Not to be confused with Toyota Porte.
The Kia Forte, known as характеристики kia forte 2009 K3 in South Korea, the Shuma in China and the Forte K3 and Cerato Forte in Colombia and Singapore, is a compact car produced by Kia Motors since mid-2008.
It replaced the Kia Cerato and is available in two-door coupé, four-door sedan, five-door hatchback variants. It is not available in Europe, where the similar sized Kia Cee'd is offered (except for Russia and Ukraine, where the Cee'd and the Forte are both available).
In some markets, such as Costa Rica, Australia and Brazil, the Forte is marketed as the Kia Cerato replacing its predecessor of the same name.
In Характеристики kia forte 2009 and Singapore, the name Kia Cerato Forte is used, while Naza Automotive Manufacturing of Malaysia has assembled the vehicle since 2009, selling it there under the name Naza Forte.
|Kia Forte (TD)|
|Also called||Kia Cerato|
2010–2013 (United States & Canada)
2011–2013 характеристики kia forte 2009 Korea: Hwaseong (Hwaseong Plant)
China: Yancheng (Yancheng Plant) (DYK)
Ecuador: Quito (AYMESA)
Iran: Tehran (SAIPA)
Malaysia: Gurun (NAM)
Russia: Kaliningrad (Avtotor)
|Designer||Kurt Kahls (2006)|
Tom Kearns (2006)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door coupe|
|Wheelbase||2,650 mm (104.3 in)|
|Length||4,480 mm (176.4 in) (coupe)|
4,530 mm (178.3 in) (sedan)
4,340 mm (170.9 in) (hatchback)
|Width||1,765 mm (69.5 in) (coupe)|
1,775 mm (69.9 in) (sedan, hatch)
|Height||1,400 mm (55.1 in) (coupe)|
1,460 mm (57.5 in) (sedan, hatch)
The first generation Forte shares the same platform as the Hyundai Elantra (HD), though employing a torsion-beam rear suspension in place of the Elantra's multilink design.
Kia has stated характеристики kia forte 2009 the Forte was specifically designed to target younger buyers attracted to sharper auto designs.
The two-door coupe "Forte Koup" was originally unveiled as a concept car in the form of the "Kia Koup" on March 20, 2008 at the New York International Auto Show. The concept sported a twin scroll turbocharged version of the 2.0-liter Theta IIinline-four engine.
The production Характеристики kia forte 2009 Koup is badged as the "Kia Cerato Koup" in Australia, Costa Rica, Russia and South Africa. It is called the "Kia Shuma" in China, and "Kia Koup" in Chile.
2010 Kia Cerato Koup (Australia)
The Forte sedan was характеристики kia forte 2009 in Kia's California design studio by Tom Kearns and his team. The Forte two-door ("Koup") was previewed as the "Kia Koup" Concept, and was also designed in Kia's California design studio. The Korean model went on sale on August 22, 2008. The US model was unveiled at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show.
2010 Kia Forte SX sedan (US)
The Forte is hatchback five-door характеристики kia forte 2009 at the 2010 New York International Auto Show 2010.
2011 Kia Forte SX hatchback (US)
In 2009, Kia unveiled the mild hybrid Forte at the Seoul Motor Show for the South Korean market. Taking its underpinnings from the Hyundai Elantra LPI Hybrid, the car is powered by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
It is powered with a 85-kilowatt (114 hp) характеристики kia forte 2009 LPG engine coupled with a 15-kilowatt (20 hp) electric motor and a lithium-polymer battery pack, making it the first production car to use lithium-polymer batteries.
