This was unexpected. We just got word that the Kia Forte is back, and in a variant that looks to bring some excitement to the compact segment. Check this out: This is the Kia Forte GT. According to the press release sent to us, the Kia Forte GT “is the most powerful compact sedan in its class.”
Shifting into Sports Mode unleashes all of the Forte GT’s 204 horses under the hood, thanks to its 1.6-liter inline-4 turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engine. A maximum pull of 265Nm is on tap from around 1,500-4,500rpm. Delivering power to the wheels is a 7-speed DCT. Whoa. This sounds seriously impressive.
Inside, the Forte’s interior evokes the sensation of speed as well. It is described as a driver- focused cabin with has sporty circular vents on both ends.“Tactile connection between car and driver is evident with the layout of buttons and knobs under the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system,” the release says. There's a dual-zone climate control, too. Powered leather seats with contrast stitching are finished off with a special GT badge so that you are reminded that you are driving something special.
How much does it cost? SRP for the Kia Forte GT starts at P1,650,000.
We can't wait to get our hands on the Kia Forte GT for a proper test drive. Sounds like an exciting ride.