The 2015 Kia Cerato Forte Is A Refined Piece Of Korean Metal On Four Wheels
Redesigned for the 2014 model year, the Kia Forte definitely delivered. It gained a new design, new interior, new architecture and much refined ride and drive. Thanks to massive enhancements and improvements, the Forte surfaced as one of the most interesting compact cars on the market. Apart from the sedan and hatchback, Kia unveiled the Coupe too and with all the boxes checked, they tried to invade the market with 2015 Kia Cerato Forte.
The car isn’t exactly a premium built machine. It is a budget orientated ride with customers in mind. As always, the main idea behind it is to offer more in comparison with any other compact on the market while remaining somewhat catchy, classy, elegant and well build. Kia succeeded in doing that with the new cars they are releasing. The 2015 Kia Cerato Forte is no different.
Offered in LX, EX and SX trims for the coupe, sedan and hatch, the Kia Forte can really be a rather healthy piece of tech on the road. You will like its looks smartly garnished with an aggressive front end, aerodynamically flawless shape of the bumpers and gargantuan front grill with an air intake sized like a shark’s mouth. That is why we are truly mesmerized by the Peter Schreyer’s vision of creating a Kia brand that stands out high above anyone else in the business of cheap cars.
He and his team also do a good job when it comes to the interior where even the entry level trim package brings up things like air-con, full electric accessories, board computer, a multifunctional steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, CD player, a USB/iPod interface and an aux. That is a lot of stuff for such a cheap car. Higher grade trim levels are also kicking the things up a notch with equipment such as Uvo eServices infotainment system, sunroof, smart key, leather, heated seats, powered seats and much more.
The only places where the 2015 Kia Cerato Forte lacks composure and refinement are the engines. Three engines are available with the 1.8 liter and two liter naturally aspirated units being the entry engines, while the 1.6 liter turbocharged engine with 201 HP is the top notch choice for the Forte. Even though all the engines are relatively young and freshly developed with the latest tech inside, the Forte isn’t actually as fuel efficient as the counterparts. The best it can do is provide 30 mpg for the least powerful 1.8 liter naturally aspirated engine. The one with the turbocharger is 5 mpgs short of that.