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2013 Kia Forte and Forte 5-door


Popular Compact Sedan and 5-Door Continue to Offer Style, Comfort and Fuel Efficiency

  • Kia compress sedan and hatchback lapse to lineup with additional comfort and coming facilities as good as extended functionality
  • Powerful styling with bold, frail lines assistance Forte and Forte 5-door mount out from a foe in a compress segment
  • IRVINE, Calif., Jul 2, 2012 – Forte sedan and a kin hatchback lapse to a Kia automobile lineup for 2013 with an considerable multiple of intelligent styling, value, technology, reserve facilities and comfort. Named to a “Most Versatile 2012 New Cars Under $20k” list1 by NADAguides, and to Total Car Score’s “Top Cars for College Grads” list2, a Forte and Forte 5-door offer today’s tech-savvy consumers attractive, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive options in a compress segment.


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    The 2013 Forte and Forte 5-door are behind with teenager styling enhancements and sum features, including a new pattern for a 16-inch amalgamate wheels (optional on EX sedan and customary on EX 5-door), new LED daytime using lights for a sleek, upscale coming (optional on EX and customary on SX), and power-folding side mirrors (standard on EX and SX) for sum convenience. The renouned compress sedan and hatchback also advantage from aloft peculiarity leather materials on a steering circle for a some-more gentle and lush feel, while all trims on both iterations now embody a customary washer liquid warning lamp, bright glove box, and noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) improvements by sum sound-deadening materials.

    The stylish and feature-packed compress sedan is accessible in LX, EX and SX trim levels and starts during $15,4003 for a bottom trim while a Forte 5-door is offering in EX and SX trims and offers a starting cost of $18,300. Both a sedan and 5-door come customary with preference facilities including atmosphere conditioning, SiruisXM Satellite Radio capabilities with 3 months nominal service4, MP3 connectivity and Bluetooth® wireless technology5 and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.

    Boldly Styled Exterior
    The Forte sedan and Forte 5-door mount out in a compress shred with a confidant demeanour set detached by frail lines, swept-back headlamps and a neat profile. Both a sedan and 5-door devise a purify and noisy participation with unconditional window arches, well-spoken buffer contours and body-color side mirrors and doorway handles, while spin vigilance indicators are integrated into a side mirrors on EX and SX trims to supplement to a upscale appearance. Tasteful pattern cues are facilely streamlined to a back with angled, wrapped tail lights and an uncluttered back fascia, with SX models adding a silver-finished empty tip. Forte SX models secrete a some-more jaunty form with 17-inch amalgamate wheels and P215/45R17-sized tires. The new LED daytime using lights offering on EX and SX trims also build on and raise a compact’s quell appeal.

    Comfortable and Responsive Ride
    Keeping a comparatively tiny footprint but sacrificing comfort for adult to 5 passengers, Forte sedan and Forte 5-door come with a wheelbase of 104.3 inches, an altogether breadth of 69.9 inches and altogether tallness of 57.5 inches. The Kia-engineered physique achieves high torsional rigidity and gives a Forte sedan and Forte 5-door organisation handling, a smoother float peculiarity and incomparable excellence than a competitors. A privately tuned, Kia-developed cessation provides manageable doing on twisty roads, and additional NVH countermeasures are propitious via to assistance safeguard a gentle float with low sound levels in a cabin. For 2013 a sedan and hatchback have been given with additional sound-absorbing materials via a circle wells and luggage side trim for reduced NVH and a some-more gentle roving experience.

    The front-wheel-drive unibody structure employs an eccentric front cessation with MacPherson struts and a stabilizer bar and a torsion lamp back cessation with monotube startle absorbers and curl springs. This multiple helps yield a optimal change of doing and comfort. An engine-speed-sensitive, power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering complement adds a finishing hold for accurate doing by providing a many fitting volume of electronic support for varying pushing situations. In gripping with a enterprising hint of a SX indication line for a Forte sedan and Forte 5-door, a performance-tuned cessation gives a framework a firmer feel and responsiveness ensuing in a some-more energetic ride. The SX indication also facilities incomparable front brakes (0.8 inches incomparable than LX and EX models) to assistance urge interlude capabilities.

