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Kia Unveils All New Forte 5-Door Hatchback With Turbo Engine

Kia Motors America debuts the all-new 2014 Kia Forte 5-door hatchback with 1,6L GDI turbo engine!

Making its official public debut at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, the all new 2014 Forte 5-door expands Kia’s compact car family with an even more practical hatchback model that offers 22.3 cubic feet of cargo room.

Scheduled to hit the U.S. Kia dealerships in the second half of 2013, the 5-door hatchback offers a choice of two trims (EX and SX) and two highly-potent four-cylinder engines.

The entry-level Forte 5 EX gets a 2,0L GDI (incorporating gasoline direct injection technology) engine, generating 173 horsepower and 154 lb-ft of torque.

Those looking for more performance have a choice of 1,6L T-GDI 4-cyl. engine that packs 201-horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.

Available only in the SX trim, the 1,6L turbocharged unit can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The latter comes with paddle shifters mounted to the steering wheel!

According to Kia, the all new 2014 Forte 5-door also features an upgraded suspension which delivers sportier ride and handling.

Forte EX, SX

Standard features on the 2014 Forte 5-door EX include Kia’s UVO infotainment system  with rear camera display, Bluetooth wireless technology, SiriusXM satellite radio, tilt and telescoping steering column leather-wrapped steering wheel with FlexSteer system, power windows, 16-inch alloy wheels and LED positioning headlights.

The racier Kia Forte 5-door SX gets larger 18-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lights and exclusive dual chrome exhaust tips. In addition, the SX model also offers an aggressive front fascia with larger bumper and grille openings, black gloss grille inserts, larger front brakes and carbon-fiber style accents.

Optional features on both trim levels include navigation system with HD Radio, SmartKey with push-button start , power sunroof, heated steering wheel, 10-way power driver’s seat, heated front and rear seats and dual-zone auto climate control.

Forte 5-door pricing

Kia will release pricing and fuel mileage details closer to launch, which is in the third quarter of 2013.

2014 Kia Forte 5-door photos

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Kia is making a real run at the global compact car segment with the release of the new 2014 Forte 5-door.

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17 thoughts on “Kia Unveils All New Forte 5-Door Hatchback With Turbo Engine

  1. just watched the video on the Chicago introduction and Michael Spragge mentioned that they were introducing “7 all new or significantly re-designed models for 2013″, so now they have introduced the first 4 – Sorento, Forte Sedan, Cadenza, and Forte 5-door.
    He said that the final three will be announced at the NY Auto Show at the end of March. So I’m guessing the Soul, Forte Koup and ? Any thoughts, possibly the Quoris???

  2. Wait a second Conwelpic, should we count the 2014 Sorento as one of the 7 new models? It was unveiled in last year in LA.

  3. jtz – he’s referring to actually launch dates, not when they were unveiled. He did mention these 4 models in his speech – Sorento (in production and coming to dealers now), Forte Sedan (late March), Cadenza (2nd or 3rd quarter) and Forte 5-door (3rd quarter).
    I have heard that the Sedona could be delayed for a year and will be available as a 2015 model – but nothing confirmed.

  4. Ok. Then my three guesses are now: Soul, Optima facelift and Koup. It would be nice if Quaris was one of the seven but you see it took three years for the Cadenza to here. I think Optima facelift, Forte Koup and next Soul will be at NY Auto Show. Oh and Forte Hatch is very impressive front, rear and sides. I’d buy the hatch over the sedan but F*** another car note right now.

  5. forgot to mention, but here in Canada we will get 8 models, as you can add the all new Rondo to our mix. I am going to check it out at the Toronto Auto Show in a couple of weeks.

  6. I hope they bring back the Rondo to the US, I think it could do very well with the all new design. Canada has been one of the best selling markets for the Rondo.

  7. Yeah they should bring the Rondo back! It did good whipping the Mazda 5′s a** in sales. The new Rondo is really nice from the 1999 Kia Carens to the 2013 Kia Carens…who would have known?

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