The 2015 Kia Forte is a compact sedan which is manufactured by the Korean Motor manufacturer, Kia. The compact sedan is also available in coupe, sedan and hatchback alternatives.
New Kia Forte Exterior
The Forte is available in LX and EX trims on the compact sedan and EX and SX trims on the hatch and coupe. The new Kia Forte is equipped with many fine exterior features on each trim level. A streamlined body kit with fine accents curves and a large front grille are standard. The LX sedan gets 15 inch alloy wheels, a crisp body kit and heated mirrors. The EX gets LED head and tail lamps, fog lamps and 16 inch alloy wheels. The EX’s premium package has 17 inch alloy wheels, illuminated door handles and a sunroof. The wheelbase for the sedan is 106.3 inches, length is 179.5 inches, width is 70.1 inches and the height is 56.5 inches.
Colors: Abyss Blue, Graphite Steel, Snow White Pearl Aurora Black, Bright Silver, Crimson Red and Steel Blue
New Kia Forte 2015 Interior
The 2015 Kia Forte interior for all the trims are furnished with top of the class premium fabrics and upholstery which create an air of elegance and comfort in the cabin. Each trim level has unique interior features. The LX sedan offers premium air conditioning, tilt-telescopic steering wheel, high adjustable driving seat, rear folding seats, Bluetooth phone connectivity, USB/iPod connection and 4 speaker audio system. The EX has the standard instrument panel (LX) with a leather covered steering wheel, front and rear leather seats (optional) and a cooling glove box. Both the EX and LX sedans get UVO eService infotainment system as standard. The SX gets the infotainment system and has a sporty cabin design.
Engine, 2015 Kia Forte specs
The compact sedan 2015 Kia Forte’s LX engine will have a 1.8 liter 4 cylinder engine which can produce 145 horsepower and 130 pound-feet of torque. The power goes to the front wheels and is attached to a six speed automatic transmission. The fuel economy of the 1.8 is recorded as 31 mpg (combined), Cty/Hwy 26 mpg / 39 mpg.
The new compact sedan, hatch and coupe gets a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine which can produce 173 horsepower and 154 pound-feet of torque. The fuel economy is recorded at 29 mpg combined, Cty/Hwy 25 mpg / 36 mpg and is connected to a six speed automatic transmission, though in the EX coupe a six speed manual transmission may be added. The SX coupe receives a 1.6 turbocharged 4 cylinder engine which can produce 201 horsepower and a torque of 195 pound-feet. The engine accelerates for the EX and LX sedans from 0-60 mph in 8.1 and 7.0 seconds respectively. Fuel tank capacity is 13.2 gal.
2015 Kia Forte Release Date and Price
The base price for the 2015 Kia Forte is $20,200 which extends to $25,400. The release date has not been announced but it is expected to be available for sale later this year.
The Kia Forte is one of the company’s top vehicles. Its arrival is much anticipated by the many lovers who wish to have their Forte updated.
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