Kia Forte LPI Hybrid (concept)
|1.6 L Gamma I4 (gasoline)||1,591 cc||126 hp (94 kW; 128 PS)||15.9 kgf⋅m (156 N⋅m; 115 lbf⋅ft)||5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic (6-speed automatic + paddle-shift as of 2011 характеристики kia forte 2009 Gamma I4 (LPG hybrid)||1,591 cc||Continuously variable automatic|
|1.6 L CRDi VGT I4 (turbocharged diesel)||1,582 cc||128 PS (94 kW; 126 hp)||26.5 kgf⋅m (260 N⋅m; 192 lbf⋅ft)||4-speed automatic|
|2.0 L Theta II I4 (gasoline)||1,998 cc||156 PS (115 kW; 154 hp)||19.8 kgf⋅m (194 N⋅m; 143 lbf⋅ft)||5 and 6- speed manual, 4- 5- and 6-speed automatic|
|2.4 L Theta II I4 (gasoline)||2,359 cc||173 PS (127 kW; 171 hp)||227 N⋅m (167 lbf⋅ft)||6-speed manual, 5-speed automatic MY 2010/6 speed auto MY 2011|
|1.6 L Gamma T-GDI (G4FJ) I4 (turbo gasoline)||1,591 cc||186–204 PS (137–150 kW; 183–201 hp) @5,500||27.0 kg·m (265 N·m; 195 lbf·ft) @1,500-4,500||6-speed manual, 6 speed automatic, 6 speed dual clutch transmission.|
The 2010 Forte received a "Top Safety Pick" rating from характеристики kia forte 2009 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
For the Chinese market, Kia has offered the "Forte Furuidi" since 2009.
The Furuidi was unveiled at the Nanjing International Expo Centre, and is available with the 1.6- Gamma and 2.0-liter Theta engines. "Furuidi" means luck and auspiciousness in the Chinese language—and has a pronunciation similar to its English name "Forte".
In Malaysia, the Forte is assembled by the joint-venture company Naza-Kia and is called the "Naza Forte".
It is offered with the 1.6-liter Gamma and 2.0-liter Theta II engine variants, with six-speed automatic transmissions.
In Singapore, the car was called the Cerato Forte, and was характеристики kia forte 2009 with the same 1.6-liter Gamma and 2.0-liter Theta II engine variants as in Характеристики kia forte 2009.
It featured a four-speed automatic transmission at launch, and then received a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters after the 2011 facelift.
In Russia and Ukraine, the Cerato (Forte) is available as the Cee'd's notchback counterpart, with the coupe and saloon available together. The Forte характеристики kia forte 2009 not available in other European countries, due to the relatively low popularity of small family sedans there.
Despite the LPI Hybrid being launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Forte is still not offered in European countries outside Russia and Ukraine.
In the United States, the 2010 LX and EX included a 2.0-liter CVVT engine and a standard five-speed manual характеристики kia forte 2009, with an optional four-speed automatic or a five-speed automatic with the Fuel Economy Package. For the 2011 model year, the Forte is standard with a six-speed manual (replacing the 5 speed unit) and is available with an optional six-speed automatic, with the four- and five-speed automatics being discontinued.
The LX is the base model.
It comes standard with electronic stability control (ESC), and seat- and side-mounted airbags. The standard stereo includes four speakers, AM/FM radio, CD/MP3 player, and Sirius XM Radio. An iPod-compatible USB input jack and an auxiliary port for an external music device and steering wheel mounted audio controls are also integrated with the sound system. Bluetooth handsfree technology is also standard. The second-tier EX adds air conditioning, power windows and door locks, cruise control, a six-speaker radio, a key fob with keyless entry, and turn signal indicators on the side mirrors.
The SX has the 2.4-liter engine with a six-speed manual or optional five-speed automatic transmission for the 2010 model year and a six-speed from the 2011 model year. The SX also adds alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift lever, a tilting and telescoping steering column, sport-cloth seats, and a metallic finish to the interior. Характеристики kia forte 2009 production models have soft-touch panels on the armrest характеристики kia forte 2009 door, as well as on the dashboard.
For 2011, the EX and SX sedans are automatic-only, while the base sedan and all models of the Koup and Forte5 continue to offer the choice of manual or automatic.
An optional Fuel Economy Package adds low resistance silica tires, a more efficient alternator, a five-speed automatic transmission, and aerodynamic enhancements to increase fuel efficiency.
With характеристики kia forte 2009 Fuel Economy Package, the Forte EX has a 27 mpg‑US (8.7 L/100 km; 32 mpg‑imp) fuel consumption in city driving and 36 mpg‑US (6.5 L/100 km; 43 mpg‑imp) in highway according to United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Automatic transmission models include an "Eco" display on the instrument panel that tells the driver when характеристики kia forte 2009 than expected fuel efficiency is reached, hoping to influence driving habits toward more efficient operation.
For the Forte Koup, an optional leather package is available on both EX and SX trims.
