• 2018 SEMA Customized Kia Tellurides
  • 2018 SEMA Customized Kia Tellurides
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2020 Kia Telluride
  • 2020 Kia Telluride
  • 2020 Kia Telluride
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Kia Telluride Baja Glider
  • Kia Telluride Baja Glider
  • Kia Telluride Baja Glider
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Kia Telluride Desert Drifter
  • Kia Telluride Desert Drifter
  • Kia Telluride Desert Drifter
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Kia Telluride Cadet Leader
  • Kia Telluride Cadet Leader
  • Kia Telluride Cadet Leader
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Kia Telluride Horizon Roamer
  • Kia Telluride Horizon Roamer
  • Kia Telluride Horizon Roamer
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2019 DUB Kia Stinger
  • 2019 DUB Kia Stinger
  • 2019 DUB Kia Stinger
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Kia Queensland Police Stinger
  • Kia Queensland Police Stinger
  • Kia Queensland Police Stinger
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Kia Forte Red Bull Drift Car
  • Kia Forte Red Bull Drift Car
  • Kia Forte Red Bull Drift Car
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2019 DUB Kia K900
  • 2019 DUB Kia K900
  • 2019 DUB Kia K900
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2019 Kia Federation Forte
  • 2019 Kia Federation Forte
  • 2019 Kia Federation Forte
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2020 Kia Forte GT
  • 2020 Kia Forte GT
  • 2020 Kia Forte GT
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Kia dropped the curtain on the Forte GT today at SEMA, but the Korean automaker also has a full plate of modified cars it will be showing there too. Four heavily modified Telluride SUVs, a Stinger, Forte and K900 are all making appearances in Las Vegas.

All of the Tellurides look a bit different, but they share the same suspension modifications. It starts with KW Motorsports long-travel shocks with remote reservoirs and three-way adjustable damping. Then Kia fabricated new heavy-duty lower control arms, widened the track by three inches and added King hydraulic bump stops. Why did Kia add such an awesome suspension setup? Well, it plans on jumping these Tellurides all week long at a demonstration track outside of the SEMA show. We think that's a good enough reason. All the Tellurides are also sporting Black Rhino wheels shod with 32-inch Milestar Patagonia mud terrain tires. A straight pipe exhaust has also been fitted.

Telluride Horizon Roamer

Telluride Horizon Roamer

This Telluride has a snorkel for deep-water fording and a large LED light bar on the roof. Kia says this one was designed for conquering the Rubicon trail. The orange paint ensures you won't be missing this big SUV on the rocks either.

Telluride Cadet Leader

Telluride Cadet Leader

Kia says this one was aimed more toward the trailblazing kind of off-roading. It has flat military style green and black paint and Rotopaks for gasoline on the rear quarter panels.

Telluride Desert Drifter

Telluride Desert Drifter

Painted to blend in with the desert, this Telluride might be our favorite looking of the bunch. The front LEDs actually blend in nicely with the paint, giving this tough looking off-roader a sense of style.

Telluride Baja Glider

Telluride Baja Glider

Here's the only Telluride of the bunch without a massive brush guard. Instead, it gets a front tube bumper to go along with its skid plate. The black paint gives it a much more subdued appearance as well.

2019 DUB Kia Stinger

2019 DUB Kia Stinger GT

DUB certainly went all-in on this Stinger, mounting massive 22-inch wheels and a wide body kit. There's a custom exhaust and intake for extra noise, and the engine bay gets a full dress-up kit. Air-ride suspension brings it all closer to the ground, while the brushed steel and carbon fiber wraps give it an even flashier appearance. A completely custom red/black leather and suede interior make the Stinger unique on the inside too.

2019 DUB Kia K900

2019 DUB Kia K900

The K900 seems like more of a DUB-style car to customize, and this example here is not lacking in the glam department. Its bright blue exterior is pretty out there for a luxury car. Wild 24-inch wheels sit within the wheel wells of the air suspension-equipped sedan. Its interior has been done up in blue and black upholstery in combination with a remote-controlled LED headliner.

2019 Kia Federation Forte

2019 Kia Forte Federation

We're more excited for the Kia Forte GT that just came out today, but this green Forte is an eye-catcher too. An axle-back exhaust by Borla and cold air intake probably make the CVT-equipped Forte pretty buzzy, but Eibach springs and high-po tires should improve handling. A bunch of aero bits all around give it a lower appearance. Kia says all the parts seen on this car will be available to purchase for the new Forte as well.

Kia Forte Red Bull Drift Car

Kia Forte drift car

You've probably seen the Kia Forte drift car in Kia's commercials, but it'll be at SEMA as well. For those wondering, it's sporting a modified Stinger GT engine turned the other way around. It's rear-wheel drive, and sends 375 horsepower to a six-speed sequential transmission.

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