Kia Cerato Forte Second generation
|Body style||2-door coupe 4-door sedan 5-door hatchback|
|Layout||Front-engine, front-wheel drive|
|Engine||1.6 L Gamma MPI I4 petrol 128hp 1.6 L Gamma GDI turbo I4 petrol 201hp (5-Door only) 1.8 L Nu MPI I4 petrol 148hp (Sedan only) 2.0 L Nu GDI I4 petrol 173hp|
|Transmission||6-speed manual (Sedan only) 6-speed automatic|
|Wheelbase||2,700 mm (106.3 in)|
|Length||4,350 mm (171.3 in) (5-Door) 4,560 mm (179.5 in) (Sedan)|
|Width||1,780 mm (70.1 in)|
|Height||1,435 mm (56.5 in) (Sedan) 1,450 mm (57.1 in) (5-Door)|
|Curb weight||1,240–1,345 kg (2,734–2,965 lb) (Sedan) 1,320–1,415 kg (2,910–3,120 lb) (5-Door)|
Kia released images of the second generation Forte for the 2014 model year in late July 2012, when the company revealed its Korean-market counterpart, Kia K3 The car is completely redesigned with a lower, wider, and longer stance, making it more aggressive. The 2014 Kia Forte is believed to include LED headlights and tail lights as a standard feature, and will further Kia's driver-oriented cockpit design inside. To make it more fuel efficient, the Forte is offered with the new Nu engine, in a 1.8 Liter DOHC MPI 4-cylinder producing 148 hp (110 kW) with 131 pound-feet (178 N·m) of torque, and a 2.0 Liter DOHC GDI 4-cylinder rated at 173 hp (129 kW) with 154 pound-feet (209 N·m) of torque.
The car was presented to the public for the first time out of South Korea on Santiago Motorshow (Chile) as Kia Cerato, on October 3., 2012.