Jump to content

MyCarForum Logo
Search
Magnifying glass

SEARCH

4

5-door Kia Cerato Forte released

By SYF77 on 03 Apr 2010

Attached Image
Also making its world premiere at New York Auto Show today is a hatchback variant of Kia's hugely popular Cerato Forte. The five door model joins the current four-door saloon and two-door (Koup) coupe versions of the Forte.

Stylistically, the hatchback conversion of the Forte is far less adventurous than you would expect from a company that has churned out some interesting designs lately including the Optima and Sportage. There are no photos of the interior yet, but Kia's release makes word of a revised center console, new paddle shifters for the automatic transmission and the addition of a push-button start. North American consumers will have a choice of the 2.0 and 2.4-liter engines while customers in other markets will be able to choose from the 1.6 and 2.0-liter powerplants. More interestingly, the Forte 5-door has been fitted with Hyundai Group's latest six speed automatic transmission. This means that we can expect to see the sedan version be fitted with the 6 speeder quite soon. If the Forte comes fitted with a new 1.6L Turbo powerplant in the future, the Japanese are in deep s--t!

In Singapore, the Forte 5-door would make a good alternative to the Hyundai I30. For those who are upset that the Kia Ceed is not available locally, they can take heart that the 5-door Forte could make a local debut. Folks at Cycle & Carriage, please make it happen! [laugh]

Attached Image

Kia, Cerato, Forte, 5-door and 3 more...

Viewed: 493 times

Related Blog Posts
SYF77
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



  • 1
Friendstar Apr 03 2010 03:10 PM
Looks like Subaru impreZza
Ferraricalifornia Apr 03 2010 09:22 PM
looks like the designer for the front, side and rear came from different designers and another person put the design together...
Razgriz Apr 04 2010 01:18 AM
seems like this forte face is being over used leh... imho, not nice .. lol
Whyeme Apr 04 2010 09:55 PM
kar chng NOT nice
  • 1
 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
The Honda NSX is slated to come Singapore some time next year and according to paultan.org, it is...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
The Vehicle Entry Permit system for foreign vehicles entering Malaysia via the causeway from Sing...
Photo
Now fast getting viral on the web, a video of Jeremy Clarkson assembling a DHL cardboard box is b...
Photo
While this is not the most scientific test to see which driven pair of wheels gives better tracti...
Photo
A New Jersey luxury car dealership is being sued by a United States resident and Indian national...
Photo
To an automotive enthusiast, driving a manual is a joy and not a chore. However, not everyone is...
   Lifestyle Articles