The original model was launched in 2008. However, it was pretty much a big disappointment, so first generation didn’t last too long. Already in 2012, Kia presented the second generation of this model as 2014 Forte. The design of the car is significantly changed and that was interpreted as Kia’s effort to make things right. New Forte look much more attractive and aggressive, and also it is better equipped. Since this model is present for only less than two years, some big changes aren’t expected. However, company promised many improvements for 2015 Kia Forte.
2015 Kia Forte design, features and engines
Big visual changes aren’t expected for 2015 year model Forte. It will keep that German-like conventional look and, just like previous model, it will be offered in three body styles – five-door hatchback, four-door sedan and two-door coupe. According to some insider information, 2015 Forte will be slightly lighter, which will improve car’s overall performance, especially fuel economy. Interior of this car is equipped with plenty of latest-technology features. Things like Cruise control, UVO with a rearview camera, remote keyless entry with remote trunk release, power heated mirrors, power windows, locks and mirrors come as standard. SiriusXM satellite radio, a USB input jack and Bluetooth also come with base LX trim level.
If you want more, there are plenty of optional features like 17-inch alloy wheel, 10-way adjustable driver seat, heated steering wheel, heated seats, cooled glove box etc. Those things come with EX trim level. With the highest, Technology package, 2015 Kia Forte comes equipped with navigation system, xenon headlamps, LED taillights, dual-zone automatic climate control and the temperature-adjustable rear bench. Two engines are offered for 2015 Kia Forte. The first one is 1.8 liter with 148 horses, while the other one is 2.0 liter engine which outputs 173 hp. Both engines could be paired with either manual or automatic gearbox.
2015 Kia Forte price and competitors
The price of 2015 Kia Forte is in very wide range and it depends on body style, trim level and engine choice. It starts around 17.000 dollars, while top versions could go up to 28.000 dollars. There are plenty of competitors because this segment is full of various models. Some of them are Toyota Corolla, WV Jetta, Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Mazda 3 etc.