Seven Matte Edition Cars and SUVs To Buy This Festive Season

  • Special edition models in India mostly feature cosmetic updates
  • Most manufacturers have at least one special edition model in their line-up
  • Matte finish paints is the new rage in the special edition models

Seven Matte Edition Cars and SUVs To Buy This Festive Season

Enthusiasts who see their vehicles as more than a means of transport often prefer to distinguish their cars from the crowd. For such buyers, the allure of matte colours straight from the factory is the epitome of uniqueness.

Here are the seven mass-market cars and SUVs that get a stealthier-looking matte shade straight from the factory:-

Kia Sonet X-Line

Ex-showroom: Rs 13.89 - 14.89 Lakh

The X-Line trims in Kia’s line-up are designed to appeal to customers often with its distinctive styling elements and additional features over the standard model, and the Kia Sonet X-Line is no different.

Based on the GTX+ variant, the Kia Sonet X-Line comes wrapped in an exclusive Matte Graphite colour scheme with a glossy black treatment for the grille, along with the piano black diamond knurling pattern. It also receives a high gloss black treatment for the diamond-cut alloy wheels and piano black skid plates with Dark Hyper Metal accents.

Inside, it flaunts Xclusive Splendid Sage interior schemes, a black headliner, leatherette seats with orange stitching, and an X-Line logo on the steering and seat backrest, giving it a premium feel.

The new Kia Sonet X-Line is offered with a 1.0-litre T-GDi turbo-petrol (120bhp/172Nm) with 7-speed DCT and 1.5-litre diesel mill (115bhp/250Nm) paired with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

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Skoda Kushaq Matte Edition

Ex-showroom: Rs 16.19 - 19.39 Lakh

Skoda Kushaq Matte Edition

Positioned between the Style and Monte Carlo trims, the Skoda Kushaq Matte Edition is available with both 1.0-litre TSI (115bhp/178Nm) and 1.5-litre TSI (150bhp/250Nm) turbocharged petrol engine options, offered with both manual and automatic transmission choices. It commands a premium of Rs 40,000 over the regular Style variant. For this added premium, it gets a new matte-finished Carbon Steel Grey exterior paint scheme with blacked-out finish on the side mirrors, door handles and spoiler.

Skoda Slavia Matte Edition

Ex-showroom: Rs 15.52 - 19.12 Lakh

Skoda Slavia Matte Edition

Like the Kushaq, the Skoda Slavia sedan also offers a matte treatment for buyers seeking a visually distinct choice. It is also available with both 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engines of the sedan with all their respective transmission options.

Kia Carens X-Line

Ex-showroom: Rs. 18.95 - 19.45 Lakh

Kia Carens X-Line

Kia Carens is the latest on the list to receive a matte colour scheme. It is based on the MPV’s range-topping Luxury Line 6-seater variant and comes with a premium of Rs 55,000 over the standard model. For this additional cost, the Carens X-Line features an exclusive Matte Graphite hue with a sheen black finish on the grille, bumpers, side mirrors, skid plates and side door garnishes. It also flaunts a silver-finished brake callipers for added appeal. Inside, it boasts Splendid Sage Green and Black upholstery with contrasting orange stitching.

Regarding features, the new Kia Carens X-Line also comes equipped with a rear-seat entertainment package that supports screen mirroring, podcasts, and other entertainment apps. It can also be controlled via a mobile app for added convenience.

Speaking of the powertrain options, this matte edition of the Kia Carens is limited to the automatic variants of the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol and diesel engine options.

Volkswagen Taigun and Virtus GT-Edge Edition

Ex-showroom Price: Rs 18.20 - 19.76Lakh (Taigun GT Edge Matte), Rs 17.62 - 19.29 Lakh (Virtus GT Edge Matte)

Volkswagen Taigun

A few months back, Volkswagen launched the GT Plus Edge Limited Collection variants of the Taigun SUV and Virtus sedan, with Carbon Steel exterior paint in a matte finish, complemented by chrome highlights, as well as the red accents on the sides and both bumpers.

Virtus GT-Edge Edition

The new Volkswagen Taigun and the Volkswagen Virtus GT-Edge Edition are offered only on the top-end GT trims that utilise the 150bhp 1.5-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine paired with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission.

Kia Seltos X-Line

Ex-showroom: Rs 19.60 - 20.30 Lakh

Kia Sonet X-Line

Similar to the Sonet, the Kia Seltos X-Line also gets a Matte Black exterior finish, along with blacked-out front fascia and ORVMs. Inside, the X-Line receives a black and sage green cabin theme, along with an 8-inch heads-up display over the GT trim.

The other notable features of the Kia Seltos X-Line trim include 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps and wipers, dual-zone climate control, rear AC vents, panoramic sunroof, wireless smartphone charger, and dual-integrated displays one for the touchscreen infotainment and the other for the digital driver’s display. Its safety kit includes six airbags, an electronic stability control, a tyre pressure monitoring system, and a level-2 ADAS suite with features like adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and front collision warning.

Kia offers the Seltos X-Line with the 160PS 1.5-litre turbo-petrol and 116PS 1.5-litre diesel engines, with automatic transmissions only.

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