New KIA Forte: hatchback with 204-horsepower engineSeptember 13, 2018
The New KIA Forte hatchback of the Korean model was shown so far only in South Korea. The car will be on sale in the local market in October.
At the car of the previous generation there is also a version in a body a hatchback which is realized in the same States and in Australia. But in the home market, for some reason, it was not sold. Nevertheless, today it became known that the Koreans will still see the “five-door”.
The model debuted the sports modification GT, and according to local media, it also received a sedan. But whether the hatchback in Korea will have a standard version is still unknown.
Of the features of the “charged” car, it is necessary to note the red elements on the grille, the increased rear bumper, two exhaust pipes and 18-inch wheels. Also from the obvious differences from the sedan is the shape of the lamps and the missing LED strip between them.
The new generation of the model is built on the K2 platform, which also underlies the notorious Ceed. Dimensions Forte company has not yet revealed, but the dimensions of hatch Ceed are known: length – 4 310 mm, width – 1,800 mm, height – 1,447 mm, wheelbase – 2,650 mm.
In the engine compartment of the novelty is a petrol 1.6-liter turbo-four with a power of 204 hp, working in tandem with a 7-band robotic gearbox. The company did not mention other production characteristics. For a sedan such a motor is not provided, there is a 123-strong atmospheric of a new generation of Smart Stream in volume of 1.6 liters. It is combined with a variator.
In Korea, a sports hatch will appear in October this year, closer to the start of sales and announce the cost. Note that the new sedan costs 15,610,000 won.