Line to cost a top quality above the typical design. Apparently, this will be Kia’s next operate at providing a spruced-up variation of its midsize SUV, having released the Seltos Anniversary Version in confined numbers past year.

When it arrives, the Seltos X-Line will duke it out with the Tata Harrier Darkish versionHyundai CretaNissan KicksRenault DusterSkoda Kushaq and the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun in our market place.

Also see:

2021 Kia Seltos launched at Rs 9.95 lakh

Kia Seltos X-Line principle picture gallery

 

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