Kia Forte 5-door "Hat Trick" SEMA

Kia Motors America (KMA) set up shop at the 2011 Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show with two visually stunning hatchbacks customized by Antenna magazine: the all-new 2012 Rio 5-door and chisel-lined Forte 5-door.

"Antenna's beach-themed hockey-hatch Forte 5-door takes the fun, sporty and adventurous personality of the Kia brand and bring it to life in a physical and playful way that we can share with enthusiasts on an international stage," said Michael Sprague, vice president, marketing & communications, KMA. "The SEMA Show in Las Vegas is all about aftermarket customization, and it offers a great opportunity to showcase Kia products as perfect platforms for customizing and personalization."

The Antenna hockey-hatch Forte 5-door features aviator gray exterior paint with 18-inch blue wheels, custom body kit and front bumper from the sporty Forte Koup with carbon fiber accents and LED lights, quad-tipped exhaust, carbon fiber roof and lowered ride height to enhance vehicle handling. This power-play Forte has a custom hockey stick holder that stretches from the trunk through the center of the vehicle into the cabin; the rear bench seat has been converted to two bucket seats with custom black upholstery and powder-blue jersey material on the seats, rubberized flooring in the front and rear seating areas to simulate the floor outside a skating rink, custom sports-drink holders for post-game hydration, two seven-inch TV monitors mounted in the front seat headrests wired to a Sony® Playstation 3 video game console and EA Sports NHL12 available for passengers to play.

The hatch area is equally impressive for hockey fans with a mini air hockey table on arms that slide out for game play, four carbon fiber hockey sticks color-matched to the exterior of the car, two hanging jerseys color-matched to the exterior, an ice skate rack and glove hooks for sweaty equipment, as well as custom accent lighting.

Source: Kia press

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