The Kia concept car has flown the ‘koup’

The Kia Koup has made its debut at the New York Motor show.

Its stunning design begs drivers and passengers to "look up" – as the
glass windscreen extends along the roof to join the rear window, leaving just a narrow interior pillar.

The design also includes 19-inch chrome wheels, also featuring carbon
fibre inserts, with the open-faced design providing extra brake cooling.

The two-door body actually seats four adults comfortably and the inside
details include a six-speed sequential transmission with steering
column-mounted gear-shift paddles. The in-car ‘infotainment’ system
features an eight speaker system and a built-in bluetooth-enabled
navigation system with a map on demand (MOD).

To improve combustion and reduce the temperature of the intake charge,
fuel is directly injected into the cylinders of the 2.0-litre Theta II
turbocharged engine under high pressure using Kia’s GDI system. This
results in improved fuel economy and low emissions while providing
commendable torque – the Koup produces 289 lb/ft of torque from 2000
rpm, sustained to 4000 rpm. Meanwhile, the grille intakes help to
provide cooling.

Standard safety features are six airbags, a tyre pressure monitoring
system (TPMS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), traction control and CDC.

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