Following the debuts of the 2014 Kia Forte sedan and five-door hatchback, Kia has now taken the wraps off the 2014 Forte Koup in New York.
Kia has unveiled the third and final member of the all-new Kia Forte lineup. Following the debuts of the 2014 Kia Forte sedan and five-door hatchback, Kia has now taken the wraps off the 2014 Forte Koup in New York. “The Forte Koup is arguably the sportiest vehicle in our award-winning lineup, and it has helped raise Kia’s brand awareness significantly among automotive enthusiasts,” said Michael Sprague, executive vice president of marketing & communications, KMA. “Its rakish design, premium amenities and powerful turbocharged engine set it apart from the competition. With the debut of the Forte sedan and 5-door earlier this year, and now the Koup in New York, the Forte lineup has been completely revamped from top to bottom.”
The 2014 Forte Koup is offered in two trim levels, EX and SX, with two engine and transmission choices. The EX comes equipped with a 173 horsepower 2.0-liter GDI four-cylinder engine, and the more powerful SX comes standard with the 201 horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. The EX comes standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission while the SX may be mated with either a standard 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
In keeping with the rest of the Forte family, the all-new Forte Koup comes standard with list of technology and safety features. The Koup EX comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, UVO eServices with Rear Camera Display, Bluetooth, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio and cruise control buttons, FlexSteer, power windows, and LED positioning headlights with fog lights.
The Koup SX adds standard 18-inch alloy wheels, dual chrome exhaust tips, and LED tail lights. Forte Koup SX also offers an aggressive front fascia with larger bumper and grille openings, black gloss grille inserts, larger front brakes, alloy sport pedals, front and rear seats with carbon fiber-style accents. The lower front fascia and rear valance also feature carbon fiber-look trim pieces.
Both EX and SX trim levels offer optional HID headlights, navigation system with HD Radio, sunroof, heated steering wheel,10-way adjustable power driver’s seat, heated front seats and cooled driver’s seat, leather seating surfaces, SmartKey with push-button start, electric chromatic rearview mirror and dual-zone automatic climate control.
The 2014 Kia Forte Koup is expected to go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2013.