MANILA, June 23, 2015 – Consumers with different personalities have different ways of expressing themselves.
And different lifestyles create different wants and needs.
As Kia formally launches its newest offering on Philippine shores in the all-new Kia Forte, the merits of being distinctive and having the power to choose were celebrated.
The Korean auto giant introduced the 4-door sedan, 5-door hatchback, and 2-door Koup variants of the Kia Forte, each with its distinct strengths.
Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the exclusive distributor of Kia vehicles in the Philippines, held the grand, public unveiling of the three Forte variants at Newport Mall Atrium.
CAC President, Ginia R. Domingo, spoke confidently of the features that the all-new Forte brings to the table.
“The three Forte variants relate to different markets but at the end of the day, they all carry the renowned Kia name and with it is a guarantee of refreshing interiors, compelling styles, and powerful road performance.”
Domingo added, “The all-new Forte truly exudes a dynamic presence on the road and we can’t wait for everyone to try a different driving experience aboard any of the three Forte variants.”
Finding your ideal Forte
All three variants of the Kia Forte are expected to make a big and immediate impact to the motoring public with its distinct look and detail-oriented interiors fit for diverse lifestyles and personalities.
The classic elegance and timeless design of the Forte 4-door sedan is complemented by an efficient Gamma 1.6L inline-4 cylinder, DOHC, D-CVVT, 16-valve, MPI engine putting out 130 ps of power at 6,300 RPM and 16 kg•m of torque at 4,850 RPM.
It is a versatile companion for everyday driving that boasts of motor-driven power steering (MDPS) for greater steering feel and quicker response and is equipped with the patented Flex Steer System that allows different levels of steering assistance– Normal, Sport, and Comfort.
Priced at Php 965,000, the Forte 1.6L EX A/T 4-door is Kia’s new take on what a traditional sedan should offer. It is available in five vibrant colors: Snow White Pearl, Temptation Red, Aurora Black, Metal Stream, and Planet Blue.
For a lifestyle that demands action and function, the Forte 5-door hatchback provides ample space inside and a polished look outside.
Under the hood, Kia’s latest 5-door hatchback is powered by a NU 2.0L inline-4 cylinder, DOHC, D-CVVT, 16-valve, MPI engine with maximum power of 161 ps at 6,500 RPM and maximum torque of 19.8 kg•m at 4,800 RPM. The Forte hatchback is furnished inside with an equally striking leather material for its seats and advanced multimedia capabilities.
Take advantage of limitless possibilities with the Kia Forte 2.0L SX A/T 5-door hatchback, now offered at Php 1,190,000. Get it in one of five distinctive body colors: Racing Red, Planet Blue, Aurora Black, Snow White Pearl, and Metal Stream.
Completing the all-new Forte variants is the 2-door Koup designed with power in mind. Its NU 2.0L inline-4 cylinder, DOHC, D-CVVT, 16-valve, MPI engine with a maximum power output of 161 ps at 6,500 RPM and maximum torque of 19.8 kg·m at 4,800 RPM consistently delivers a powerful and reliable drive.
The Kia Forte 2.0L EX A/T Koup shows off a sleek and sporty vibe that will render passengers and onlookers pleasantly surprised. The frameless doors and 17-inch alloy wheels outside and the interior’s convenience features such as the dual zone full auto climate control, MDPS and Flex Steer System, and state-of-the-art entertainment panel with rear view camera make this chic coupe the choice of car lovers everywhere.
Available in a choice of Snow White Pearl, Racing Red, and Aurora Black at Php 1,090,000, the Forte Koup is Kia’s newest head-turner.
All-New Kia Forte specification sheet To discover your perfect Forte, visit a Kia dealership near you or check out the all-new Forte 4-door sedan, 5-door hatchback, and 2-door Koup on www.facebook.com/kiainthephilippines and www.kia.com for more details.
About Kia Motors Corporation
Kia Motors Corporation (www.kia.com) – a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart – was founded in 1944 and is Korea’s oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. Over 3 million Kia vehicles a year are produced in 10 manufacturing and assembly operations in five countries which are then sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering around 150 countries. Kia today has around 49,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of nearly US$45 billion. It is the major sponsor of the Australian Open and an official automotive partner of FIFA – the governing body of the FIFA World Cup™. Kia Motors Corporation’s brand slogan – “The Power to Surprise” – represents the company’s global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting and inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.
Source: Kia Philippines