2014 Kia Forte Compact Sedan review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 30 November 2012 , 10:11:37 byAlina

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Kia Forte Compact Sedan

This week at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, Kia will introduce a new model, the 2014 Kia Forte Sedan. The model will be available for purchase starting the first quarter of 2013. It offers buyers a choice of two 4-cylinder power plants. The specialists have other plans for the future as well. Apparently after this model they will release a 5-door hatchback and a coupe model. The chassis is longer, lower and wider than the previous Forte sedan. The wheelbase is also two inches longer than before this way improving interior space. Other changes made to the chassis that uses McPherson strut front suspension and a coupled torsion beam rear axle include a new electric power steering that replaces the hydraulic system and which can be opted with the Flex Steer system. If you really must know, this offers three different modes: Comfort, Normal and Sport.

The engines available include an entry-level 1.8-liter unit capable of generating 148 horsepower and 131 lb. ft. of torque. The output is being sent to the front wheels through a standard six-speed manual transmission offered as standard or through a six speed automatic one provided as optional. The EX model receives power from a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder GDI engine capable of generating 173 horsepower and 154 lb. ft. of torque. To transfer the output to the wheels, the engineers have offered only a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The wheels we are talking about measure 15-inch and are covered in 195 / 65 R 15 and the 16-optional ones measure 205 / 55 R 16. In terms of technology, Kia used the next-generation UVO in-vehicle infotainment system with e-Service as standard. This can be fitted with an optional navigation system as well. This is all the information so far on the matter.