Kia managed to enter American market and find its spot there. Even though the US is a huge market, it is a little bit saturated with cars thus Kia wanted to go one step further and launch its vehicles in Mexico. The very first car to enter this market is going to be the 2016 Kia Forte Hatchback. However, this car is also going to be able on other markets, such as US and South Korea.
According to the first announcements new Forte is going to be among the top hatchbacks in the class. Forte has always been known as a car with plenty of room for all passengers and great engine choices. It is probably the best car manufactured by this Korean carmaker. 2016 model is coming with several improvements and modifications, which will enhance the overall driving experience. Perhaps you are not fan of Korean cars, but you must check the brand-new 2016 Kia Forte Hatchback.
2016 Kia Forte Hatchback Engine
Forte has always had at least two engine choices and this tradition is going to continue with this model, as well. Standard option is less powerful option. The 1.8-liter is mated to 6-speed manual gearbox and can create 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. Automatic gearbox won’t be available for this engine unit.
The second option is the 2.0-liter unit with an output of 173 horsepower, while we are still unsure about the maximum torque it can produce. Contrary to the first engine, this one will have automatic gearbox. Perhaps it seems these engines are not powerful enough, but both of them will have a place for a turbocharger. Without a turbocharged option new 2016 Kia Forte Hatchback can reach 60 mph (100km/h) in 6.3 seconds. The average mileage is estimated at 26 mpg for both variants.
Interior and Exterior of 2016 Forte Hatchback
Generally, the 2016 Kia Forte Hatchback won’t be significantly changed. However, there are some minor refreshments which will increase its attractiveness. Some of the coolest features are heated mirrors and automatic headlights, but we have seen those before. 15-inch alloy wheel are standard but with some special packages you can get even 16, 17 or 18-inch wheels. New Forte is going to be equipped with all standard features, such as LED lights, fog lights, power-folding mirrors, etc.
The cabin is going to have much more modifications than the exterior. First and foremost, safety systems are going to be enhanced, especially airbags. Comfort wasn’t neglected and there will be active head rest for more convenience. All cars produced by Kia are equipped with infotainment system, air condition, electric windows, etc. This model will also get sunroof and satellite navigation. All in all, it has everything that one car needs to have.
Release Date and Price of 2016 Kia Forte Hatchback
The main competitor of the 2016 Kia Forte Hatchback is new 2016 Hyundai Accent thus prices of these two should be approximately the same. In fact, they are exactly the same, $16,000. When you take everything into consideration it is definitely worth its price. The good news is you don’t have to wait a long time, because it is hitting the market in the following few months.
More details on official site: http://www.kia.com/us/en/vehicle/forte5/2016