2014 Kia Forte 5-door Release Date and Specs – This is the latest information about the 2014 Kia Forte 5-door release date, interior, exterior, price, and engine. Luxury cars are reaching new heights in terms of elegance, has elegant shape, quality, and performance of the car is very suitable for driving. This year, Chevrolet brand has issued a new car. That’s why latestcarrelease.com will provide the most accurate information about the 2014 Kia Forte 5-door.
For a moment last year, Kia’s design leadership role seemed to have been compromised: The second-generation Forte sedan, with its awkwardly twisted grille and ungainly posterior, failed to generate any excitement at last year’s Los Angeles auto show. Moreover, there was a conspicuous absence of any forward-looking powertrain technology.
Kia Motors America (KMA) ignited the 2013 Chicago Auto Show when the all-new, ultra hot Kia Forte 5-door rolled on stage. According to netcarshow the all-new Forte 5-door SX’s eye-catching European-inspired hatchback design is complimented by an all-new 1.6-liter gasoline direct-injected (GDI) turbocharged four-cylinder engine putting out 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, making the all-new Kia Forte 5-door SX the most powerful Forte from KMA to date. The Forte 5-door is expected to go on sale in the third quarter of 2013, and pricing will be announced closer to launch. The 2014 Kia Forte should be an excellent choice for an affordable sedan, coupe or hatchback.
Knowing that the first-generation Forte was not only available as a 4-door sedan, but also as a two-door coupe and 5-door hatchback (known as Forte5). Kia is planning to launch the all-new Forte Koup and Forte 5-door hatchback already this year! will be sold as 2014 model year vehicles.
The 2014 Kia Forte5 interior follows the fake-carbon-fiber route but the result is pretty interesting and unique for a major manufacturer in the $20,000 compact segment. Dress-up kits are a mainstay feature in the European hot hatch markets, where body-color trim pieces can snap into place for a garish appearance. Citroen DS3 Racing and Renault Clio RS, please step forward.
The new Forte boasts a handsome cabin trimmed in quality materials that, in the upper trim, would give premium compacts a run for their money. As far as the Forte’s high-tech features, they’re well-designed and easy to use. The touchscreen interface, with its large, logically positioned “buttons” is one of the best examples of this technology, regardless of segment.
Seat comfort front and rear is very good thanks to thick, well-bolstered seats and, with this year’s growth spurt, plenty of room in back. Even adults taller than 6 feet should be comfortable seated in the rear. The Forte sedan is also very generous when it comes to cargo capacity, boasting a trunk capacity of 14.9 cubic feet.
The SX trim ups the ante with standard 18-inch alloy wheels, dual chrome exhaust tips, and LED tail lights. Forte 5-door SX also offers an aggressive front fascia with larger bumper and grille openings, black gloss grille inserts, larger front brakes, alloy sport pedals, front and rear seats with carbon fiber-style accents. The lower front fascia and rear valance also feature carbon fiber-look trim pieces.
Additionally, both EX and SX trim levels offer optional HID headlights, navigation system with HD Radio™4, sunroof, heated steering wheel,10-way adjustable power driver’s seat, heated front seats and cooled driver’s seat, heated rear outboard seats, leather seating surfaces, SmartKey with push-button start, electric chromatic rearview mirror and dual-zone automatic climate control.
2014 Kia Forte 5-door Interior features :
In the herd of the compact sedan/coupe/hatchback, the 2014 Kia Forte’s styling falls somewhere mid-pack. Not as modern or aggressively styled as the Ford Focus or Mazda3, the Forte easily outshines the dated Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra, and even the new Honda Civic.
As on the sedan, the Forte 5-door’s swept headlights stretch deep into the front fenders and the raked windshield and broad shoulders give the front end a sleek, sporty appearance. LED positioning lights add a premium look to the front fascia. Large 18-inch wheels fill the wheel wells on the SX, and the hatchback profile affords a performance-oriented European personality. Around back, the rear hatch glass opens to reveal 23.2 cubic feet of usable cargo space. LED tail lights complete the premium feel of the exterior and a sporty rear valance with twin chrome exhaust tips maintains the Forte 5-door’s edgy demeanor.
Kia claims the “edgy demeanor” of the new Forte is informed by European tastes, and we would almost believe it, were it not for the fact that the European-market Cee’d hatchback, which uses the same platform and is identically sized, shares not a single body part with the Forte. Nevertheless, the Forte looks good, especially with the upmarket SX trim, which packs twin exhaust tips, 18-inch aluminum wheels on 225/40 tires, a restyled front fascia, and LED taillights.
Inside, the Kia Forte 5-door features premium materials and soft touch points. Large, easy-to-read white-on-black gauges nestle deeply into the instrument cluster. Chrome accents around the HVAC controls and optional push-button start, along with carbon fiber-like textures on the dash and seats, add a sporty touch. A grippy leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are further evidence of the Forte 5-door’s performance aspirations. Class-exclusive available features such as front and rear heated outboard seats, an air-cooled driver’s seat and driver-selectable electric steering further set the Kia Forte 5-door apart from its competition.
The Forte 5-door is available in EX trim with a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder, or as the SX with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder. The sedan’s less potent but more economical 1.8-liter mill isn’t available.
The EX’s 2.0-liter produces 173-horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 154 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,700 rpm, and transmits power to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.
Those in a hurry can opt for SX and its 1.6-liter turbo, which makes 201 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 195 lb-ft of twist between 1,750-4,500 rpm. Cementing the engine’s status as the driver’s choice is its available six-speed manual gearbox (a self-shifting six-speed can also be had).
Customers on a budget can opt for the Forte EX, which comes with a naturally aspirated and direct-injected 2.0-liter four. That engine delivers 173 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 154 lb-ft of torque at 4700 rpm. It needs to be revved to move the car with authority, but shifting manually is not an option: The Forte EX comes with a six-speed automatic only. Not offered, nor missed, is the 148-hp 1.8-liter four, which figures as the standard engine in the Forte sedan.