This modified Kia Seltos GT Line turbo petrol SUV makes 170 Bhp: More powerful than BIGGER SUVs

Kia Seltos is one of the most popular SUV in its segment. Kia launched it in the market last year and immediately became a huge success. The main reason behind Seltos’ success was the aggressive design, features on offer and the price of course. Kia Motors India has sold over 80,000 units of Seltos is just over 8 months and that shows how popular this SUV actually is. Just like many other cars, Seltos is also a vehicle popular in modifying circles and we have seen couple of examples in the past. Here we have a modified Kia Seltos that is probably one of India’s most powerful one.

The Seltos seen in the image is modified by Code6 Tuning Bangalore, which is a well known name in the modification industry. The modification is done to the GT Line version of Seltos which is the sportiest version sold by Kia in the country. The GT Line version is powered by a 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engine and this engine generates a maximum of 140 Ps and 242 Nm of torque. It is available with both manual or a 7-speed DCT gearbox. The one used here uses a DCT gearbox.

Code6 Tuning Bangalore has done Stage1 ECU remap and the air intake has also been replaced with BMC unit. The result of all these changes is a jump in power and torque figures. The 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine now generates a maximum of 170 Bhp and 310 Nm of peak torque. This is actually a huge jump in power considering the fact that nothing has been changed or replaced in rest of the car. The remapped car is bound to feel much quicker through the gears, making it a lot more sportier than the stock car.

From outside, the modified Seltos looks like a regular GT Line variant with red accents on front splitter, side cladding, front grille and rear bumper. The Seltos is also available in two other engine options. A 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5 litre diesel engine. The 1.5 litre petrol engine generates 114 Bhp and 142 Nm of torque and comes with manual or an IVT gearbox. The 1.5 litre diesel version generates 115 Bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. The diesel version is also available with a manual and torque converter automatic transmission option. Prices start from a little under Rs. 10 lakh.

Via STI