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November 21 2016
Kia has reached new peaks in recent years, both in terms of sales numbers, but also in terms of reliability and the overall quality of its models. Recently, Kia finished first in J.D. Power’s initial quality study, a testament to how well Kia vehicles are built. The 2017 Kia Forte represents very well Kia’s progression in every single important facet, from performance to fuel economy.
The small car, now assembled in a brand new factory in Mexico, has received some significant changes for 2017. It has been rejuvenated when it comes to looks, and it also gets some new engines as well. But the most important changes come in the form of new technologies that have been added to the Forte that make it better than ever before.
Although the 2017 Kia Forte gets a new look, it retains the basic visual signature of the previous model, and consumers who were fans of the previous generation will not be disappointed.
The first thing we notice is Kia’s signature tiger front grill, and we also notice that the 2017 Forte’s headlights are now pushed out towards the sides. In the back, a new bumper along with a few other elements help the 2017 Kia Forte stand out. Overall, the Forte is more refined than ever.
The real changes however occur in the long list of accessories found in the 2017 Kia Forte’s numerous versions.
In terms of safety, Kia offers a set of active safety systems such as intelligent cruise control, automatic braking and a lane departure prevention system that ensures that your Forte remains on the right path. Owners will also appreciate the presence of an automatic trunk opening system a multimedia system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a host of other features.
Mechanically, the, old 1.8-liter engine now gives way to a 2.0-liter engine that is more efficient than ever before. Another engine is also available. This is basically the 2.0-liter GDI engine offered in the older generation, but it has been redesigned to boost power to 164 horsepower.
With more features, versions, trims, technologies and performance than ever before, the 2017 Kia Forte has a lot to offer!
To learn more about the 2017 Kia Forte, contact us today at Kia des Laurentides in St-Jérôme!