We got our first glimpse of the Kia KOUP Concept in the late hours of the first press day at the New York Auto Show, now early on the second day the new Concept from the Korean Manufacturer is revealed for all to see.

We got our first glimpse of the Kia KOUP Concept in the late hours of the first press day at the New York Auto Show, now early on the second day the new Concept from the Korean Manufacturer is revealed for all to see.

The aggressive front fascia is dominated by what could be Kia's signature design which we first saw at last year's SEMA show in the form of the Spectra5 SX Concept. A glimpse of BMW's CS Concept can be seen in the headlights, with a “we mean business” evil eye look to them, but whatever Kia are trying to achieve, you have to say the design works. The elegant design lines continue to the rear where we see the boot lid lifts from the base of the C Pillar rather than from the top as we are used to seeing on coupe models.

When we get inside, we see what could arguably be considered one of the best interior jobs seen from Kia. A race inspired steering wheel, inward leaning dashboard and Supervision instrument panel really do scream sporty at you.

Power comes coutesy of a 290hp 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged engine with torque standing at 289 lb-ft at 2,000 rpm.

The KOUP Concept doesn't look far from production ready, but we can't help but wonder what the Korean's intended market is for another 2 door coupe after the unveiling of the Genesis Coupe from it's sister brand Hyundai yesterday.

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