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ElantraClub - For Elantra Owners and Enthusiasts _ The Forte Forum _ The tasty upcoming Forte SX hatchback

Posted by: elantragt Feb 7 2013, 11:17 AM

These are the first official pics of the 2014 Forte 5 SX:








Posted by: Alex2013GT Feb 7 2013, 11:23 AM

Dual exhaust? Led lights? I'm assuming a more powerful engine than the GT? This is what pisses me off. Give me a GT with those features please! wink.gif

It does look quite nice though. I'm not sure whether I like or don't like those "flower" wheels. confused-scratchhead3.gif

Posted by: elantragt Feb 7 2013, 11:32 AM

OMG!! I just read this online...

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Keeping pace with Hyundai, Kia unveiled its latest production car today: the 2013 Forte 5-Door.

Like it or not Kia is a brand that’s going places. Last year the South Korean automaker’s U.S. sales topped half a million units for the first time ever. To continue that explosive growth they have to keep pushing, and one of the products that will carry them into the future is a stylish hatchback that was just revealed at the Chicago Auto Show this morning.

The 2014 Forte 5-Door is a logical extension of the brand’s C-Segment nameplate. Late last year they unveiled the redesigned sedan-version of the car at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Now the company is showing hatchback enthusiasts some love.

Kia calls the car “ultra hot” and it’s certainly a looker with “European style,” but as always you can judge for yourself. The new Forte 5-Door will be offered in two trim levels: run-of-the-mill EX and sporty SX.

The standard car (read: EX) is powered by a 2.0-liter direct-injection gasoline engine. It delivers an impressive 173 horsepower with 154 lb-ft of torque. Despite its sporty styling it is only offered with a six-speed automatic transmission. If you want three pedals and an H-pattern shifter you’ll have to step up to the SX version.

This sporty trim gets a host of enhancements, most importantly what’s behind its unmistakably Kia grille. Pop the hood and you’ll find a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It delivers a 201 horsepower roundhouse kick with 195 lb-ft of karate-choppin’ torque. That’s enough output to make this the most powerful Forte ever built by Kia. Drivers can choose between either a manual or automatic transmission; both offer six forward speeds.

Other niceties abound. SX cars feature standard 18-inch wheels, chrome-plated dual exhaust tips and LED tail lamps. The front and rear ends are also slightly different and they benefit from bigger brakes to help reign-in the extra power.

High-intensity-discharge (HID) headlamps are available on both models as is an optional navigation system with HD Radio. Other big-car touches include a 10-way power driver’s seat and heated front buckets, both of which are available at extra cost.

If you’re in the market for a stylish and feature-laden hatchback you can look for the Forte 5-door at Kia stores in the third quarter of 2013.

Posted by: trololololo Feb 7 2013, 11:40 AM

THIS POST HAS BEEN FLAGGED DUE TO EXCESSIVE SEX.



too much sexy time Forte 5SX....



now why doesnt hyundai/kia offer the 2.0 turbo in the smaller cars? insurance?

Posted by: IHeartMyRedCar Feb 7 2013, 01:02 PM

when will Hyundai make a turbo'ed Elantra? like seriously

Posted by: popeye Feb 7 2013, 01:16 PM

QUOTE (trololololo @ Feb 7 2013, 08:40 AM) *
THIS POST HAS BEEN FLAGGED DUE TO EXCESSIVE SEX.



too much sexy time Forte 5SX....



now why doesnt hyundai/kia offer the 2.0 turbo in the smaller cars? insurance?



lol trololololo!

Damn, and I just bought a new car! lol

Posted by: Bobzilla Feb 7 2013, 01:55 PM

Great..... just when I thought that in 2-3 years I'd replace the Accent with a Gen coupe for myself, they go and release an SeX Hatch with the 1.6L GDI-T with a 6-spd manual.

Bastards.

Posted by: elantragt Feb 7 2013, 02:09 PM

A few more pics sure to have you hitting your head on the wall Bob...






Posted by: yjolly Feb 7 2013, 02:21 PM

QUOTE (popeye @ Feb 7 2013, 01:16 PM) *
lol trololololo!

Damn, and I just bought a new car! lol


...and I'm going to be in the market for a new one either late summer or spring 2014. Hé Hé ....

That is seriously sexy; I find the current Elantra styling "too buzy", but that has potential.