When combined with the EX trim, leather is utilized for the upholstery, steering wheel and shift lever; heated front seats and a sunroof are also included with the package. When paired with the SX trim, it includes only heated leather seats and the sunroof, as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift lever are already fitted as standard.
The Forte sold in Canada has similar specifications and equipment as the US-market model. Some differences include the addition of power windows, door locks and power heated exterior mirrors on the base LX trim, a telescopic steering wheel on the EX trim, and a standard sunroof and automatic climate control system on the SX trim.
The EX and SX also have a chrome-trimmed rear garnish and door handles. In contrast to the transmissions offered in the United States, the automatic transmission on offer in Canada is a 6-speed.
|Kia Forte (YD)|
|Also called||Kia Forte K3|
|Assembly||South Korea: Hwaseong (Hwaseong Plant)|
Malaysia: Gurun (NAM)
Russia: Kaliningrad (Avtotor)
Algeria: Batna (GLOVIZ)
|Designer||Kurt Kahl (2010)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door coupe|
|Engine||1.6 L GammaMPII4petrol 128hp|
1.6 L GammaGDI turbo I4petrol 201hp (Koup and hatchback only)
1.8 L NuMPI Характеристики kia forte 2009 petrol 148hp (sedan only)
2.0 L Nu MPI I4 petrol 159hp
2.0 L Nu GDI I4 petrol 173hp
|Wheelbase||2,700 mm (106.3 in)|
|Length||4,530 mm (178.3 in) (Koup)|
4,560 mm (179.5 in) (sedan)
характеристики kia forte 2009 (171.3 in) (hatchback)
|Width||1,780 mm (70.1 in)|
|Height||1,420 mm (55.9 in) (Koup)|
1,445 mm (56.9 in) (sedan)
1,460 mm (57.5 in) (hatchback)
|Curb weight||1,240–1,345 kg (2,734–2,965 lb) (sedan)|
1,320–1,415 kg (2,910–3,120 lb) (hatchback)
Kia released images of the second generation Forte for the 2014 model year in late July 2012, when the company revealed its Korean-market counterpart, Kia K3. The car is completely redesigned with a lower, wider, and longer stance.
The 2014 Kia Forte includes LED headlights and tail lights as a standard feature, and will further Kia's driver-oriented cockpit design inside.
To make it more fuel efficient, the Forte is offered with the new Nu engine, in a 1.8 Liter DOHC MPI 4-cylinder producing 148 hp (110 kW) with 131 pound-feet (178 N⋅m) характеристики kia forte 2009 torque, and a 2.0 Liter DOHC GDI характеристики kia forte 2009 rated at 173 hp (129 kW) with 154 pound-feet (209 N⋅m) of torque.
The car was presented to the public for the first time outside of South Korea on Santiago Motorshow (Chile) as Kia Cerato, on October 3, 2012.
For 2017, the Kia Forte received a new facelift with restyled headlights and taillights.
The base EX comes standard with a 2.0-liter GDI four-cylinder I4 engine, and the SX comes with a more powerful 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque for a compact car.
The base Forte Koup EX comes with an impressive list of standard features including 16-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth®, SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio and cruise control buttons, tilt and telescoping steering характеристики kia forte 2009, FlexSteer®, power windows and LED positioning headlights with fog lights.
The Koup SX comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, UVO eServices with Rear Camera Display, dual chrome exhaust tips, and LED tail lights.
The SX also features performance enhancements including larger характеристики kia forte 2009 and grille openings, larger front brakes, alloy sport pedals, black gloss grille inserts, and the front fascia and rear valance also include carbon fiber-look trim.
Both trims come with optional HID headlights, navigation system with HD Radio™, heated steering wheel, power lumbar, sunroof, heated front seats and ventilated driver's seat, leather-trimmed seating, SmartKey with push-button start, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
The Forte Koup was discontinued after 2016.
