2015 Forte Koup Offers European-inspired Design and Sporty Performance
• Forte Koup is a powerful, performance-driven two-door
• Improved packaging enhances the value of the fun-to-drive Koup
IRVINE, Calif., May 29, 2014 – Carrying over in the 2015 model year, the sporty Forte Koup continues to offer an impressive collection of features in a fun-to-drive two-door version of its award-winning sedan sibling. The Forte Koup is offered in two trim levels, EX and SX, with two engine and transmission choices. The EX comes equipped with a 2.0-liter GDI four-cylinder engine, and the SX comes standard with a powerful 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. Both the EX and SX come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and offer an available 6-speed automatic featuring steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters1.
In keeping with the rest of the Forte family, the Forte Koup offers an array of amenities and technology. The Koup EX comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth®2 wireless technology, SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio3, leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio and cruise control buttons, FlexSteer®, tilt and telescoping steering column, power windows and LED positioning headlights with fog lights. The Koup SX offers standard 18-inch alloy wheels, ÚVO eServices4 with Rear Camera Display5,dual chrome exhaust tips, and LED tail lights. Forte Koup SX also features an aggressive front fascia with larger bumper and grille openings, black gloss grille inserts, larger front brakes and alloy sport pedals. The lower front fascia and rear valance also include carbon fiber-look trim.
Both EX and SX trim levels offer optional HID headlights, navigation system with HD Radio™6, sunroof, heated steering wheel, power lumbar, heated front seats and ventilated driver's seat, leather-trimmed seating surfaces, SmartKey with push-button start, electric chromatic rearview mirror and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Created by Kia's Ú.S. design studio in Irvine, Calif., the Forte Koup's sporty two-door profile, swooping roofline, and large 18-inch alloy wheels give it an athletic and aggressive stance that continues Kia's tradition as a design leader.About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA proudly serves as the 'Official Automotive Partner' of the NBA and LPGA and surpassed the 500,000 annual sales mark for the second consecutive year in 2013 following the launch of seven all-new or significantly redesigned vehicles. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles, including the rear-drive K900** flagship sedan, Cadenza premium sedan, Sorento CÚV, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Sportage compact CÚV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, the Forte compact sedan, Forte5 and Forte Koup, Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts and the Sedona midsize multi-purpose vehicle, through a network of more than 765 dealers across the Únited States. Kia's Ú.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, builds the Optima* and Sorento* and is responsible for the creation of more than 14,000 plant and supplier jobs.Source - Kia