At the first international auto show of 2018, held in Detroit, the South Korean company Kia Motors presented the new sedan Kia Forte, the release of which should start at the beginning of 2019.
The car that attracted the attention of visitors to the auto show will be the third generation of a popular model manufactured since 2004 and known in Russia as Kia Cerato.
History of the model
The first generation of Cerato (in South Korea cars received the concise name K3) came out from the conveyor in 2003, but entered the car dealerships in Europe in early 2004. The stylish sedan quickly won not only the European market, but became incredibly popular in the USA, Australia, Brazil and the Russian Federation, thanks to such an advantage as:
- elegant design;
- reliability and safety;
- excellent equipment;
- High running quality;
- Available cost in its car market niche.
In 2007, the 1 generation Cerato model range was replenished with elegant hatchback.
The second generation of company introduced in 2008 on the Sydney Auto Show. The car received not only significant changes in the exterior and refinement on the technical part, and the new name - Kia Forte.
To date, this model is available in three versions:
- 4-Hdveral sedan;
- 5-Tidner hatchback;
- 2-kdvechno coupe.
The third generation, namely, the new Kia Forte can be purchased at Russia's car dealers since 2019. We suggest find out what the updated model will be interesting.
Externally, the new forty looks very stylish and presentable, combining the reliability of the proven platform and the spectacular design in the stylistry of the popular today KIA SEE'D.
The exterior of the third generation of the sedan turned out to be dynamic, which emphasizes the sporty character of the car. At the first acquaintance, the look attracts:
- the elongated shape of the hood, to achieve which the designers move the front racks by 127 mm;
- stylish elongated head optics modules;
- The spectacular design of the radiator grille, which gives the aggressiveness of the front of the car;
- An interesting design of bumpers with large air intakes and integrated strips of LED running lights and compact fog;
- miniature windows in the area of the rear racks;
- Original decoration of the trunk door with a narrow strip of LED stop lights.
As a result of structural changes in the body, the car increased slightly in size. Now its dimensions are:
|Length.||4640 mm (+80 mm)|
|Width||1800 mm (+18 mm)|
|Height||1440 mm (+13 mm)|
|VOLUME OF TRUNK.||428 L (According to Epa Standard)|
Interior of the new sedan
Kia Forte traditionally stands out in its class with a spacious and comfortable interior. The new generation of the car along with an improved ergonomics increases the specified properties due to the increased size of small trains. In the interior stand out:
- curly climate deflectors;
- The digital dashboard is not only with an upper visor of anti-cancer protection, but also lateral protective inserts;
- multifunctional steering wheel;
- Step front console with display of the infotainment complex and glove box;
- Central tunnel with transmission controls, cup holders and a custom armrest;
- front armchairs with lateral support;
- Rear seats with a tilt of the back, head restraints and a central armrest with branches for glasses.
The finish used high-quality materials fabric, plastic, carpet, chrome edging. For expensive versions, skin, velor, suede, carbon inserts are used.
Among the changed characteristics of Kia Forte 2019, it is necessary to note the new dimensions of the car. Now they make up:
- Wheel base - 2.70 m;
- clearance - 15.0 cm;
- Length - 4.64 m (+8.0 cm);
- width - 1.80 m (+1.8 cm);
- height - 1.44 m (+1.3 cm);
- The volume of the trunk is 428 l (+6 l).
For the new sedan Kia Forte 2019, the engine is designed with the following technical characteristics:
- Type - gasoline, atmospheric;
- The number of cylinders / location is 4 / L-row;
- volume - 2.0 l;
- Power - 148 liters. from.;
- Fuel consumption (urban cycle) - 6.7 l / 100 km.
In the recruitment of the transmission there is a 7-range variator or 6-speed manual transmission.
The third generation of the Forte model received a significant number of equipment and systems to help driver and safety. Among the main one should be noted:
- invincible access;
- launching a motor with a button;
- LED optics;
- 6 airbags;
- Front seats with electric wool and heating (ventilation and memory functions are available as options);
- on-board computer;
- configurable pedal node;
- inner mirror with autocession;
- Selection of driving system for version with a variator;
- Parking assistance;
- stealless switches;
- Cruise control;
- adjustable steering column;
- remote opening of the trunk;
- safe power windows;
- aerodynamic brushes for wiper;
- help at the beginning of the movement on the rise;
- panel for wireless phone charging;
- Separate climate control with air ionization.
For the novelty, the following options are provided:
Kia Forte 2019 will go on sale to the North American market in the summer of the current year, and the estimated price of the initial configuration will be 17.25 thousand dollars.
The presentation of the European version of the car called Cerato is scheduled for the second half of 2018. After that, the deadlines began the start of the implementation of the European version of the Saltra. To domestic dealers, the arrival of new items should be expected at the beginning of next year.
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