How do you improve on a top-rated award winning vehicle like the Kia Forte? This was the challenge laid at the feet of the Kia designers when they took on the task of redesigning the Kia Forte for 2019. Their answer in short, better fuel economy by replacing the transmission with a continuously variable transmition or (CVT) for those achronim nerds.
Trims & Exterior
The Kia Forte is growing up. Well a little bit, if bigger is older. The new Forte body gains three inches in length and minor increases in height and width. By increasing the size ever so slightly, the passengers are gaining in both head room and leg space.
Unlike many manufacturers that attempt to build their own infotainment system, or make a terrible partnership with a 3rd party to do it. Kia has done what many have asked for. They've integrated an 8 inch color touch screen system with works with both Android Auto and Apply Carplay. Which natively supports 98% of all smart phones, they've also added a phone charging tray. Which allows you to charge an Iphone 8 and above without plugging it in. They didn't stop there though, they included adaptive cruise control as an option.
Engine of the 2019 Forte
This engine hasn't changed from the previous generation. Kia is looking to their transmission improvements to bolster it's fuel economy. It's still a 2.0 4 cylinder with 147 horse power at your command. If the CVT transmission doesn't appeal, you can still drive it like Grandpa by getting a manual transmission, an option we're seeing disappear more and more as society modernizes.
The availability at launch is still unknown, as a result we are taking pre-orders now. If you want to make sure you are able to get the new 2019 Kia Forte as soon as possible contact us today.
The Kia Forte has a Consumer Report rating of 96 currently. With it's increased head room, killer gadgets and better fuel economy this Kia Forte we feel will continue to dominant as the small car to go to for years to come.