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Car review KIA Forte / Cerato 2012


Price: 550 million – 676 ​​million

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General introduction

KIA Forte (also known as Cerato in some markets) is a Kia model that has achieved quite a lot of success with global sales of up to 250,000 units in 2010. KIA Forte is a model in the same segment as Toyota. Altis, Honda Civic, and Ford Focus but always have the lowest prices (under 600 million dong). That is a huge competitive advantage that makes this small Korean sedan successful.

Kia Forte is one of the first products of Peter Schreyer – former Director of Design at Volkswagen, “father” of the Audi TT and New Beetle – he joined Kia since July 2006. With overall dimensions Length x width x height is 4530mm x 1775mm x 1460mm, wheelbase is 2650mm, so Forte is a bit wider than Civic and Altis.

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Exterior

The design of the Forte brings the basic features “borrowed” from the front end with the Honda Civic headlights while the tail “resembles” the Lexus ES but is still luxurious and attractive, bringing more “European” quality than the model. Kia Spectra earlier. Still the grille shaped “Tiger face” characteristic of the Kia, combined with two clusters of headlights / turn signals on both sides of the car to create a curve running from left to right seamlessly at the front; Below is a wind cavity and an inverted trapezoidal fog lamp that matches the grille above for a harmonious, well-balanced overall.

The bonnet of the Forte 2012 is quite simple and has few embossed lines, improving the sides of the car to balance straight lines and subtle curves in the aerodynamic pattern to increase the sense of speed. In addition, the rearview mirror integrates turn signal turn signal and aluminum door handle, the rear end is a bit square and slightly higher than the front, the brake lights and turn signals are combined to create highlights. for the rear end of the sedan. Forte 2012 uses 17-inch alloy wheels with front / rear tires sized 215 / 45R17.

furniture

The interior of the Kia Forte is covered with leather with a sophisticated and novel design, providing a unique, dynamic experience with top-notch entertainment technologies. The function keys are quite large in size and the driver can use it easily without changing the driving position. The tablo panel and Forte’s panels are mostly plastic, with not much leather or chrome trim.

The clock section displays to notify the driver about detailed and easy-to-see information when the vehicle is in operation. One nice feature is the engine rev counter has an efficiency indicator light: when the light is green, the driver is traveling at the most economical speed; the white light indicates that the car is “eating up” quite a lot of gas. Steering wheel on Forte is designed 3 spoke with buttons, built-in controls to help the driver more easily manipulate even while driving the car.

Some equipped with technology and amenities on the 2012 Kia Forte such as cruise control, integrated turn signals on the rearview mirror, external temperature display, 4 front and rear disc brakes, 2 front airbags , reverse camera system, reverse sensor, anti-UV glass, tilt steering wheel, power adjustable door glass, smart key, ECM anti-glare mirror, Cruise Control automatic throttle mode, … Forte 2012 is equipped with 6-disc CDs, MP3 player, USB port, Bluetooth handsfree phone connection.

Engine and commissioning

2012 Kia Forte uses a 1.6-liter Gamma 4-cylinder petrol engine, with a capacity of 124 hp combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission, a maximum capacity of 123 hp at 6,300 rpm, torque maximum at 4200 rpm. The feeling of driving on the Forte is quite good thanks to the stiff suspension and the ability to handle the road well, and the steering is electric power so handling is quite fast and smooth. Fuel consumption on the 2012 Kia Forte is about 7.1L / 100 km of mixed roads, quite a level on a small sedan.

Kia Forte (Cerato) is a quite successful model of Kia since 2008, with prices ranging from 504 to 584 million dong, Forte is an extremely suitable and economical choice compared to other models such as Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla or Ford Focus.

Figure Obscenedetail hdie 2012 Kia Forte

The signature grille of the KIA house

17-inch alloy wheels

Rearview mirror integrated turn indicator lamps

Aluminum-plated door handles

The cabin space is spacious and modern

Integrated steering wheel buttons

Central dashboard

Mechanical control system

6-speed automatic transmission

The second row of seats is comfortable

Gamma 1.6L petrol engine.

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Technical specifications

KIA Cerato Hatchback

676 million

KIA Forte 1.6 SXAT

619 million

KIA Forte 1.6 SXMT

550 million

KIA Forte 1.6 S MT

590 million
Vehicle shape
Hatchback
Vehicle shape
Sedan
Vehicle shape
Sedan
Vehicle shape
Sedan
Number of seats
5
Number of seats
5
Number of seats
5
Number of seats
5
Number of windows
5.00
Number of windows
4.00
Number of windows
4.00
Number of windows
4.00
Engine type
Engine type
Engine type
Engine type
Engine capacity
1.60L
Engine capacity
1.60L
Engine capacity
1.60L
Engine capacity
1.60L
Maximum capacity
142.00 hp, at 6300.00 rpm
Maximum capacity
142.00 hp, at 5500.00 rpm
Maximum capacity
142.00 hp, at 5500.00 rpm
Maximum capacity
142.00 hp, at 5500.00 rpm
Maximum torque
156.00 Nm, at 4,200 rpm
Maximum torque
157.00 Nm, at 2,800 rpm
Maximum torque
157.00 Nm, at 2,800 rpm
Maximum torque
157.00 Nm, at 2,800 rpm
Gear
6.00 levels
Gear
6.00 levels
Gear
6.00 levels
Gear
6.00 levels
Drive type
Drive type
Drive type
Drive type
Maximum speed
240km / h
Maximum speed
220km / h
Maximum speed
220km / h
Maximum speed
220km / h
Fuel consumption level
0.00l / 100km
Fuel consumption level
0.00l / 100km
Fuel consumption level
0.00l / 100km
Fuel consumption level
0.00l / 100km
Air conditioning
Air conditioning
Air conditioning
Air conditioning
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