Yves

Posted by: RPW00Mirage Feb 7 2013, 02:24 PM

i am soooo in love with those wheels! do want!

and of course it gets the veloster powertrain smile.gif

Posted by: trololololo Feb 7 2013, 02:53 PM

but......


WHY NOT ZOIDBeRG !



why not more powerful turbo ???

compete with focus ST and Speed3, and DART SRT when it comes out


Posted by: Silentwolf Feb 7 2013, 10:51 PM

Now THIS is a bit more intriguing!!

Finally a five door with a turbo. I really need a higher paying job.......

QUOTE (trololololo @ Feb 7 2013, 02:53 PM) *
but......


WHY NOT ZOIDBeRG !



why not more powerful turbo ???

compete with focus ST and Speed3, and DART SRT when it comes out


Unfortunately Ed, those cars WILL outperform not just in power but also in handling. (Dont know about the Dart SRT) But this Kia had better be under the price range of those others.

Posted by: Red Elantra GT Feb 8 2013, 03:12 AM

Hey-Nice looking! I especially like the upper grille. Good job, Kia!

Posted by: ewang Feb 8 2013, 09:28 AM

Wowsers! Thats HOT!

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Posted by: The Gegenator Feb 8 2013, 09:56 AM

I want to make sweet automotive love to this machine.

Posted by: Silentwolf Feb 8 2013, 11:39 PM

QUOTE (The Gegenator @ Feb 8 2013, 09:56 AM) *
I want to make sweet automotive love to this machine.


Your gonna make Hunter mad if you say that too loud.

Posted by: The Gegenator Feb 9 2013, 12:09 AM

QUOTE (Silentwolf @ Feb 8 2013, 11:39 PM) *
Your gonna make Hunter mad if you say that too loud.


True... yours will always be my first love. Make sure you tell Hunter that for me.

Posted by: Swee Feb 9 2013, 09:38 AM

I heart short-term leases! tongue.gif

Posted by: ewang Feb 9 2013, 12:10 PM

Depending on the efficiency and options available, I might just stick with the EX. That increase in HP would definitely be noticeable from my current EGT. Love those tail-lights.

Posted by: Bigs Feb 10 2013, 07:34 AM

Ah man that's a nice ride!

Posted by: EGT4ME Feb 14 2013, 09:14 PM

It's nice but they need to come out with an enthusiast model. (think Speed 3)
Crank the boost up a little, put a real suspension tune on it and maybe an LSD and people will be flocking to that car. Other than that it's just a 5 door Veloster turbo. The turbo Veloster still handles like a N/A Veloster... just with a little more kick. No thanks, I'd buy a used speed 3 or GTI.

Posted by: roydjt Feb 14 2013, 09:20 PM

QUOTE (EGT4ME @ Feb 14 2013, 06:14 PM) *
It's nice but they need to come out with an enthusiast model. (think Speed 3)
Crank the boost up a little, put a real suspension tune on it and maybe an LSD and people will be flocking to that car. Other than that it's just a 5 door Veloster turbo. The turbo Veloster still handles like a N/A Veloster... just with a little more kick. No thanks, I'd buy a used speed 3 or GTI.


You mean like this bad boy http://www.elantraclub.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=34167 about yesterday?


I don't know what's under the hood, but I'd love to see that with a nice turbo diesel pushing 240+ft/lbs!

-Roy

Posted by: Silentwolf Feb 17 2013, 01:16 AM

QUOTE (EGT4ME @ Feb 14 2013, 09:14 PM) *
It's nice but they need to come out with an enthusiast model. (think Speed 3)
Crank the boost up a little, put a real suspension tune on it and maybe an LSD and people will be flocking to that car. Other than that it's just a 5 door Veloster turbo. The turbo Veloster still handles like a N/A Veloster... just with a little more kick. No thanks, I'd buy a used speed 3 or GTI.



And that has been the real issue with Hyundais being taken seriously among enthusiasts. Esp with the pricing being fairly similar now, other makes (esp Mazda) have that sportier pedigree with higher power. I will have my eyes on this one but also the redesign of the Mazda 3 as well. If in the end with all things equal then I will go with the Korean model mainly cause of warranty. But as of right now, the Mazda 3 wins in handling, mileage and power and its price is only a few hundred higher. It just needs to get rid of the "forced" smile.

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