Kia is going through a transformation, as its existing models continue to move high end and new models like the Stinger press the brand name even greater. However its bread-and-butter model, the Forte, was long past due for a total renovate. Kia lastly satisfies this requirement with the totally revamped 2019 Forte sedan.
2019 Kia Forte Design
The 2019 Forte’s appearances are all new and plainly draw greatly from the new Stinger, particularly in its headlights. Not just does it handle sharper appearances, however the new Forte is likewise bigger than previously. Its fastback-like style has actually enabled engineers to extend it by 3.2 inches in length, include 0.7 inches in width, and make it approximately a half inch taller.
The bigger body will lead to a roomier cabin. Kia didn’t enter into specifics, however the car manufacturer made it clear that there will be a boost in headroom and legroom. Its trunk will likewise grow to a class-leading 15.1 cubic feet.
2019 Kia Forte Interior
Assisting boost the additional space will be the horizontal style in the cabin to improve its sensation of openness. Purchasers will likewise discover circular vents, loads of soft-touch products, and a basic 8-inch color touchscreen. Other technological improvements will consist of basic Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and readily available cordless charging, a 320-watt audio system, and more.
2019 Kia Forte Engine
Kia’s not one to shock powertrains excessive, and this will stay real in the 2019 Forte. It will continue with the exact same 2.0-liter Nu four-cylinder engine. This engine’s output will stay the exact same at 147 horse power and 132 pound-feet of torque, however its combined fuel economy will leap to a Kia-estimated 35 miles per gallon– a 3 mpg enhancement. The basic transmission will stay a six-speed handbook while its optional transmission will be a brand new continually variable system.
The existing Forte is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, and we anticipate this to stay the very same in the new generation, thanks to its 54% high-strength-steel building and construction. In addition, Kia spreads out a number of its innovative motorist support features as choices on the Forte, consisting of blind-spot caution, lane-keep help, adaptive cruise control, automated emergency situation braking, and more.
2019 Kia Forte Pricing & Release Date
Kia has not yet revealed a release date for the 2019 Forte, however remain tuned for updates. We anticipate main prices to fall simply a bit above the present Forte’s MSRP series of $18,795 to $24,795 (location costs consisted of). The cast of competitors will consist of familiar faces like the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, and Toyota Corolla.