CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2009 On a heels of announcing a widely acclaimed, all-new Kia Soul, Kia Motors America (KMA) currently introduced a all-new 2010 Kia Forte (pronounced for-tay) compress sedan during a 2009 Chicago Auto Show. Forte blends Kias sparkling new pattern instruction underneath a origin of Peter Schreyer, Kia Motors arch pattern officer, with a crowd of customary features. The 2010 Kia Forte will go on sale in North America in late open or early summer of 2009.
Kia Motors product line is fast elaborating and a Forte compress sedan is another conduct turner, pronounced B.M. Ahn, organisation boss and CEO, KMA and KMMG. The Forte is an aggressively stylish mix of comfort and practicality and with a horde of customary facilities it provides a good peculiarity and value that consumers have come to pattern from Kia vehicles.
Style in Motion
Sporting stylish and assertive pattern cues, a new Forte resolutely establishes itself as a clever contender in a segment. With a confidant demeanour set detached by frail lines, swept-back headlamps and a neat profile, Forte exudes a assured 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 sportier SX trim offers a some-more jaunty form with 17-inch amalgamate wheels interconnected with P215/45R17-sized reward tires and a back spoiler.
Smooth and Comfortable 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 one of a roomiest interiors in a category with seating for adult to 5 passengers. The Kia-engineered physique achieves high torsional rigidity giving Forte softened handling, smoother float peculiarity and incomparable excellence than a competitors, with a specifically tuned cessation practiced ideally for manageable doing on curvy roads. Additional refinements are propitious via Forte to assistance safeguard a gentle float with good noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) rebate qualities.
Built on a front-wheel-drive unibody frame, Forte utilizes 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 sporty 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 enterprising ride. The SX indication also facilities incomparable front brakes for softened interlude capabilities.
Attractive and Practical Interior
Forte boasts a class-leading 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 an considerable 14.7 cubic feet of load space, one of a largest in a class, ideal for luggage for weekend getaways.
Capitalizing on a atmospheric interior, Forte pampers 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; twin front and back crater holders; and building mats. Forte EX and SX models also embody customary journey control with an discretionary sunroof and leather-trimmed seats. Also customary on SX models is a telescoping steering mainstay as good as competition cloth seats ornate with red stitching, serve enhancing a enterprising persona.
Forte LX and EX are powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine, producing 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 than a many absolute versions of a Toyota Corolla or even a 2010 Mazda3.
Two 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.
The discretionary Fuel Economy Package, accessible with a 2.0-liter powerplant, will embody a five-speed involuntary transmission, Motor Drive Power Steering and low-rolling insurgency tires with aero enhancements. These improvements outcome in class-leading total fuel economy of 36 mpg (highway).
Music that Moves
Forte comes with a customary 4 orator AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio element given with SIRIUS Satellite Radio capabilities with 3 months nominal service. Standard on all models is an auxiliary audio submit jack and USB pier for joining personal MP3 players. Standard Bluetooth connectivity enables hands-free operation for concordant dungeon phones. For loyal audiophiles, a EX and SX packages also supplement a customary 6 orator approximate audio element and steering circle controls.
Standard Kia Motors Safety
Forte offers a class-leading turn of customary reserve equipment, with facilities such as active front headrests, modernized two-stage airbags, front seat-mounted and side screen airbags, four-wheel front brakes with an antilock stop element (ABS), electronic fortitude control (ESC) and traction control (TCS), and a tire vigour monitoring element (TPMS).
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.
2009 Product Line
Kia Motors America offers a energetic and different product line of 11 vehicles to accommodate a needs of all lifestyles. The 2009 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 will serve element a lineup when it arrives in dealerships this spring.
About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is a sales, selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 640 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.
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