Given the immense success of the Seltos since its launch in 2019, Kia has added many new variants of the car. And now, Kia has brought in the new Seltos X Line, which sits atop the variant chain.
The Kia Seltos X Line variant has been unveiled. It's the new-top-of-the-line variant, largely based on the GTX Plus variant, and sits at the top of both petrol and diesel verticals of the Seltos.
The X Line variant mainly packs cosmetic changes in comparison to the current GTX Plus variant. For starters, the SUV now sports a graphite matte colour scheme. There are a few exterior details that differ from that of the GTX Plus variant. The front grille gets a matte finish with dark chrome surrounds. The fog lamps are housed in a glossy black panel, and the lip of the bumper, which is red in other variants, is now finished in orange in the X Line variant. The faux skid plate gets a piano black finish.
The body cladding that runs along the side of the Seltos gets orange highlights as well. The orange accents continue on the rear diffuser. The chrome piece on the tailgate of other Seltos models has now turned black in the X Line variant.
One of the biggest exterior changes is the addition of new 18-inch crystal-cut matte graphite alloy wheels, which are exclusive to the X Line Variant – the lower models will continue with the 17-inch wheels.
Inside, the seats and door cards are wrapped in Indigo Pera leather. Like the exterior, the interior also sports a dark theme – most touchpoints in the cabin are finished in dark colours.
The feature list of the Seltos X Line is identical to that of the GTX Plus variant. The X Line will be offered with two engine options – a 1.4-litre turbo petrol motor paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch auto and a 1.5-litre diesel engine with a six-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. There will be no manual transmission option available with the Kia Seltos X Line variant.
As mentioned above, the X line is based on the GTX Plus variant of the Seltos. The petrol model of the Seltos GTX Plus variant costs Rs 17.65 lakh (ex-showroom), and the diesel-powered Seltos GTX Plus variant demands Rs 17.86 lakh (ex-showroom). The new X Line variant is likely to cost Rs 1 lakh more than the GTX Plus variant. The prices for the new X Line variant are expected by the first week of September.