There have been a lot of good cars presented in Detroit, and one of those is certainly 2019 Kia Forte. 2019 Kia Forte is definitely a good car in terms of its design, features and engine choices. If the price assumptions are correct, there would not surely be the lack in demand for this car.
2019 Kia Forte Release date
2019 Kia Forte hit the showroom during the 2018 Detroit Auto Show that took place in January this year in Detroit, the USA. Even though the car has been presented, we are still waiting on data regarding its production and beginning of sales. It is expected that both of these processes would start somewhere in the second half of 2018.
2019 Kia Forte has not been sent to the dealerships since there is not the production of this car. This practically means that we do not know the prices for particular models. However, on the basis of the known equipment, we can assume that the base version of the car would be at about $17000, while the upgraded trims may even go up to $23 000.
The first thing that should be said about 2019 Kia Forte are its dimensions. The car itself would be 56.7 inches high, 182.7 inches long and 70.9 inches wide. The wheelbase of this car would be 106.3 inches. The car would be made as a model with four doors and a trunk door. Regarding the trunk, it would be a so-called smart trunk.
The manufacturer has also provided solar control glass in addition to the welcome lighting. The newest Led technology has been used for headlights and taillights. When we are talking about the lights, it needs to be added that there would also be daytime running lights.
As it is the case with other manufacturers nowadays, a lot of attention was paid to the overall safety. So, it is not surprise at all that the manufacturer has included numerous safety options and features in the car. For example, there would be a lot of airbags, such as dual front advanced airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Apart from the airbags, the manufacturer has also provided Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Four-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS).
Other safety features
Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Drive Mode Select (DMS), Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA), High Beam Assist (HBA), Lane Change Assist (LCA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Park Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R), Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) and Smart Cruise Control (SCC). In order to keep up with the competition and the manufacturer has also included a lot of modern technologies and settings. Some of them would include the premium navigation that would have voice command.
Aside from these, there would also be a Harman/Kardon® 320-watt Premium Sound System. The manufacturer has gone even a step further and provided a display, and a touch one, of 8 inches. The car would be equipped in such a way to support mobile operating systems, so it would have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Nowadays, it goes without saying that a car has a Bluetooth connection and USB ports, and this is also the case with this car. Furthermore, there is also wireless charging. In order to make the interior even more pleasant, the manufacturer has provided LED ambient lighting.
The driver is the one steering the car, so the manufacturer has enabled ten different positions of a driver’s seat. Furthermore, the front eat row would have heating and ventilation.
Regarding the ventilation, the manufacturer has provided Dual-Zone Full Automatic Air Conditioning (D-FATC) for the entire car. It should be also noted that there would be a version with the power sunroof.
2019 Kia Forte Engine and Specs
Regarding the engine choice, the manufacturer has decided to go with a 2.0 liter engine that would have four cylinders and that would also be an Atkinson-cycle unit. The engine would have the capacity to provide 147 horsepower and to use 132 lb-ft of torque.
The engine would be connected to the manual transmission that would have six speeds. Furthermore, there would be an automatic version, i.e. Intelligent Variable Transmission or IVT.
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