Kia Forte sedans have had their best year in 2017. The company sold a total of 118,000 Forte sedans last year, which was a record. Yet, the company is not resting on its laurels as it’s ready for 2019 version of Forte. The 2019 Kia Forte with its more chiseled and cleaner look was launched by the company last month at Detroit Auto Show, and now we’re waiting for its release. In the meantime let’s take a look on what it has to offer:
2019 Kia Forte Features
A big thing about Kia Forte 2019 is that this time company has equipped it with features that it usually keeps reserved for its other high-end cars. Those features include a wide range of safety features like forwarding collision avoidance, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist. Other standard features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration are also present.
2019 Kia Forte Engine
According to Kia, the powertrain of Forte 2019 is the first of a new line of modern fuel-efficient powertrains. The company also proudly declares that it’s a powertrain of the future. But what exactly makes the company say these things? Well, there’s a 2-liter four-cylinder Atkinson engine in this car with 6-speed manual transmission.
Or if you wish, you will also have the choice of an all-new Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT), which is the first of its kind in any Kia car. The CVT is a result of improving upon company’s previous six-speed automatic transmission system. It comes with less noise and smoother shifting. The horsepower and torque of the car are still same at 147 hp 132 lb-ft.
2019 Kia Forte Interior
While designing Forte 2019 Kia tried to keep the cabin as quite as possible, and the results of their efforts are quite praiseworthy. As far as interiors are concerned, Kia’s work on them has always been awesome and same is true this time too. 2019 Forte has got spacious interiors that give comfortable experience to five passengers. There’s extra legroom for all seats, cabin width is more and soft points have also been increased.
Lumbar support is better, and so is seat cushioning. Thanks to its open and minimalist design, Forte 2019 provides excellent road visibility. The dashboard is wider, and finally, there’s a 10-way power adjustable and ventilated driver’s seat in the car, just like the one in its predecessor.
2019 Kia Forte Price
The price of 2019 Kia Forte hasn’t been announced and it’ll be announced later. But since Forte is one of the most affordable cars in compact segment as of now, we can expect this upcoming model to retain this thing intact. The 2018 Forte LX costs $16,700, so we xpect the base model of 2019 Forte to start somewhere around this figure (in the range of $16,000 – $20,000).
2019 Kia Forte Release Date
The 2019 Kia Forte is expected to be released sometime around the end of this year. That will keep it new in 2019, thus justifying its name. However, all will not be silent until then as we may also get to hear about the Forte5 hatchback of company before the availability of this Sedan.