Wednesday, June 10, 2009

2010 Kia Forte Sedan: Pics, Details

Kia has announced pricing for its new entry in the compact-car segment, the 2010 Forte sedan.

2010 Kia Forte comes with four-cylinder engines- LX and EX models are supercharged by a 156-hp, 2.0-liter, while the top-spec SX uses a 2.4-liter that produces 173 hp. Four transmissions are available, depending on package - automatic five-speed (LX and EX) or six-speed manuals (SX). The LX and EX semiautomatic has quaternary forward ratios, unless you opt for the EX Fuel-Economy package, which gets the aforementioned five-speed semiautomatic offered on the SX.

2010 Kia Forte Sedan

While looking at Forte, you can immediately understand that the part of the professionalism and spirit, which was used in the Kia Soul design, has been used for this car. Forte was created to impress people. Excellent handling on the road, sensitive and soft suspension, smooth running, which gives the impression of driving a car from the luxury class, two-liter engine, which is the same engine as used in the base Hyundai Genesis, and much more makes us understand that Kia is serious about leading in this class.

The Spectra's replacement is available with prices ranging from $13,695 for the entry-level Forte 2.0 LX to $18,195 for the 2.4 SX Auto.