It’s a Shocker

In motoring terms it’s shaping up to be one of surprises. Not only have Citroen become an exciting brand with the promise of a DS, Renault threw out a great looking coupe and now Kia have produced a  car that’s been named as a “Best In Show” pick.

Not only that, but it’s actually a great looking car:

kia forte koup


It’s the new Kia Forte Koup, the coupe version of the Forte a car that, from all the digging and rummaging I’ve done – seems destined solely for the US market at the moment as it’s one of the first products of Kia Motors in America. 

Reminiscent of the muscle-cars of old, the Forte Koup is set to pack a 290hp punch from a 2.0 litre engine, with a 2.4 litre also available. Which does the same to eliminate rumours of a European lunch as statistics like “1.2 litre diesel engine” does for any ideas of an American lunch.

While, clearly, it was designed with the US in mind (given it’s developers) it’s not too surprising, just as the fact that the European-aimed C’eed is unlikely to be taken stateside. Still, it’s a shame as this is yet another new Kia that looks the company is ready to start playing with the big boys and put some meat behind their product. I’m sure my local roads in Kent would look a lot better with a few of these on them.

So, to all the Americans – enjoy it. To the rest of us – wouldn’t this be the car to change Kia’s image here?


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