Kia Motors America Launches All-New 2010 Forte Koup

Posted on 09. Jul, 2009 by in Kia Canada

  • Kias newest automobile offers same particular Kia style, value and reserve facilities as sedan

    SEOUL, Jul 9, 2009 With performance-inspired, assertive and neat styling, a all-new 2010 Forte Koup joins a Kia Motors America (KMA) lineup after this summer as a companys first-ever two-door coupe. Following a recently launched Forte compress sedan, Forte Koup embodies a brands design-led expansion and raises a comfort, convenience, opening and customary reserve underline expectations in a segment

    As a thespian two-door kin of a flagship model, and a initial coupe in association history, Forte Koup is serve justification of Kias character mutation and a continued joining to charity consumers sophisticated, good looking, and fun-to-drive vehicles, pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, marketing, KMA. The serve of a performance-inspired Koup to a lineup gives Kia Motors a ability to offer a design, value and reserve story to an wholly new consumer bottom of automotive enthusiasts.

    Technology Comes Standard

    Surrounding Koups occupants with a latest in must-have technology, all Forte Koup models underline Bluetooth connectivity with steering wheel-mounted controls that capacitate voice-activated hands-free operation for concordant dungeon phones and a six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio element given with SIRIUS Satellite Radio and 3 months of nominal service. For total listening convenience, 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 section or steering wheel-mounted controls.

    Curb Appeal

    Based on a KOUP judgment automobile that debuted during a 2008 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), and voted a Best in Show by MSN Autos after a central phenomenon during this years 2009 NYIAS, Forte Koups liquid lines and offset proportions closely counterpart a absolute pattern cues of a judgment automobile and offer a same polished and jaunty 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, twin dull outlets and a behind diffuser.

    Standard extraneous facilities are abundant via a Forte Koup EX, including body-color bumpers, energy exhilarated outward mirrors with integrated spin vigilance indicators and 16-inch amalgamate wheels given with P205/55R16 tires and five-spoke amalgamate wheels. The SX trim offers an even some-more absolute form with 17-inch amalgamate wheels interconnected with P215/45R17-sized reward tires and 10-spoke amalgamate wheels. Buyers can select from an sparkling array of extraneous colors, including Titanium, Spicy Red, Corsa Blue, Copperhead and Racing Red.

    Smooth and Vibrant 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, a Forte Koup physique is 2.4 inches lower, 2.0 inches shorter and 0.4 inches narrower than a sedan sibling, though with a same 104.3-inch wheelbase as a sedan, Koup provides gentle seating for adult to 5 passengers. Koups lowered position provides softened aerodynamics for a some-more sparkling and enterprising float with a rarely rival drag fellow (Cd) of 0.31 and aerodynamic lift fellow (Ci) of only 0.21.

    The Kia-engineered physique achieves high torsional rigidity giving Forte Koup taut, manageable handling, a smoother float peculiarity and incomparable excellence than a competitors. Tuned in a U.S. to interest to sportier motorist preferences, a Kia-developed cessation is polished for manageable and predicted doing on snaking roads. Built on a lightweight, hydro-formed subframe, Koups front cessation employs MacPherson struts identical to a sedan, though with wider L-shaped reduce arms for extended high-speed fortitude and an increasing caster angle, that provides incomparable self-centering and a crook steering feel while driving. The SX trim also comes with a sport-tuned cessation set to yield a firmer float with reduced physique hurl and softened handling.

    An engine-speed-sensitive, power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering element with high gearing adds a finishing hold for accurate doing to assistance yield a many fitting volume of support for varying highway conditions. Smart front cessation pattern formula in a rarely rival branch round of only 33.9 feet, or 35.4 feet when given with 17-inch amalgamate wheels.

    Additional refinements are employed via Forte Koup to assistance safeguard a gentle float while significantly shortening noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH). Koup is versed with a reduce fender bottom lip, underfloor airflow detectors forward of all 4 wheels and an engine brook cover, that all support in achieving rebate in drag. Additionally, all-new noise-lowering materials are used in a engine brook bulkhead and behind parcel shelf, including a injection of sound-dampening froth into vale sections of a bodyshell during vital noise-transference points and softened doorway and window seals.

    Refined Performance

    Truly a drivers car, Koup is some-more absolute than a bottom Honda Civic Coupe, Ford Focus Coupe or Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe and is driven by a 2.0-liter inline 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 concede 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 advantages from twin dull outlets given on both trims.

    Like a Forte sedan, 4 delivery options are accessible for 2010 Forte Koup models: a customary five-speed primer delivery or an discretionary electronically tranquil four-speed involuntary delivery with overdrive (EX models), while a SX indication facilities a customary six-speed primer delivery and an discretionary five-speed involuntary delivery with overdrive and Sportmatic.

    Forte Koup fuel economy is not sacrificed for opening 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 discretionary four-speed automatic. Those opting for a some-more absolute 2.4-liter engine 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 and class-leading 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, while 60/40-split folding behind seats that overlay scarcely prosaic extend a accessible volume of load space even further.

    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. Additional customary apparatus on all Koup models includes atmosphere conditioning, energy windows, energy doorway thatch with remote keyless entry, journey control with steering wheel-mounted controls, a drivers chair tallness adjuster, tractable behind chair headrests, lean steering column, behind defroster, core console with twin crater holders and storage area, twin map lamps with ceiling-mounted, drop-down sunglasses hilt and non-static few windshield wipers.

    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, orator lights, leather-wrapped steering circle and change knob, steel pedals and steel finish trim. Both EX and SX trims also offer an discretionary energy sunroof with tilt.

    An discretionary Leather Package is accessible on 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.

    A Supervision sign cluster with outing computer, customary on SX models, serve enhances Koups enterprising celebrity with a red-hued heat and summary arrangement shown during a bottom of a cluster. This arrangement includes information on stretch to empty, engine coolant temperature, elapsed time, door-open alerts, fuel consumption, normal mpg and immediate mpg.

    Standard Kia Motors Safety

    Forte Koup offers a same class-leading turn of customary reserve apparatus as a sedan, with facilities such as front active headrests, twin modernized front airbags, front seat-mounted and side screen airbags, full-length side screen airbags, side impact doorway beams, front and behind press zones, four-wheel front brakes with an Antilock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BAS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), a Traction Control System (TCS), and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (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 to accommodate a needs of all lifestyles. The automobile line facilities a stylish and all-new Forte compress sedan, rarely personalizable Soul, organic Rondo CUV, award-winning Sedona minivan, eloquent Optima midsize sedan, versatile and compress Spectra, and sporty nonetheless fuel-efficient Rio and Rio5 subcompacts. The automobile line also facilities a affordably lush Borrego, imperishable Sorento and value-packed Sportage SUVs. The all-new 2010 Forte Koup will serve element a lineup when it arrives in dealerships in late summer.

    About Kia Motors America

    Kia Motors America (KMA) is a 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 via 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 automobile choice is accessible during a Web site For media information, including photography, revisit

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