Kia Forte Koup 2013: EX, SX prices, features, specs…

The Kia Motors America 2013 lineup is really starting to take shape.

The latest addition is the sporty 2013 Forte Koup which is back with its trademark performance, sleek design, and 2-door styling, not to mention a whole host of cool features.

Kia of USA will also be continuing its motorsports program with a pair of Forte Koups that will be used in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) in the Street Tuner (ST) class.

The Forte Koup has already proven its worth in that competition having won the 2012 Team and Driver Championships in its sophomore season.

The Kia Forte Koup 2013 Model Year model get a few little tweaks and enhancements starting with the 16-inch alloy wheels that appear on the EX trim, as well as power-folding side mirrors.

The Forte Koup also gets an upgrade on the steering wheel with the addition of a higher quality of leather for a much smoother, more comfortable feel.

Both trims get a few added features as standard including a washer fluid warning lamp, illuminated glove box, and a reduction in noise and vibration courtesy of additional sound-deadening materials that will make for a much quieter ride.

The 2013 Forte Koup is available in a pair of trims, with the Forte prices starting at $17,400 and the SX coming in at $18,800. Both come with an impressive set of standard features which includes air conditioning, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (first 3 months of service are free), MP3 connectivity and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, with steering wheel mounted audio controls.

2013 Forte Koup offer a wide selection of standard technology and connectivity features

Technology, and connectivity in particular, are an important part of any new vehicle and the 2013 Forte Koup has that in spades. Cell phones can now be hands-free thanks to Bluetooth connectivity and a steering wheel mounted control panel that has voice-activated capabilities.

Music lovers have a pair of input jacks for iPod and other MP3 players. The steering wheel mounted controls are also responsible for controlling the audio, which also includes a six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system outfitted with SiriusXM Satellite Radio (3 months complimentary service is available).

For a really cool finishing touch, speaker lights pick up the beats and add a nice ambient lighting effect to the interior of the 2013 Kia Forte Koup. [Source: Kia]

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