Kia Forte Variants- Know the one that suits your Personality!

Published On By Saurav Kumar at CarBay

MANILA: KIA Motors Corporation is one of the oldest automaker in South Korea. Kia Motors started up in June 1944, manufacturing bicycles and steel tubing. The bicycle business flourished very well in the 50’s and thereafter the automaker moved onto making trucks in 60’s. By the 70’s Kia Motors began to manufacture cars. Due to the military expansion in Korea, Kia had to focus on manufacturing trucks for the time being but the car manufacturing unit started again in late 80’s. Kia also partnered with the growing automotive giants Ford and Mazda. Later on, Kia also received some support from Hyundai Motor Company and grew consistently. Kia started its operation in Philippines by 1994 and appointed Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC) as its official distributer. Presently, Kia Motors have 32 dealerships across the nation which offers classic vehicles like Forte, Optima, Picanto, Soul, Sorento, Rio, Sportage, Carnival, K2700, and Carens. The Kia Forte models have received good reputation in the country. So, we will put some light on the variants that suits your personality. Kia Forte is offered in three body trims, namely, Sedan, Hatchback, and koup.

1.Kia Forte Hatchback 2.0 SX AT: PhP 1,190,000

forte hatchback

It comes powered by a NU 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine that delivers 161 hp of maximum power at 6500 rpm and 194 Nm at 4800 rpm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with sport mode and paddle shifters.

Some key features are:

  • Cruise Control
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensor
  • Push start
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual Zone air-conditioning with Full Auto Climate Control, Ionizer, and Rear Air Vent
  • Dashboard equipped with Touchscreen iPod Ready/AM/FM/CD/MP3/Aux/USB/Bluetooth along with 6-speakers
  • Leather Upholstery on seats

The Forte Hatchback offers amazing cabin space and accommodates 5 adults comfortably. It comes with premium leather upholstery on seats. The MacPherson strut front suspension offers great smoothness. It comes with flexible driving modes- Normal, Sport, and Comfort.

2.Kia Forte Sedan 1.6 EX AT: PhP 965,000

Forte sedan

It comes powered by a Gamma 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine that churns out a maximum power of 130 hp at 6300 rpm and 157 Nm of peak torque at 4850 rpm. The engine comes paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission with sports mode. It takes 12 seconds to go from 0-100 kmph.

Some key features are:

  • Cruise Control
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensor
  • Push start
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual Zone air-conditioning with Full Auto Climate Control, Ionizer, and Rear Air Vent
  • Integrated Touchscreen with CD/MP3/USB/Bluetooth/iPod Ready/AM/FM along with 6-speakers

The Forte sedan shares design attributes from Optima midsize sedan and Rio subcompact. It looks sleek and modern with a luxurious cabin. The dashboard comes with soft plastic and the seats are stitched with good fabric. It offers a comfortable ride with MacPherson strut front suspension and FlexSteer system.

3.Kia Forte Koup 2.0 EX AT: PhP 1,090,000

Forte Koup

It comes powered by the same NU 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine available on the hatchback model. It delivers a maximum power output of 161 hp and 194 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission with sports mode and paddle shifters. It takes 8.5 secs to accelerate from 0-100kmph.

Some key features are:

  • Cruise Control
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensor
  • Push start
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual Zone air-conditioning with Full Auto Climate Control, Ionizer, and Rear Air Vent
  • Integrated Touchscreen with CD/MP3/USB/Bluetooth/iPod Ready/AM/FM along with 6-speakers

Kia Forte Koup offers an elegant front fascia with round fog lamps. The rear comes with LED tail lights with the rear defogger. It offers a generous room for 5 adults and ISOFIX anchors for child safety. It also gets the patented FlexSteer system which provides comfortable driving modes.

The differences reveal that the Kia Forte Sedan is the cheapest among all variants while the Hatchback and Koup models have bigger engines. The Sedan trim is more fuel efficient. Being a sedan, this car will owe you huge space to stretch as well.

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