Kia has recently announced the latest pricing information of its 2013 Optima SX Limited model. According to the announcement provided by the company, the price of the 2013 Kia Optima SX Limited will start at $35,275which also includes the $775 destination charge. This model is so far the most expensive trim in the Optima lineup and regarded as the range-topping version for this year.
The release of the 2013 Kia Optima SX Limited is one of the strategies that the Korean car maker is using as it continue to push its upscale march true. This event has also marked Kia’s expansion into the premium class and this expected to boost the company’s current sales output since majority of the features offered on the Optima SX Limited are basically what most of the US-based car buyers want from a sedan.
The 2013 Kia Optima SX Limited sedan is actually based on its well-equipped and turbocharged sibling which is the Optima SX. This is propelled by the 2.0-liter turbocharged GDI engine that generates a maximum power output of 274 horsepower which is currently considered as the best in its class. In addition to this, the Optima SX Limited achieved the fuel economy ratings of 22 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway.
Although the SX and the SX Limited shares a lot of similarities, the latter is equipped with a number of exclusive features that are not found on the former. This includes the uniquely-designed 18-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights, lower door sills, and the chrome-accented spoiler on the rear. The availability of these features might have been one of the reasons why the SX Limited is quite expensive compared to the SX.
As of the present, Kia has confirmed that the first batch of the 2013 Kia Optima SX Limited that will be sold in the US has already arrived in the company’s dealerships scattered all over the country. This simply means that the SX Limited is almost ready and the dealerships are only waiting for the go signal to formally start the vehicle’s sales.
Based on the confirmation provided by the company, it is quite obvious that Kia has spent a lot of efforts in developing the SX Limited and in a faster phase. This is because model was first introduced at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, its production started in the earlier parts of June and the first batch of vehicles were already delivered to Kia’s dealerships. It only took the company a few months to accomplish all of the necessary processes that would allow them to start selling the SX Limited as soon as possible.