Kia's Hot Hatch Combines European-Influenced Styling and Performance with Five-door Convenience and Practicality• Improved packaging and a broad array of technology enhances the value of the Forte5
•Sporty SX model features 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine wîth 201 horsepower
IRVINE, Calif., July 7, 2015 – Carrying over into 2016, the Forte5's stunning European-inspired hatchback design continues to deliver a wealth of technology, safety and performance features in the five-door version of its award-winning sedan sibling.
Previously available in two trim levels, the 2016 Forte5 is now offered in three trims – LX, EX and SX – wîth two different engine choices. The new Forte5 LX and EX comes wîth a 2.0-liter gasoline direct injected (GDI) four-cylinder engine, while the sportier SX trim offers a 1.6-liter turbocharged GDI four-cylinder. The SX comes standard wîth a six-speed manual transmission and a six-speed automatic wîth paddle shifters is available.
In keeping wîth Kia's reputation for tremendous value, the Forte5 presents an impressive assortment of amenities, technology, and performance. The new LX model comes standard wîth cruise control, keyless entry wîth remote trunk release, 16-inch alloy wheels, §teering wheel-mounted audio controls, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio1, Bluetooth® wireless technology2. Power windows, air conditioning and power heated outside mirrors are among the many features that make the Forte5 a leader in its §egmènt.
The 2016 Forte5 rides on a MacPherson strut front suspension, and FlexSteer®, standard on the EX and SX trims, puts the driver in control wîth settings for Comfort, Normal and Sport, which vary §teering effort at the touch of a §teering wheel-mounted button3.
| ||Vital Stats|
|Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 173 hp
Torque: 154 ft-lbs
Engine : 1.6 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 201 hp
Torque: 195 ft-lbs
6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic
The EX trim adds additional standard features including a new 4.3-inch Rear Camera Display4, 17-inch wheels, LED positioning lights, power folding outside mirrors, leather-wrapped §teering wheel and shift knob. Features found in the optional Premium Technology Package include heated front seats, leather seat trim, power sunroof, push-button start wîth Smart Key, LED taillights, navigation4 wîth HD RadioTM5. Also new this year is a Premium Tech Package that includes two-way power adjustable heated driver's seat, heated §teering wheel, heated rear seats, and dual-zone automatic temperature control wîth center console rear vents. The sporty SX trim comes standard wîth a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch wheels, larger front brake rotors, LED taillights, sport front and rear bumpers, dual exhaust, push-button start wîth Smart Key, ÚVO eServices Telematics, and metal pedals.
Conceived under the watchful eye of Kia's global chief of design Peter Schreyer, the Forte5'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 .
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.