Being one of the most attractive cars in the compact car segment, the all new Forte 5-door hatchback offers a choice of two engines.
The base 2,0L four-cylinder engine boasts 173 horsepower and 154 lb.-ft. of torque, while the more potent 1,6L T-GDI (turbocharged) unit generates 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque.
Both engines feature gasoline direct injection technology, however, the latter also utilizes a turbocharger and double overhead cams with dual continuously variable valve for improved performance!
The 1,6L T-GDI engine is only available on the SX trim.
The 2014 Forte SX is all about performance! It boasts stiffer suspension, 18-inch alloy-wheels and an option of a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. The latter also features steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
Find detailed engine specs here.
Styling-wise, the all-new Forte SX 5-door hosts a plethora of styling tweaks that differ it from its 4-door sibling model.
Those include dual chrome exhaust tips, LED daytime running lights up front and rear, aggressive front fascia with larger air openings and black gloss grille inserts.
The 2014 Kia Forte 5-door made its official public premiere at the Chicago Auto Show where it gained positive response fromt the automotive media and visitors.
Kia says the model will go on sale in the USA and Canada during the third quarter of 2013. Pricing and fuel mileage details will be released closer to its release date.