- Kia Seltos X-Line concepts were first displayed at 2019 LA Auto Show.
- Two concepts, X-Line Trail Attack and X-Line Urban, were displayed in LA.
- At least one will be displayed at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo.
- Will not go on sale anytime soon.
Kia Motors has announced that the Seltos X-Line concept cars will be on display at its pavilion at the 2020 New Delhi Auto Expo. There are two Seltos X-Line concepts, and it is unclear at this point if both of them will be on display, or just one.
The Kia Seltos X-Line Urban concept has taken inspiration from the high-rise buildings in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. It thus is primarily slate gray, with dull gold and bright orange accents in various places like the wheels, skid plates, and mirror housings. The roof and pillars are blacked out, as are the glasses. Its more serious intent is displayed with a hood scoop, an integrated bullbar, a roof rack, and four rally-style auxiliary lights mounted on the roof. The Seltos X-Line Urban concept has a 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates 175 bhp and 264 Nm, and feeds it via a seven speed dual clutch automatic transmission to all four wheels. The all-wheel drive system has torque vectoring, which provides the engine’s power to the wheel that can make the best use of it. The ride height of the Seltos X-Line Urban concept has been increased from the standard 185 mm to 236 mm.
The other concept is the Kia Seltos X-Line Trail Attack, which appeals more to the little boy in us, with its bright yellow paint, equally bright orange roof, mirrors and accents, and blacked-out grille, windows, and wheels. The paint scheme is supposed to remind one of a desert sunset. The integrated bullbar has four auxiliary lights mounted on it as well here, bringing the grand total to eight – it has the roof rack and four roof-mounted lights from the Urban concept as well. Another thing the bullbar has is a winch hidden inside it. It gets the same lift kit, driveline (from engine to AWD system), and no other discernible differences from the Urban concept.
The Seltos X-Line concepts will not go on sale in India anytime soon. Their equipment will mean a massive price increase, which will make them unviable for the Indian market.