In this competitive car market, many new brands take entry and as the day passes they fed out easily. However, ‘Kia’ is something different from the other car manufacturers in terms of features, safety and affordability. To capture the market share in the compact class, this company has come up with the 2018 Kia Forte.
Since the day rumors started to grow regarding this car, it has snatched a lot of attention because of its outstanding features, good fuel economy and easy affordability. Here are some of its intriguing specs.
2018 Kia Forte: Engine Specification
It is speculated that Kia will continue to use same options of the engine for its 2018 Kia Forte. Kia replaced the old 1.8-liter base engine with the direct-injected more fuel efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder for the 2017 model year.
The LX hatchbacks and S trim sedans will have this 2.0-liter 4-inline engine, which will deliver an output of 147 HP coupled with 132 lb-ft torque.
The EX sedans and LX and SX Forte5 will have 2.0-liter liter 4-inline engine which will produce 164 HP along with 151 lb-ft torque. The transmission system with the 2.0-liter engines will be a six-speed automatic.
The third engine option turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder will be available in the SX hatchback. This engine provides 201 hp and torque of 195 lb-ft of torque. This engine will come with either six-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The Koup version will get the 2.0-liter four-cylinder which can produce 173 hp and torque of 154 lb-ft. Available on this version will also be the 2.0-liter 164 hp engine from the hatchback combined with six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Exterior Of 2018 Kia Forte
Compared to the previous model of 2018 Kia Forte, there is no such change in visual appearance. Kia made a mid-cycle design update for the 2017 model year. Therefore the new version will continue with the new color options and some new details.
The changes for the last model included refreshed front and rear fascia. Freshened tiger nose grille and headlights combined with the more sculpted profile of the sedan made this vehicle more appealing.
How is it inside?
The cabin of the new models will feature handsome design and quality materials. Higher trims will get features like the upgraded upholstery, heated seats, power and memory settings, unique exterior and interior accents and more safety equipment. The models will have logically arranged controls and one of the better infotainment systems.
On the other hand, the Forte models will also be available with the safety features which include an automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning and prevention, etc.
2018 Kia Forte: Important Dates and Figure
2018 Kia Forte is a mid-sized compact sedan and it is pretty much affordable. The price of the base model will start approximately from $16,600.
Though this price is higher than the previous model of Kia Forte 2018 there are several new additions too. The cost of the range topper should be within the price bracket of $21,300.
This manual gear version or the LX will approximately cost $17,500. S trim of this car will cost almost $19,200.
Regarding launch date, there is no official statement from the company; however, this car is expected to be available in the market from the 3rd quarter of 2017.
Well, 2018 Forte is going to be a power packed car, which will act as the bridge between the high-end cars and luxurious SUV of Kia. Because of the affordable price range meshed with good ride quality, attractive styling and available features, almost everyone who loves to have some adventure in driving will also like this new model.