If they turbo the koup with 1.6 200hp engine, I doubt anyone would really impressed. At least, I'm not. Of course this was back in 09, Hopefully if they do decide to turbo, They will give it the 2.0T in the Hyundai.Kia's New Direction
By Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor
Date posted: 07-14-2009
.... SKIP AHEAD
So the obvious question is whether a true performance variant of the Koup in the vein of the Si is in the cards. When pressed, Kia's marketing head replies, "A higher-performance model has not been decided yet. However, we are working on a direct-injected 200-hp turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that would fit in the Koup."
As the next logical step in the Forte's evolution, that's something we can get behind.
I would much rather have a turbokits turbo and be pumping out 300HP+/300+ Torque.
Would you give up your warranty for the extra horsepower, or would you go with a 2.0T Koup and keep the warranty?