Kia is celebrating the spirit of adventure for the 2015 SEMA Show and has fully revealed one of its projects.
Having already teased an off-road themed Sorento SUV, it appears that the Korean automaker is embracing the wilderness for this year’s SEMA Show. In total, Kia will bring six highly customized, hand-built concepts to Las Vegas, each of which will showcase unique geographic regions found throughout the country. Although we didn’t get a complete look at the Sorento, Kia did fully reveal the Forte Koup Mud Bogger, and it’s quite possibly the strangest thing we’ve ever seen, even for SEMA standards.
The Forte Koup received a generous four-inch body and suspension lift along with beefy 28-inch off-road tires. The fenders and side skirts had to be modified to accommodate the larger wheels and tires, while the panoramic roof with a vinyl pushback top exposes a stripped-down interior with a pair of Sparco Evo II red race seats. The Mud Bogger also incorporates a hand-built roll cage that has been powdercoated white to match the wheels and front bumper bar.
According to Kia, the Forte Koup Mud Bogger will represent the adventurous American South “and the inexplicable joy of getting dirty on four wheels.” It’s just hard to believe that anyone would have a Forte Koup on their mind when it comes to getting dirty on four wheels.
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