2010 Kia Cerato/Forte/Spectra XK Coupe Spotted In Testing

Mike Stevens | Feb 6, 2009

The good folks at Kia-World.net have got their hands on spy photos of the upcoming coupe version of the Kia Cerato – also sold internationally as the Forte and the Spectra.

While it doesn’t look much like a Jag, the Cerato coupe has been codenamed XK, and was first revealed in concept form back in March 2008 as the KOUP (above). The styling of the production model appears to have kept most of the lines of the concept, although once the cladding comes off we’ll probably see a slightly more subdued overall style.

Engine options are expected to include a 95kW 1.6-litre diesel for the Korean market, as well as 2.0- and 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol variants for the rest of us. Kia-World opines that a 2.0-litre turbo option will show up down the track – now that’d be something.

The XK Coupe is expected to debut in the US in 2009. No word on when or if we can expect to see it down here in Oz.

Click through to Kia-World.net to check out the spy photos.

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  • Ahmed says,
    6 years ago
    -How good is it in tight curves?
    -how is the suspension?
    -I live in egypt where is it assembled?
    -Do i need to change spare parts right away cause lancer for 3 years now and it didnt cost me much till now?
    -Is it stable?
  • Ahmed says,
    6 years ago
    how long before i need to change spare parts?
    hows is it in tight curves at about 120km?
    where is it assembled?i live in egypt
  • raha says,
    4 years ago