Kia made a name for itself as a brand synonymous with economy and reliability, but over the last several years it’s been able to keep those two flagships of its reputation while also adding performance, comfort, and luxury to the list. The latest example of Kia’s transformation is the thrilling turbocharged Kia Forte Koup that was unveiled last month at the New York International Auto Show. The turbocharged powertrain will be one of two options for the upcoming 2014 Forte Koup, which will be available soon here at Fisher Kia in Boulder. Let’s take a closer look at what this exciting option is capable of.
Kia is charging into the sports car segment with the most powerful Forte Koup ever put into production. Utilizing an advanced powertrain with a 1.6L GDI turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, the turbocharged Kia Forte manages to put out an imposing 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. The new turbocharged Kia Forte Koup also manages to get optimum fuel efficiency through the high-tech engineering and design with variable valve timing in the engine, a sport-tuned suspension with a McPherson strut setup in front, and a torsion beam rear design.
Inside the Cabin
The powerful performance of the new turbocharged Kia Forte Koup is carried over to the cabin, which houses a sporty interior that features a smooth leather steering wheel and shift knob, chrome accents around the HVAC controls, and carbon fiber-like textures on the dash and seats. Buyers can also opt for heated seats, an air-cooled driver’s seat, and driver-selectable electric steering. In terms of technology there is no place the Kia skimped, with features that include UVO eServices with Rear Camera Display, Bluetooth wireless technology, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls, and FlexSteer.
When It’s Coming
The 2014 turbocharged Kia Forte Koup is expected to become available to buyers during the fourth quarter of 2013. If you’re interested in finding out more about the new turbocharged Forte stop by Fisher Kia at 6025 Arapahoe Road in Boulder. Or, if you want to check out one of the current 2013 models, you can also test drive a 2013 Kia Forte today!