Concept: Kia Koup

By Editors on April 7, 2008 8:18 AM
Combining a realistic interior design with less-feasible exterior styling and a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine reportedly good for 290 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, the Koup previews both the automaker's tomorrow and its more distant future. With its extensive carbon fiber trim, eight-speaker juke box audio system, push button start and six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, the performance-oriented, digitally equipped Kia Koup is very clearly directed at the younger buyers the automaker wants to attract.