The Beautiful New 2019 Kia Forte Ready To Win Hearts
After the super success of the 2017 Kia Forte compact, we had thought that the company would be happy to simply revel in the glory of this success. However, the company has surprised us all by deciding to come out with an all new version of this extremely popular model. The 2019 Kia Forte is going to make its first appearance in a sedan form, and then it is expected that a hatchback may also be introduced by the company very soon.
The company first introduced this 2019 Kia Forte at the Detroit Auto Show, where it showed us a cute little video of the car, showing how this model was going to give Lamborghini a tough competition.
Comparing 2017 And 2019 Kia Forte
The new car is going to offer the same power as the older version, however, there are some very significant changes that have been made in the looks of the car, making it appear a lot more stylish than before.
- The body of the new 2019 Kia Forte is much stronger than the body of the 2017 model. The body of the new vehicle comprises of 54% advanced high strength steel. Thanks to this tough body, the 2019 Kia Forte has managed to garner the top position in the crash test scores given by the IIHS.
- The seat frames of the new vehicles are lighter, but at the same time they are a lot stronger than those of the older model.
- The body in white, available in the new model, is 16% stiffer than the body of the previous version of the vehicle.
- The 2019 model has an all new motor driven power steering system. Thanks to this new system, the artificial feel and friction during driving of the vehicle gets reduced drastically.
- The suspension geometry of the new model has been completely revised and this makes the handling of the vehicle easier and better than that of the earlier version.
- The tip in response of the vehicle is smoother and the stopping performance of the 2019 vehicle is better, because of the rework that has been done on the throttle and braking systems of the car.
- Under the hood, the engine and the powertrains have been carried over, and hence, there is not much change or improvement in this regard.
Changes In The Look Of The 2019 Kia Forte
There is no doubt about the fact, that one look at the new vehicle and you will find it to be a definite upgrade over the previous model. The detailing of the vehicle is a lot clearer and the lines of the car are more chiseled. The dimensions of the vehicle have also been changed to make it bigger and more spacious. The length of the vehicle has increased by 3.2 inches, height by 0.5 inches and width by 0.7 inches. Thanks to these increased dimensions, you not only get more legroom sitting in the car, but also the trunk space of the vehicle has increased from 14.9 cubic feet to 15.1 cubic feet.
As of now, we only know that the company is not planning on making many changes in the engine of the vehicle, and the powertrain from the previous vehicle may be carried over to this vehicle as well. The company has not revealed too many details in this regard. However, we have managed to get information about the mildly updated Atkinson cycle incline four, 2.0 liter engine which may become a part of the 2019 Kia Forte. This new engine will generate a power of 147 horsepower, in comparison to the 132 horsepower generated by the engine in the previous Kia Forte.
Highlight Of The New Vehicle
The biggest change that we will get in the new Kia Forte is going to be the switch from the six speed automatic to a CVT, i.e. Continuously Variable Automatic. This is going to a first for Kia. Thanks to this, the fuel economy of the vehicle will improve significantly. It is expected that the vehicle will deliver 35 mpg combined, which would be an improvement of over 3 mpg over that of the previous model. The use of CVT will not cause a transmission type tendency which can make the engine to drone. To avoid this problem, the company will use a shift logic program that will simulate all the gear changes.
Price And Release Date
The sedan version of the 2019 Kia Forte should be available for sale by the end 2019, while we may have to wait a little for the hatchback model. As for the price of this vehicle, the company has not yet made any official announcement in this regard, and therefore, we cannot be sure what price bracket this vehicle will fall into. However, it is expected that information in this regard should be available to us before the end of this year.
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