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KIA MOTORS AMERICA UNVEILS ALL-NEW FORTE 5-DOOR AT 2013 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

•201-HP Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine is First for Forte 5-Door SX
•Lower, longer and wider, the all-new Forte 5-door combines European style wîth the practicality of a hatchback
•Forte 5-door is expected to go on sale in the third quarter of 2013

CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2013 – Kia Motors America (KMA) ignited the 2013 Chicago Auto Show when the all-new, ultra-hot Forte 5-door rolled on-stage today. The all-new Forte 5-door SX's eye-catching European-inspired hatchback design is complimented by an all-new 1.6-liter gasoline direct-injected (GDI) turbocharged four-cylinder engine putting out 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, making the all-new Forte 5-door SX the most powerful Forte from KMA to date. The Forte 5-door is expected to go on sale in the third quarter of 2013, and pricing will be announced closer to launch.

'We received very positive feedback after the all-new Forte sedan made its debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, and we expect the all-new Forte 5-door will build upon that success,' said Michael Sprague, executive vice president of marketing & communications, KMA. 'The combination of a useful hatchback for carrying cargo and the sportiness of the turbocharged SX trim make the all-new Forte 5-door a dual threat in the §egmènt.'

Presented in two trim levels, EX and SX, wîth two distinct engine choices, the Forte 5-door will offer customers Kia's long list of premium amenities and features not normally found in the compact §egmènt. Únder the hood, the Forte 5-door packs a punch, wîth the EX's 2.0-liter GDI four-cylinder engine putting out a healthy 173 horsepower and 154 lb.-ft. of torque through a 6-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) The performance-oriented SX comes standard wîth the hard-charging 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder, a first for the Forte line. The SX also offers buyers the chance to pick their own gears wîth a standard 6-speed manual transmission, or they may opt for the 6-speed automatic featuring §teering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Standard Features and Technology Take Value to New Levels of Sophistication
Carrying on Kia's reputation of offering tremendous value, the all-new Forte 5-door offers buyers an impressive allotment of technology and safety features. The base EX comes standard wîth 16-inch alloy wheels, ÚVO eServices wîth rear camera display1, Bluetooth®2 wireless technology, SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio3 , leather-wrapped §teering wheel wîth integrated audio and cruise control buttons, FlexSteer™, tilt and telescoping §teering column, power windows, and LED positioning headlights wîth fog lights.

The SX trim ups the ante wîth standard 18-inch alloy wheels, dual chrome exhaust tips, and LED tail lights. Forte 5-door SX also offers an aggressive front fascia wîth larger bumper and grille openings, black gloss grille inserts, larger front brakes, alloy sport pedals, front and rear seats wîth carbon fiber-style accents. The lower front fascia and rear valance also feature carbon fiber-look trim pieces.

Additionally, both EX and SX trim levels offer optional HID headlights, navigation system wîth HD Radio™4, sunroof, heated §teering wheel,10-way adjustable power driver's seat, heated front seats and cooled driver's seat, heated rear outboard seats, leather seating surfaces, SmartKey wîth push-button start, electric chromatic rearview mirror and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Stunning European Design Language

Born from the Kia design studio in Seoul and overseen by Kia's global chief of design, Peter Schreyer, the Forte 5-door's sophisticated hatchback profile, large wheels and aggressive posture give it a distinctly European appearance that speaks to its performance intentions. The chiseled body commands attention and continues Kia's tradition as a design leader in the .

Like its Forte sedan counterpart, the Forte 5-door's swept headlights stretch deep into the front fenders and the raked windshield and broad shoulders give the front end a sleek, sporty appearance. LED positioning lights add a premium look to the front fascia. Moving around the vehicle, the large 18-inch wheels fill the wheel wells on the SX, and the hatchback profile affords a performance-oriented European personality. Around back, the rear hatch glass opens to reveal 23.2 cubic feet of usable cargo space. LED tail lights complete the premium feel of the exterior and a sporty rear valance wîth twin chrome exhaust tips maintains the Forte 5-door's edgy demeanor.

Sporty Cabin wîth Premium Features

Inside, the Forte 5-door features premium materials and soft touch points. Large, easy-to-read white-on-black gauges nestle deeply into the instrument cluster. Chrome accents around the HVAC controls and optional push-button start, along wîth carbon fiber-like textures on the dash and seats, add a sporty touch. A grippy leather-wrapped §teering wheel and shift knob are further evidence of the Forte 5-door's performance aspirations. Class-exclusive available features such as front and rear heated outboard seats, an air-cooled driver's seat and driver-selectable electric §teering further set the Forte 5-door apart from its competition.

Thrilling Driving Experience

The Forte 5-door SX is the most powerful Forte built by Kia to date, utilizing a 1.6-liter GDI turbocharged four-cylinder that help improve performance. Power is seamlessly transferred to the front wheels via a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) The GDI powerplant produces 201 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 195 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,750-4,500 rpm. The advanced powertrain features double overhead cams wîth dual continuously variable valve timing to help improve efficiency and performance.

The Forte 5-door EX comes standard wîth a 2.0-liter GDI powerplant producing 173 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 154 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,700 rpm. During durability testing, the engines are run 300 continuous hours at redline under full load then for an additional 20 hours at 10 percent above redline under full load.

To help further improve performance, the Forte 5-door features a sport-tuned suspension wîth a McPherson strut setup in front and a multilink rear design. The Forte 5-door rides on standard 205/55R-16 tires while 225/40R-18 tires are included wîth the SX trim for an even more sporting driving experience.

Kia: One of the World's Fastest Moving Global Automotive Brands
Kia Motors America is one of only three auto brands to increase Ú.S. sales in each of the past four years, and in 2012 the company surpassed the 500,000 unit mark for the first time. With a full line of fun-to-drive cars and CÚVs, Kia is advancing value to new levels of sophistication by combining European-influenced styling – under the guidance of chief design officer Peter Schreyer – wîth cutting-edge technologies, premium amenities, affordable pricing and the lowest cost of ownership in the . Kia recently joined the exclusive ranks of Interbrand's 'Top 100 Best Global Brands,' and is poised to continue its momentum wîth seven all-new or significantly redesigned vehicles scheduled to arrive in showrooms in 2013. Over the past decade Kia Motors has invested more than $1.4 billion in the Ú.S., including the company's first Ú.S. assembly plant in West Point, Georgia – Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia – which is responsible for the creation of more than 11,000 plant and supplier jobs. The success of the Ú.S.-built* Optima and Sorento in two of the 's largest §egmènts has fueled Kia's rapid growth and is complemented by Kia's comprehensive lineup which includes the Soul urban passenger vehicle, Sportage compact CÚV, Optima Hybrid, the Forte sedan, 5-door and Koup compacts, Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts and the Sedona minivan.

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