Each year, dozens of automotive manufacturers gather at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association’s convention, aka, in this case, the 2018 SEMA Show. In the weeks or months leading up to the event, these brands team up with aftermarket brands to create ultimate versions of their most popular vehicles, and this year there were a host of modified Kia vehicles at the event. We thought we’d give you a glimpse at a few of them, and let us tell you, they’re all pretty incredible.
DUB Edition K900 & Stinger
For starters, Kia teamed up with DUB to create the most sophisticated and stunning versions of the luxury K900 and sporty Stinger. Introducing accessories such as 22” Dropstars forged wheels with Nitto tires, red leather & black suede upholstery, a custom audio system, underhood dress-up kit and much more to the Stinger GT, or 24” staggered TIS forged wheels with Nitto tires, an exclusive multimedia system, MiFi internet capability and more.
Torque Track Tellurides
Perhaps the most exciting upgrades, at least for the people who got to experience them in person, were the four special versions of the 2020 Kia Telluride. With some pretty incredible upgrades, these vehicles would have been cool enough on their own, but Kia decided to bring a huge off-road course for event attendees to experience in the passenger seats of one of these vehicles.
[ READ MORE: Official 2020 Kia Telluride Release Date ]
“We surprised everyone with the Telluride’s special appearance in New York earlier this year; we showed its stylish swagger on a fashion runway and now at SEMA we are showcasing the vehicle’s more rugged side. Of course, a production Telluride won’t be able to fly over extreme jumps like these modified versions, but we want the SEMA attendees to get to know Kia as the youthful brand we are and we think the Torque Track does that in a very special way.”
– Saad Chehab, Vice President of Marketing Communications, Kia Motors America
Other vehicles in attendance included:
- Modified Stinger GTs
- Debuting Forte GTs
- Queensland Police Stinger
- Forte Federation
- Red Bull Forte Drift Car