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.