Kia has finally presented it’s all-new Forte. It seems like we have been waiting at this day to come eternally, but it’s finally here, and at last, we can show you the car that has been eagerly awaited by many Kia fans around the world.
The Forte model is a very important vehicle for Kia Motors. It was urban not only to follow it’s best selling Kia classical (Spectra/Cerato), but also to show the world that Kia is competent of structure good, feature and attractive cars at the same time.
New Kia Forte has been integral with 1.6-liter petrol and 1,6 diesel engine. The gasoline engine puts out 121 brake horsepower, while the diesel engine packs a most harvest of 128 brake horsepower. Both engines outperform domestic competitors in language of authority and fuel consumption. The Forte will also be available with more vigorous 2,0L engine that will be added to the vary later.
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Forte comes equipped with new skin such as navigation procedure with enunciate recognition, smart key button ignition structure and Bluetooth technology. Besides the high technology features that are typically kept for larger cars, the car comes equipped with determine security features, such as face and curtain airbags, a VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) technique and active headrests.
This year, Kia plans to retail 20,000 units on it’s home market and export about 10,000 units. The Forte will be exported to Eastern Europe, Asia and South America, as well as to Australia and USA. You can suppose to see it at North American dealers in the first section of the 2009. Next year, Kia Motors hopes to more than amplify Forte sales numbers. The automaker tactics to market 50,000 units at home and export more than 200,000 units abroad. The estimate for the Forte ranges from 11.9 million won (US$11,300) to 19.6 million won, depending on accessories and engine types.
UPDATED: New high-res images of Kia Forte Sedan.
At desert Kia Forte promotion video – “Kia eats Bentley”: