You’ve seen the concept renderings, you’ve also most likely read our post on its introduction in the USA recently and how Kia pitched the Forte against a Lamborghini but this new video released by Kia Motors Corporation on their Facebook page will make you want the new Kia Forte real bad!
Known here as the Cerato, it’s powered by a 2.0-litre Nu four-cylinder engine mated to either a six-speed manual or Kia’s all-new Intelligent Variable Transmission. We don’t have to tell you that the manual variant is most certainly not coming to Malaysia.
Power is rated at 147 hp with 180 Nm of torque. The body is now 16% stiffer along with reworked suspension geometry for improved steering response and handling.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is standard equipment inside, along with safety systems like Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) and Smart Cruise Control (SCC).