LAIAS 2012: 2014 KIA Forte

  1. Welcome to GM Inside News Forum – General discussion forum for GM

    Welcome to GM Inside News Forum - a website dedicated to all things GM.

    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, Join GM Inside News Forum today!
     
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 33

Thread: LAIAS 2012: 2014 KIA Forte

  1. #1
    GMI Staff Member Premium Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    12,247
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 566 Times in 283 Posts

    LAIAS 2012: 2014 KIA Forte


    KIA has revealed the US version of the 2014 Forte. While we saw foreign market versions of the car earlier in the year, the US spec version offers a closer look at what we can expect for the Forte on our shores. The new Forte will hit dealers in early 2013 and will be powered by either a 1.8 liter 148 hp four cylinder engine or a 2.0 liter 173 hp engine. click past the jump for high res photos and the full press release.

    Photos and press release at link

  2. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Firebird Concept (the turbine one) megeebee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    15,410
    Thanks
    3,801
    Thanked 2,195 Times in 1,437 Posts

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 KIA Forte

    I wonder what it looked like before it was side-swiped?
    "Why should I fear death?
    If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not.
    Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do?" -
    - Epicurus

  4. #3
    2.8 Liter Turbocharged V6 Wolfn99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Tampa, Florida
    Posts
    908
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 34 Times in 17 Posts
    My Ride
    2005 Ford Focus ZX3

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 KIA Forte

    I hate to say it, but while it looks good, it's too similar to the Hyundai Elantra
    I may be on the side of angels, but do not mistake me for one.

  5. #4
    Firebird Concept (the turbine one)
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Dearborn, MI
    Posts
    14,995
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    My Ride
    FORD

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 KIA Forte

    Since the Elantra's quite lethargic 1.8 liter does not get it's claimed fuel economy Hyundai may as well offer the 2.0 to compensate for the utter lies they told their buyers.

  6. #5
    GMI Europe Correspondent Bravada's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Warsaw, Poland
    Posts
    17,577
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 KIA Forte

    It's a Cee'd sedan. And the Cee'd is strikingly handsome in kitted-out trims, as much as I hate Kia and the proliferation of the model in lieu of more interesting compacts such as the C4. I think it is going to do well, unless Kia screwed something I can't see.
    COMPULSORY READING:

    Hidden Content

    Hidden Content

  7. #6
    2.4 Liter SIDI ECOTEC
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    139
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 KIA Forte

    I like it—like all of Kia's new models it has the equivalent Hyundai's swoopy profile, which I like, without all the baroque detailing.

  8. #7
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8 richmond2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Winterpeg
    Posts
    6,521
    Thanks
    3,801
    Thanked 699 Times in 566 Posts
    My Ride
    2007 AVALANCHE

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 KIA Forte

    it looks like a car to "put the hurt" on the Corolla and Civic and probably get some Cruze/foci buyers attention

    but the interior looks like something from the 90's early 2000's

  9. #8
    7.0 Liter LS7 V8
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Daytona Beach, FL and Upstate NY
    Posts
    4,393
    Thanks
    74
    Thanked 177 Times in 95 Posts
    My Ride
    2016 Mazda CX-3 and 2016 CX-5

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 KIA Forte

    The Exterior looks great, to me as good as anything in the segment now, but the interior just doesn't do it for me.

  10. #9
    SX3
    SX3 is offline
    3.6 Liter SIDI V6 SX3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,216
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 KIA Forte

    Still like the current one's design better.

    Steering wheel needs more buttons on it.


  11. #10
    6.2 Liter LS3 V8 tripowergto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Rowland PA
    Posts
    3,083
    Thanks
    322
    Thanked 395 Times in 192 Posts

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 KIA Forte

    Will there be a coupe(Koup) offered again?
    16 Garnet Red 1LT RS Camaro 6SPD
    14 Torch Red 1LT Corvette 455HP 7SPD
    14 Crystal Red Volt w/heated cloth
    10 Inferno Orange Camaro 2SS 426HP 6SPD "MAIDEN" (TOTALED!)
    09 Stryker Blue Pontiac G8 GT w/sport/prem/sunroof
    06 GTO 400HP LS2 6SPD(traded)
    02 Firebird Formula LS1 HURST 6SPD(1st new car)
    83 El Camino Conquista 350(RIP G8 ST) Hidden Content

  12. #11
    3.0 Liter SIDI V6
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    712
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 KIA Forte

    Quote Originally Posted by germeezy1 View Post
    Since the Elantra's quite lethargic 1.8 liter does not get it's claimed fuel economy Hyundai may as well offer the 2.0 to compensate for the utter lies they told their buyers.
    Or maybe a detuned 2.0 turbo version like the Ford ecoboost Focus ST. At least Hyundai and Kia full line has been tested, which is more than I can stay for others. You even get a gas car for the difference. Hopefully others except responsibility and follow their example. I'll be waiting on mine from GM as I'm sure many other 4 cylinder Equinox/Terrain owner.

    I'm happy to say and or report that Honda's 06 Acura TL in real world conditions are meeting and or exceeding claimed highway mileage....
    Last edited by blowngtp; 11-29-2012 at 07:17 AM.

  13. #12
    4.6 Liter Northstar V8
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    everywhere
    Posts
    1,758
    Thanks
    478
    Thanked 218 Times in 100 Posts
    My Ride
    07 Vette Cruze 2015 Colorado

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 KIA Forte

    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    I wonder what it looked like before it was side-swiped?
    The American auto companies will have nothing to worry about if the foreign companies keep making these ugly cars. It really looks like it got sideswipe.
    .

  14. #13
    6.2 Liter LS3 V8 rueben44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    3,159
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 210 Times in 126 Posts

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 KIA Forte

    I hat how they copy VW, BMW, and Ford in almost every design. Still the inside looks great but not the outside so much.
    2012 Hyundai Veloster
    2008 Ford F150 Regular Cab
    Future car: Cadillac ELR or Tesla Model S

  15. #14
    7.0 Liter LS7 V8 prowlerjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    4,179
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 60 Times in 35 Posts

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 KIA Forte

    Looks pretty good.

  16. #15
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    5,365
    Thanks
    426
    Thanked 323 Times in 210 Posts

    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 KIA Forte

    The Nike swoosh in the doors looks odd but overall not bad for a cheaper car.

  17. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

*Required, this field is not shown to others. Enter the last two characters of the word "GMInsideNews"

*Required, this field is not shown to others. While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, john and his friend sally both spotted a dalmatian inside a truck with sirens, headed to put out a fire. State what the 2x4 is made of.

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.2