The Kia Forte is already a pretty looking car, but the Koup is even better. We may never get the Koup here in Malaysia but dealers in Canada are certainly rewarding Kia customers with an even prettier ‘R’ package with styling and performance accessories.
The styling bits of the Koup include a five-piece bodykit that includes a pair of front lip spoilers, chunky side skirts and a discreet boot lid spoiler. It also includes a set of 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Yokohama S-drive tyres.
The performance department benefits from a sport exhaust, an AEM air filter, and to aid handling, there’s a stiffer and lower ride height and a strut bar. But none of the greasy bits do anything to improve the Koup’s 173hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. We know 173hp is puny but the Koup is pretty enough to have us wanting it here in our market. I’m sure our local tuning shops will be able to crank out some pretty impressive figures for this baby.