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Kia Forte Koup press conference held in Korea
Kia Forte Koup press conference held in South Korea. The US-market Forte Koup sales are scheduled to commence in August 2009.
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During the last few days, Kia Motors has been stepping it’s press and media activities at different continents across the world with important new model presentations taking place in the USA and South Korea.
Our friends at Kia Motors America have been occupied with the official press & media unveiling of the Forte sedan over the past few days.
A large group of American journalists has been invited to Seattle to meet the stunning Spectra successor in-person and take it for a spin (read: 250 mile road trip).
While Americans have been having fun experiencing the all-new Forte sedan, their Asian colleagues have had an opportunity to take the first look at Forte based two-door sporty coupe. Dubbed Forte Koup, the production-ready two-door Kia coupe has been shown to Korean media during the official press conference today.
Developed at the cost of 95 million won, the two-door Kia Forte Koup features a sporty and dynamic appearance, penned by Kia’s chief design officer Peter Schreyer.
Inside, the Koup sports a two-tone interior with many items such as LED mood speakers, aluminium pedals and electric-power sunroof.
Other available options include rear parking assist, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system, push start-stop ignition button and voice activated navigation system.
The sporty two-door coupe is also equipped with complete safety equipment, including 6 airbags, active headrests and four-wheels disc brakes.
Forte Koup Sales
The all-new Kia Forte Koup will go on sale in the US market in August 2009, while it’s South Korean sales are expected to commence within a month or two.
Kia revealed it plans to sell 10.000 Forte Koups at it’s home domestic market, while additional 25.000 units will be destined to the markets overseas.
Kia says, the Koup two door will be available on world’s major car markets, excluding only Western Europe.
In Korea, the Koup will have an entry price of 15.4 million won for the 1.6L variant, while a more potent Forte Koup variant, equipped with 2.0L engine, will start at 16.84 million won and top off at 19.66 million won. [Photosource: Aving.net, Kia news]