In the quest on distinguishing itself from the rest of the pack, the Kia Forte Koup/Coupe is its sporty 2-door Euro-styled Forte. Joining its sedan and hatchback iterations and re-designed in 2014 there is only one change for the 2015 model. That change even though slight its significant. A Drop in the MSRP. Of course, this is an effort on Kia’s part to establish a Forte trio as the lowest-priced cars in their market niche. All the sportiness a and nimble features of the Forte Koup continue in 2015. Same for the bells and whistles and some peppy powerplants. Returning in entry-level EX and turbocharged SX trims. It still carries a FWD configuration but it supports a significant stretching and widening of the frame which results in more rear-seat passenger room and additional 13.3 cu ft of trunk space. Compared to the sedan or hatchback versions, this Koupe does not have much hauling area, but has improved from its prior generation’s 12.6 cu ft. In terms of power, the base Koupe has the traditional 2.0 liter I4 coupled with 2 options of transmission either the 6-Speed manual or the 6-Speed shiftable automatic creating 173 hp and 154lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy numbers remain at 24/33/ mpg with the manual and the automatic are at 25/34 mpg The Koup SX carries a turbocharged 201 hp I4 that combines with either a 6-Speed manual or the optional 6-Speed shiftable automatic to create 195 lb-ft torque. Mileage estimates remain 22/29 mpg with the stick and the automatic version at 22/30 mpg. In the EX for 2015, the standard appearance continues to impress with power windows gracing the inside, keyless power door locks, premium cloth upholstery, heated power-adjustable mirrors outside, and 16-inch alloy wheels. Further upscale appointments in this base trim include: cooled storage bin, leather wrapped steering wheel, air conditioning, telescoping tilt-wheel steering, and cruise control. For entertainment packages, you can still get the single-CD player with 6 speakers, as well as satellite radio and a USB connection, while standard Bluetooth hands-free calling also returns. Finally, standard safety features in this reborn 2-door include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags and front side-mounted airbags. LED daytime running lights also come standard on both Koup trims, as do front fog/driving lights and LED turn-signal-integrated mirrors, while each trim remains eligible for available high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights.