Kia is adventuring on a land relatively new for the Korean manufacturer, the land of the coupeu, showing at the Salon in New York, the new Koup concept that could preface a future sport model.
The model is designed by the U.S. Design Center in California. Although the press release does not mention, Kia Koup seems built on the same platform with the Cee’d. Unfortunately, the concept does not excel in terms of originality, so that the Japanese influences are easy to identify on the stylistic level.
Overall, however, Kia Koup is very interesting creative, with aggressive forms making a good home with the flowing lines. Interior poured forward and strongly emphasizes the speed profile. The sporting intentions are made public at the bottom of the carbon fiber and the front spoiler, dual exhaust that makes a awesome sound, mounted in the rear. The double-spoke wheels, combining carbon fiber with chromium, which glimpse with the red Brembo calipers are more than obvious statements on Kia Koup’s target audience.
Under the hood, the concept hides a 2.0 liter turbo engine that produces 290 horses. Interesting is how this model will do tensile the strength. The whole body sits on a frame with springs and stabilizers that dresses an enhanced compliance structure. Technical details include adaptive direction and a set of active dampers. The sporty cabin sweat through every pore and a more ubiquitous carbon fiber racing paddles and the steering wheel plus the exciting red button showing that this model is like a racer from the outside to the inside.