Kia Forte Koup SX Is A Stylish 2-Door Coupe With Turbo Engine

The Koup 2-door coupe is the sportiest-looking model in the Forte car family!

As the other two models (4-door sedan and 5-door hatchback) in the model’s range, the Forte Koup has also received a complete makeover for the 2014 model year.

The redesign has further enhanced the sporty look of the Koup and made it even more attractive and desirable.

The complete makeover has also brought an all-new 201-horsepower 1,6L T-GDI turbo engine to the range!

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2014 Changes – What’s new

“Complete makeover brings a stunning 1,6L T-GDI turbo engine which generates 201-horsepower!”

  • Restyled exterior design
  • Redesigned interior with new sporty seats
  • Improved ride and handling
  • All-new 1,6L T-GDI turbo engine
  • Striking color combination

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What people like about the new Forte Koup:

  • Attractive exterior styling
  • Powerful 1,6L turbo engine
  • Firm suspenssion that enables sporty ride
  • Loads of standard features

Rivals:

We could consoder the Honda Civic Si and Hyundai Veloster coupe as the main rivals of the 2-door Koup.

History: Kia Forte Koup (or Coupe), a 2-Door Sedan, was conceptualized by Kia Motors back in 2008. The manufacturer had started making the car available in the market since the model year 2010.

General Description:

The entire Forte family has recently undergone a complete redesign, with the all new Forte Koup 2-door being the final one to get the makeover magic.

There can really be no denying that this is the sportiest of then all, and it has gone a long way to creating a positive vibe among automotive enthusiasts.

A powerful turbocharged 1,6L four-cylinder engine, premium features, and a sporty, rakish design make the Koup really stand out in a crowd.

The design is very much European-inspired, and the performance delivered by the 1.6-liter gasoline direct injected (GDI) turbo engine comes in at an impressive 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque.

Even the entry level Koup has a bit of bite under the hood, with a 2.0L GDI powerplant producing 173 horsepower and 154 lb.-ft. of torque.

At the heart of the great performance delivered by the all-new Koup is a sport-tuned suspension with a McPherson strut setup in front and a torsion beam rear design.

As is the case with the rest of the Forte line-up, the Koup 2-door comes with an outstanding list of safety and technology features as standard.

The model can now be found in Kia showrooms worldwide beside its equally stunning siblings, the Forte Sedan and the Forte 5-door!

Related news about Kia Koup

  1. The 2014 Koup coupe is getting a boost of turbocharged power!
  2. Read our Kia blog here to find out why the 2014 Kia Forte (sedan) has been named the best compact sedan by Cars.com.

Trim Levels, Features/Specification and Options: 2014 model of Forte Koup is available in trim levels: EX and SX

Some of the standard features on the EX Koup include,

  • Exterior:
  1. 16-in alloy wheels
  2. P205/55 R16 tires
  3. Dual power and heated side mirrors
  4. Body-colored door handles
  5. Fog lights
  • Interior: 
  1. Driver’s seat height adjuster
  2. Heated front seats
  3. Metallic interior accents
  4. Air conditioning
  5. Power door locks
  6. Audio controls mounted steering-wheel
  7. Steering-wheel mounted cruise control
  8. Dual front console power outlets
  9. Two-speed variable intermittent wipers
  10. Rear window defroster
  • Length X Width X Height (in): 178.3 X 70.1 X 55.5
  • Engine: 2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder
  • Wheelbase (in): 106.3
  • Track (Front X Rear – in): 61.2 X 61.7
  • Horsepower: 173 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy (City/Highway MPG):
  1. 24/33 (6-speed Manual)
  2. 25/34 (6-speed Automatic)
  • Color: Available in range of colors
  • Base Price: MSRP $18,600

Some of the standard features on the SX Koup include:

  • Exterior: 
  1. 17-in alloy wheels
  2. P215/45 R17 tires
  3. Fog lights
  4. Sport-tuned suspension
  5. Auto-light control
  6. Tinted window-glass
  7. Power tilt and sliding sunroof
  8. Dual power and heated side mirrors
  • Interior: 
  1. Leather seats
  2. Heated front seats
  3. Driver’s seat height adjuster
  4. Leather steering wheel and shifter
  5. Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  6. Metallic interior accents
  7. Manually tilt-able telescopic steering column
  8. Automatic climate control
  9. Auto defog system with ionizer
  10. Power door locks having 2-turn entry system
  11. Remote keyless entry system
  12. Steering wheel mounted paddle shifters
  13. SIRIUS satellite radio (includes three trial months)
  14. Voice-activated Bluetooth hands-free compatibility
  15. Front console dual cup-holder
  16. Variable-intermittent front wipers
  17. Rear window defroster
  18. Map light with sunglass holder
  19. Trip computer
  20. Illuminated ignition key-hole
  21. Eco-Minder indicator
  • Length X Width X Height (in): 178.3 X 70.1 X 55.5
  • Engine: 1.6L Inline 4-Cylinder
  • Wheelbase (in): 106.3
  • Track (Front X Rear – in): 60.8 X 61.3
  • Horsepower: 201 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy (City/Highway MPG):
  1. 22/29 (Turbo 6-speed Manual)
  2. 23/30 (Turbo 6-speed Automatic)
  • Color: Available in range of colors
  • Base Price: MSRP $20,600

Safety: The safety features of Forte Koup EX and SX include the following,

  • Dual front advanced impact airbags
  • Dual side impact airbags attached with front seat
  • Dual side impact curtain airbags
  • Anti-whiplash active front headrests
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Rear seat height adjustable headrests
  • Impact-sensing auto door unlock

Special Features:  Unlike other economy cars packed with gadgets, the new Forte Koup boasts of the following special features,

  • The cabin is designed with quality materials
  • Higher trim levels would give premium feel
  • Forte’s advanced technological features are well designed and easy to use
  • The touchscreen interface is an example of well thought out usage of technology irrespective of its market position and price range
  • Front and rear seats are well-bolstered and comfortable

Driving Experience: The Koup has detailed steering. Handling around turns is steady. One can fine-tune the steering effort via three modes using comfort, normal or sport button on the wheel.

Most buyers in this segment will likely be satisfied with the Koup’s overall riding excellence.

Competitors: Kia’s new Forte Koup 2-door competes with the likes of Honda Civic Coupe, Hyundai Elantra Coupe, Hyundai Veloster 3-door coupe, Mini Cooper, Volkswagen Golf and Scion TC in compact car class.

For further details on latest news and announcements, official launching dates, sales reports and dealerships news on new and used Forte Koup vehicles, jump to our blogs from here.

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