This week Kia is showing off a few images and behind-the-scenes video with a vehicle that’ll be detailed in full at SEMA. This vehicle will be one of six “highly customized, hand-built concepts, each showcasing unique geographic regions found throughout the country.” The Forte Koup Mud Bogger’s region of choice is the American South “and the inexplicable joy of getting dirty on four wheels.”
This vehicle has a massive four-inch body and suspension lift amid some extra-beefy 28-inch tires. These tires are aimed directly at digging in to mud and pulling through, while fenders and side skirts are modified to keep the dirt thrown to a minimum.
You’ll also see custom riveted fender flares above all four tires for a more rugged look.
All floor carpeting has been removed inside and replaced with Line-X protective coating. The panoramic (high visibility without a doubt) roof rolls with a vinyl pushback top, as well.
As the floors have been modified, so too are the standard seats replaced with Sparco Evo II Red Race Seats. You’ll find a hand-built roll cage also installed and painted powder white to match the wheels, as well.
We’ll see this vehicle and a few more at SEMA soon!