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Kia Forte5 2011: A version hatchback very expected

The South Korean manufacturer Kia has not been as aggressive Jamis and regardless of whether the steps referred european, Asian or North American.

As proof, the upcoming release of the Kia Forte 5-door. As its name suggests it is the addition of a hatchback version in the range five-door car already includes the Forte sedan and Forte Koup cut. That is a serious rival to the very popular five-door Mazda3 Sport.

Although the arrival of the family or any recent Forte models, the manufacturer also benefits from the output of this nNew declination to add minor changes to the body of its most popular models.

What is the most interesting with this new model is the fact that we could shrink the length of the sedan while offering more cargo space than the latter. A very rare phenomenon in this industry. To do this, the Forte five-door offers a lower floor which allows it to have a minimum of 550 liters of cargo space, or 112 liters more than the hatchback.

By the same occasion, Kia Canada we present the starting price of the Forte 5-door models which are as follows:

Forte5 LX: $ 16,695

Forte5 EX: $ 19,195

Forte5 SX: $ 22,495

Here is the press release issued by Kia Canada Inc.


2011 Forte 5-door continues to transform the design of the Kia brand and opens the door to an exciting start

    * Combining business with pleasure, the Forte 5-door joins a range of best-selling Kia Canada * Some models of the range of Forte 5-Door is equipped with a 6 speed box has

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 21 / CNW / - With the arrival of the all-new Forte 5-door 2011 Kia Canada Inc. officially adds a vehicle to its range of Forte compact sedan and bold Forte Koup cars.

"The Forte 5-door is an essential ingredient to the transformation being carried out by Kia Motors design," says Maria Soklis, Chief Operating Officer at Kia Canada Inc. "The Forte 5-Door provides Canadians appearance and handy utility which can be expected from our Forte range already so popular. "

The Forte 5-Door joins the popular Forte compact sedan and bold Forte Koup by giving practical and modern interpretation of the platform. The Forte 5-Door is equipped with all the features already proposed by the High range, but adds different skirts, shift paddles on the steering wheel, boot a push button and a browser has voice commands, and more a fifth door, a distinct appearance and intentional practicality. The Forte five-door is powered by a fuel efficient 2.0L or 2.4L engine sports, coupling has a six-speed manual gearbox or an automatic transmission has six speeds, optional.


The Forte 5-door guard almost all popular stylistic elements as the Forte sedan. In 2011, the sedan and 5-door share a common front, the Kia grille signed now so recognizable. More practical than its cousin 4 doors, the car has sporty hatchback features European-inspired style. The lateral profile size has sickle accentuates the movement of the vehicle, while the chrome handles and mirrors has integrated flashing chrome are a rare luxury in the compact segment. The back of the Forte 5-door, by cons, entirely different from that of the sedan. The vehicle includes a two-tone bumper on the SX group, a chrome exhaust tip and multifunctional taillights wrap. The exterior mirrors have integrated turn signal LEDs and exclusive alloy wheels 16 and 17 inches, proposed as an option, give the final touch to the Forte 5-door.

The bold lines of the Forte 5-door still has inside modern interior, or useful to effortlessly blends at delightful. The interior is full of luxurious features such as interior monochrome black leather perforated, serial on the SX model, METALLIC quality finishes and chrome buttons, ergonomic controls-positioned at hand, and the front center armrest concealing a storage compartment.

Powertrain world class

The Forte 5-door 2011 offers a choice between the 2-liter Theta II and the famous 2.4-liter Theta II, also known as the "World Engine" on some steps. The durability of these aluminum engines powerful and energy efficient was tested for a total of 24 million kilometers. These engines are composed of a lightweight engine block has a ladder frame, two camshafts hollow head and special modules continuously variable distribution of valves, seats on the inlet cams and exhaust, which increase power and torque while reducing the fuel consumption and pollutant emission. In addition, the distribution channels "silent" owners durable and variable intake manifold in composite multiple steps increase the power to all regimes. These engines also include SINTERED rods and forged resistant and exhaust manifold is stainless steel tube.

