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All-New 2014 Kia Forte Starts at $15,900

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Kia has announced the pricing for the all-new 2014 Kia Forte sedan, which starts at $15,900. The all-new Forte was unveiled last November at the LA Auto Show and is sportier and more upscale than the last model. The 2014 Forte will be offered in LX and EX variants, the Forte and can be powered by either a 1.8-liter 148-horsepower engine or a more powerful 2.0-liter 173-horsepower engine. Fuel economy for the 2.0-liter powerplant is 24 miles per gallon city/36 highway.

"The all-new Forte offers our customers world-class design with plenty of refinement and an abundance of amenities, all at a tremendous value," said Tom Loveless, executive vice president of sales, KMA. "With its sleek and sporty profile, two new powertrains and redesigned, driver-centric cockpit, the Forte is primed to become a standout in the very competitive compact segment."

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The 2014 Forte is offered in three models: LX with a 1.8-liter engine and manual transmission starting at $15,900; LX with a 1.8-liter engine and automatic transmission with a base price of $17,400; and EX with a 2.0-liter GDI powerplant and automatic transmission beginning at $19,400.

The base LX model comes standard with steering wheel-mounted audio controls, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth, power windows, air conditioning and heated power-folding mirrors. The optional Popular Package adds 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, keyless entry with remote trunk release and a sliding front armrest.

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The EX trim is powered by the 2.0-liter GDI engine with Sportmatic shifting. Kia's next-generation UVO in-vehicle infotainment and telematics system with eServices is standard and can now be integrated with an optional navigation system. Additional standard EX features include remote keyless entry with trunk opener, a rear camera, a sliding center armrest and a cooling glove box. The new optional FlexSteer system allows the driver to choose between three distinct steering profiles: Comfort, Normal and Sport. Features found on the optional Premium Package include heated front and rear seats, a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat with class-exclusive air-cooled ventilation, leather seat trim, power sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels and push button start with Smart Key and a heated steering wheel. Opting for the Technology Package, adds HID headlights, LED tail lights, a 4.2-inch color LCD cluster screen and dual-zone automatic temperature control with rear center ventilation.

The 2014 Kia Forte will arrive in dealerships within the next month.

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