Kia Motors America Introduces Forte Koup during 2009 New York International Auto Show

Posted on 09. Apr, 2009 by in Kia Canada

  • Sporty facilities and capabilities make Kias first-ever two-door a loyal drivers car

    NEW YORK, Apr 9, 2009 With performance-inspired, assertive and neat styling, Kia Motors America (KMA) currently globally debuted a 2010 Forte Koup prolongation car during a press discussion during a 2009 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Joining a Forte family in a KMA lineup, a companys first-ever two-door coupe embodies a brands stream confidant pattern instruction initial seen on a judgment chronicle of a Soul civic newcomer car in 2006.

    On a heel of a introductions of a Soul and Forte sedan, Forte Koup represents a subsequent sparkling step in a mutation of Kia pattern and offers a mix of sporty and romantic appeal, pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, marketing, KMA. We trust a new pattern expansion joined with customary Kia value and reserve facilities will continue to attract business to a Kia brand.

    Curb Appeal

    Based on a pattern styling of a KOUP judgment car shown during final years show, Forte Koups liquid lines and offset proportions, meant to elicit an romantic pushing experience, closely counterpart a absolute pattern cues of a judgment car and offer a same assertive position with swept-back wrap-around headlamps, assertive atmosphere intakes and a low, neat profile. Available in twin trim levels (EX and SX), Forte Koup offers a robust nonetheless worldly design. Even from behind, Forte Koup exudes opinion with slim, wrapped tail lights, duel empty outlets and a behind diffuser.

    Athleticism and preference are customary for a Forte Koup EX with body-color bumpers, energy exhilarated outward mirrors with integrated spin signals and 16-inch amalgamate wheels given with P205/55R16 tires. The SX trim offers an even sportier form with 17-inch amalgamate wheels interconnected with P215/45R17-sized reward tires.

    Smooth and Sporty Ride

    With a wheelbase of 104.3 inches, an altogether length of 176.4 inches, an altogether breadth of 69.5 inches and altogether tallness of 55.1 inches, Forte Koup is somewhat shorter in length and tallness than a Forte sedan, though still boasts gentle seating for adult to 5 passengers. Koups lowered position provides softened aerodynamics for those looking for a some-more sparkling ride.

    The Kia-engineered physique achieves high torsional rigidity giving Forte Koup softened handling, smoother float peculiarity and incomparable excellence than a competitors, with a specifically tuned cessation grown to optimize manageable doing on curvy roads. Additional refinements are propitious around to assistance safeguard a gentle float with good noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) rebate qualities.

    Built on a front-wheel-drive unibody frame, Forte Koup utilizes a same tallness as a sedan, with an eccentric front cessation with MacPherson struts and stabilizer bar and a torsion lamp behind cessation with struts and curl springs. This multiple helps yield a optimal change of doing and comfort. An engine-speed-sensitive, power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering complement adds a finishing hold for accurate doing to assistance yield a many fitting volume of support for varying highway conditions. The SX trim also comes with a sport-tuned cessation providing for a firmer float with reduced physique hurl and softened handling.

    Lively Performance

    More absolute than a Honda Civic Coupe, Ford Focus Coupe or Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe, Forte Koup EX is driven by a 2.0-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine, producing 156 horsepower and 144 pound-feet of torque that facilities Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) and multi-port electronic fuel injection, both of that yield for incomparable opening and fuel economy. The SX facilities an upgraded 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine, also with CVVT, that delivers 173 horsepower and 168 pound-feet of torque, some-more than a Scion tC. Expanding on a enterprising demeanour and feel, Forte Koups engine hums strenuously pleasantness of a twin empty outlets given on both EX and SX trims.

    Like a Forte sedan, twin delivery options are accessible for both 2010 Forte Koup models: a customary five-speed primer delivery or an discretionary electronically tranquil four-speed involuntary delivery (EX models). The SX indication facilities a customary six-speed primer delivery and an discretionary five-speed involuntary delivery with Sportmatic.

    Forte Koup fuel economy is not sacrificed for sportiness, as both engines broach during slightest 31 miles per gallon (highway). The 2.0-liter engine offers 25/34 mpg (city/highway) when corresponding with possibly a five-speed primer delivery or a discretionary four-speed automatic. Those opting for a some-more absolute 2.4-liter engine also can design an careful 22/32 mpg with a six-speed primer and 23/31 when interconnected with a five-speed involuntary transmission.

