Saturday, April 11, 2009

2009 New York - 2010 Kia Forte Koup

At the 2009 New York Auto Show today, Kia unveiled its new Kia Forte Koup adding a two-door variant to its Forte lineup that will hit dealerships later this year. Kia says that the Forte Koup will compete with the Honda Civic Coupe, Ford Focus Coupe and the Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe.

The two-door model is built on a front-wheel-drive unibody frame just like the sedan. It sits on an independent front suspension with MacPherson struts and stabilizer bar along with a torsion beam rear suspension with struts and coil springs.

When the Kia Forte Koup hits dealerships, it will be available in two trim-levels including EX and SX. The entry level EX is powered by a 2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder engine making 156-hp and 144 lb-ft of torque. Fuel-economy for the EX model comes in at 25/34 mpg (city/highway). The Forte Koup SX features a 2.4L inline 4-cylinder engine making 173-hp with a maximum torque of 168 lb-ft. Fuel-economy for the SX comes in at 23/32 when mated to a 6-speed manual and 23/31 when paired with a 5-speed automatic.

Kia will announce pricing closer the launch date.

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Courtesy : egmcartech