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We still don't have a clear list of the differences between the 2010 and 2011 Canadian Koup EX models.

So far we got 1 press release from the US and one from Canada. I'll paste them here just to bring all the info in one place.
Kia Motors America is pleased to announce pricing for the 2011MY Forte. For the 2011MY, the
Forte receives a revised powertrain, revised interior styling along with new features and content
that delivers best-in-class fuel economy and enhances the outstanding value that you and your
customers expect from Kia.

An all-new six-speed automatic transmission delivers up to 38 MPG - a 2 MPG improvement
on all models. Ride and handling have been improved by the addition of new monotube
shock absorbers while NVH has been noticeably reduced due to a number of
countermeasures. All models now feature new interior styling and solar glass for a more
comfortable environment. For the EX model, we’ve added an outside temperature gauge, trip
computer and illuminated sun visors.

The LX model is easier to order and stock due to the convenience package (a $1500 option
for 2010MY) now being standard equipment while the value is enhanced by only increasing
the MSRP by $1,300. The EX model MSRP has been increased by $400 - well below the
market value of the improvements.

SX models will now feature paddle shifters on all A/T models, automatic headlamps on the
sedans and LED taillights on Koup models for an increase of $700. We have also added a
new technology package that includes voice-activated navigation, push-button start and
fully automatic air conditioning value priced at $1,800.

A 5-door body style is now offered on EX and SX trims. The price premium over a
comparable 4-door sedan is $500 which includes standard 16” alloys, a rear spoiler, a cargo
cover and a rear wiper/washer. Your customers will love the 5-door styling and cargo
flexibility. To minimize product complexity due to the addition of the 5-door and technology
packages, we have made A/T standard on EX/SX 4-door sedans and have dropped the EX
leather package.

With its new powertrain, the 2011MY Forte delivers more power and better MPG than
competitors while its new features and pricing further enhances its value advantage.
Please find attached the updated vehicle and option pricing for the 2011MY Kia Forte.

If you're in Canada, then you get a 6sp manual instead of the 5sp. Plus there are various improvements like advanced front air bags, solar glass, fog lights, new interior center console, and some hsv (harshness, shock, vibration) improvements. There are some other tweaks but I can't remember them all. We should make a detailed list of the main differences between the 2010 and 2011 models both for the US and Canada models.

· Interior enhancements to Centre Console
· 6 Speed Transmission is now standard on all trims
· Advanced Front Airbags added to all trims
· Paddle Shifter added to SX Automatic trim
· Outside Temperature Display is standard
· Monotube Shock Absorber added to all trims
· Illuminated Sunvisors added to all trims
· Auto Light Control added to SX
· Front Fogs is standard
· New SX Luxury trim added
o Rear LED lamp, NAV, ECM and Push Button (AT only)


FO521B Forte Koup 2.0L EX, 6-speed Manual Transmission
Key features of the FO521B include:
o 2.0L I4 engine
o 156 HP, 144 lb.ft.
o 6 Airbags (Advanced dual front,
dual front side and dual curtain)
o Anti-whiplash front headrests
o 4-wheel disc brakes
o Anti-lock brakes (ABS)
o Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
o Power windows
o Power door locks
o 16” Alloy wheels
o P205/55R16 Tires
o Manual air conditioning
o Keyless entry w/panic feature
o Heated front seats
o Steering wheel mounted cruise
o Front fog lights
o AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo w/AUX
& USB input ports
o Door mounted speakers (4)
o Front tweeter (2)
o Voice activated Bluetooth
hands-free connectivity
o Steering wheel mounted audio
o 60:40 split rear seat
o Power heated outside mirrors
o Front & rear mud guards
o Windshield wiper de-icer
o Tilt & telescopic steering wheel
o Outside mirror with integrated
turn signal
o Exterior chrome door handles

FO52AB Forte Koup 2.0L EX + Sunroof, 6-speed Manual Transmission
The FO52AB adds to FO521B: $19,895
o Power tilting & sliding sunroof

FO721B Forte Koup 2.0L EX, 6-speed Automatic Transmission
The FO721B adds to FO521B: $20,195
o 6-speed automatic transmission

Forte Koup 2.0L EX + Sunroof, 6-speed Automatic Transmission
The FO72AB adds to FO721B: $21,095
o Power tilting & sliding sunroof

FO522B Forte Koup 2.4L SX , 6-speed Manual Transmission
The FO522B adds to FO521B:
o 2.4L I4 engine
o 173 HP, 168 lb.ft
o 6-Speed Manual transmission
o 17” Alloy Wheels
o P215/45R17 tires
o Automatic climate control
o Supervision instrument cluster
o Metallic interior accents
o Leather seats
o Leather wrapped steering wheel
o Leather wrapped gear shift knob
o Trip computer
o Alloy sport pedals
o Sirius satellite radio w/3 month
free subscription
o Sport tuned suspension
o Power tilting & sliding sunroof

FO722B Forte Koup 2.4L SX, 6-speed Automatic Transmission
The FO722B adds to FO522B
o 6-speed automatic transmission
o Paddle Shifter

FO52XB Forte Koup 2.4L SX Luxury , 6-speed Manual Transmission
The FO52XB adds to FO522B:
o Navigation
o LED Rear Lights
Electrochromic Mirror

FO72XB Forte Koup 2.4L SX Luxury, 6-speed Automatic Transmission
The FO72XB adds to FO52XB
o 6-speed automatic transmission $25,995
o Paddle Shifter
o Smart Key with Push Button Start

What I'm looking for is a just a simple list of the differences. Right now I still don't know if the Canadian EX 2011 Koup has solar glass or what it means to have 'advanced' front air bags.
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