Kia’s bringing several concepts to this year’s 2015 SEMA show, and this is one of them.
Meet the Kia Forte Koup Mud Bogger. It obviously starts life as a Kia Forte Koup. Then it’s given a serious customization treatment, designed to represent the “Adventurous South.”
It does so thanks to a four-inc body and suspension lift kit, just so it can fit the massive 28-inch off-road tires. The fenders and side skirts were also modified to accomodate the massive rubber.
A panoramic roof sits on top with a retractable vinyl cover to allow drivers to get some extra headspace in when the weather’s great.
The interior was also stripped down for a more heavy duty approach, because who likes to dirty nice leather or interior bits? The stock seats were also replaced by Sparco EvoII Red Race Seats.
For full details, check out the press release below.
FORTE KOUP MUD BOGGER
Kia returns to SEMA this year embracing the spirit of adventure found on the open road with six highly customized, hand-built concepts, each showcasing unique geographic regions found throughout the country. Bringing to life the various car cultures that help define America’s love of the automobile, here’s a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Forte Koup Mud Bogger, representing the adventurous American South and the inexplicable joy of getting dirty on four wheels.
Giving this one-of-a-kind Koup the clearance to tackle extreme terrain started with a generous four-inch body and suspension lift along with meaty 28-in. off-road tires. To further accommodate the massive wheel and tire combo, the fenders and side skirts were modified and custom riveted fender flares added. A panoramic roof with a vinyl pushback top gives way to the stripped-down interior where the carpet has been removed and the entire floor is lined with Line-X protective coating. The stock seats of the Forte Koup have also been replaced with two Sparco Evo II Red Race Seats and the Forte Koup Mud Bogger incorporates a hand-built roll cage powder coated white to match the wheels. This Kia with a southern flare is purpose-built for off-road fun that takes you down the road less traveled.
– By: Chris Chin