If you need just one reason to believe Kia messed up the design of the Forte Koup with the launch of the second-generation model, it would be the fact that we hear about this car maybe once a year, if that. So the Korean company is trying desperately to bring the car back from the dead, and SEMA show provides them with an opportunity. Meet the fairly ridiculous Kia Forte Koup Mud Bogger.
Described as a representation of “the adventurous American South,” Kia Forte Koup Mud Bogger is an off-road version of the sports coupe equipped with massive 28-inch off-road wheels and tires mounted on a four-inch lifted suspension and complemented with custom fenders, fender flares and side skirts.
So yes, the idea behind this car is as stupid as the name they have given it and Kia should immediately fire whoever was in charge of this monstrosity. I’ve actually owned a first-gen Koup and I loved its design. Kia ruined that car by giving it their “corporate look” in the second-gen version, and now they have given us yet another reason to hate this model. So, Cheers!
Of course, not all features of the Kia Forte Koup Mud Bogger are terrible. For example, it has a panoramic roof with a vinyl pushback, Line-X protective coating instead of stock carpets, and Sparco Evo II Red Race Seats. But on the whole, it is an utterly stupid thing.