2014 Kia Forte Koup spied for the first time

2014 Kia Forte Koup spy photo 22.2.2013
2014 Kia Forte Koup spy photo 22.2.2013 / Automedia

Slated to debut later this year

The 2014 Kia Forte Koup has been spied undergoing cold weather testing in Northern Scandinavia.

Dressed in heavy camouflage, the model appears to have an evolutionary design which closely mimics its predecessor. The disguise hides a lot of details but the model is expected to be heavily influenced by the Forte sedan that debuted at last year's Los Angeles Auto Show. As such, we can expect a prominent grille, LED-infused headlights and wraparound taillights.

Our spies weren't able to get close enough to snap interior photos, but the model is expected to have a driver-focused cockpit with a canted center stack and an upgraded infotainment system.

Engine options remain a mystery, but likely candidates include a 1.8-liter four-cylinder with 148 hp (110 kW) and 131 lb-ft (177 Nm) of torque as well as a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 173 hp (129 kW) and 154 lb-ft (208 Nm) of torque.

The Forte Koup is expected to be unveiled in the second quarter of 2013 with sales starting shortly thereafter.

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I'm going wait for the new information and images of the model
Feb 25th, 2013 12:15am
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M.L. M.L.
- I hope they remove the 'Forte' name and just call it Kia Koup instead. And while at it, Kia should realease an SX-R model w/ a detuned 2.0T 6MT from its Optima atop from their SX model with its 1.6T model. That would be a very good anti-ST fighter!
Feb 23rd, 2013 10:26pm
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