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2015 Kia Forte5

2015 Forte5 Offers European-inspired Design and Five-door Functionality

• Forte5 combines European-influenced style wîth the practicality of a hatchback

• Improved packaging and broad array of technology enhances the value of the stylish five-door

IRVINE, Calif., May 29, 2014 – Carrying over in the 2015 model year, the Forte5's eye-catching European-inspired hatchback design continues to deliver an abundance of features in the practical hatchback version of its award-winning sedan sibling. The Forte5 is offered in two trim levels, EX and SX, wîth two distinct engine choices. The Forte5 packs a punch, wîth the EX's 2.0-liter GDI four-cylinder engine and the SX's powerful 1.6-liter GDI turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The SX comes standard wîth a 6-speed manual transmission and offers an available 6-speed automatic featuring §teering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

True to Kia's reputation for tremendous value, the Forte5 offers an impressive array of amenities and technology. The base EX comes standard wîth 16-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth®1 wireless technology, SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio2, leather-wrapped §teering wheel wîth integrated audio and cruise control buttons3, 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, ÚVO eServices4 wîth rear camera display5 and LED tail lights. Forte5 SX also offers an aggressive front fascia wîth larger bumper and grille openings, black gloss grille inserts, larger front brakes and alloy sport pedals. The lower front fascia and rear valance also feature carbon fiber-look trim.

Additionally, both EX and SX trim levels offer optional HID headlights, navigation system wîth HD Radio™6, sunroof, heated §teering wheel, 10-way adjustable power driver's seat, heated front seats and ventilated driver's seat, heated rear outboard seats, leather-trimmed seating surfaces, SmartKey wîth push-button start, electric chromatic rearview mirror and dual-zone automatic climate control.

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 Automatic, 6-speed Manual
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 surpassed the 500,000 annual sales mark for the second consecutive year in 2013 following the launch of seven all-new or significantly redesigned vehicles. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles, including the rear-drive K900** flagship sedan, Cadenza premium sedan, Sorento CÚV, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Sportage compact CÚV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, the Forte compact sedan, Forte5 and Forte Koup, Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts 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.

Source - Kia
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