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Turbocharged Forte Koup SX Ready For The 2014 Launch
The highly-anticipated Kia Forte Koup SX coupe is just around the corner.
Set to go on sale in the fourth quarter of the year, the latest Kia model offers restyled exterior and interior design, as well as the upgraded powertrain technology (turbo engine for the first time!).
Preview Of The 2014 Forte Koup
Kia made a name for itself as a brand synonymous with economy, comfort and reliability, but over the last several years it’s been able to keep those three flagships of its reputation while also adding style and performance to the list.
The latest example of Kia Motors brand’s transformation is the thrilling turbocharged Kia Forte Koup 2-door that was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show.
The turbocharged powertrain will be one of two options for the upcoming 2014 Forte Koup SX, which is expected to go on sale this year.
Let’s take a closer look at what this exciting option is capable of.
Engine & Performance
Kia is charging into the entry-level sports car segment with the most powerful Forte Koup ever put into production.
Utilizing the carmaker’s highly advanced powertrain with a 1.6L GDI turbo 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, the turbocharged Kia Koup manages to put out an imposing 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque.
The powerful performance of the new Forte Koup turbo is carried over to the cabin, which houses a sporty interior that features a smooth leather steering wheel and shift knob, chrome accents around the HVAC controls, and carbon fiber-like textures on the dash and seats.
Buyers can also opt for heated seats, an air-cooled driver’s seat, and driver-selectable electric steering.
In terms of technology there is no place the Kia skimped, with features that include UVO eServices with Rear Camera Display, Bluetooth wireless technology, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls, and FlexSteer steering wheel system.
2014 Kia Forte Video (L.A. Auto Show Debut)
Kia put the all-new Forte Koup two door on display at the New York Auto Show alongside the new Soul crossover vehicle.
Here’s a video review of the new Kia Koup SX fitted with a 1,6L T-GDI turbo engine that generates impressive 201 horsepower.
Related news about the forth-coming Forte Koup SX:
1. Exterior Colors – The Koup two-door coupe will offer the same palette of exterior colors as its 4-door sibling model.
2. Kia Forte comparison – First road test with Forte sedan being compared to its major rivals.
New Forte took the first spot among most renowned cars in the segment, including Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra and Mazda 3.
NOTE: The 2-door Koup uses the same platform and powertrain technology as the Forte 4-dr sedan, so you can already imagine of what the coupe is capable of.
You don’t even need to take it for a test drive now!
3. The 2014 Forte 5-door – this is the third variant in the Forte car family. The 5-door hatchback also offers Kia’s 1,6L turbocharged engine in the SX trim level. It goes on sale this fall!