|NAZA KIA Malaysia,
the official distributor of Kia Motors vehicles in
Malaysia , has launched the highly anticipated Forte
Koup and the Forte 6-Speed sedan.
The Forte Koup is Kia's first ever two-door coupe and
is a product of the brand's design led transformation
which raises the bar in its segment with impressive
style and a blend of comfort, technology, performance
and safety features.
With an on-the-road (OTR) price of RM115,800.00, the
Koup is equipped with a four-cylinder 2.0L engine that
produces 156 hp and 194Nm of torque and features
continuous variable valve timing (CVVT) and multi-port
electronic fuel injection.
The transmission is an automatic six-speeder which
can be manually controlled via a Shiftronic function on
the gearbox or steering mounted paddle shifters.
With its fluid lines and an athletic stance, one
would expect the Koup to deliver more entertaining drive
than its sedan sibling.
Handling is said to responsive and smooth due to
higher torsianal stiffness in comparison to the Forte
Sedan has been enhanced by lowering the ride height and
widening the wheel track.
Inside the Koup offers leather eats. Automatic
air-conditioning, retractable sun-roof, Bluetooth
connectivity with cellular phones, push-start ignition
and a six-CD changer with iPod connectivity are
The Forte Koup is available in Racing Red, Clear
White, Ebony Black, Sweet Orange or in Santorini Blue.
'The Forte Koup showcases performance-inspired,
aggressive and dynamic styling that is certain to be a
hit with consumers who want to make a bold statement."
said Datuk Hafiz Syed Abu Bakar, COO of Naza Kia
Besides a new 6-speed Shiftronic Transmission in lace
of the previous 4-speeder launched in November 2009, the
Forte Sedan now comes with Bluetooth connectivity for
cell phone users.
The grille design is new and wing mirrors now feature
LED turn signals.
Steering-mounted paddle shifters, rear view camera,
wing mirrors with electronic folding feature and
Bluetooth functionality are available only n the 1.6SX
ans 2.0 SX variants.
The Bluetooth system can be operated from the
Available colours are Clear White, Bright Silver,
Titanium Silver, Metal Bronze, Spicy Red and Ebony
The OTR price of the 1.6 EX variant is at RM78,800
while the OTR prices for the 1.6SX and 2.0 SX are at
RM85,800 and RM97,000 respectively.
Meanwhile NAZA Kia Malaysia also launched a new 3S
centre in Glenmarie, Shah Alam.
The 12,000 square feet incorporates Kia's global
space identity programme and is part of an ongoing
exercise by the company to renovate and upgrade 25
existing showrooms in the country.
This article is source from: KIA BUZZ, March 2011
Note: Kindly check the latest car prices with the car
sellers. Price may change without prior notice.