The new 2016 Kia Forte is almost finished and ready to hit the market. It will show redesigned exterior and some new modern features.
Changes and exterior redesign
2016 Kia Forte will be offered as a two-door Kia Koup and a five-door Forte hatchback. The both models will be nicely designed and good-looking which has always been its strongest point. Speaking of its size, it will be larger now, as to say, it will be slightly longer and wider than before. The roofline will be longer and the profile will be elongated and arched. As for the exterior design, it will look sporty and more futuristic at the same time. On the front end, it will feature handsome mesh grille and a pair of narrow headlamps which will look very attractive. It will be offered with four new exterior colors. Those are: Clear White, Silky Silver, Steel Blue and Crimson Red. As for the wheels, they will be in a size of 16- and 17-inches. With its modern design and great proportions, it will definitively attract all the fans of small sedans.
Interior design and technology
The interior of 2016 Kia Forte will be also slightly redesign and equipped with modern features. The cabin will look elegant and simple. Although, it has grown in size, it won’t be case with the interior space. The rear passengers won’t be satisfied with the lack of head room on the back seats. As for the equipment, some of the standard features will be: a rearview camera, air conditioning, satellite radio, Bluetooth, keyless entry, steering wheel with audio controls etc. Some of the optional features will be: leather upholstery, navigation, automatic climate control, heated seats and so on.
2016 Kia Forte engine and transmission
2016 Kia Forte will be offered with two engines. The one is a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder. This engine will be able to make 145 horsepower. The other is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with direct injection. It will deliver up to 173 horsepower. Engines will be mated to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. It will show better fuel efficiency. With 2.0-liter engine and automatic gearbox, estimated fuel economy is rated at 24/35 mpg in the city/highway which is much better than before.
Release date and price
2016 Kia Forte should hit the market in late 2015 or in the beginning of 2016. As for the price, it is expected to be around $16,000.