The Kia Koup has made its debut at the New York Motor show.
Its stunning design begs drivers and passengers to "look up" – as the
glass windscreen extends along the roof to join the rear window, leaving just a narrow interior pillar.
The design also includes 19-inch chrome wheels, also featuring carbon
fibre inserts, with the open-faced design providing extra brake cooling.
The two-door body actually seats four adults comfortably and the inside
details include a six-speed sequential transmission with steering
column-mounted gear-shift paddles. The in-car ‘infotainment’ system
features an eight speaker system and a built-in bluetooth-enabled
navigation system with a map on demand (MOD).
To improve combustion and reduce the temperature of the intake charge,
fuel is directly injected into the cylinders of the 2.0-litre Theta II
turbocharged engine under high pressure using Kia’s GDI system. This
results in improved fuel economy and low emissions while providing
commendable torque – the Koup produces 289 lb/ft of torque from 2000
rpm, sustained to 4000 rpm. Meanwhile, the grille intakes help to
Standard safety features are six airbags, a tyre pressure monitoring
system (TPMS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), traction control and CDC.