Kia took the cover off of its maiden twin-door coupe passenger car at the New York International Auto Show. Dubbed Forte Koup it’s going to be available in a couple of trim levels, namely the EX and the SX. The EX is the standard version powered by a 2.0-litre 156hp engine that comes with a Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT), a 5-speed manual or an optional 4-speed automatic transmission and 16-inch alloy wheels. The tuned-up SX version comes loaded with a 2.4-litre 173hp engine and offers a mileage of 22mpg in city mode and 32mpg under highway mode.
The exterior of the Kia Forte Koup though, is common with the wrap-around headlights, the aggressive air intakes, dual tailpipes and a rear diffuser making it quite a treat. With integrated safety and stability features and add-on goodies such Bluetooth connectivity, iPod and USB auxiliary inputs, a standard six-speaker audio system and steering-wheel mounted audio controls, the Koup already has attracted plenty of attention.