The KIA Forte limousine knew how to break through in the segment of compact limousines, to the extent that it became one of the most common occurrences in Mexico. The KIA Forte 2023 Sedan announces its range in Mexico with already known designs and equipment, but with an increase in price. Here we will tell you its details and prices.
First of all, let’s clarify that the update that the brand introduced to the sedan model, the hatchback is still offered as a 2022 model. This 2023 model only includes model year changeso we won’t see any noticeable change from the outside.
The entire range will feature halogen front and rear lights in entry-level versions and LEDs at both ends for the most complete variants. Rims will go from 16″ to 17″you can have sunroofs and even contrasting red detailing and twin tailpipes for the premium version with sporty trim.
KIA Forte Sedan 2023 will be available in five versions, namely: L, LX, EX, GT Line and GT. In this range, the L version is actually a more fleet-oriented variant, as it features elements such as wheel covers and halogen headlights. In security it really cuts, because it only offers 2 airbags, reversing camera, ABS brakes and electronic stability control. In addition, the brand does not publish its prices directly.
In the rest of the assortment we will find more equipment items such as 8″ or 10.25″ screen. compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, manual or automatic dual-zone climate control, sunroof, cloth or leather seats, wireless cell phone charger, instrument panel with 3.5″ or 4.2″ screen, driving mode menu, and even and audio system Harman/Kardon.
In terms of safety, the LX versions can also carry a common denominator 6 airbags, ABS, ESC and reversing camera. From the GT Line onwards, advanced driving assistance is added, such as: autonomous emergency brakeblind spot monitoring, lane keeping, adaptive cruise control and rear proximity sensors.
Under the hood, the 2023 KIA Forte Sedan is only available with two engines. From L to GT Line versions will be available with 2.0 liter atmospheric engine and 4 cylinders. This block will deliver 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. Depending on the version, you can choose a 6-speed manual transmission or an automatic CVT with 6-speed simulation. In both cases, there is only front-wheel drive.
The top version GT has a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine able to deliver 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of the pair Can be attached only once 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It also has more powerful brakes, stiffer suspension and settings designed for more driving pleasure.
Which version of KIA Forte Sedan 2023 suits us best?
Without a doubt, the best buy in its offer is a variant GT line, and that’s what more than wearing the best gear for connectivity and comfort. It is the most affordable with a complete package of driving assistance.
After that, the most suitable version would be LX, because its balance between price and equipment is what makes up most of what we pay for and take home.
The range of KIA Forte Sedan 2023 starts from $375,900 to $524,900below we show you the details of your team by version:
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KIA FORTE LX IVT (CVT)
KIA FORTE EX IVT (CVT)
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KIA Forte L 2023
- 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque.
- 6-speed manual transmission or automatic IVT.
- 2 airbags (front)
- Front disc brakes and rear drum brakes
- ABS brakes
- Reversing camera
- Assistance when moving uphill
- Halogen lights and skulls
- 16″ wheels with caps
- Seats covered with fabric
- Steering wheel height and depth adjustment
- manual air conditioning
- 8″ touchscreen compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Audio system with 4 speakers
- Control panel with 3.5″ screen
KIA FORTE LX 2023
Add or replace about Forte L:
- 6 airbags (front, side and curtain type)
- Disc brakes on all 4 wheels
- Audio system with 6 speakers
- smart key
- start button
KIA FORTE EX 2023
Add or replace about Forte LX:
- rear proximity sensors
- manual speed limiter
- 10.25″ touch screen
- Trunk with remote and proximity opening
- Front and rear USB ports for fast charging
- Control panel with 4.2″ screen
KIA Forte GT Line 2023
Add or replace about Forte EX:
- Autonomous emergency brake
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Vehicle departure warning
- Driver attention monitor
- automatic high beams
- blind spot monitor
- holding the tape
- adaptive cruise control
- 17″ wheels
- Exterior details of a sporty cut
- LED headlights and skulls
- roof opening
- Sport-style front seats covered in artificial leather
- electrochromatic mirror
- Metallized pedals
- Steering wheel sports cut
- wireless charger for mobile phone
- Driving mode menu
- Shift levers behind the steering wheel
KIA Forte GT
Add or replace on the Forte GT Line:
- 1.6-liter turbo engine with 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque
- 7-speed DCT gearbox
- Independent rear suspension
- bigger brakes
- Sport fit adjustment
- Dual exhaust port
- Audio system Harman/Kardon with 9 speakers
Its main rivals will be, among others, Volkswagen Jetta, Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, Hyundai Elantra.