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    2017 Kia Koup - what do we know so far?

    From google searching (dealership staff are clueless) at least we will have a 2017 Kia Koup. What do we know about it so far?

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    KIA announced on 2017 Kia Forte Overview long time ago revised versions of Forte and Forte5.
    Engines remain same, but SX will be optional with DCT instead of TC automatic.

    As for Koup. There are rumors it will receive a small visual update just like other models and similar powertrain as it has now. It seems 1.6 will get detuned to about 175 HP, but torque will be shifted into lower rpm band. Something like Hyundai did.

    Anyway, nothing spectacular.

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    We probably won't see a Koup like the Brits and German's get - that Proceed GT. Like VW won't likely bring over the 220 hp clubsport. I have access to a few nice Graphite SX and Silver sx Koups - within California and locally here in Cali - at end of year prices. Went and sat it one for headroom and dashboard fit, seat and steering wheel fit.

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    Anybody with 2017 info? Photos, links, magazine articles, out of country websites etc

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    The only thing I found was a 2017 Forte folder at the dealership... but there was nothing more than one could find on KIAMEDIA.

    For sure rear seats are not heated, while both front are vented.

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    I am waiting for my local dealers he to get a 17 SX in so I can go look at it. I just don't like how they now detuned the car
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forte5 View Post
    I am waiting for my local dealers he to get a 17 SX in so I can go look at it. I just don't like how they now detuned the car
    Detuned the car? Could you be more specific?

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    Quote Originally Posted by valleyracer View Post
    Detuned the car? Could you be more specific?
    the horsepower dropping to 175 instead of the 201
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forte5 View Post
    the horsepower dropping to 175 instead of the 201
    that's odd where did you fine that they detuned it? My book still says 201
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    I noticed that the clueless text writers omitted the turbo -- but still list the 201 HP. I really wonder if there will be a 2017 model per se, or just continue producing the current model, which is getting long in the tooth, as an 2017.

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