We can say that we are more than thrilled with the announced arrival of 2019 Kia Forte Hybrid. This is its the third generation and we know that this one is set to be the best so far. Everything they’ve done in the past only proves us that they can be more than successful. New Forte is surely a proof for that. When we look at this new Forte, we can really see that it looks on some other, similar models which mean that Kia’s engineers want to go with something traditional when it comes to new Forte. Let’s see what’s going on with this new model.
2019 Kia Forte Hybrid Redesign, Exterior Look, Style
As we’ve mentioned, when you take an eye on new 2019 Kia Forte Hybrid, you’re really going to realize that he looks a lot like some others Kia’s famous sedan. Based on our opinion, new Forte reminds us the most of Kia’s model called Stinger. The biggest difference is that new Forte is slightly longer, taller and a bit wider than the Stinger is. That’s great because they’ve remained that old feeling but with some new things to pay attention to. We must mention that you don’t have to worry about the overall weight even though this new Forte is bigger than before. Kia’s engineers have used some great lightweight materials in the chassis. That way, they’re keeping the overall weight on the pretty much the same level as before.
2019 Kia Forte Hybrid Platform, Chassis
The grille is something you know it tells Kia all over the place. It is wide and it has that famous Kia’s shape. This time, that kind of grille allows the longer hood to be placed on the front fascia. That is surely one of the things that new 2019 Kia Forte Hybrid can be proud of. The headlights are rounder than before and we must say that it is the time for them to use some newly developed lamps. Those lamps are brilliant for reducing the energy wasting in the environment. Both of the sides have some new lines to offer because they’re spreading all across this sedan.
The wheels are still the same as before and we must say that we’re expecting something new in the official release version of new Forte. The back part looks pretty much the same as before. The only difference is that the bumper is way bigger than before which makes him stronger as well. Great thing to increase the safety feeling this car provides.
2019 Kia Forte Hybrid Interior Look, Appearance, Specs
As we’re used to seeing that the cabins of new 2019 Kia Forte Hybrid are astonishing, we are looking forward to seeing this one actually released. New Forte has that incredible cabin that allows the passengers inside to have more than an incredible feeling. That’s available mostly thanks to the roomier cabin. That way, the passengers can really enjoy since they have more room inside than they had before. Kia’s engineers have paid so much attention to the passengers which means that they’ve added some extra room for the cargo area as well. We aren’t surprised with the way how the cabin of the new Forte is created because we know how Kia’s engineers and designers are working. Their way of business is that you must do it over and over again until it reaches perfection.
What is also special about the cabin of the new 2019 Kia Forte Hybrid is that they’re paying more attention to the infotainment system than they were before. We know that based on the look of the instrument board. It is released with fewer buttons and with the bigger touchscreen in the middle of it. For the first time, that touchscreen is bigger than 8.0-inches. Kia’s engineers have installed so many new functions and they’ve placed almost all of the controls in that touchscreen. Some of them are jammed into the steering wheel which is pretty much great idea since the driver can now easily control all the functions while he can pay his full attention to the road ahead. Great job made by Kia’s engineers.
2019 Kia Forte Hybrid Engine, Performances, MPG
Now, since they’ve announced that new Forte is available with hybrid engine option, almost all of the attention is turned to that news. New 2019 Kia Forte Hybrid has so many rumors going on right now. The biggest parts of them are turned to the engine unit. Some of them are saying that new Forte is going to be powered with the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that’s working in pair with 4 lithium-ion batteries that are supplying the electric motor with power. It is said that this engine can produce 150 horsepower and with torque amount of 140 lb/ft as a maximum. That’s more than great power amount hidden under the hood of this sedan.
What is also great about it is his fuel consumption numbers. It is said that new Forte is using around 31/40 mpg city/highway which makes him perfect for both city and highway driving. Now, this engine is working in pair with CVT (Central Variable Transmission) which makes him even better than before.
2019 Kia Forte Hybrid Price and Estimated Launch Date
It is said that new 2019 Kia Forte Hybrid can’t be released before April 2019 and that his price can’t be under $24.000 which makes him one of the most suitable hybrid sedans at the market.