The good: the new Kia Koup has just gotten a bit sportier as the Korean automaker has announced a new ‘R’ package with styling and performance accessories for the SX model. The bad: the ‘R’ package is available only to Canadian buyers
The aesthetics of the Koup are beefed up with a five-piece bodykit that includes a pair of front lip spoiler, chunky side skirts and a discreet boot lid spoiler. The two-door model’s looks are complemented by a set of neat 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Yokohoma S-drive tires, and ‘R’ branded badges and door sills.
While the R treatment does nothing to the Koup SX’s 173-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, it does add a sport exhaust, AEM air filter, new springs that lower the ride height by 1.3” and a strut bar to improve handling.
The ‘R’ package will be available in Canada as a dealer-installed kit starting from mid-May.