In the United States, the second-generation Характеристики kia forte 2009 Forte was available in four basic trim levels: LX, S, EX, and SX (later SX Turbo):
The характеристики kia forte 2009 was the base model of the Forte, and offered a plethora of standard equipment: an A/M-F/M stereo with single-disc CD/MP3 player, Bluetooth, SiriusXMSatellite Radio, and USB and auxiliary audio inputs with a four-speaker audio system, power windows and door locks, keyless entry with flip-key, exterior color-keyed door handles and side mirrors, fifteen-inch steel характеристики kia forte 2009 with full wheel covers, a multifunction steering wheel, power rear trunk lid release, a split-folding rear bench seat, cloth seating surfaces, dual manually-adjustable front bucket seats, a 2.0L Inline Four-Cylinder характеристики kia forte 2009 gasoline engine, a six-speed manual transmission, and air conditioning.
Additional options included sixteen-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a 4.3-inch touch screen audio system with Kia UVO, premium cloth seating surfaces, a six-speaker audio system, and a six-speed automatic transmission.
The S became available in 2017, and added convenience features to the base LX trim level, such as: sixteen-inch характеристики kia forte 2009 wheels, a six-speed automatic transmission, a seven-inch touch-screen infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Характеристики kia forte 2009, a six-speaker audio system, a power single-pane sunroof, and a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel.
GPS navigation was one of the available options.
The характеристики kia forte 2009 was the top-of-the-line Forte trim level, adding features to the base LX, such as: sixteen-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (seventeen-inch on 2016+ models), front fog lamps, power-folding side mirrors with integrated turn signals, a seven-inch touch-screen infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (2016+ models only), a six-speaker audio system, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, and perforated luxury leather-trimmed seating surfaces with dual heated front bucket seats (2016+ models only).
Additional options included a driver assistance package, GPS navigation, a 4.3-inch touch screen audio system with Kia UVO (2014-2015 models only), perforated luxury leather-trimmed seating surfaces (standard on 2016+ models), dual heated front bucket seats (standard on 2016+ models), keyless access with push-button start, seventeen-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (standard on 2016+ models), a ventilated front driver's bucket seat, a single-pane power sunroof, a six-speed automatic transmission, and a rear spoiler.
The SX, only available on the Forte Koup and Forte 5, was the top-of-the-line Forte trim level.
It характеристики kia forte 2009 the following options to the EX: GPS navigation, perforated luxury leather-trimmed seating surfaces (2014-2015 models), dual heated front bucket seats (2014-2015 models), a ventilated front driver's bucket seat, premium aluminum-alloy wheels, a 1.6L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) engine (MY2014+ models only), a six-speed automatic transmission (MY2014-MY2016 models only), a seven-speed Dual Clutch (DCT) automatic transmission (MY2017+ models only), a power single-pane sunroof, and keyless access with push-button start.
A six-speed manual transmission was the only available option.
For the Singapore market, the car is known as the Forte K3 and is available in EX (16-inch steel wheels, dual airbags, rear air conditioner, LED daylight running lights, leather interior and rear parking sensor) and SX (17-inch alloy wheels, two airbags, front-and-rear parking sensors, keyless entry, push-button start, leather interior, power driver seat with memory) trims, with LED daylight running lights and rear aircon vents standard.
Eurostyle touchscreen entertainment system available as an optional upgrade through a tie-up with a local installer. The only engine available is the naturally-aspirated 1.6-liter petrol Gamma MPI producing 128 hp (130ps).
In a small overlap frontal crash test carried out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Kia Forte scored the lowest in the group. The test simulates the front corner of the vehicle hits a tree, utility pole, or even another vehicle at 40-mph. According to the IIHS, this характеристики kia forte 2009 accounts for about a quarter of the serious injuries sustained in frontal crashes.
On January 15, 2018 at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, Kia unveiled the third generation Forte sedan.
Taking styling cues from the Kia Stinger, the new Forte adopts a cab rearward exterior, resulting in a характеристики kia forte 2009 profile and a short trunklid. The car is constructed with 54% advanced high-strength steel that is stronger than the outgoing model. The Forte will be offered with a 2.0L I4 carried over from the характеристики kia forte 2009 generation model mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or Kia's first CVT.
The Kia Forte will be available in three trim levels: base LX, mid-level S, and top-level EX, and will go on sale in the fall of 2018 as a 2019 model year vehicle.
Kia Racing, a factory-sponsored team in the Continental Tire Sports Car Характеристики kia forte 2009, has currently entered a few Fortes in the series.
Kia has proven to be notably competitive in the series as well as the SCCA World Challenge touring car class alongside the factory-sponsored Kia Rio in the Touring Car B-Spec class.
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