Tucked in a corner in the dim “Naza hall” at KLIMS was this red Forte Koup. We know that Naza Kia is working hard to bring in this coupe version of the Forte, and those who love the looks and can live with a Forte with two less doors can look forward to it coming to Malaysia next year.

The car on show is a right hand drive unit most probably borrowed from Singapore, since it wears “Cerato” badging. While Cycle & Carriage Kia sells the a 1.6 Koup and even a manual in Singapore, we should be getting the range topping 2.0 Auto if it comes here. The 2.0L Theta II with 156 PS/194 Nm is the same engine found in the 2.0 SX sedan, paired to a 6-speed auto, which should find its way to the sedan soon.

The Koup wears a more aggressive face compared to the sedan and has a neat rear end, which has twin tailpipes and the now compulsory “diffuser” bumper. Inside, the Koup gets a big red piece of plastic on the dash for a racier feel. We also noticed that the gear lever is unique. This high spec model has a sunroof, cushy leather seats, metal pedals and illuminated speaker rings.

The Forte 2.0 SX sells for RM93,800. How much of a premium will you pay for the coupe styling? Gallery after the jump.

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