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Kia Forte: The Car For Everyone

Kia Forte was produced by Kia Motors in the year 2008. It is available in 2-door coupe and rolled out as replacement to the Cerato. It is also available in 4-door sedan and 5-door hatchback variants. Forte is not available to European customers; instead of Forte, Kia offered another similar vehicle in form of Kia Ceed. In South Korean markets, it’s marketed as Kia K3.

In few countries, like Australia, Costa Rica, and Brazil, this particular model is marketed as Cerato. In Singapore and Colombia, Forte is also called Kia Cerato Forte; the vehicle was assembled by Naza of Malaysia since 2009, and sold under the name Naza Forte.

Kia released the second generation Forte images for the year 2012 at a time when the company released the Korean market counterpart- K3. The vehicle was completely redesigned with a wider, lower, aggressive, and longer stance.

2014 Kia Forte

2014 Kia Forte includes LED headlights, and tail lights as standard features. You can also see Kia’s driver oriented cock-pit design inside the vehicle.

In order to make the vehicle more fuel efficient, Forte is offered with a 1.8 L DOHC engine that produces 148 HP with total torsion of about 131 pound-feet. The 2.0 L GDI 4-cylinder engine can generate 173 HP with total torsion of around 154 pound-feet. This particular car was presented at the Santiago Motor show as Kia Cerato on October 3, 2012.

Photo Gallery of Kia Forte

Technical Characteristics of Kia Forte

Technical Characteristics of 2010 Kia Forte 5-Door 2.0 Automatic produced by Kia (KR).

Body Type Hatchback 5 doors / 5 seats
Weight 1288 Kg
Length 4341 mm
Height 1461 mm
Wheelbase 2649 mm
Front Track 1557 mm
Rear Track 1565 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 52 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System EFI
Max Power 158HP (116 kW) @ 6200 rpm
Max Torque 195Nm @ 4300 rpm
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1998 cc
Bore 86 mm
Stroke 86 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 5? x 15 / 5? x 15
Standard Tyres 195/65 R 15 / 195/65 R 15
Suspension Front I.MS.CS.ARB.
Suspension Rear TBAx.CS.
Transmission 6 speed automatic
Number of gears 6
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h n/a
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City n/a
Road n/a
Mixt n/a

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