litre, 4 cyl, turbo
The Kia Koup concept was unveiled at the 2008 New York
Motor Show. The
Koup is designed to highlight the shape and evolution
of future Kia vehicles. Designed at the Kia Motors America
Design Center in Irvine, California, the Koup concept
is an attractive and feasible design, much like the Kia
Kee concept which was displayed a year earlier at
the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Koup showcases the future design
direction for Kia
While the styling of the Kia Koup is far from groundbreaking,
it does show Kia is serious about taking the brand upmarket.
"The Kia KOUP concept represents the future of the
Kia brand and its dynamic vehicles that speak to our core
philosophies," said Tom Kearns, chief designer of
Kia Motors America.
Inside the Kia Koup the seating position and dashboard
is intended to evoke a sense of performance driving. Carbon
fibre accents on the shifter plate and seat tilt-adjust
mechanism reinforce the sporting feel.
The front-wheel-drive Kia Koup is powered by a 290 horsepower,
2.0 litre four-cylinder engine. This engine also delivers
an impressive torque output of 289 lb-ft at 2000 rpm -
Similar and related vehicles:
Kia Kee Coupe