The Kia Forte Koup is one of the redesigned models of the Kia Forte. The Kia Forte Koup is a compact car designed and sold by one of the leading automakers in South Korea, Kia Motors. The Kia Forte Koup is also called by other names, such as the Forte Coupe or just Koup. The Kia Forte Koup is sportier and more stylish than other models of Kia vehicles. The reason is because the Kia Forte Koup is well equipped and amazingly refined.
Similar to its Forte5 hatchback model, the Kia Forte Koup was redesigned and got an interesting power improvement. Similar to the rear door version, the Kia Forte Koup shares the turbocharged engine with funky-door Veloster pseudo-coupe that comes from the Hyundai family. Artistically, the Kia Forte Koup is more in line with what one can observe from the Honda Scion tC and Civic coupes.
The Kia Forte Koup is a two-door coupe that was first unveiled as a concept sedan with the name Kia Koup at the International Auto Show in New York on the 20th of March 2008. The Kia Forte Koup is equipped with a double scroll turbocharger edition of the 2.0-liter Theta II, I-4 engine. The Kia Forte Koup was manufactured with the brooch and in Chile, this coupe was recognized as the Kia Forte Koup.
EX, which is the base model of the Kia Forte Koup, is equipped with a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter, gasoline direct injection, and Inline-four. The SX is the other model of the Kia Forte Koup and it is available with a more influential four-cylinder, 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, which is capable of producing a maximum power of 201 HP and a torque of 195 lbs per foot for a compact sedan. Both 2.0-liter and 1.6-liter engines are mated to a six-paced manual transmission as standard, they also mated with an optional six-speed automatic transmission.
The current Kia Forte Koup comes with well-balanced with handling and steering. Unfortunately, the Kia Forte Koup is not a screamer, but it is athletic enough to please all, except the most hard-core aficionados. The EX model of the Kia Forte Koup is equipped with an inspiring list of standard features that include:
16-inch alloy wheels
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Tilt and telescoping steering column
Leather-covered steering wheel with incorporated cruise and audio control keys
Led fog lights
The Koup SX, the other model of the Kia Forte Koup is outfitted with standard features, such as:
UVO eServices with back camera display
18-inch alloy wheels
Double chrome exhaust tips
Tail lights with LED bulbs
Some of the performance enhancement features of the SX model include:
Bigger grille openings
Better front brakes
Alloy sport pedals
Black luster grille inserts
Front fascia and back valance with the carbon fiber trim.
Both EX and SX models of the Kia Forte Koup are available with optional features, such as:
Navigation system amid HD Radio
Heated steering wheel
Heated front seats
Ventilated driver’s seat
SmartKey with push-button start
Double-zone automatic weather control
The Kia Forte Koup scored the lowest rank among other vehicles in its class in the overlap frontal collide test, performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety terms.