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All-new Kia Forte Koup named the “Best in (New York Auto) Show”
The 2010 Kia Forte Koup has not even gone on sale and yet the vehicle has already won it’s first prestigious accolade. The attractively stylized Forte Koup, which made it’s official US premiere at the auto show event in New York has been named as a Best in Show vehicle by the editors of a reputable US automotive website MSN Autos.
The all-new Kia Forte Koup has been recognized for its sleek styling and extensive offerings for a good value. In addition, Kia’s first ever two-door coupe has also been noted for its competitive power and fuel efficiency.
“As the New York Auto Show offers a number of concept and production introductions, we are pleased that MSN Autos recognized Forte Koup as a ‘Best in Show’ for its bold styling and immense value,” said Michael Sprague, VP of Marketing at Kia Motors America.
Based on the same platform as the four-door Forte sedan, the Forte Koup comes available in two trim levels (EX and SX), and features a muscular yet sophisticated design. Powering the Forte Koup are a choice of two four cylinder engines, a 2.0L with 156 hp and 144 lb-ft of torque (EX models), or a 2.4L delivering 173 hp and 168 lb-ft of torque (SX models).
Both four-cylinder units deliver at least 31 MPG on highway, with estimated fuel economy of 25/34 (city/highway) for the 2.0-L when mated with either the five-speed manual transmission or optional four-speed automatic. The more powerful 2.4-liter offers an economical 22/32 mpg with the six-speed manual and 23/31 when paired with the five-speed automatic.
The 2010 Kia Forte Koup is expected to go on sale in North America by the end of this summer, while it’s four-door variant should be available at Kia dealers as early as in June. It’s pricing has yet to be released.
“The all-new 2010 Forte Koup, combined with the recently launched Soul urban passenger vehicle and soon-to-be launched Forte sedan, really drives home our current strategy to create a full lineup of value-laden vehicles with a distinct and attractive Kia design.” added Michael Sprague. [Source: Kia]
Find more information about the 2010 Kia Forte Koup here.