2010 Kia Forte Koup Hits U.S. Roads, Starts From $17,290

Kia has finally announced the availability of its ‘Forte Koup‘ in the US. This four-passenger coupe is available in two different models: the EX model which starts off at $17,290 ($16,595 + $695 destination fee) and the SX model which begin from $18,390 including delivery fees. The EX model offers a 156HP 2.0-liter engine coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox, while, the SX model comes with a 174HP 2.4-liter engine coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox. The company also offers a five-speed automatic transmission for both models that will cost you an extra $1,000. [Carscoop]

Kia Forte Koup Sports Sedan

by Isaiah on June 12, 2009 · 3 comments

Kia Forte Koup Sports Sedan

Kia Motors has unveiled their new sports sedan ‘Forte Koup’ for the Korean market. Based on the concept car ‘Koup’, this four-passenger coupe is powered by a 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged engine with 156 horsepower and features a 13.6km/liter of fuel consumption, sport cloth bucket seats and a lighting speaker. Price starts at 17,490,000 KRW for the 2.0-liter gasoline model. More»

Kia Forte LPI Hybrid

Kia has just introduced its first mass production hybrid model based on the new Forte compact sedan in its home market of South Korea. Dubbed as the Forte LPI Hybrid, the car uses a 1.6L Liquefied Petroleum Injected (LPI) engine producing 114 horsepower. An electric motor which is powered by a lithium polymer battery pack adds an additional 20 horsepower for a total of 134 horsepower. Kia claims the Forte LPI Hybrid is capable of about 40.5 mpg, which would put it on pace with other hybrids on the market. The car will be officially unveiled at the 2009 Seoul Motor Show next week. [AutoGuide] More»