2017 Kia Forte is a compact car produced by the South Korean manufacturer Kia Motors since mid-2008. Kia launched refreshed model of 2017 Kia Forte Sedan and 2017 Kia Forte 5 hatch at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The automaker also confirmed that the slow-selling, two-door Forte Koup will continue in 2017, will be available detailing the Koup at a later date. Styling, power supply, and technology upgrades summarize the changes to the 2017 Forte5 and Forte sedan. Also, 2017 Forte Sedan production moves to Kia’s new manufacturing facility in Monterrey, Mexico, and is the first model to be built.
All versions of the 2017 Kia Forte, with the exception of the LX, the company’s next generation will UVO3 (Your Voice 3) infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone projection technology, which uses 7-inch touch-screen display, and an upgraded navigation system is an option.
2017 Kia Forte Interior
Inside, the Forte LX Sedan upgraded seat fabric, while the new Forte sedan S receives exclusive black fabric with white diversity stitching, plus a leather-wrapped steering and the shift knob. The only upgrade for the Forte5 SX is an optional orange package that orange leather inserts and contrast stitching on the seats and the shifter includes.
Regardless of body style, the EX trim level is now equipped with leather seats, heated front seats, front door pocket lighting, and a Smart Key entry system start button engine. In addition, the EX Sedan seat a 10-way power driver’s license with 2-position memory, dual-zone automatic climate control, and rear-seat vents.
2017 Kia Forte Exterior
Light styling changes include better 2017 Forte with the improved Optima midsize sedan. The hatchback and sedan received both a bumper, front grille, head lights, down-lights and wheel designs. The Forte5 hatch occupation continues in LX, EX, and SX Turbo trim levels. The Forte sedan lineup comes in LX and EX trim, with a sporty new Forte S fit between them. The 2017 Kia Forte S is equipped with 16-in. aluminum wheels, LED running lights, rear spoiler and a chrome exhaust tip.
The 2017 Forte5 LX comes with remote keyless entry and beam headlights. Upgrade to the Forte EX new perimeter approaches downlights. The Forte5 EX adds LED downlights, while the Forte EX Sedan featured LED headlights and a new 17-inche aluminum wheels. 2017 Forte SX trim is reserved for the Forte 5, and in 2017 this version adds new 18-inch aluminum wheels, unique front and rear styling details, red trim accents, and a dual exhaust outlet.
2017 Kia Forte Engine
One of the major changes that Kia makes the 2017 Forte is the addition of a new 2.0L four-cylinder engine to replace the outgoing 1.8L unit. Horsepower, torque, and fuel economy estimates are not finalized before the announcement in Detroit, but Kia says the new engine is more powerful and more efficient than the car it replaces.
A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, with an updated six-speed automatic transmission available as an option. The Forte EX Sedan only with the automatic. Drive select technology model offers the driver with a choice between normal, Eco, and Sport settings. Kia’s new 2017 Forte S Sedan adds a sport-tuned suspension and 16-inch aluminum wheels, while the Forte5 SX is available with a new seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox for 2017.
2017 Kia Forte Safety
2017 Forte really need, and it can not receive, structural updates to its small overlap frontal-impact crash test rating of improving the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The current Forte Sedan earned a “marginal” rating in this test and save it is the main reason for the existing Forte in favor of another compact car.
Each 2017 Forte can be enhanced with a blind-spot alert system with rear cross-traffic alert and help function for a job change. To help track change system is designed to be a driver going to change lanes when other vehicles to warn approaching with too much speed. In addition, Kia offers a new future collision alert system with automatic braking emergency lane-departure notification system with the lane-keeping assist, and adaptive headlights that help relieve after dark twists and turns around.
2017 Forte Release Date & Price
Kia Forte new model will go on sale in the first half of 2017. 2017 Kia Forte Hatchback MSRP start from $18,090. The 2017 Forte Coupe and offered 2017 Forte sedan price will start from $19,890 and $15,900 respectively.