Kia Seltos is all set to be launched in India on August 22, 2019. In addition to this, the recent reports suggest that a long-wheelbase version of the Seltos SUV will be launched in China by the end of September 2019. Christened as Kia KX3, the highly-anticipated SUV will be unveiled at the upcoming 2019 Chengdu Motor Show. The first spy images of the KX3 have surfaced online which clearly defines all the differences between both the upcoming SUVs.
The Kia KX3 is 30mm longer and 25mm taller when compared to the India-spec Kia Seltos while at the same time, the SUV has been offered a longer wheelbase by 20mm. The addition to the length will allow more legroom to the second-row passengers. It is one of the most notable traits preferred in the Chinese market that is bound to offer a competitive edge to the Kia KX3. The brand might also introduce the SUV with a seven-seater variant though, no images of the seven-seat version have been spotted yet.
The panoramic sunroof and adaptable cruise control set the Kia KX3 apart from its Indian sibling Kia Seltos that features a standard sunroof and cruise control. In addition to this, the China-spec variant of the SUV gets extra cladding on the edges while the rear skid plate features a stop lamp.
Since the brand has given the 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine a miss for the Kia KX3, the Chinese market will not offer the GT lineup of the SUV. In addition to this, the SUV will only be available with a 1.5-litre petrol engine that is capable of offering a maximum power of 115 HP. There will be no diesel engine variants of the SUV available in China.
The official details of the Kia KX3 will be available once the SUV will be unveiled at the 2019 Chengdu Motor Show. Considering the excellent response from the Indian audience for the Kia Seltos that has been able to bag more than 6000 bookings in a single day, the Kia KX3 is likely to get a major fan following.