Kia released a mid-range but complete upgrade for the K3 in the South Korean market in April, and now this compact sedan has similar updates to the American versions with The Forte brand will also receive.
The Kia K3, also known as the "Honda Civik" competitor, in the American version instead of following the alphabetical name of the "Forte" brand (Forte) for the model Facelift 2022 is in use.
Appearance changes The exterior in this version is quite impressive, and in addition to the updated logo and redesigned lights, the new Forte model also uses a tiger-like windshield from Kia. Even in the GT trim, there is a sportier front bumper with three-point, oblique LED headlights. The GT-Line type dimmable headlights have also been redesigned, and both models have LED taillights that separate them from the more basic types.
16p and 17-inch wheels (on LXS and GT models) and rear spoiler are new features in the 2022 Forte version. About the types Production of EX has stopped and now this car will have only four types FE, LXS, GT-Line and GT.
In the 2022 model, the dimensions of the driver display have also been increased from 3.5 inches to 4.2 inches on all models, and the 8-inch touch screen of entertainment and information can be increased to 10.25 inches. Kia also plans to wirelessly integrate Android Otto and Apple CarPlay, adding an automatic parking brake and a USB charger for the rear seat to the Forte 2022 electric system.
Remote starter is also available by selecting GT or GT-Line type. There is also an option to use synthetic leather upholstery. A total of 15 safety and driving assistance features can be ordered, some new and some added before Facelift Forte. From blind spot assistance and lane departure to cruise control - adaptive control with navigation and safe exit warning, which is ideal for a model in this category.
There are also two gasoline engines for the 2022 model. The regular models have a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter unit with 147 horsepower and 179 Nm of torque, and the GT models use a 201 hp and 256 Nm of turbocharged engine powered by a 7-speed automatic transmission and two The clutch is transferred to the wheels. The Forte Jet also has a sportier exhaust and, more importantly, a multi-link rear suspension for better maneuverability.
Although a hatchback for the Kia K3 in South Korea is still available, There is no mention of a similar model for the United States.
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Photos: New version of Kia Forte 2022