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Kia Forte Awarded "Top Safety Pick" by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

  • Compact sedan is third car in association story to be named Top Safety Pick

    IRVINE, Calif., Apr 20, 2010 Following in a footsteps of a 2010 Soul civic newcomer vehicle, a 2010 Kia Forte compress sedan has been famous by a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) with a 2010 Top Safety Pick endowment in a Small Car category. The new Forte, that transposed Kias renouned Spectra model, perceived a organizations tip respect by earning Good ratings a tip practicable in frontal, side, back and rollover impact pile-up reserve tests. The Sedona minivan was selected as a Top Safety Pick shortly after a launch in 2006.

    The Kia code is flourishing fast in a U.S. interjection to new vehicles such as a Forte that consolidate a core philosophies of quality, value, character and safety, pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, selling of Kia Motors America (KMA). “Forte offers buyers a childish and boldly styled car with an considerable array of customary reserve features, and being respected as an IIHS Top Safety Pick endowment leader furthers a position as a tip contender in a shred and a car that offers consumers a whole package.

    Ratings from a Institute are formed on formula from frontal, side and back impact pile-up tests, and for a initial time a good opening in a roof strength exam to magnitude insurance in a rollover also was compulsory to win. Each vehicles altogether analysis was formed on several measurements specific to any pile-up angle, and altogether impact on pile-up exam dummies inside a car during a time of collision. All vehicles contingency have electronic fortitude control accessible to be eligible.

    Available in 3 trims, LX, EX and SX, pricing for a Forte sedan starts during $13,695 for a LX trim, while a EX starts during $15,995 and a SX starts during $17,4951. In serve to rival pricing, Forte also showcases a class-leading multiple of customary reserve comforts with active front headrests, modernized two-stage airbags, front seat-mounted and side screen airbags, four-wheel front brakes with an antilock stop complement (ABS), stop support (BAS), electronic brake-force placement (EBD), electronic fortitude control (ESC), a traction control complement (TCS) and a tire vigour monitoring complement (TPMS).

    All Forte models also come well-stocked with a prolonged list of customary amenities, starting with a customary AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio complement given with SIRIUS Satellite Radio capabilities with 3 months nominal service2. Also customary on all models is an auxiliary audio submit jack and USB pier for joining personal MP3 players as good as Bluetooth3 wireless record and connectivity with steering wheel-mounted controls, that enables hands-free operation for all concordant mobile phones.

    Kia Motors America in 2010

    Kia Motors is in a midst of a dramatic, design-led transformation, that has been delivering boldly styled vehicles in several critical segments during accurately a right time, contributing to a brands continued gains in U.S. marketplace share. With 4 new car introductions and several other pivotal initiatives designed for 2010, Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, reserve comforts and with new record such as UVO powered by Microsoft4 infotainment complement (to be accessible in name Kia models in a U.S. commencement in summer 2010). The launch of a all-new 2011 Sorento CUV, a central car of a NBA and a initial car to be assembled5 during Kias initial U.S.-based production comforts in West Point, Georgia, serve enhances a lineup, and is now in dealerships.

    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 670 dealers via a United States. For 2009, KMA accessible a 15th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share and recently achieved a best entertain of sales ever. 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

    1 Starting during cost is manufacturers suggested sell cost (MSRP) and excludes end and doing charges of $695, taxes, pretension and permit fees, additional options and tradesman charges. Actual prices set by retailer.

    2 Customers contingency replenish SIRIUS subscription after hearing duration if they wish to keep service. SIRIUSs three-month nominal subscription not accessible in Canada, AK, or HI. For full terms and conditions greatfully revisit SIRIUS, XM and all associated outlines and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and a subsidiaries.

    3 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.

    4 Microsoft is a purebred heading of Microsoft Corporation in a United States and/or other countries.

    5 Kia vehicles fabricated during a Kia U.S. plant are fabricated in a U.S. with U.S. and globally sourced parts.

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