The five vehicles on display at Kia are the Optima, Rio, Soul, Forte Koup, and Forte hatch. Each one takes on a different persona, either Batman, The Flash, Aquaman, The Green Lantern, or Cyborg. This collaboration between Kia and DC Comics was put together to raise awareness for the “We Can be Heroes” charity, that helps fight hunger in Africa.
Each car character/combination was chosen based on the main attributes of whatever the vehicle is. First is the Flash themed Forte Koup, which is meant to be fast, like the Flash. Built by West Coast Customs, the Flash Forte Koup receives a red, orange and yellow paint job, 20-inch wheels, a hood-painted Flash logo, and two big subwoofers in the trunk.
Next is the Aquaman Rio, which was also built by West Coast Customs. It gets a green and gold paint job complete with fake scales, and Aquaman’s metal belt. The interior gets green leather and suede, accented by yellow and gold. As a finishing touch, an actual comic strip was etched into the rear window.
The Green Lantern Soul was built by Super Street magazine, and gets a green and black paint job and green mirror-chrome tint on the windows. The car was lowered and the wheel wells were widened to give a more aggressive stance, and the back doors were welded shut to further streamline the car.
Cyborg takes shape in the form of the Forte five door, outfitted with a large hood scoop, and wide and low body kit. The paint job is all silver to represent Cyborg’s armor, and the interior is finished in red and silver trim.
The Batman themed Optima was already unveiled last week New York City to tease all the vehicles.