Kia Forte News

  • 2014 Kia Forte

    Kia has retained its talent for styling and nose for value with its 2014 Kia Forte Sedan, but the same can't be said of the new car's fuel efficiency. The company has released pricing details for the new sedan, which slots in as the lowest-priced car in the segment, starting at $15,900--excluding a mandatory $800 destination fee. The 2014 Kia Forte sedan debuted at last fall's Los Angeles Auto Show, and Kia went on to reveal a Forte five-door hatchback during February's Chicago Auto Show as well. The hatchback hasn't yet been priced, however. The most basic 2014 Forte LX sedan comes with a...

  • 2014 Kia Forte 5-door hatchback, 2013 Chicago Auto Show
    2014 Kia Forte Five-Door: Chicago Auto Show Live Photos

    It's a lot of fun attenting auto shows. We get to see the latest cars the second they're unveiled, hear the reactions of other show-goers, and write about it to audiences eager to see where their next car is coming from. But it's also hard work, which is why we rather appreciated Kia's offer of...

  • 2014 Kia Forte 5-Door
    2014 Kia Forte 5-Door: 2013 Chicago Auto Show

    Kia Motors America has today unveiled a new 5-door version of the Forte at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The sleek five-door hatchback has what Kia describes as 'European styling', and goes head-to-head with cars like the Ford Focus with its hatchback practicality. Topping the engine range is a...

  • 2014 Kia Forte sedan, launched at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2014 Kia Forte: Los Angeles Auto Show Live Photos

    Today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Kia took the wraps off its new compact car, the 2014 Kia Forte. As our live images from the show floor demonstrate, the 2014 Forte is a sleeker, more aerodynamic four-door sedan than the car it replaces--now much closer in shape to its Hyundai Elantra sibling...

  • 2011 Kia Forte hatchback, Catskill Mountains, Nov 2011
    2011 Kia Forte SX Five-Door Hatchback: Weekend Drive

    While it may come from the same company as the Hyundai Elantra, our 2011 Kia Forte hatchback weekend test car is nothing like that curvaceous, fuel-efficient compact. Instead, the Forte is aiming for a kind of European performance niche--closer to a Volkswagen Golf or Jetta than the Toyota Corolla...

  • Kia Forte Koup - Kinetic Motorsports Grand-Am Race Cars
    Kia Forte Impressions: How a Grand-Am Win Changes the View of Entry-Level

    It is no secret that Kia is trying to change their image. The company has come out with vehicles that will make you do a “double-take.” If you aren’t sure what I am talking about I have one word for you—Soul. Then of course there is the Spectra replacement—Kia Forte...

  • Kia Forte Hybrid Concept

    One of the joys of the huge, splashy, raucous SEMA show in Las Vegas is seeing what manufacturers toss up in the air to show off. Kia brought several customized cars, one of which falls into the green category: a propane-fueled mild hybrid version of its new, and well-received, Forte compact sedan. The Forte Hybrid is really just a teaser, though, to get buyers thinking about Kia and hybrid in the same breath. The company is expected to introduce its 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens in two weeks. Meanwhile, the Forte Hybrid, minus a few custom flourishes...

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    Ray Concept Gives Kia Credibility Boost In Green Segment

    Slick Lines And a Potential For 202 MPG

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    Kia to Unveil Forte LPI Hybrid at Seoul Auto Show

    The opening of the Seoul Auto Show in South Korea is just days away now and several unveilings will take place.  Notably, the unveiling of the Kia Forte LPI hybrid has garnered a lot of interest.  Kia, owned by Hyundai, will introduce the Forte LPI Hybrid to the public at the Seoul Auto Show...

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