Kia has introduced this week in New York the third body style of the Forte/Cerato which will go on sale in Q4 2013 with pricing to be announced closer to its launch.

Kia has introduced this week in New York the third body style of the Forte/Cerato which will go on sale in Q4 2013 with pricing to be announced closer to its launch.

Following the arrival of the sedan and hatchback versions, Kia is ready to show the sleeker coupe variant. It will be sold in EX and SX trim levels, with the first one getting a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter GDI engine (173 bhp / 154 lb-ft) while the other has a 4-cylinder 1.6-liter GDI turbo (201 bhp / 195 lb-ft). EX receives a six-speed automatic gearbox, while SX has a standard six-speed manual or optional six-speed auto with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

EX is offered as standard with 16-inch alloys, leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED positioning headlights and fog lights, UVO eServices with Rear Camera Display, Bluetooth and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. SX gets 18-inch rims, LED taillights, dual chrome exhaust tips, more aggressive body kit, bigger front brakes, black gloss grille inserts, alloy sport pedals and carbon fiber-like accents for the seats.

Optional goodies for both trims include navigation system with HD radio, HID headlights, heated steering wheel, sunroof, heated front seats, push-start button, dual-zone automatic climate control, electric chromatic rearview mirror and leather seating surfaces.

More info is available in the press release.

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