Although the company hasn’t made any official confirmation about their upcoming 2024 Kia Forte, many sources claim that it will likely get a redesign touchup. The redesign project would likely happen to the exterior and interior areas while staying away from the powertrain. Although Kia makes Forte Hybrid for Chinese market, it’s so unlikely that they would introduce the hybrid (subcompact) ride for the US market. The car manufacturer has made a commitment to create 8 new EVs before 2029 for American market alone, although it’s not possible that the Forte EV would be included in the list.
About the Forte
The Forte got the last refreshed touchup in 2021. Currently, the vehicle is offered in 4 trims and it will stay that way, hopefully. The redesign project may bring more features, including the (standard) connectivity options and also safety features for the LX, which is the basic trim. But then again, the company hasn’t made any confirmation about it. They haven’t made any official announcement about the Forte’s production either.
Design and Layout
The Forte should be coming with wide front fascia, slim grille, and headlights with aggressive looking style. Basically, the Forte would be good looking and stylish. The redesign vehicle may also come with more modern rear end and also smoother lines. Details are scarce but we should know more.
For the interior cabin, expect updates and improvements. Plush cabin and comfy experience should be a part of it. the current Forte has the standard pedestrian detection, high beam assist, lane keeping assist, and auto emergency braking. If you want more features, such as reverse auto braking, blind spot detection, LED (daytime) running lights, and others, you need to go with the higher trims as the base level won’t offer such features.
Powertrain and Performance
As it was mentioned before, the 2024 Kia Forte would be coming with the same powertrain options. The current option is the four cylinder unit with 2.0 liter capacity, delivering 147 hp and 132 Nm of torque. This unit would be coming together with CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). It is offered with front wheel driving system. This arrangement is considered ideal to create smooth and decent performance for the Forte.
However, if you go with the higher trims, such as the GT, you can get access to four cylinder turbocharged unit with 1.6 liter capacity, generating 201 hp and 195 Nm of torque. This powertrain would be coming together with dual clutch 7 speed transmission (with paddle shifters) or even with manual 6 speed transmission.
Q and A
Q: With whom Forte have to compete?
A: The biggest rivalries include Nissan Sentra, Toyota Corolla, and Honda Civic.
Q: When will the Forte be released?
A: According to plan, it would happen in 2023, around fall.
Q: What would be the price for the upcoming Forte?
A: Considering that the car would get a redesign touchup, it’s normal if the price range would increase from the current tag. The current tag is set between $20,600 and $25,500, so expect the numbers to increase for the 2024 Fia Forte model.