Kia Forte Koup Axed

Kia has decided to cut the Forte Koup from its lineup as demand drops for small coupes.  

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AutoGuide Now for the Week of June 9

The warm weather is finally here, meaning its time to enjoy it with some slick two-door vehicles. See what we’re testing this week on AutoGuide Now.

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Hyundai Aims to Build 'World's Best Powertrains'
No automaker can afford to stand still these days. The pace of development is absolutely relentless, especially when it comes to powertrains. To keep its vehicles as competitive as possible, Hyundai has refined two of its engines.

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Kia Justice League Concepts Unveiling at SEMA – Video

A couple of weeks ago, Kia debuted five Justice League concept models at the 2012 SEMA Show, and now the Korean automaker has released a video of the unveiling.

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Flash Themed Kia Forte Koup Heading to 2012 SEMA Show

In a follow-up to the Batman-themed Kia Optima, the Korean automaker has teased its Flash-themed Kia Forte Koup that will be heading to the 2012 SEMA Show.

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Kia Forte Koup to Compete at Targa Newfoundland Promoting MADD Canada

Kia Canada will be competing in its third consecutive Targa Newfoundland event, but this year it’ll be campaigning a Forte Koup with digital signatures, promoting safe and sober driving.

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Kia Racing to Defend 2011 Grand-Am Championship

Kia Motors America’s motorsports program hit a new high last year grabbing the Team and Driver titles in the 2011 Street Tuner (ST) class in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. Now they’re looking forward to 2012 with new driver pairings for both the number-10 and number-12 Infinity Audio Forte Koups.

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Kia Racing Wins CTSCC Street Tuner Cup

They’ve only been racing two seasons, but Kia Motors America’s motorsports program has now achieved championship greatness, thanks to Nic Jönsson wining the driver’s title and solidifying Kia in the Team Championship in the Street Tuner class of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.

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GM Has Plans To Expand Compact Car Lineup

There may also be plans to build a Cruze coupe in 2013, and it would compete against the Honda Civic, Kia Forte Koup and Scion tC. The Chevrolet Cruze hatchback was unveiled at the Geneva auto show last March and will arrive stateside soon. The current model will not  be sold in the U.S, but the Cruze hatch will arrive with the next-gen Cruze.  GM has also officially announced the sale of a diesel-powered Cruze in the U.S in the 2013.

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Kia Racing Takes Second Victory At Road America, Tops Driver Standings

“We went to Road America knowing the course’s long straights and elevation changes provided a significant challenge, especially against some of our turbocharged competitors, but the Kinetic Motorsports team did an amazing job preparing both Forte Koups,” said Michael Sprague, Kia’s vice president of marketing. “The team’s strategy allowed Nic and Michael to use the braking and cornering portions of the track to their advantage.”

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SEMA 2009: Kia Officially Announces Forte Koup Motorsports Program for 2010

When we arrived at Kia’s SEMA Show booth, PR boss Alex Fedorak told us that we had guessed correctly – the big announcement, as we correctly surmised, was that Kia is going racing in 2010.

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