Introducing the new Kia Seltos X-Line

A look at the Kia Seltos X-Line

The 2024 Seltos X-Line has finally joined the South African market. The diesel vehicle comes with a few interior updates and revisions to the exterior, keeping within their signature design language. Facelift aside, it’s as good a time as any to give this one a test drive.

The X-Line exterior starts with the classic ‘tiger nose’ grille, repositioned daytime LED headlamps, and the signature Star Map LED tail lamp design. You could say it has a chiselled and formidable look, especially in Matte Graphite. The crystal-cut glossy black alloy wheels have also undergone a revision in their design. They’re available in 16-inch and 18-inch sizes, both replacing the 17-inch wheel from the GT-Line.

Inside the cabin,  the classic shapes and technical detailing stand out. The slim 10.2 inch touchscreen (model-specific) is highly intuitive and on show, giving the user connectivity and functionality from the comfort of the driver’s seat. The gorgeous Panoramic Sunroof gives off a warm feeling when you’re out on the open road - optimised by the natural lighting and the illusion of open space. 

Another fabulous offering is their home-to-car connectivity via the Kia Connect app.  Controlling the car has become convenient and easy using Alexa and Google Assistant, whether you’re on your smartwatch or smartphone.

The intuitive, adventurous side of this vehicle lets people know that there is quality and comfort in the Kia Seltos. The ergonomics and design - as a whole - is innovative and tailored to the touch - a very rewarding and comfortable driving experience.

While some may argue that hybrid technology will take over, there’s still a place where petrol is the exception, especially in the crossover segment. Kia designed the 1.5-litre CDR engine around two new petrol-powered powertrain options and a new transmission option. 

The engine delivers a modest 85 kW of power (at 4,000 rpm) and 250 Nm of torque (between 1,500 and 2,750 rpm), pushing an acceleration rate of 12 seconds to 100 km/h. The car comes with a 8-speed automatic gearbox, so when you’re ready to go the distance, you can (quite literally) kick it into gear.

The Seltos range has a number of fun wheeling cars. However, if you’re looking for the everyday vehicle that meets safety and comfort, the Seltos X-Line really is the ideal family crossover. It will comfortably get you from A to B on a good amount of fuel (averaging 5 litres 100/km).

* Kia’s X-Line base price starts from R467,995 with their top-of-the-range GT-line retailing at R626,995.

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