Fancy A Matte Paint On Your New Car? These Are Your Best Options!

  • May 29, 2024
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Being special editions, these cars are usually based on the top-spec trims only.

A car is an extension of one’s personality, and to go by this statement, plenty of auto-manufacturers offer their cars in unique editions, variants and even hues to allure people who want to stand out from the rest. One such trend which has surfaced quiet recently is the matte-paint finish, which customers are very much attracted to. It’s not a standard hue that’s part of the usual palette of a car, as it is usually offered as either part of a specific variant or as a special edition itself. 

If you’d been eyeing one for yourself, we have curated a list of a few brands which offer their cars in the matte-paint finish from the factory. 

Kia Sonet X-Line

Kia Sonet Gets The Matte Shade X Line Treatment

While few automakers offer matte-paint as part of a limited run edition, Kia has made it more accessible for its customers . It introduced the X-Line variant line-up based on the top-spec trims for its cars which get a matte paint finish, called the ‘Xclusive Matte Granite’ colour. 

The Sonet X-Line adorns this colour with other blacked-out elements like a dark-chrome grille and 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. The interiors are finished in black and get an upholstery theme of Splendid Sage Green with contrast red stitching. The Sonet X-Line is offered in a 1-litre turbo petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine mated to an automatic transmission. It is priced at Rs 14.74 lakh and Rs 15.74 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively.

Kia Seltos X-Line

These 7 Cars Get Matte Colour Options From The Factory!

Similar to the Sonet X-Line, the Seltos also gets the matte finish treatment for its X-Line variant which is based on its top-spec GT-Line trim. Apart from ‘Xclusive Matte Granite’ colour on the exterior, it features the black/sage green inserts for the interiors. The Seltos X-Line is available with a 1.5-litre turbo petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch and 6-speed torque converter automatic transmissions, respectively.Prices for the Seltos X-Line range from Rs 19.64 lakh to Rs 20.34 lakh (ex-showroom).

Kia Carens X-Line

These 7 Cars Get Matte Colour Options From The Factory!

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The latest nameplate in Kia’s stable to get the similar X-Line treatment and the ‘Xclusive Matte Granite’ colour, is the Carens MPV. In addition to these cosmetic changes, the Carens X-Line also includes a rear-seat entertainment package which can be controlled remotely via an app. Similar to the blacked-out elements found on the Seltos and Sonet X-Line, the Carens X-line features the same blacked-out treatment all across. Notably, the Carens X-Line can be had in both 6 and 7-seater configuration. It is offered with both petrol and diesel engines paired to an automatic transmission. Prices range between Rs 19.21 lakh andRs 19.66 lakh (ex-showroom).

Hyundai Creta N-Line

Titan Grey

The best performing Hyundai SUV recently got the N-Line treatment which has made the Creta even more desirable. The Hyundai Creta N-Line gets a Titan Grey Matte paint finish along with N-Line red accents across its exterior. On the inside, an all-black theme is carried with contrasting red accents to accentuate its sporty appearance. Available in just the turbo-petrol engine option with both manual and automatic on offer, it is priced from Rs 16.82 lakh to Rs 20.44 lakh (ex-showroom).

Volkswagen Taigun GT Edge

Volkswagen Taigun Carbon Steel Grey Matte

Following the increasing demand for matte-painted cars, VW had introduced the Taigun GT Edge Matte edition with a carbon steel exterior paint and a blacked-out interior theme. The exterior and interior gets contrasting red elements to enhance the sportines as well. 

Based on the top-spec GT trims, the VW Taigun GT Edge Matte is available with its 150 PS 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine with both manual and automatic transmissions (DSG) on offer. It is priced from Rs 18.43 lakh - Rs 19.99 lakh (ex-showroom).

Volkswagen Virtus GT Edge

Similar to the Taigun GT Edge, the VW Virtus too gets a GT Matte edition. It features the same Carbon Steel colour with red accents on the inside and out. Based on the top-spec GT variants, it gets a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine mated to a manual or a DSG automatic transmission. It is priced from Rs 17.85 lakh - Rs 19.40 lakh (ex-showroom).

Skoda Kushaq Matte Edition

Skoda Kushaq Matte Edition

The Skoda Kushaq Matte Edition was launched in July 2023, and is offered in both 1-liter and 1.5-liter turbo-petrol engine with choices of automatic and manual transmissions to choose from. This exclusive Skoda Kushaq variant features a Carbon Steel matte finish like the Skoda Slavia, with gloss black accents on the door handles, ORVMs, and rear spoiler. However, chrome details still remain on the grille, tailgate, and window linings. The Matte Edition variants are priced from Rs 16.19 lakh to Rs 19.39 lakh (ex-showroom).

Skoda Slavia Matte Edition

The Skoda Slavia too gets this unique matte paint treatment and is based on its top-spec Style variant. In addition to the cosmetic tweaks inside and out, it also introduces a 10-inch infotainment system. Notably, the Slavia does not get red accents, instead gets the bling of chrome. Similar to the Kushaq, it can be opted in both the 1-litre and 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine options and both manual and automatic transmission options. Prices for the Slavia Matte Edition range from Rs 15.51 lakh to Rs 19.11 lakh (ex-showroom).  

All these Matte Edition cars, though mechanically the same to their standard counterparts, feature distinctive exterior finishes that make them visually unique and appealing. They carry an additional cost for sure, but it seems like a fair enough trade for making you stand out from the rest. Don’t you think so?

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