2014 Kia Forte Detailed in New Videos
The 2014 Kia Forte made its official debut in late July, and now the Korean automaker has released a selection of videos on its next-generation global compact sedan.
Some details have also been revealed on the model known as the K3 in Japan and the Cerato over in Australia and Brazil. New technologies in the 2014 Kia Forte include park assistance, LED headlights, and the Korean automaker’s telematics service UVO. The new Forte measures in at 179.5 inches long, 70.1 inches wide, and 56.5 inches tall. That’s 1.2 inches longer, 0.2 inches wider, and 1-inch lower than the model it’s replacing. In addition, interior legroom has been improved thanks to a 2-inch longer wheelbase.
In Korea the K3 will be powered by a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder with 138-hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. The automaker still hasn’t release details on what engine will make its way to America, but it’s expected to be the 1.8-liter currently used in the Hyundai Elantra.
Watch the videos on the new 2014 Kia Forte below.
Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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