    Striking Interior

    With a surprisingly atmospheric interior for a two-door coupe, Forte Koup provides a gentle 90.7 cubic feet of interior volume, incomparable than a 2009 Honda Civic Coupe, Scion tC or Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe. Driver and passengers have an considerable 38.7 inches of headroom and 43.6 inches of legroom in a front seats and 35.3 inches of headroom and 33.9 inches of legroom in a behind seats. Trips to a beach and weekend getaways will be a zephyr with plenty load space of 12.6 cubic feet, adequate to accommodate luggage and effects of all passengers.

    Forte Koup continues a oppulance diagnosis with a horde of customary interior features, commencement with supportive, easily allocated competition seats given with some-more assertive bolsters on a chair pillow and chair behind for optimal comfort. Air conditioning, a drivers chair tallness adjuster, tractable behind chair headrests, lean steering column, behind defroster, core console with twin crater holders, map lamps and non-static few wipers are also only some of a innumerable amenities customary on each vehicle. Also customary on all models are energy windows, energy doorway thatch with remote keyless entrance and journey control with steering wheel-mounted controls for total convenience.

    Progressing to a SX trim offers additional customary touches such as: singular competition cloth seats with colourful red stitching, a lean and telescoping steering column, leather-wrapped steering circle and change knob, steel pedals and steel finish trim and a Supervision sign cluster with outing mechanism serve enhancing a enterprising personality. Both EX and SX trims also offer an discretionary energy moonroof.

    An discretionary Leather Package is accessible for both EX and SX trims. When total with a EX trim a Leather Package adds leather seats, leather-wrapped steering circle and change doorknob and exhilarated seats. When interconnected with a SX trim it includes leather and exhilarated seats in serve to a customary leather-wrapped steering circle and change knob.

    Superior Sound

    For inside party while cruising down a road, Forte Koup comes with a customary six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio complement given with SIRIUS Satellite Radio capabilities with 3 months nominal service. For total listening preference steering wheel-mounted audio controls also come customary on all models, as good as USB and auxiliary submit jacks in a core console with full iPod and MP3 controllability around a audio conduct unit. Standard Bluetooth connectivity enables hands-free operation for concordant dungeon phones.

    Standard Kia Motors Safety

    Forte Koup offers a class-leading turn of customary reserve equipment, with facilities such as twin front modernized airbags, front seat-mounted and side screen airbags, four-wheel front brakes with an antilock stop complement (ABS), electronic fortitude control (ESC) and a tire vigour monitoring complement (TPMS).

    Industry-Leading Warranty

    Like all Kia models, Forte Koup is lonesome by a extensive guaranty program, that offers rare consumer protection. Included in this module are a 10-year or 100,000-mile singular powertrain warranty, a five-year or 60,000-mile singular simple warranty, and a five-year or 100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty. A five-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance devise is also partial of a extensive coverage program.

    Kia Motors America Product Line

    Kia Motors America offers a enterprising and different product line of 12 vehicles to accommodate a needs of all lifestyles. The car line facilities a organic Rondo CUV and award-winning Sedona minivan along with a far-reaching accumulation of renouned newcomer cars, including a polished Amanti full-size sedan, eloquent Optima midsize sedan, versatile and compress Spectra and Spectra5, and sporty nonetheless fuel-efficient Rio and Rio5 subcompacts. The car line also facilities a affordably lush Borrego, imperishable Sorento and value-packed Sportage SUVs. The 2010 Soul serve complements a lineup as it arrives in dealerships, as will a 2010 Forte and Forte Koup.

    About Kia Motors America

    Kia Motors America (KMA) is a sales, selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 625 dealers around a United States. For 2008, KMA accessible a 14th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share. Kia Motors subscribes to a truth of building high value, high quality, protected and enterprising vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are sparkling and enabling and elicit a Kia tagline The Power to Surprise.

    Kia Motors America is a Official Automotive Partner of a NBA. Information about Kia Motors America and a full car choice is accessible during a Web site For media information, including photography, revisit

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