• Jun 17th 2009 at 11:30AM
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Kia came strong with some good looking hardware when it introduced the production Koup in New York. The Koup is a stylish, fun-looking two-door that will likely draw the attention of the much coveted younger car buyer demographic. To seed the minds of said youngins, Kia is embarking on the prerequisite pre-launch ad blitz that starts with a single commercial.

Beyond the jump is the first commercial offering to tout the wares of the all-new Kia Koup. While the car may look ready for action, we're not quite so sure about this 30 second spot. The theme? Two. As in two doors. We kinda thought that calling the Forte-variant the Koup was more than enough of a hint for customers that it was, in fact, a coupe. On the bright side, the Koup looks as good in moving pictures as it does on the New York Auto Show. Hit the jump to judge from yourself, and let us know what you think of the ad in the comments. Thanks for the tip, Christian!



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      • 6 Years Ago
      KIA sure has a good record lately of cranking out their concept cars as production models within 2 years.
        • 6 Years Ago
        KIA showed a number of concepts 15 months ago with no plans to build them. Chevy built their god damn business on it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Fundamental misunderstanding of what a "concept car" is.

        There are 2 kinds:

        1) Pure clean-sheet concept car. With zero plans/groundwork laid for production.

        Examples: Saab Aero X, Ford Forty-Nine, Chevy Camaro

        2) "Conceptized" versions of future production models.

        Examples: Kia Soulster, Acura ZDX, Jaguar C-XF

        The Koup the latter. The Forte's platform has long been under development. Do you honestly think Kia showed the concept 15 months ago without the plans in place to build it?
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's an attractive enough vehicle if it does seem to be aping the Civic. And being a kia, it likely won't be able to be beat for the price.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Pretty looking!
      • 6 Years Ago
      If I read one more comment about the Forte sedan or Koup looking like a Civic, I'm going to puke. It should be obvious to anyone, with at least one living brain cell, that neither Forte model look anything like a comparable Civic. The Forte design is not only original but gorgeous as well. As soon as the Koup is available, I'll be buying a blue SX.
      • 6 Years Ago
      it looks better than the current civic if u ask me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Great looking vehicle from Kia. Assuming this is a hatchback, it is nearly everything I want in a small vehicle. And I particularly like the more upright stance as opposed to the Civic which seats the driver so low to the ground. Where Kia totally botched this is with the rear torsion beam suspension. That is the only deal breaker on this car, unless they also failed to install a telescoping steering wheel. That torsion beam just won't have the travel and ride quality they could have gotten with a fully independent suspension. So sorry Kia, but you botched it! No way will you compete with the Civics, Golfs, Minis, or 3's. This Forte' coupe could have been near the front of the class if not for that torsion beam.

      • 6 Years Ago
      new kia forte koup commercial...it looks great

      click on "video" to see the commercial

      http://www.mykiaforte.ca/koup/base.html
      • 6 Years Ago
      My aunt had a Kia and it needed the front end replaced after just 16343 miles, then later on a rear brake seized up on the highway and the car spun out of control and she hit the guardrail! Go right ahead and buy that Korean trash ! Maybe they will pay you back with a nuclear missile in your back yard !!!! LOL
        • 6 Years Ago
        Please get your geography and politics right... South Korea are our allies. It's North Korea that have the psycho dictator bent on having a nuclear arsenal.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, chuckle at that immensely racist comment. Low people...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Beyond your lack of grasp of geography, I have to question the vintage of your aunt's car. Doubt many readers of this blog weren't already aware that prior to about 2002, most Kias and Hyundais were crap. But the companies have made tremendous efforts and progress. So if this is a newer Kia, please let us know. If not, it's been quite some time now. Time to let it go.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Ricky

        +10 for the...
        "Maybe they will pay you back with a nuclear missile in your back yard !!!! "
        comment...ROFLMAO!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Scion must be really scared right now, the tc is so old it could almost be a Toyota.
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks much better looking than I expected. how's it drive? Safety?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Funny, I saw this commercial being filmed on North Wacker Drive in Chicago over Memorial Day Weekend. The car looked pretty cool, though!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh look a Korean Civic
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, the Civic is part A4 (the rear fascia).

        And the Accord is part 2008 Sonata (front fasica), part BMW (roofline and Hofmeister kink) and part Saturn (rear).

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