Replacing the Spectra, Kia Forte rolled out as a compact car manufactured by Kia Motors. The vehicle was offered in two-door coupe, four-door sedan, and five-door hatchback versions. Sharing the same platform with Hyundai Elantra and featuring rather sharp design of auto parts, the model was intended to attract the younger buyers. Kia Forte was first introduced to the world on March 20, 2008 at the New York International Auto Show as a two-door coupe "Forte Koup". The concept car appeared in the form of the "Kia Koup". The model carried a twin screw turbocharged 2.0-liter Theta II inline-four engine. As for Forte sedan, it was designed by Tom Kearns and his team in Kia's design studio. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show. The hatchback version was revealed at the 2010 New York International Auto Show.
While the Forte's wheelbase is about 1.5 inches longer than the one of the outgoing Spectra, the model itself is more powerful and has slicker styled parts. The Forte coupe and sedan, both come in EX and sporty SX trim levels. The sedan is also available in LX trim as a base model. Equipped with two 4-cylinder engines, the LX and EX models feature standard five-speed manual transmission. The Fuel Economy Package is offered with an optional four-speed automatic or a five-speed automatic. Under hood of the LX and EX models, the 2.0-liter engine makes 156 hp. As for SX model, it is fitted with 2.4-liter engine that teams with a standard 6-speed manual or optional 5-speed automatic and makes 173 hp.
As for the safety features, all models come with antiskid system, ABS, front-side airbags, as well as curtain-side airbags, and traction control. Other standard features are the wireless cell-phone link, USB port, and auxiliary audio input. The EX and SX models come with power windows and locks, remote entry, air conditioning, a sunroof, and leather upholstery. Kia Forte SX also boasts sport suspension and tilt and telescopic steering wheel as standard features. Models offered with automatic transmission boast the “EcoMinder” fuel efficiency monitor, which shows when the car is being driven efficiently. The Fuel Economy Package includes electric power steering, low-rolling-resistance tires, and a high-efficiency alternator as well as bare underbody aerodynamic updates. If compared to compact 4-door sedans, Kia Forte offers the most extended room in the front and in the rear.
Unlike most entry-level sedans, the Kia Forte doesn't just blend into the background. Not even close. This model comes to the show displaying a smooth body-design that offers a hint of luxurious style. The Kia Forte also boasts enough pop in the performance to get by competitively, but it's the vehicle's overall efficiency that has garnered so much notice. If you want to raise your version's profile even higher, Kia Forte accessories from CARiD.com never disappoint!
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