The Forte 5-door LX starts $ 16,695 and is provided in series, the 2-liter engine and manual gearbox has six speeds. A six-speed automatic transmission is optional. The 2-liter engine produces 156 horsepower and a torque of 144 lb-ft. The 2.4-liter engine, for its part, is proposed series on the SX version and is mated to a manual gearbox has six-speed automatic transmission with a six-speed option. The fuel economy is impressive, the Forte SX 5-door (fitted with a manual gearbox), consuming just 9.2 L/100 km city and 6.2 L/100 km on the highway. Finally, the ECO-Minder indicator, located on the dashboard illuminates when the Forte 5-door reaches optimal efficiency (automatic transmission only).


The chassis and well thought out power steering rack and pinion work together to combine the dynamic maneuverability and driving comfort. The front suspension is an independent suspension McPherson struts, while the rear suspension is a torsion beam semi-independent COUPLED with gas shock absorbers and helical springs.


Safety is a priority at the Kia Forte 5-door. It includes 6 airbags series: two advanced front, two lateral seats in front and two lateral type curtain on the entire length. It also offers 4-wheel anti-lock brakes and a rigid structure, which helps disperse the energy of a collision away from the passenger and driver. Other safety features include support headers before a traumatic protection, the electronic stability control, assistance in emergency braking, electronic distribution of braking, unlocking in case of impact, the belt pretensioners safety locks front and preventing accidental openings REAR DOOR.

Price and equipment The Forte 5-Door is proposed in 11 different versions, in a price range of $ 16,995 to $ 26,195.

LX - From $ 695 Engine 16 has 4 cylinders 2 L, 156 hp Transmission: 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic is optional Standard features: 6 airbags (dual advanced front, two front and lateral two lateral curtain type) supports headers before a protection traumatic disc brakes 4-wheel antilock brakes, electronic stability control, power windows, electric locks, mirror heater has electric controls, channel AM / FM / CD / MP3 has 4 speakers, AUX and USB ports, Bluetooth voice control system, audio controls on the steering wheel, steel wheels 15-inch full wheel covers, front and rear mudflaps.

EX - From $ 19,195 Engine has 4 cylinders 2 L, 156 hp Transmission: 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic is optional Standard features (in addition to LX): alloy wheels 16-inch telescoping steering column, 6 speakers, remote keyless entry with panic alarm, manual air conditioner, windshield wiper de-icer, heated seats front, cruise control, outside mirror with integrated LED flashing has, handles External CHROME. An optional sunroof is available.

SX - From $ 22,495 Engine has 4 cylinder 2.4 L, 173 hp Transmission: 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic is optional Standard features (in addition to those of the EX): rims alloy 17 inches, fog headlights, Sirius satellite radio, trip computer, automatic cruise the indoor temperature, leather seats, shift knob shaft speeds leather steering wheel leather sheath, electric sunroof, dashboard supervision, interior trim metallized alloy sport pedals, automatic brightness control. The SX trim adds luxury to boot button and a browser.

Some exterior and interior features offered on Forte5 SX Luxury

    * Mirror with Homelink autogradateur * System navigation voice commands in the dashboard * Rear view camera integrated into the browser screen

A guarantee in mind industry Like all Kia models, Forte 5-door 2011 has is covered by Kia's warranty, a program that confers an unsurpassed protection to the owner. This program includes the limited warranty 5 year/100, 000 km powertrain warranty, the limited warranty of 5 years/100, 000 km on the new vehicle, and 5-year warranty and unlimited mileage protecting it against perforation. An emergency 5 years and 100 000 km full warranty carefree Kia roadside assistance.

The Forte 5-door embodies the new Kia design strategy. She already reinforces the value of the current Kia range, which proves its appeal, and propels Kia among luxury brands influenced by the design. With the successful launch of the Soul, Forte sedan, Forte Koup, Sorento, Sportage and now the Forte 5-door Kia exemplified by creating a new generation of vehicles that offer a luxurious look and exceptional value .

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