Kia today revealed new informations about the 2009 Forte. The new sedan will come to replace the current Spectra.
The 2009 Forte grew in every dimension compared to Sentra: a length of 4530 mm and 1775 mm width, meaning wider by 65 mm and 25 mm longer, but in the same time is more fuel efficient than the predeceasing model.
Forte will initially be available with a choice of two different engines - one 1.6 liter petrol and 1.6 liter turbo-diesel. The all-new 1.6L direct injection common rail diesel engine, features an electrically actuated advanced variable geometry turbocharger to ensure clean emissions and lively performance. The engine is packing 128 horsepower and achieves 16.5 km/L.
Also included in the range, will be a revised 1.6L Gamma engine, creating 124 horsepower and 159 lb/ft of torque. Mated to the automatic transmission, it will provide the fuel economy of 14.1 km/L. These numbers outperform it’s main domestic rivals (Hyundai Elantra and Samsung SM3) by up to 15 percent.
The Forte will come with a list of premium features usually reserved for higher-end Kia models. Forte will be available with smart key, Push-Start button, voice-activated navigation system, Bluetooth devices, 17-inch alloys with 215/45R17 wheels, wing mirror indicators and factory installed sunroof.