Kia is considered as one of the most reliable automakers globally and it’s its reputation in the United States is quite similar. Kia has decided to release a new variant of the Forte and it will be called 2016 Kia Forte Koup. Its predecessor was considered as one of the best cars in the compact car range and the 2016 variant will follow its footsteps. This new variant will not only be coming with an amazing pair of engines but also it will be more spacious and comfortable. The company has upgraded this car keeping the market’s demand in mind and will be equipped with all the standard technological features. To add to that it will also come with an overall interior cosmetic update.
2016 Kia Forte Koup Exterior and Interior
Kia has always been keen in not repeating itself and therefore the 2016 Kia Forte Koup will going through a complete makeover. Kia is known for always implements the latest innovation and technologies in their design and they always try to provide the best in class performance. This is the company’s principal marketing strategy. Official news regarding the changes is new LED taillights and an improved build quality. No major interior upgrades are expected given that the interior is already well equipped and spacious. It is elegant and adds the cabin adds a classy feel to it.
Other than that 2016 Kia Forte Koup is equipped with standard technological features like Bluetooth, rear view camera, USB 3.0, heated mirrors and HD satellite radio pre-installed with SiriusXM layout has been implemented by KIA as well. Other specifications are expected to remain same as the 2015 KIA Forte.
2016 Kia Forte Koup Engine Specs
2016 Kia Forte Koup will be available in two engine variants in order to cater to a larger group of drivers. Forte’s basic variant will be inline 4 cylinder engine of 1.8L which are powerful enough to produce up to 148 HP and a maximum torque of 145 lb-ft. The powertrain combination includes a manual six speed transmission. No automatic transmission is available for basic variants. These engines will have a pickup of 0 to 60 mph within just 6.3 seconds. Rumours suggest that a turbocharged option will be viable for future variants.
For other variants the engine is of higher capacity i.e. 2.0 liter which can generate up to 173 HP mated with an automatic six speed transmission. Considering fuel economy, both of these engines provide a mileage of 26 mpg.
2016 Kia Forte Koup Release Date and Price
Announcing price and release date is a better marketing strategy compared KIA’s decision about not to divulging any news regarding the price and release date. But since this car’s previous variant was released just last year therefore we can say that its price won’t change remarkably. Also considering the stiff competition and KIA’s market position we can say that they won’t spike the price very high. Its price approximately stands at $17k to $28k depending on the accessories offered. A reasonable price tag will help the company to do better in the market. 2016 Kia Forte Koup is expected to hit the showrooms by end of this year or latest by first quarter of next year.