2011 Kia Forte 5-Door Hatchback review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 3 April 2010 , 11:04:15 byVeronica

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Kia Forte 5-Door Hatchback

Kia Motors America has unveiled four all-new vehicles at the New York International Auto Show: an all-new midsize sedan, a compact five-door vehicle and two CUVs.
The 2011 Kia Forte 5-Door Hatchback comes available with a choice of two engines, 2.0-liter or 2.4-liter, and a new six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
It features a redesigned front grille, alloy wheels, reduced valence design, center console and paddle shifters.

Kia Unveils 4 new rides at New York Auto Show

All-New Midsize Sedan, Compact Five-Door and Two CUVs Debut in the Big Apple


Building on momentum established in 2009 with 3 new products, record U.S. market share and the opening of Kia Motors` first automotive assembly plant on U.S. soil1, Kia Motors America (KMA) today unveiled four all-new vehicles during a press conference at the New York International Auto Show: the 2011 Optima midsize sedan, Forte five-door compact, and the Sportage and Sorento SX compact CUVs. Following the successful launches of the Soul, Forte and Forte Koup, Kia Motors` slate of New York introductions continue the brand`s design-led transformation and each combine new and compelling design traits with the latest technology and convenience features while delivering efficient and fun-to-drive performance characteristics.

Forte five-door builds on the popular Forte compact sedan and bold Forte Koup by employing another practical yet modern iteration of the platform. Lower and firmly set on its haunches, Forte five-door carries with it all the amenities of the Forte line and introduces a new front grille, alloy wheels, lower valence design, center console, paddle shifters, push-button start and navigation in addition to the ostensible fifth door for a distinct appearance and intentional practicality. Forte five-door is available with two efficient engines - 2.0-liter or 2.4-liter - and a new six-speed manual or automatic transmission.