Third Generation Forte Ups Its Game

July 3rd, 2018 by

In January, Kia Motors debuted the all-new, third generation 2019 Forte which ups its game in so many ways.


  •  Sporty and sophisticated compact with design cues inspired by Stinger
  • Kia’s first Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) introduces new line of Smart Stream technologies designed to help increase fuel efficiency and targets an estimated 35 combined MPG rating
  • Standard 8-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and Advanced Driver Assistance technologies

Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, Kia Motors America (KMA) said, “As one of our top-selling models, the all-new Forte follows some large footsteps, but enhancements in styling, packaging, and content make it even more attractive to drivers seeking a compact sedan that can accommodate their versatile lifestyle.”

The third-generation Forte will maintain its sporty image with three trim levels and upscale amenities uncommon in the compact segment. Cabin and cargo space have been expanded. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the Forte a Top Safety Pick+ rating and the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration (NHSTA) gave it a 5-star safety crash rating.


All of the Forte’s improvements deliver a smoother ride, more efficient vehicle and fun-to-drive car. Kia engineers built the IVT with adaptive style shift logic with a chain-type belt instead of push belt which results in smooth and linear acceleration.

The Forte is brimming with advanced technology including:

  • Standard 8-inch dash integrated color touchscreen with Android Auto™3and Apple CarPlay®4
  • Wireless charging tray
  • An available 320-watt premium sound system developed with Harman Kardon
  • A suite of Advanced Driver Assistance systems
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warming
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Forward-Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Smart Cruise Control

The Forte will continue to be available in both sedan and hatchback models. The 2019 Forte will be delivered to showrooms this year and we will post it on our website and social media channels as soon as it does.

Currently, you can get an exceptional deal on the 2018 Kia Forte rated “Highest Ranked Compact Vehicle in Initial Quality”, by J.D. Power. Lease a 2018 Forte for only $119 a month or buy from $16, 763 which is $2727 below MSRP.

If you would like to learn more or take a Test Drive, please call our Internet Sales team at 843.573.2300 or complete the form below. You may also view all Forte inventory.

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