    Refined and Well-Appointed Interior
    Driver and passengers are enveloped within a atmospheric 96.8 cubic feet of newcomer volume for a Forte sedan and an even incomparable 97.5 cubic feet for a Forte 5-door. Both Fortes exaggerate an considerable 40.0 inches of headroom and 43.3 inches of legroom in a front seats and 37.6 inches of headroom (38.4 inches for a 5-door) and 35.0 inches of legroom in a back seats. The Forte sedan’s case also offers an strange 14.7 cubic feet of load space, while a Forte 5-door’s 19.4 cubic feet provides plenty room for luggage or around-town grocery shopping.

    Capitalizing on a atmospheric interior, a Forte sedan and Forte 5-door confederate 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. Pampering riders further, both versions offer a horde of customary interior features, starting with comfortable, easily allocated full cloth seats. A six-way tractable driver’s 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. New for 2013, all trims now come customary with an bright glove box for additional newcomer palliate and comfort.

    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, telescopic steering wheel, tweeter speakers, twin front and back crater holders, and building mats. Steering circle paddle shifters come customary on all SX trims to make for a some-more energetic pushing experience.

    Forte EX sedan also offers an discretionary Premium Package, that includes a energy sunroof with lean and 16-inch amalgamate wheels given with 205/55R16 tires (Forte 5-door EX comes with customary 16-inch amalgamate wheels). The energy sunroof with lean also is an accessible stand-alone choice for all SX trims and a EX trim on a Forte 5-door.

    The EX and SX Technology Packages, accessible on both sedan and 5-door models, includes navigation with SiriusXM Traffic™6, entirely involuntary heat control with ionized atmosphere purification, an involuntary de-fog system, push-button start with Smart Key, Supervision scale cluster (standard on SX), haze lamps (EX package only), involuntary headlamps, LED daytime using lights (standard on SX), and chrome extraneous doorway handles. The accessible SX Leather Package offers additional lush enhancements, including leather chair trim, exhilarated front seats and an auto-dimming electro-chromic back perspective mirror.

    The sporty SX indication brings even some-more customary facilities for a sedan and 5-door, including a singular black interior with sport-cloth fabric ornate with red stitching, a telescopic steering column, leather-wrapped steering circle and change doorknob and metal-finish trim and pedals.

    Lively Performance and Power
    The Forte LX and EX trims are powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine, producing a forceful 156 horsepower and 144 pound-feet of torque7 and featuring Dual 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 Dual CVVT, that delivers 173 horsepower with 168 pound-feet of torque8.

    Coupled with these powerplants are six-speed primer and six-speed involuntary delivery options. Forte LX comes customary with a six-speed primer while EX and SX trim levels offer a customary six-speed involuntary delivery with Sportmatic clutchless changeable (optional on a LX trim). This six-speed involuntary delivery is a exclusive pattern for Kia Motors that was engineered and built privately for Kia vehicles.

    Offering considerable fuel economy, a 2.0-liter engine boasts a rival 25/34 mpg9 (city/highway) when corresponding to a primer delivery (sedan only) and an extended 26/36 with a involuntary transmission, while a 2.4-liter engine turns out a important 23/32 mpg and when joined with a involuntary transmission.

    The discretionary Eco Package, accessible on a EX sedan indication with a 2.0-liter powerplant, includes a “smart” alternator and low-rolling-resistance silica tires. These improvements outcome in 27/37 mpg and an considerable sum fuel economy of 30 mpg.

    Impressive Audio Capabilities
    In further to comfort and performance, motorist and passengers also will be entertained by Forte’s considerable multiple of customary preference features, starting with a four-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio complement given with SiriusXM Satellite Radio capabilities and 3 months nominal service. Also customary on all models is an auxiliary audio submit jack and USB pier for joining personal MP3 players10 as good as Bluetooth wireless record connectivity with steering wheel-mounted controls, that enables hands-free operation for all concordant mobile phones.

