Award-winning Forte Sedan Offers Sleek European Styling and Cutting-edge Technology•New packaging enhances Forte's value in highly competitive compact sedan §egmènt
•Forte sedan comes in two trim levels wîth two engine options
IRVINE, Calif., July 7, 2015 – The award-winning Forte is a carryover for 2016 wîth updated packaging and enhancements that further sets it apart in a very competitive compact sedan §egmènt.
Available in LX and EX variants, both trims offer customers a long list of standard and optional features. The LX model comes standard wîth §teering wheel-mounted audio controls1, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio2, and Bluetooth® wireless technology3. Power windows, air conditioning and power heated outside mirrors are among the many features that make the Forte a standout in its §egmènt. New for 2016, the optional Popular Plus Package adds cruise control, 16-inch alloy wheels and a Rear Camera Display4. Other options include Cruise Control, Tweeter speakers, upgraded cloth seats, sliding front armrest, dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors, Led turn signal indicators, front passenger seat back pocket, and illuminated ignition. Now standard on the 2016 Forte is keyless entry wîth remote trunk release.
Additional standard EX features include Rear Camera Display, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED positioning lights, and front fog lights. Features found in the optional Premium Package include heated front seats, leather seat trim, power sunroof, push-button start wîth Smart Key and, new for 2016, navigation1 wîth HD RadioTM5, which was previously only available on the Technology Package. The new-for-2016 Premium Plus Package includes LED tail lights, 4.2-inch TFT color LCD supervision meter cluster, 10-way power adjustable driver's seat wîth cooled ventilation, heated §teering wheel, heated rear seats, and dual-zone automatic temperature control wîth center console rear vents.
The 2016 Forte offers a choice of an efficient 1.8-liter MPI engine or a more powerful 2.0-liter GDI engine. The standard LX 1.8-liter powerplant produces 145-horsepower and 130 lb.-ft. of torque delivered through either a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic gearbox. The EX comes standard wîth a 2.0-liter engine that produces 173-horsepower and a robust 154 lb.-ft. of torque through a six-speed automatic. Both engines route power through the front wheels. FlexSteer®, standard on the EX trim, puts the driver in control wîth settings for Comfort, Normal and Sport, which vary §teering effort at the touch of a button.
| ||Vital Stats|
|Engine : 1.8 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 145 hp
Torque: 130 ft-lbs
6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic
Influenced by European sport-sedan styling, the Forte's modern and stylish appearance was penned at Kia's Ú.S.-based design center in Irvine, California. The Forte represents the heart of KMA's small-car line-up. Slotted between the Rio sub-compact sedan and the best-selling Optima midsize sedan, the Forte easily accommodates five passengers and their belongings in the spacious and modern cabin.
About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA proudly serves as the 'Official Automotive Partner' of the NBA and LPGA and set an all-time annual sales record in 2014, surpassing the 500,000 unit mark for the third consecutive year. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles, including the rear-drive K900 flagship sedan** Cadenza premium sedan, Sorento CÚV, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Soul Electric Vehicle***, Sportage compact CÚV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, the Forte compact sedan, Forte5 and Forte Koup, Rio and Rio 5-door subcompacts and the Sedona midsize multi-purpose vehicle, through a network of more than 765 dealers across the Únited States. Kia's Ú.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, builds the Optima* and Sorento* and is responsible for the creation of more than 14,000 plant and supplier jobs.