First unveiled in 2008, Kia Forte is a vehicle well-known for its sharp exterior design and spacious interior. This compact car comes in three variants: four door sedan, two door coupe and five door hatchback. The Kia Motors is planning to introduce to its customers a new model, expected to go with the name 2017 Kia Forte.
2017 Kia Forte – Modified Designs and Interior Specifications:
First, you should expect the upcoming Kia Forte hatchback to take a compact shape. There is no doubt about this as the car is usually a compact one. The entire exterior will look sharp and elegant will sleek lines and smoothed curves. In order to suit specific styles of car users, the South Korean automobile manufacturer will bring in a variety of classic colors. Starting from the front end, 2017 Kia Forte will come with larger grill openings, LED positioning headlights, fog lights and a bigger bumper. When it comes to the rear end, you should expect to see dual chrome exhaust tips and LED tail lights. What’s more in the exterior? There will be 16, 17 and 18-inch alloy wheels for the three variants.
The first thing that you will notice when you get in the interior of 2017 Kia Forte is upgraded upholstery. The dashboard, steering wheel and seats look classic with a leather trim. The seats will be integrated with a heating system and a folding mechanism. Concerning technology, all the variants will come with a touchscreen display which will provide infotainment services to the driver. The models will also come with a climate control system, a navigation system, a speaker system, a CD player and a satellite radio.
The automaker will make sure 2017 Kia Forte is more safe and secure. It will equip the car with features such as cruise control, rearview camera, keyless entry, electronic stability control, airbags and parking sensors.
2017 Kia Forte – Updates and Tweaks Under the Hood:
We are anticipating for a variety of engine choices in the upcoming Kia car. You should not miss the existing engine, 1.6-liter I4, which has a capacity of 126 hp and 115 lb-ft. Then there will be a 1.8-liter I4 engine rated at 148 hp and 131 lb-ft. A more powerful option, 2.0-liter I4, will also be available to suit people who would love to own a highly performing Forte. This engine is rated at 173 hp and 154 lb-ft.
As for the transmission, the car will be equipped with 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. With the 2.0-liter engine, the car will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 7.0 seconds. If you care a lot about fuel costs, the good news is that the new Forte will offer better fuel economy. You can expect EPA figures of around 27 mpg city and 39 mpg highway.
2017 Kia Forte – Release Date, Price and Competition:
The least you can pay for the new Forte is $16,000 while the maximum you can scoop for the same car is $ 21,000. As mentioned earlier, the car comes in three variants, and we expect the price of each variant to lie in this range. On the side of release date, the new Kia compact car will become available in the second quarter of 2016.
Before buying the upcoming 2017 Kia Forte, you will compare it with these cars: Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla, Chevy Cruze, Mazda Mazda3, Volkswagen Golf and Nissan Sentra.