Kia perkenal generasi ketiga serba baru Forte di Los Angeles Auto Show 2012

Kia Motors America (KMA) telah memperkenalkan generasi serba baru Kia Forte sedan di Los Angeles International Auto Show 2012, model sama yang kita lihat sebelum ini di pasaran Korea Selatan, dikenali dengan nama Kia K3. 

Untuk pasaran Amerika Syarikat (US), Kia Forte serba baru generasi ketiga itu akan ditawarkan dalam dua varian LX dan EX, dengan pilihan enjin 1.8 liter yang cekap atau enjin 2.0 liter yang lebih berkuasa. Ia dijangka mula dijual pada suku pertama 2013.

Di bawah berikut merupakan petikan daripada siaran akhbar dari KMA;

The all-new Forte offers spirited performance thanks to two advanced four-cylinder engines. The LX features a 1.8-liter powerplant, while the EX comes standard with a 2.0-liter engine.

Both engines feature dual continuously variable valve timing and a lightweight intake manifold that reduces weight by 30 percent over a cast unit. The aluminum “bed plate” located below the cylinder block reduces engine NVH levels and improves block rigidity by 30 percent.

With 148 horsepower available at 6,500 rpm and 131 lb.-ft. of torque on tap at 4,700 rpm, the 1.8-liter MPI inline four-cylinder engine found in the LX routes power to the front wheels through either a standard six speed manual transmission or an optional six speed automatic gearbox.

Forte EX enhances the driving experience with a 173-horsepower (at 6,500 rpm) 2.0-liter inline four cylinder GDI engine. With a robust 154 lb.-ft. of torque available at 4,700 rpm, the EX comes standard with a six speed automatic.

The all-new Forte rides on a chassis that is longer (by 1.2 inches), lower (0.6 inches) and wider (0.2 inches) than the previous Forte sedan. With its 106.3-inch wheelbase, two inches longer than the outgoing model, the all-new Forte rides on a McPherson strut front suspension and a coupled torsion beam rear axle.

On-center steering feel is improved utilizing larger bushings and revised front suspension geometry. Electric power steering has replaced the hydraulic system from the previous Forte, reducing parasitic load. Optional Flex Steer puts the driver firmly in control with settings for Comfort, Normal and Sport, which vary steering effort at the touch of a steering wheel-mounted button.

The base LX manual rides on 195/65R-15 tires, while 205/55R-16 tires on 16-inch alloy wheels are optional. The top-of-the-line EX is shod with the same 55-series tires. Low-profile 215/45-17 tires mounted on sporty 17-inch alloy wheels are optional.

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5 Comments

  1. Anak_Berudu

    November 30, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Cantik...klau kena harganya Forte terbaru ni pasti menjadi pilihan ramai pembeli di M'sia spt mana sambutan yg diterima skg...Meriah dan turut bersaing hebat dengan jenama lainnya.

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  2. AVANTE

    November 30, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Enjin 1.8 sama seperti enjin Elantra. Apa yang menarik enjin 2.0 GDI lebih berkuasa dari enjin Ford Focus 2.0 yang terbaru.

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  3. Anak_Berudu

    November 30, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Klau harganya berpatutan dn tidak terlalu tinggi Forte terbaru ini pasti mendapat sambutan yang menggalakkan dripada rakyat M'sia..tambahan pula ianya turut bersaingan hebat dengan jenama2 lainnya . Pakej dan peralatan yg disertakan turut menjadi taruhan sesebuah produk utk menarik pembeli membeli sesebuah kenderaan. Sama2 kita nantikan kemunculannya.

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  4. mambang

    November 30, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    design menarik dgn engine gempak. tapi suspension belkang torsion beam, serupa la myvi dgn saga blm jerk

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  5. aretick

    December 1, 2012 at 11:43 am

    slyphy, elentra, forte pn torsion beam gak ok je handling dye.....

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