2016 Kia Forte hatchback, release date
KIA is now set to release the new 2016 Kia Forte. The company was able to build a good reputation in the United States and now will enter Mexico with this new variant. Kia has been voted as one of the most reliable car manufacturers and therefore their cars are expected to do well in the market. 2016 Kia Forte is the best in its range and also manages to be the best in its class. Forte’s predecessors were known for their excellent pair of engines, spacious interiors and unique look. This new variant is expected to go through a makeover in terms of its design and also receive some upgrades under its hood. Probably one of the most anticipated cars this year, this car will give stiff competition to its competitors.
2016 Kia Forte: Redesign Exterior and Interior
Given that 2016 Kia Forte will going through a complete makeover, Kia has always been keen in not repeating itself. This company always implements the latest innovation and technologies in their design and always tries to provide the best in class performance. This is the company’s principal marketing strategy. Official word regarding the upgrades is new LED taillights and an improved build quality.
2016 Kia Forte is equipped with standard technological features like Bluetooth, rear view camera, USB 3.0, heated mirrors and HD satellite radio pre-installed with Sirius XM layout has been implemented by Kia as well. Other specifications are expected to remain same as the 2015 Kia Forte. No major interior upgrades are expected given that the interior is already well equipped and spacious. It is elegant and adds the cabin adds a classy feel to it.
2016 Kia Forte: Engine and Fuel Economy
2016 Kia Forte will be available in two engine variants in order to cater to a larger group of drivers. Forte’s basic variant will be inline 4 cylinder engine of 1.8L which are capable of producing up to 148 HP and a maximum torque of 145 lb-ft. The power train combination includes a manual six speed transmission. No automatic transmission is available for basic variants. For other variants the engine is of higher capacity i.e. 2.0 liter which can generate up to 173 HP mated with an automatic six speed transmission. In terms of mileage both of these engines provide a mileage of 26 mpg. They have a pickup of 0 to 60 mph within just 6.3 seconds. A turbocharged option will be viable for future variants.
2016 Kia Forte: Release Date and Price
Announcing price and release date earlier helps in building a larger audience but Kia has decided not to divulge any news regarding the price and release date as of now. But since this car’s previous was variant released just last year therefore we can say that the company won’t change the price remarkably. Its price approximately stands at $17k to $28k depending upon which variant one is buying. Given the stiff competition Kia cannot spike the price very high. An affordable price tag will help the company to do better in the market. 2016 Kia Forte is expected to hit the showrooms by the end of this year.