It seems that sleek and aerodynamic looks are in if we are to set any stock by some of the recently leaked photos of 2019 Kia Forte. This is Kia’s baby or at least the third generation and it certainly does not disappoint. The fact that this car aims at being a compact sedan but manages to stand apart tells us that it packs more than a few surprises; in fact, we can hardly wait until we can hardly wait to test it out.
It has to be said that the new model bears but the slightest resemblance to the current outgoing model which is a good thing. So, let’s take a closer look at the new model, shall we?
2019 Kia Forte Overview:
The 2019 Kia Forte has certainly set the buzz going amongst all auto aficionados; for starters, the car comes with bolder design, and smoother curves, lending it a whole new look. The overall design is aerodynamic as it should be and more importantly, it is rumoured that the new model is also longer and is supposed to come with extra cargo room. We hope that this does not compromise on the leg room or the fact that it gets crowded on the inside. But since the new model is expected to be one and a half inches taller, we expect that there would be more headroom inside the car.
Exterior, under the hood:
The 2019 Kia Forte comes with a redesigned Kia tiger grille along with unique X shaped light signatures on the LED headlights which should definitely make the car stand out for all the right reasons. The grille itself is flanked by these headlights, which showcases its finish perfectly. As far as aesthetics goes, this car is stunning from the grille to the smooth flowing side panels and all the way to the rear end.
The rear end sports a similar finish as the front one along with optional LED tail lights; there is also an addition of a trim piece connecting both its taillights which gives it a glossy appearance. The new model weighs less than the previous variants as it utilizes lighter materials, but overall, as far as the exterior goes, this car certainly brings home the bacon and more.
It is expected that the new model will make its way down the road later this year but until then, we would just have to be patient.
The 2019 Kia Forte comes with plush seats, with the enhanced suspension which should provide you with a better riding experience. The new model also comes with a minimalistic and uncluttered cabin along with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment panel along with integrated premium audio, Wi-Fi, Android Auto and Apple car play.
The higher trims come with bolstered leather and all the trims feature aircraft inspired circular side vents which lends it a new look. The dash is stylish with the instruments clustered neatly to provide you with better access.
Engine, Price and Release Date
The 2019 Kia Forte features three trims LX, S, and EX; the top trims will feature additional features such as fog lights, dual climate control system and more. The new model comes loaded with a redesigned 2-liter four-cylinder engine, along with 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque.
We can expect the new model to get launched around the end of this year, but the company is still keeping the official date under wraps for the moment. And as for the pricing, the new model is expected to range between $18975 and $24,795.