Kia is introducing the new 2010 Forte Koup with a sporty and aggressive exterior styling different from its brethen the Kia Forte Sedan introduced a few months ago. The 2010 Forte Koup is Kia’s first two-door coupe that will appeal to younger drivers. It is the first step to transform Kia’s image and style into a more sophisticated and fun-to-drive car company, not just an economy car brand.
The 2010 Forte Koup is equipped with the latest technology for all you iPod lovers, cellphone users, and satellite radio channel surfing addicts. Underneath the hood, you will find a 2.0-liter inline four-banger, which produces 156 horsepower and 144 lb-feet of torque. The engine can be upgraded to a 2.4-liter engine, which produces 173 horsepower and 168 lb-feet of torque. All this power is mated to a standard 5-speed manual transmission or an optional upgrade four-speed automatic transmission. So how fast can the Fore Koup sprint from 0-60? Just in 7.0 seconds.
Fuel economy of the Forte Koup is not bad. The 2.0-liter engine can usher out 25/34 mpg (city/highway) or with a 2.4-liter engine at 22/32 mpg (city/highway). At a price range lower than a Civic, sporty exterior, and an exemplary fit-and-finish interior, the Forte Koup will give its rivals the Honda Civic, Ford Focus Coupe and Chevrolet Cobalt a run for their money. Even though the Forte Koup has a nice fit-and-finish, the design still look bland. The Forte Koup still needs refinement in its interior and exterior design to beat out the Honda Civic in this category.
The 2010 Kia Forte Koup is now available at a Kia dealer near you from $15,450 to $19,000.