The all-new 2019 Kia Forte made its debut at the North American International Auto Show recently. This new Kia compact car enters its third generation and includes innovative new features, an elevated level of comfort and better fuel efficiency.
This new Forte is refined yet sporty with upgraded exterior styling. Several design cues for this new model have been taken from the hot new Kia Stinger luxury sports sedan. The Forte’s long hood and short deck lend the appearance of a fastback while creases in the hood design and a lower stance make this model more muscular and youthful.
Powered by a second-generation 2.0-liter Nu four-cylinder engine with Atkinson Cycle technology and a cooled EGR system, the new Kia Forte is unlike its predecessors. This technology is usually reserved for hybrid and electric vehicles and is instrumental in boosting fuel efficiency. A choice of two transmission types are offered for this model; a six-speed manual or Kia’s all-new Intelligent Variable Transmission.
A new level of connectivity is found on the 2019 Kia Forte. It is Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® ready with a smartphone compatible system that can read texts aloud through Bluetooth®. The new Forte is also equipped with Kias’ Advanced Driver Assistance Systems including Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Lane Keeping Assist features. Other available safety technologies such as Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and Smart Cruise Control are offered for this model as well.
New 2019 Kia Forte models are expected to arrive later this year at our Kia Dealership in San Angelo, TX. If you would like to learn more about this model or any of the new Kia cars and SUVs available now please contact us.