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More images of the 2010 Kia Forte Coupe (XK) hit the web
The 2010 Kia Forte Coupe spy shots
A few weeks ago, we have brought you the first set of spy shots showcasing the 2010 Kia Forte Coupe. Today, we have received more from our Korean friends, who have caught the hot-looking Forte Coupe while parked at an unknown location in South Korea!
Codenamed XK, the two-door Forte Coupe is less than a year away. It is expected to hit the Korean market by the end of the summer, while it’s US sales, according to some Kia dealers, should commence in the middle of December.
What we can see from these latest spy shots is that the shape of the production model will stay very close to the Koup concept, which was unveiled at the New York Auto Show last year. The prototype is still heavily camouflaged preventing us to see all the exterior design details, but so far, we are pleased at what we see.
As we reported before, a range of four-cylinder engines is expected to be available when the 2010 Forte Coupe reaches the production. The engine range will include a 156hp 2.0L and 173hp 2.4L units, but likely, Kia will also bring an all-new 1.6L turbo engine, equipped with GDI (gasoline direct injection) system, which brings it’s power ratings up to 175 horsepower!
The 1.6L turbo engine has been developed in conjunction with Hyundai Motor Company and was first implemented to the Hyundai ix-onic concept making it’s premiere at Geneva Motor Show last week. [Source: bobaedream.co.kr]