Kia presents Forte Koup Mud Bogger Concept at 2015 SEMA Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 3, 2015

Kia will be presenting six handcrafted vehicle concepts at the upcoming 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Each of these customized concepts showcases a certain geographic region in the country, thereby bringing to life different car cultures that helped define America’s love for cars.

One of these is the Forte Koup Mud Bogger, which represents the American South as well as the perplexing joyous feeling of off-road mud- and dirt-hogging. Granting the Forte Koup Mud Bogger the much-wanted ability to tackle any on- or off-road terrain are its 28-inch off-road tires and its four-inch body and suspension lift.

Hugging the Forte Koup Mud Bogger’s huge wheels and tires are modified fenders and side skirts, complemented by custom riveted fender flares. Kia granted this customized Forte Koup Mud Bogger concept with a panoramic roof -- with a vinyl pushback top -- for a better view of the surroundings.

Moving inside, the interior of the Forte Koup Mud Bogger is noticeably stripped down. Remarkably absent is the Forte Koup’s carpet, allowing a good look at the floor that is lined with Line-X protective coating.

Moreover, the Forte Koup’s stock seats have also been taken out, giving way to two Sparco Evo II Red Race Seats. Additionally, the Forte Koup Mud Bogger features a hand-built roll cage that is powder-coated white to match the color of the wheels.

Press Release


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.

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