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Kia Forte Named "Car of a Year" by


All-New 2010 Kia Compact Given Esteemed Honor by Online Consumer Automotive Resource

  • Forte famous above foe for charity new-edge styling, value and fuel efficiency
  • Kia Forte sedan and Koup give consumers whole package and class-leading multiple of customary reserve features
  • IRVINE, Calif., Dec 3, 2009 On a heels of being named “Car of a Month” for Aug by, a reputable online automotive source has named a all-new 2010 Kia Forte “Car of a Year.” Selected from a 9 vehicles selected as a “Car of a Month” via a year, Forte was respected for a appealing styling, value and an endless list of class-leading features.

    B.M. Ahn, organisation boss and CEO of Kia Motors America (KMA) and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) accepts a Car of a Year endowment from Mike Caudill of for a 2010 Kia Forte
    “Consumers as good as dealers have come to commend a Kia Motors code for attractively designed and labelled vehicles with considerable fuel potency and a prolonged list of customary reserve facilities all corroborated by an industry-leading warranty, and a all-new Forte and Forte Koup are no exceptions,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, selling of Kia Motors America (KMA). “Forte is a really clever contender in a renouned compress shred and it has really helped us continue to lift a code awareness.”

    The “Car of a Month” module aims to yield consumers with useful commentary, information and reviews on accessible new cars, trucks and SUVs, and showcases vehicles that offer considerable fuel economy, reserve facilities and amenities. The editors during delicately examination a vehicles formerly selected as a “Car of a Month” to name a many honourable “Car of a Year.” To be eligible, vehicles contingency be new for a indication year and have a multiple of considerable styling, fuel efficiency, low cost indicate and cost of ownership. For a finish review, go to

    “Not many cars can exaggerate a full package when it comes to pattern features, price, opening and fuel economy, though a Forte leaves a durability sense with all that and more,” pronounced Michael Caudill, automotive consultant for

    Available in 3 trims, LX, EX and SX, pricing for a all-new Forte sedan starts during $13,6951 for a LX trim, while a EX starts during $15,995 and a SX starts during $17,495. Pricing for a stylish Koup, accessible in EX and SX trims, starts during $16,595 (EX), while a SX trim starts during $17,695. In further to rival pricing, Forte comes 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 players3 as good as Bluetooth4 connectivity with steering wheel-mounted controls, that enables hands-free operation for all concordant mobile phones.

    In further to emotion-evoking opening and good design, Forte and Forte Koup also showcase a class-leading multiple of customary reserve facilities 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).

    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 650 dealers via a United States. For 2008, KMA accessible a 14th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share and some-more recently achieved a best entertain of sales ever in 2009. 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 MSRPs bar burden ($695), title, taxes, license, options and play charges. Actual prices set by play and might vary.
    2 Customers contingency obtain SIRIUS subscription after hearing duration if they wish to keep service. SIRIUS three-month nominal use 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 Accessory wire compulsory for MP3 device. Cable and MP3 device sole separately.
    4 A Bluetooth-enabled dungeon phone is compulsory to use Bluetooth wireless technology. The Bluetooth wordmark and logos are purebred trademarks of Bluetooth Sig, Inc.

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