Los Angeles 2012: All-new Kia Forte
Approved by: Tan Dung Updated: 29 November 2012
The 2014 Kia Forte has officially made its North American debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.
According to the South Korean carmaker, the sedan measures 4,560 mm long, 1,780 mm wide and 1,435 mm tall, which makes it 30 mm longer, 5 mm wider and 25 mm lower than its predecessor. The wheelbase has also been lengthened by around 51 mm to enhance passenger and interior space.
It features a prominent front grille, LED infused headlights, distinctive taillights, a rakish windscreen and 15-inch or 16-inch alloy wheels, along with some chrome accents. While the cabin comes with upscale features like dual-zone climate control, heated front and rear seats, a cooled driver's seat and two LCD screens.
Under the hood, two engines are available. The 1.8-liter engine produces 148 hp and 131 lb-ft of torque, while the 2.0-liter engine develops 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque. All engine will be mated to six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
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