2017 Kia Forte

Tuesday, January 19th 2016. | Kia

A new compact sedan will be aimed for people who are looking for fun and economical means of transportation. 2017 Kia Forte will come out with various new features and functions. The first debut of this model was released in 2010. This car is the best vehicle that can provide all of the latest functions and services. The new model of 2017 Forte will be available in two different trim levels that are EX and LX model.

2017 Forte Side

Design

The exterior design of this sedan will be much more aggressive and bolder look than previous model. The front area will have new front grille as well as new front and back bumper. To make more appealing, 2017 Kia Forte supported with front and back headlights. To give the car better visibility in bad weather or during the night, the fog lights equipped with LED technology. The alloy wheels wiill be enhanced, while the wheelbase will be larger.

Talk about the interior design that has modern look. There are controls in the center stack of touch screen interface. There are also gauge cluster that has two analog gauges and a small digital display in the center. 2017 Kia Forte will have a number of controls on the steering wheel to allow the driver to make a preferred selection without moving the hands from wheel. The interior scheme will have black and gray color, while the seats will have beige, black, and gray color. The trunk has cargo space in 14.7 cubic feet. There are also rear seat cushions.

Engine

Since the latest Kia Forte is available in several trim levels, so the LX and EX trims will be powered with the same engine system that has capacity of a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine. It will deliver outputs of 156 horsepower and 144 pounds feet of torque. The engine also offers a super ultra-low emissions vehicle, so it is capable to produce 154 horsepower and 139 lb-ft of torque. Then the engine will be combined with the standard transmission of a 6-speed manual transmission, but a 6-speed automatic transmission is also available. By using the engine, 2017 Kia Forte will reach improved fuel consumption of 26 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on a highway, and 29 mpg combined. However, if the engines fitted with the Eco package, this vehicle will have 27 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on a highway, and 30 mpg combined. For the SX model will use a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder unit that will deliver outputs of 173 horsepower and 168 lb-ft of torque. Besides that, the SULEV version of the engine can produce 165 horsepower and 161 lb-ft of torque.

Release Date and Price

Based on the rumor, 2017 Kia Forte will be released in the last three months in 2016. For the LX model will go around $16.000, while for the SX model will be approximately $21.000.