Thanks to the terrible job Kia Motors did facelifting the Forte Koup for its second generation, a car that could have become a design classic is now pretty much forgotten by everybody. And they don’t seem to care very much, as they have just released the 2016 Kia Forte Koup and it’s pretty much the same last year’s model.
The 2016 Kia Forte Koup continues with two trim levels as before, including the 2.0 liter EX and 1.6 liter Turbo SX. The latter with a six-speed manual transmission and offers an available six-speed automatic. To its credit, the Koup comes with MacPherson strut front suspension and FlexSteer with Comfort, Normal and Sport settings, even though the changes aren’t that consequential in the whole driving experience. After all, this is just a two-door version of the Forte sedan.
As for the standard kit, the 2016 Kia Forte Koup boasts a generous list of features and equipment, including 16-inch wheels, remote keyless entry with trunk opener, Rear Camera Display2, a sliding center armrest and a cooling glove box, while the Premium Package adds items like heated front seats, leather seat trim, power sunroof, push-button start with Smart Key.
The new options available with the 2016 modelyear include navigation with HD Radio, power adjustable heated and cooled driver’s seat, heated steering wheel, and dual-zone automatic temperature control with center console rear vents, and UVO eServices telematics, a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch wheels, larger front brake rotors, LED taillights, and a dual exhaust for the SX model. Are they enough to justify an upgrade?