South Korean manufacturer Kia gained popularity in the country within a very short time. The reason behind the success of the brand is the Seltos SUV. The SUV has become so popular among buyers that it now has long waiting periods. Some buyers have also started modifying their Seltos to their personal preference and we have featured a few on our website in the past. Here we have a Seltos that has been extensively modified and is probably the most powerful Seltos in the country at the moment.
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Presenting India’s First Wrapped KIA Seltos!! —3M Black Rose Wrap Job —19” BBS CI-R Staggered Wheels —255/40/zr19 Pirelli P Zero Nero Tyres —Quantum Tuning (UK) ECU Remap —K&N Performance Filter —Remus Valvetronic Exhaust End Can —Electric Tail Gate Retrofit —Carbon Fiber Interior & Exterior Trimmings —Chrome Delete —3D Gel Plates —Reflector LEDs
The Seltos in the picture above has been customised by Gurgaon based Autobots automotive customization. Variant picked for this was the 1.4L turbo GT Line variant. The list of modifications include 3M black Rose wrap, sporty looking 19 inch alloy wheels from BBS with 255/40 Pirelli P Zero Nero tyres. Apart from that no major changes are seen in the front and the side. At the rear, main noticeable change is that it now gets an electric tail gate. This Seltos in general gets a black treatment. All the chrome inserts at the front and the rear have been blacked out. The rear bumper also gets a reflector LED light.
But the factor that makes this Seltos the most powerful one in the country is the ECU remap from Quantum Tunings UK. It is one of the well-known remapping brand in the market. The car also gets other modifications like a K&N Performance Filter and Remus Valvetronic Exhaust. The car also gets carbon fibre inserts on the outside as well as the inside. This adds up to the sporty look of the SUV. The stock 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine of the Seltos produces 140 Ps and 242 Nm of torque. The car after ECU remap now produces a 170 Bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque which is a huge upgrade from what the car used to offer before.
Kia Seltos is available in three engine option a 1.5 litre petrol, 1.5 litre turbo diesel and a 1.4 litre turbo petrol. The 1.5 petrol produces 114 Bhp and 142 Nm of torque and is available with a manual and CVT gearbox. The 1.5 turbo diesel unit produces 115 Bhp and 250 Nm peak torque and is mated to a manual and a torque converter unit. The 1.4 turbo petrol motor also gets 6 speed manual and 7 speed twin clutch automatic gearboxes as an option. The Seltos is currently India’s best selling compact SUV, beating the Hyundai Creta by a big margin.