2013 KIA FORTE KOUP
Two-Door Coupe Evokes Passion with Eye-Catching Design and Fun-to-Drive Performance
IRVINE, Calif., Jul 10, 2012 – Kia Motors America’s (KMA) proprietor two-door coupe earnings to a lineup for 2013 with a same multiple of neat styling, enterprising opening and prolonged list of customary comfort and preference facilities that have turn synonymous with a Kia brand. Also behind for 2013, Kia’s U.S. motorsports module is once again campaigning twin Forte Koups in a GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) in a Street Tuner (ST) class, carrying brought home a 2012 Team and Driver Championships in a sophomore deteriorate interjection in partial to a Forte Koup’s manageable and enterprising pushing capabilities.
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The 2013 Forte Koup is behind with teenager styling enhancements and combined features, including a new pattern for a 16-inch amalgamate wheels (EX) and power-folding side mirrors for combined convenience. The performance-inspired coupe also advantages from higher-quality leather materials on a steering round for a some-more gentle and lush feel, while both trims now embody a customary washer liquid warning lamp, bright glove box, and improvements in a areas of noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) by combined sound-deadening materials.
Available in EX and SX trims, Forte Koup starts during $17,4001 for a EX trim while SX starts during $18,800. Both trims come customary with preference facilities including atmosphere conditioning, SiruisXM™ Satellite Radio capabilities with 3 months nominal service2, MP3 connectivity and Bluetooth® wireless technology3 and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.
Plethora of Standard Technology and Connectivity Features
All Forte Koup models approximate occupants with a latest in must-have record with Bluetooth®4 wireless connectivity and steering wheel-mounted controls that capacitate voice-activated hands-free operation for concordant dungeon phones. For listening convenience, USB and auxiliary submit jacks offer full iPod®5 and MP3 controllability around a audio conduct section or a customary steering wheel-mounted audio controls. A six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio complement given with SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio capability with 3 months nominal service6 also comes customary on all models, while orator lights that can possibly kick to a kick of a song or simply supplement mood lighting serve raise a personal loll feeling of a interior.
Forte Koup’s liquid lines and offset proportions offer a polished and jaunty position with unconditional wrap-around headlamps, assertive atmosphere intakes and a low, neat profile. Koup offers a strong nonetheless worldly design, and even from behind, a two-door coupe exudes opinion with slim, wrapped tail lamps, twin dull outlets and a racing-inspired behind diffuser.
Standard extraneous facilities are abundant via a Forte Koup EX, including energy exhilarated and folding outward mirrors with LED integrated turn-signal indicators, twin chrome dull outlets, body-color bumpers and 16-inch amalgamate wheels (new pattern for 2013) given with 205/55R16 tires and five-spoke amalgamate wheels. The SX trim offers an even some-more sporty form with 17-inch amalgamate wheels interconnected with 215/45R17-sized reward tires, grey-colored 10-spoke amalgamate wheels, LED taillights, and gloss-black front fascia accents. Buyers can select from an sparkling array of extraneous colors, including Titanium, Corsa Blue and Racing Red.
Refined and Lively Ride
Riding on a same 104.3-inch wheelbase as a sedan and hatchback siblings, Forte Koup provides gentle seating for adult to 5 passengers with an altogether length of 176.4 inches, an altogether breadth of 69.5 inches and altogether tallness of 55.1 inches, origination it 2.4 inches lower, 2.0 inches shorter and 0.4 inches narrower than a sedan. Koup is versed with a front mouth spoiler, under-floor airflow deflectors forward of all 4 wheels, an engine brook cover, and a lowered position that contributes to a rarely rival fellow of drag (Cd) of 0.31 and an aerodynamic lift fellow (Ci) of usually 0.21, enhancing fortitude and providing a smoother float during aloft speeds.
The two-door’s high torsional rigidity gives Forte Koup manageable handling, a smoother float and softened excellence over a competition. Tuned in a U.S. to interest to some-more enterprising pushing preferences, a Koup is built on a lightweight, hydro-formed subframe, featuring a front cessation that employs MacPherson struts identical to a sedan and hatchback, while high-speed fortitude has been extended by obscure a float tallness and widening a round track. The SX trim also comes with sport-tuned cessation designed to yield a firmer float with reduced physique hurl and softened handling.
An engine-speed-sensitive, power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering complement and intelligent front cessation pattern supplement a finishing touches to a robust, finely tuned steering and cessation package and provides a rarely rival branch round of usually 33.9 feet.
For 2013, additional improvements have been done via a automobile to significantly revoke NVH and assistance safeguard a gentle ride. Additionally, noise-inhibiting 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, as good as softened doorway and window seals.
The Koup is powered by a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine, producing 156 horsepower and 144 pound-feet of torque7 that facilities Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) and multi-port electronic fuel injection, both of that concede for larger 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 torque8. Expanding on a enterprising demeanour and feel, Forte Koup advantages from a dual-outlet dull given on both trims.
Two delivery options are accessible for 2013 Forte Koup models: an fit customary six-speed primer delivery or an discretionary electronically tranquil six-speed involuntary delivery with overdrive.
Fuel economy is not sacrificed for opening with Forte Koup as both engines broach during slightest 31 miles per gallon (highway). The 2.0-liter engine offers 24/33 mpg9 (city/highway) when interconnected with a six-speed primer delivery and 25/34 mpg9 (city/highway) when corresponding with a discretionary six-speed automatic. Those opting for a some-more absolute 2.4-liter engine can pattern an careful 22/32 mpg9 (city/highway) with a six-speed primer and 23/31 mpg9 (city/highway) with a six-speed involuntary transmission.
