All-New 2010 Kia Forte Compact Sedan

Posted on 11. Jun, 2009 by in Kia Canada

  • New Forte facilely blends character with comfort and reserve features

    SEATTLE, June. 12, 2009 Following a successful launch of a all-new, widely acclaimed 2010 Kia Soul civic newcomer car in Miami progressing this year, Kia Motors America (KMA) currently launched a all-new 2010 Kia Forte compress sedan in Seattle. The Emerald City, famous for a creation and creativity, provides a ideal backdrop for Forte, a loyal pioneering actor in a segment. On sale in North America early this summer, Forte is a initial of a kind to offer consumers an considerable multiple of customary safety, comfort and preference features.

    On a heels of several successful car debuts and introductions, Forte finds itself in good association and follows in a stylish stairs of Borrego and Soul, pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, marketing, KMA. With a complicated importance on design, Forte sedan is staid to assistance consumers make that romantic tie with their car by charity a whole package of style, reserve facilities and value.

    Dynamic Exterior Styling

    With assertive pattern cues, a new Forte resolutely establishes itself as a clever contender in a segment. Sporting a confidant demeanour set detached by frail lines, swept-back headlamps and a neat profile, Forte exudes a wide, fast position that conveys suit both while cruising a highway and parked in a driveway. Available in 3 trim levels (LX, EX and SX), Forte offers a sleek, worldly design. The SX trim offers a some-more jaunty form with 17-inch amalgamate wheels interconnected with P215/45R17-sized reward tires.

    Available in 3 trims, LX, EX and SX, pricing for a all-new compress sedan will start during $13,695 for a LX trim, while a Forte EX starts during $15,795. Moving adult to a SX trim, pricing starts during $17,195.

    Smooth and Seamless Ride

    With a wheelbase of 104.3 inches, an altogether length of 178.3 inches, an altogether breadth of 69.9 inches and altogether tallness of 57.5 inches, Forte offers gentle seating for adult to 5 passengers. The Kia-engineered physique achieves high torsional rigidity giving Forte taut, manageable handling, a smoother float peculiarity and incomparable excellence than a competitors, with a specifically tuned, Kia-developed cessation practiced ideally for manageable doing on S-turn brimful roads. Additional refinements are propitious via Forte to assistance safeguard a gentle float with good noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) rebate qualities.

    Fortes front-wheel-drive unibody structure employs an eccentric front cessation with MacPherson struts and a stabilizer bar and a torsion lamp back cessation with struts and curl springs. This multiple helps yield a optimal change of doing and comfort. An engine-speed-sensitive, power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering element adds a finishing hold for accurate doing by providing a many fitting volume of support for varying highway conditions. In gripping with a enterprising hint of a SX indication line, a sport-tuned cessation gives a framework a firmer feel and responsiveness ensuing in a sportier and some-more energetic ride. The SX indication also facilities incomparable front brakes for softened interlude capabilities.

    Modern and High-Tech Interior

    With one of a roomiest interiors in a segment, Forte boasts a atmospheric 96.8 cubic feet of newcomer volume, while motorist and passengers have an considerable 40.0 inches of headroom and 43.3 inches of legroom in a front seats and 37.8 inches of headroom and 35.0 inches of legroom in a back seats. Fortes case also offers a best-in-class 14.7 cubic feet of load space, ideal for luggage and weekend getaways or around-town grocery shopping.

    Capitalizing on a atmospheric interior, Forte creates each bid to incorporate character and function, starting with a crisp, high-visibility core smoke-stack and a driver-oriented three-gauge instrument cluster exuding a stylish red glow. Forte continues to cosset a riders with a horde of interior features, starting with comfortable, easily allocated full cloth seats. A six-way tractable drivers seat, lean steering column, back defroster and twin 12-volt energy outlets in a core console are driver- and passenger-conscious luxuries customary on each vehicle.

    EX and SX models offer a series of additional customary lush touches such as: energy windows and doorway locks; remote keyless entry; atmosphere conditioning; map lamps; steering wheel-mounted audio and journey controls; tweeter speakers; twin front and back crater holders; and building mats. Forte EX models also offer an discretionary Premium Package that includes a energy moonroof and 16-inch amalgamate wheels, or a Leather Package that includes leather-trimmed seats with front chair warmers, leather-wrapped steering circle and change doorknob and metal-finish trim.