    For loyal audiophiles, a EX and SX trims supplement a customary six-speaker audio system. Forte’s modernized complement 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.

    Plethora of Standard Safety Features
    Forte offers an considerable array of customary reserve equipment, featuring 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 a Brake Assist System (BAS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), a Traction Control System (TCS) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

    Industry-Leading Warranty
    Like all Kia models, a 2013 Forte and Forte 5-door are lonesome by a extensive guaranty program11, that offers consumer insurance during an well-developed value. 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’s Unprecedented Growth
    Kia Motors is one of a world’s fastest relocating tellurian automotive brands; from 2009-2011 Kia launched some-more new vehicles in a U.S. than any other automaker, and underneath a superintendence of arch pattern officer Peter Schreyer warranted a repute as an attention personality in automotive styling. Kia Motors America’s full line of fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive cars and CUVs has warranted vicious commend and dramatically increasing consumer awareness, notice and care for a brand. In 2011, KMA accessible a 17th uninterrupted year of marketplace share growth, interjection in partial to a largest boost of any vital code in viewed quality12 and a industry’s top code faithfulness ranking13. Kia’s U.S.-based production trickery in West Point, Georgia KMMG is obliged for a origination of some-more than 10,000 plant and tradesman jobs and builds dual of a company’s best-selling vehicles in a U.S. a Sorento CUV and Optima midsize sedan*. Kia’s value and technology-laden lineup also includes a Sportage compress CUV, Soul civic newcomer vehicle, Optima Hybrid, Forte compress sedan, Forte 5-door compress hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts and Sedona minivan.

    About Kia Motors America
    Kia Motors America 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 755 dealers via a United States and serves as a “Official Automotive Partner” of a NBA and LPGA. In 2011, KMA accessible a best-ever annual sales sum and became one of a fastest flourishing automobile companies in a U.S. Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, modernized reserve facilities and new technologies.

    Information about Kia Motors America and a full automobile choice is accessible during a website For media information, including photography, revisit

    * The Sorento and Optima GDI (EX Trims and certain LX Trims only) and GDI Turbo are built in a United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.
    1 2012 Forte SX sedan.
    2 2012 Forte sedan and hatchback.
    3 Starting prices are manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP), that excludes $775 end and doing fee, title, taxes, license, options and play charges. Actual prices set by play and might vary.
    4 Sirius services need subscriptions, sole alone after 3-month hearing enclosed with automobile purchase/lease. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement during© 2011 SiriusXM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all associated outlines and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.
    5 The Bluetooth® word symbol and logos are purebred trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such outlines by Kia is underneath license. Other trademarks and tradenames are those of their particular owners. A concordant Bluetooth® wireless record enabled dungeon phone is compulsory to use Bluetooth® wireless technology.
    6 Sirius services need subscriptions, sole alone after 3-month hearing enclosed with automobile purchase/lease. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement during 2011 SiriusXM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all associated outlines and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.
    7 2.0-liter SULEV-rated engine offers 154 horsepower with 139 pound-feet of torque. Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) engine is a usually engine accessible in California, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey, Oregon, Maine, Rhode Island, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, New Mexico.
    8 2.4-liter SULEV-rated engine offers 165 horsepower with 161 pound-feet of torque. Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) engine is a usually engine accessible in California, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey, Oregon, Maine, Rhode Island, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, New Mexico.
    9 EPA fuel economy explain for 2013 Forte. Actual mileage might vary.
    10 Accessory cables are compulsory to use these facilities and are not included.
    11 See tradesman for guaranty sum or go to
    12 Source: Automotive Lease Guide Spring 2011 Perceived Quality Study.
    13 Source: Experian Automotive Q2 2011 marketplace analysis.

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