The 2022 Forte GT belongs to the subsidiary of Hyundai Motors Company, Kia (formerly Kia Motors Corporation). The 2022 Kia Forte GT is acing the compact makeover inside out. The company (Kia) has gone the whole nine yards to redefine this sporty version of Forte in all three aspects- looks, attributes and tech.
Kia operates its business internationally by the name of Kia India Pvt. Ltd. in India, Kia Lucky Motors in Pakistan (a joint venture between Kia Motors and Lucky Cement Limited), and Kia America Inc. in America. The company runs its lines in more than 40 countries globally, covering Asian and European automobile markets. Not just that, Kia Corporation has also been the sole supplier of military vehicles to the government of South Korea since 1976. One of the vehicles marking its presence in the military zone under the name of Kia is Kaiser Jeep M715.
Kia has revealed three modifications under the Forte GT tag, namely, Forte GT, Forte GT-Line & Forte GT Manual. Read through the article to know what it has in store for you, and mark your pick.
2022 KIA FORTE GT: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
INTERIOR EMBELLISHMENTS PROPORTIONATE TO NEXT-LEVEL TECHNOLOGY
All three trims of the 2022 Kia Forte GT features a 10.25-inch colour sensitive infotainment display with a voice-command navigation system, a 4.2-inch LCD sleek design metrics display screen, hands-free BlueTooth connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control system, heated and ventilated front seats, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, 320 watts Harman Kardon Premium Audio, USB charging ports (at front and back), wireless charging pad, hands-free phone control, steering-wheel-mounted-audio control system, power controlled touch-sensitive window control and door lock, push-start function, rearview mirrors with day and night mode, interior LED lighting, illuminated glove box, GT ambient lighting, dual map lights, overhead sunglasses holder, power controlled sunroof, Kia Connect and 6-way adjustable driver’s seat altogether with 10-way power controlled adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support make this sporty Sedan a go-after option for many.
The inside of this 5 seater Forte GT has been crafted very thoughtfully to proffer maximum comfort to the driver and passengers as well. 60/40 split seating makes extra space for luggage in the 15 cu. ft. cargo without compromising on seating capacity.
All the seats at both the front and rear are equipped with adjustable headrests and are covered in SynTex featuring GT-exclusive stitching, making it a combo of style and comfort quotient. Its interior space level strongly confronts the 2022 Toyota Corolla.
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS & PERFORMANCE
The all-new Kia Forte GT has got a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine that runs on 4-cylinder and can go at 201 Horsepower at 6000 rpm (i.e., rotations per minute) and 195 lb-ft at 1500-4500 rpm. To enhance the driving experience, this upgraded Sedan is equipped with a 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) system and mounted paddle shifters.
The same engine power also backs the Forte GT Manual except for the transmission system; this one comes with 6-speed manual transmission stretching about 97 km per hour in about 7 seconds.
Forte GT-Line is a little laid-back with 147 Horsepower 2 litre, four-cylinder engine with Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT). All three come with a Sport-Tuned Dual Exhaust System.
TECH-SAVVY SAFETY FEATURES
The 2022 Kia Forte GT safety standards have climbed the ladder of technological advancements. The standard automatic emergency brake system now watches for those on pedestrian crossing and bicycles as well.
Several new specs have been added to offer extra/additional assistance to the driver. The rear cross-traffic alert system functions intelligently and can put automatic brakes in place while backing the car. Plus to that, the same function is performed by forward collision-avoidance assist and blind-spot collision-avoidance assist. Taking cues from some of its own and Hyundai models, Kia Forte GT models also feature an adaptive cruise control that works on navigation data and can make forecasts regarding forthcoming/approaching turns and adjust the Forte GT’s speed accordingly.
Highway Driving Assist is in place to get the hold of the car’s steering, acceleration and deceleration. Driver attention warning and safe exit warning are in place, among other supplementary features. Though this car has been backed with a lot of driver assistance attributes, some argue that it’s not as good on jam-packed roads as it sounds.
Kia Connect offers the proper control of your car with operational functions, which support car locator, vehicle voice control, remote locking system, remote car start system and remote climate control.
The intelligent 6-airbags system is set to sense the severity so as to shield against the worst impacts. Also, in order to provide efficient wheel control, the Forte GT trims have active Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control System (TCS).
FUEL HOLDING CAPACITY & FUEL EFFICIENCY
At a fuel holding capacity of 14 gallons, the 2022 Kia Forte GT gives 41 mpg (combined).
The warranty cover that comes with this Kia Forte GT trims is as follows:
1. 100000-mile limited powertrain warranty for 10 years and anti-perforation warranty for 5 years.
2. 60000-mile limited basic warranty with roadside assistance plan for 5 years.
The 2022 Kia Forte GT exterior gets touches of concept from Kia Stinger. The brand imprint of the South Korean automobile manufacturer can be seen on the front and rear of this sporty Sedan. The front design has got a makeover with red grills at the upper and lower ends all together with side sills and LED headlights which revive the sporty look of the Forte.
The rear bumper has also got a sporty edge, and the taillights along with the rear lip spoiler add on to it just right.
The all-over look of 56.5 inches high, 182.7 inches long and 70.9 inches wide Forte GT is levelled up by 18-inch alloy wheels for GT trim, and GT Manual trim and 17-inch alloy wheels for GT-Line trim.
- Currant Red
- Snow White Pearl
- Aurora Black
- Steel Gray
- Gravity Gray
- Sporty Blue
The price range of this every sports enthusiast’s favourite from Kia ranges between 20000 USD (3659400 PKR) to 25000 USD (4574250 PKR). More precisely, the individual prices for these 2022 Kia Forte GT models are:
1. Forte GT: 23490 USD (4297965.3 PKR)
2. Forte GT Manual: 24490 USD (4480935.3 PKR)
3. Forte GT-Line: 21290 USD (3895431.3 PKR)
Let’s see what this Hyundai subsidiary (Kia) presents next with time.