    The SX indication brings even some-more customary features, including a singular black interior with competition cloth fabric ornate with red stitching, a telescoping steering column, Supervision sign cluster, leather-wrapped steering circle and change doorknob and metal-finish trim and pedals. The SX indication also offers a discretionary energy moonroof and leather-trimmed seats with front chair warmers.

    Lively Performance and Power

    Forte LX and EX are powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine, producing a class-leading 156 horsepower and 144 pound-feet of torque, that facilities Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) and multi-port electronic fuel injection, both of that yield for incomparable opening and fuel economy. The SX facilities an upgraded 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine, also with CVVT, that delivers 173 horsepower some-more absolute and with improved fuel economy than a Mazda3s and Corolla XRS.

    Four delivery options are offering for a 2010 Forte: a customary five-speed primer delivery or an discretionary electronically tranquil four-speed involuntary delivery (LX and EX models). The SX indication facilities a customary six-speed primer delivery and an discretionary five-speed involuntary delivery with Sportmatic.

    Offering considerable fuel economy, a 2.0-liter engine offers a rival 25/34 mpg (city/highway) when corresponding to possibly a five-speed primer or four-speed involuntary transmissions, while a 2.4-liter engine turns out a important 22/32 mpg when interconnected with a six-speed primer and 23/31 with a five-speed automatic.

    The discretionary Fuel Economy Package, accessible on a EX indication with a 2.0-liter powerplant, includes a five-speed involuntary transmission, Motor Drive Power Steering (MPDS), intelligent alternator, silica tires and aero enhancements. These improvements outcome in 27/36 mpg and a class-leading total fuel economy of 30 mpg.

    Jamming Sound System

    Forte comes with a ground-breaking multiple of customary preference features, starting with a customary four-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio element given with SIRIUS Satellite Radio capabilities with 3 months nominal service. Also customary on all models is an auxiliary audio submit jack and USB pier for joining personal MP3 players as good as Bluetooth connectivity with steering wheel-mounted controls, that enables hands-free operation for all concordant dungeon phones. For loyal audiophiles, a EX and SX packages supplement a customary six-speaker surround-sound audio system.

    Fortes modernized audio element also includes Speed Dependent Volume Control (SDVC), that automatically increases a volume during aloft speeds for improved listening enjoyment, and Power Bass, that automatically enhances a drum response and tone.

    Standard Kia Motors Safety

    Forte offers a class-leading turn of customary reserve equipment, with facilities such as front active headrests, twin modernized front airbags, front seat-mounted and side screen airbags, full-length side screen airbags, side impact doorway beams, front and back press zones, four-wheel front brakes with an Antilock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BAS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), a Traction Control System (TCS), and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

    Industry-Leading Warranty

    Like all Kia models, Forte is lonesome by a extensive guaranty program, that offers rare consumer protection. Included in this module are a 10-year or 100,000-mile singular powertrain warranty, a five-year or 60,000-mile singular simple warranty, and a five-year or 100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty. A five-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance devise is also partial of a extensive coverage program.

    Kia Motors Product Line

    Kia Motors America offers a energetic and different product line of 13 vehicles to accommodate a needs of all lifestyles. The car line facilities a organic Rondo CUV and award-winning Sedona minivan along with a far-reaching accumulation of renouned newcomer cars, including a polished Amanti full-size sedan, eloquent Optima midsize sedan, versatile and compress Spectra and Spectra5, and sporty nonetheless fuel-efficient Rio and Rio5 subcompacts. The car line also facilities a affordably lush Borrego, imperishable Sorento and value-packed Sportage SUVs. The 2010 Soul and Forte serve element a lineup as they arrive in dealerships, as will a 2010 Forte Koup.

    About Kia Motors America

    Kia Motors America (KMA) is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 625 dealers via a United States. For 2008, KMA accessible a 14th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share. Kia Motors subscribes to a truth of building high value, high quality, protected and energetic vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are sparkling and enabling and elicit a Kia tagline The Power to Surprise.

    Kia Motors America is a Official Automotive Partner of a NBA. Information about Kia Motors America and a full car choice is accessible during a Web site For media information, including photography, revisit

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