2014 Kia Forte 5-door and Koup Receive New Style & Powertrain

Debuting in Montreal, the Euro-influenced 2014 Kia Forte finds new 2.0L Turbo Powertrain

With the practicality of a hatchback, the all-new 2014 Kia Forte5 gets some Euro-influenced love and a wider, longer stance. The 5-door and Koup Fortes also find a new 2.0L turbo engine for increased power and performance, on-sale in Canada this spring 2014.

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Kia has reunited the Forte family at the Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS) as they revealed pricing and content detail of the all-new 2014 Kia Forte 5-Door hatchback and Forte Koup today. Both vehicles will be available in Canadian dealership showrooms in Q1 2014.

2014 Kia Forte Engine

As second-generation iterations of both the Forte 5-Door and Forte Koup, the two vehicles have an eye-catching European-inspired design that are complemented by an available 1.6-litre gasoline direct injection (GDI) twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 201 horsepower and 195 lf.-ft. of torque. 

2 engine choices

Building off the 2014 Forte sedan sibling, the all-new 2014 Forte 5-Door and Forte Koup offer two distinct engine choices among their respective trims. The Forte 5-Door is offered in eight trims, ranging from LX+ MT to SX AT Luxury, with the base engine consisting of  a 2.0-litre GDI four-cylinder,  producing a healthy 173 horsepower and 154 lb-ft. of torque through a 6-speed manual transmission. Conversely, the Forte Koup  offers 6 trims, ranging from EX MT to SX AT Luxury and is outfitted with the same base powerplant as the Forte 5-Door. The performance-oriented SX trims for both vehicles come standard with a hard-charging 1.6-litre twin-scroll turbo four cylinder, a first for the Forte line. Dependent on the desired trim, both available engines are capable of being mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or optional 6-speed automatic featuring steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

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