Forte Koup provides a atmospheric 90.7 cubic feet of interior volume, a surprisingly plenty interior for a two-door 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 are a zephyr with plenty load space of 12.6 cubic feet while 60/40-split folding behind seats that overlay scarcely prosaic extend a accessible volume of load space even serve to 53.4 cubic feet.
Forte Koup continues to stir with a horde of customary interior features, commencement with understanding competition seats given with some-more assertive bolsters on a chair pillow and chair back. Additional customary apparatus on all Forte Koup models includes atmosphere conditioning, energy windows, energy doorway thatch with remote keyless entry, journey control with steering wheel-mounted controls, a driver’s chair tallness adjuster, tractable behind chair headrests, a lean and telescopic 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: paddle shifters, automobile headlamps, singular cloth seats with colourful red stitching, leather-wrapped steering round and change doorknob with a some-more lush element for 2013, steel pedals and steel finish trim. Both EX and SX trims also offer a horde of options, including a navigation system, involuntary meridian control, pull symbol start with intelligent key, and energy sunroof with tilt.
An discretionary Leather Package is accessible on a SX trim that includes leather and exhilarated seats in serve to a customary leather-wrapped steering round and change knob.
A Supervision™ sign cluster with outing computer, discretionary on EX models and customary on SX models, serve enhances Koup’s enterprising celebrity with a red-hued heat and summary arrangement shown during a bottom of a cluster. This arrangement includes information such as outward temperature, stretch to empty, engine coolant temperature, elapsed time, door-open alerts, fuel consumption, normal and immediate miles-per-gallon readings.
Standard Kia Safety Features
Forte Koup offers a same considerable list of customary reserve apparatus as a sedan and hatchback siblings, 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).
The 2013 Forte Koup is lonesome by Kia’s extensive guaranty program10, that offers consumer insurance during an well-developed value. Included in this module are a 10-year/100,000-mile singular powertrain warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile singular simple guaranty and a five-year/100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty. A five-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance devise also is partial of a extensive automobile coverage.
Kia’s Unprecedented Growth
Kia Motors is one of a world’s fastest relocating tellurian automotive brands; from 2009-2011 Kia launched some-more new vehicles in a U.S. than any other automaker, and underneath a superintendence of arch pattern officer Peter Schreyer warranted a repute as an attention personality in automotive styling. Kia Motors America’s full line of fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive cars and CUVs has warranted vicious commend and dramatically increasing consumer awareness, notice and care for a brand. In 2011, KMA accessible a 17th uninterrupted year of marketplace share growth, interjection in partial to a largest boost of any vital code in viewed quality11 and a industry’s top code faithfulness ranking12. Kia’s U.S.-based production trickery in West Point, Georgia KMMG is obliged for a origination of some-more than 10,000 plant and tradesman jobs and builds twin of a company’s best-selling vehicles in a U.S. a Sorento CUV and Optima midsize sedan*. Kia’s value and technology-laden lineup also includes a Sportage compress CUV, Soul civic newcomer vehicle, Optima Hybrid, Forte compress sedan, Forte 5-door compress hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts and Sedona minivan.
About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America 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 755 dealers via a United States and serves as a “Official Automotive Partner” of a NBA and LPGA. In 2011, KMA accessible a best-ever annual sales sum and became one of a fastest flourishing automobile companies in a U.S.13 Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, modernized reserve facilities and new technologies.
* The Sorento and Optima GDI (EX Trims and certain LX Trims only) and GDI Turbo are built in a United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.
1 Starting prices are manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP), that excludes $775 end and doing fee, title, taxes, license, options and play charges. Actual prices set by play and might vary.
2 Sirius services need subscriptions, sole alone after 3-month hearing enclosed with automobile purchase/lease. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement during siriusxm.com© 2011 SiriusXM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all associated outlines and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.
3 The Bluetooth® word symbol and logos are purebred trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such outlines by Kia is underneath license. Other trademarks and tradenames are those of their particular owners. A concordant Bluetooth® wireless record enabled dungeon phone is compulsory to use Bluetooth® wireless technology.
4 The Bluetooth® word symbol and logos are purebred trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such outlines by Kia is underneath license. Other trademarks and tradenames are those of their particular owners.
5 Optional Kia appendage wire compulsory for iPod® mobile digital device connectivity; both sole separately. iPod® is a purebred heading of Apple, Inc.
6 Sirius services need subscriptions, sole alone after 3-month hearing enclosed with automobile purchase/lease. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement during siriusxm.com© 2011 SiriusXM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all associated outlines and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.
7 Maximum hp for Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) engine is 154 hp @ 6,200 rpm, 139 lb.-ft. @ 4,600 rpm. SULEV engine is a usually engine accessible in these states: California, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey, Oregon, Maine, Rhode Island, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, New Mexico.
8 Maximum hp for Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) engine is 165 hp @ 6,000 rpm, 161 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm. SULEV engine is a usually engine accessible in these states: California, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey, Oregon, Maine, Rhode Island, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, New Mexico.
9 EPA estimated mileage for 2013 Forte Koup. Actual mileage will vary.
10 All warranties are limited. See tradesman for guaranty sum or go to kia.com.
11 Source: Automotive Lease Guide Spring 2011 Perceived Quality Study.
12 Source: Experian Automotive Q2 2011 marketplace analysis.
13 Based on 5-year accumulative expansion between 12-month sell sales for durations finale Jun 2007 and Jun 2012 of all U.S. automotive brands.