Black Rose Wrapped Kia Seltos Gets 19-inch Mags, Powered Tailgate & More

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 26/09/2020
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Take a look at this modified Kia Seltos, it now gets a set of aftermarket rims with low-profile tyres and a slew of performance mods along with a powered tailgate.

Kia Seltos has been the cash cow for the South-Korean carmaker. It helped the manufacturer in setting up its base in the country. The Seltos has been constant at clocking high sales figure at the sales chart. It is highly loved by the Indian audience for the performance and features it offers. However, Seltos owners are often seen modifying their rides to extract more out of them. Here’s one as well, which now gets loads of aesthetic and performance upgrades. This Kia Seltos is modified by the folks at Autobots India, who are based out of Gurugram, Haryana.

Black Rose Wrapped Kia Seltos Gets 19-inch Mags, Powered Tailgate & More

To start with, it now gets custom body wrap, which gives it a distinctive appeal. According to the tuner, this shade is known as Black Rose. The rear reflectors now feature LED inserts, and they work in conjunction with the tail lamps. The tuner has also replaced the chrome elements with piano-black inserts on this Seltos. Furthermore, the exterior and interior have been trimmed with carbon-fibre elements. Moreover, it now gets a powered tailgate, which can be opened or closed by the press of a button.

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The tuner has also replaced the wheels of this Seltos, and it now sits on a set of 19-inch BBS CI-R Staggered rims. These are wrapped in a set of 255/40 R19 Pirelli P Zero Nero tyres. This combination aids it with reduced unsprung weight and increased grip levels. The changes have been made to the powertrain as well, as it now gets a K&N performance air filter and a Remus Valvetronic Exhaust end can. With these modifications on board, the engine on this Seltos breathes a little freely.

Black Rose Wrapped Kia Seltos Gets 19-inch Mags, Powered Tailgate & More

However, to ensure that it can use the maximum potential of these mods, it gets a custom map for the ECU from Quantum Tuning. According to the tuner, this Seltos now boasts of an increased peak power output of 170 PS. It is a gain of nearly 30 PS, as the 1.4L turbo-petrol motor of the Seltos is known to produce a rated power output of 140 PS and max torque of 242 Nm, in its stock tune. This motor is offered with 2 gearbox options – 6-speed MT and 7-speed DCT.

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