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2019 Kia Forte Brings Stinger Looks to Compact Segment
2019 Forte

2019 Kia Forte Brings Stinger Looks to Compact Segment

Kia used the North American Auto Show to premier its all-new compact Kia Forte. With its update, the Korean automaker is bringing its new sports car design from the Stinger to the Forte.

The 2019 model is not a totally new design theme from the last generation, but its sporty character can be easily seen.

The updates are not only skin deep either. The all-new Forte comes with a 2.0L Inline-4 engine mated with an all-new Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) which should produce a very efficient 35 MPG combined.

The car’s dimensions grew is almost every way with overall length increasing 3.2 inches making for a more comfortable cabin.

An 8-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, and Apple Car Play will all come standard.

Look for the 2019 Forte to be on dealer lots later this year. Judging by spy shots, the Forte and Cee’d will be merging for the first time is what should allow Kia to save money by not producing two different compact hatches.


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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Austin Rutherford was instilled with a passion for the automotive industry at a young age being born and raised in Michigan. Now living in South Carolina, he quickly become involved in automotive enthusiast sites in high school and began calculating sales for the entire automotive industry. He holds a degree in Biological Sciences and a degree of Master in City and Regional Planning both from Clemson University. You will find him focusing on auto sales, changes in trends, and introduction of new brands and models in emerging markets here on AV. Go Tigers!
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  1. carnut
    I like it.
    I had a Forte Coupe on a business trip to NJ and actually kind of liked it. Adding the Stinger design is smart this is a very solid entry.
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