Although the actual date of the new releases remains unknown, it is certain that the new 2017 Kia Forte will be a force to reckon. Images of its interior design, exterior design, and engine outline among others suggest that it will not be a typical automobile. Several analysts have also voiced their anticipations, with a majority expecting something peculiar. Just to mention, when Kia announced last year that it would release an updated K3 in Korea, no one understood what the firm meant until the material day. The new K3 was not only outstanding but also stylistic. That alone implies that the new 2017 Kia Forte will be a classier and captivate design.
2017 Kia Forte – Exterior Design:
The 2017 Kia Forte will be available in two designs – namely Forte5 hatchback and Forte Sedan. In general, both designs have an updated front bumper that perfectly integrates its new curvy-like headlights. In terms of ride height, they are slightly lifted from the ground with a sport-like suspension. At the front, they have LED enabled lights that are constantly running and in the rear end is a chrome exhaust outlet.
There are no major changes in the interior of this car. Perhaps the most visible changes are in the tech side. Due to advances in technology, the new designs will have a highly interactive and all-inclusive entertainment system that includes Apple car play and Android auto. The feature will available through its UVO infotainment system. Still, infotainment system will have a 7 inch sized touch screen with a higher sensitivity capability. There will be more space for drivers, with added capabilities such as blind spot detection, lane changing alerts, automatic emergency brakes, collision warning, and rare cross traffic alert. The rear seats will have increased comfort and sensitivity.
2017 Kia Forte – Engine and Fuel Economy:
The 2017 Kia Forte will have two types of gearbox – notably six-speed manual transmission and six-speed automatic transmission. The LX and S version will have 2.0-liter MPI engine, that will deliver 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque. This engine will work perfectly with either type of the gearboxes. The EX version will be powered by 2.0 GDI engine which will be paired with 6-speed automatic transmission. It is estimated that the fuel economy in the city will be 24 mpg and about 33 mpg on the highway. The engine in Kia Forte5 SX models is expected to be 1,6-liter GDI turbocharged 4-cylinder, with amazing 201 hp and 195 lb-ft. The LX and EX versions of hatchback version will be powered with 2.0-liter GDI powertrains.
The new Kia Forte will come in a variety of colors. Some of the expected colors include shiny-blue, silver, and red. It remains unclear whether there will be custom colors.
2017 Kia Forte – Price and Release Date:
Among the most anticipated aspects about the new Kia Forte is the price. The firm has been clear that prices might vary depending on design among other factors. In general, the Kia Forte prices will range from $17,000 to $20,000. Initially, there were speculations that the manufacturer would release its brand this January. However, many expect the firm to make its release before the end of April. In general, the 2017 Kia Forte is likely to revolutionize the automobile industry. The new design will have a variety of features including added security provisions. Indeed, this will be an automobile of its own kind.
Also, we found out that two-door version – 2017 Kia Forte Koup will also be redesigned, but more information about this version we will have in the next few months.