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Kia American unveiled the two modified off-road version of the Seltos in the States. I'm pretty this was at SEMA but I'm not entirely sure.

The first Seltos is based on the entry-level trim that misses out on the LED headlamps and DRLs. The model is painted in off-white shade along with orange accents on the ORVMs, side skirts, front and rear bumper and orange roof.

Upfront, the Kia Seltos modified off-road version features a new black grille with matte black finish, blacked out headlamps and a hood scoop. There are four auxiliary lamps on the roof integrated on the roof carrier. Compared to regular model, the modified version has higher ground clearance. Features such as off-road tires, suspensions with more travel and a winch enhance its off-road performance.



The second Kia Seltos modified off-road version features smaller off-road bumper and LED headlamps with LED DRLs at the front end. The golden colour accents on the front and rear bumpers, wheels and side skirts add more to its rugged off-road looks.

Other highlights include red front and rear tow hooks, additional protection on the front bumper, scoop in the bonnet, four headlights on the roof. Both modified Kia Seltos features a 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine with a 7-speed DCT gearbox and 4WD (four-wheel-drive) system.


 

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It looks like it could've been at a Kia dealer event rather than SEMA. The one sign in the last photo says "first look at the 2021 Optima" behind a curtain.
 

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It looks like they're concept cars from Kia. The grey one is called the Kia Seltos X-Line Urban Concept and the other one is called the Kia Seltos X-Line Trail Attack Concept. Kia NEEDS to get these in production.

Kia Seltos X-Line Urban Concept

Inspired by the glass and steel used in skyscrapers, the Seltos X-Line Urban Concept wears a gray paint finish, contrasted by glossy black, orange and gold accents. It comes with a hood scoop, custom bumper, roof rack with auxiliary lights and 8×17-inch wheels.

Riding 2 inches (51 mm) higher than the production Seltos, the study is powered by a 175 HP and 195 lb-ft (264 Nm) of torque 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s paired to a 7-speed DCT gearbox and electronically controlled AWD system with torque vectoring.







Kia Seltos X-Line Trail Attack Concept

Finished in a custom two-tone paint scheme, the Seltos X-Line Trail Attack is the more off-road-oriented version of the two. It sports a front winch, roof rack, two sets of auxiliary lights, 2-inch (51 mm) lift kit that raises the ground clearance to 9.2 inches (233.7 mm) and chunky off-road tires that wrap around 8×17-inch wheels.

Like the Urban, the Trail Attack packs the same 1.6-liter turbocharged lump, hooked up to the 7-speed transmission, and is equipped with all-wheel drive and a center differential lock that equally distributes the power between the two axles when engaged.

 

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A dry clutch DCT is very problematic for real off road use. Even light off road use is a problem. There are plenty of videos of the DCT giving up to protect the clutch pack from being toasted. It needs a wet clutch DCT or better yet, a real torque converter traditional automatic to function on a trail.
 

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A dry clutch DCT is very problematic for real off road use. Even light off road use is a problem. There are plenty of videos of the DCT giving up to protect the clutch pack from being toasted. It needs a wet clutch DCT or better yet, a real torque converter traditional automatic to function on a trail.
The 1.6 gdi does come with a wet DCT ! So its covered under the power train warranties since its lubricated...unlike the Kona s dry DCT of sister brands..
 

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The 1.6 gdi does come with a wet DCT ! So its covered under the power train warranties since its lubricated...unlike the Kona s dry DCT of sister brands..
No is does not! The powertrain in the 1.6TGDI Seltos is identical to the one used in the 1.6TGDI Kona. My Audi has a wet clutch DCT and it doesn't overheat in limited traction situations like the Seltos tends to. The K5 and new Sorento have wet clutch DCTs. The Seltos is dry. You're probably one of the few on this forum who didn't get the memo.
 

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No is does not! The powertrain in the 1.6TGDI Seltos is identical to the one used in the 1.6TGDI Kona. My Audi has a wet clutch DCT and it doesn't overheat in limited traction situations like the Seltos tends to. The K5 and new Sorento have wet clutch DCTs. The Seltos is dry. You're probably one of the few on this forum who didn't get the memo.
I did not...sorry for the miss info brother! Thats just what i was told... misinformed, glad to know the real deal now!
 

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A dry clutch DCT is very problematic for real off road use. Even light off road use is a problem. There are plenty of videos of the DCT giving up to protect the clutch pack from being toasted. It needs a wet clutch DCT or better yet, a real torque converter traditional automatic to function on a trail.
According to an article that I read they will not be bringing these to the market.All of the accessories you see on these can be had in the aftermarket world and including the lift kit. again that was in the article.I would say to do that you could be looking at an easy 5k and up.
 

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It looks like they're concept cars from Kia. The grey one is called the Kia Seltos X-Line Urban Concept and the other one is called the Kia Seltos X-Line Trail Attack Concept. Kia NEEDS to get these in production.

Kia Seltos X-Line Urban Concept

Inspired by the glass and steel used in skyscrapers, the Seltos X-Line Urban Concept wears a gray paint finish, contrasted by glossy black, orange and gold accents. It comes with a hood scoop, custom bumper, roof rack with auxiliary lights and 8×17-inch wheels.

Riding 2 inches (51 mm) higher than the production Seltos, the study is powered by a 175 HP and 195 lb-ft (264 Nm) of torque 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s paired to a 7-speed DCT gearbox and electronically controlled AWD system with torque vectoring.







Kia Seltos X-Line Trail Attack Concept

Finished in a custom two-tone paint scheme, the Seltos X-Line Trail Attack is the more off-road-oriented version of the two. It sports a front winch, roof rack, two sets of auxiliary lights, 2-inch (51 mm) lift kit that raises the ground clearance to 9.2 inches (233.7 mm) and chunky off-road tires that wrap around 8×17-inch wheels.

Like the Urban, the Trail Attack packs the same 1.6-liter turbocharged lump, hooked up to the 7-speed transmission, and is equipped with all-wheel drive and a center differential lock that equally distributes the power between the two axles when engaged.

According to an article that I read they will not be bringing these to the market.All of the accessories you see on these can be had in the aftermarket world and including the lift kit. again that was in the article.I would say to do that you could be looking at an easy 5k and up.
 
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