Kia just announced their sleeker, updated 2017 Forte5 design and I’m really loving this look. I’ve always been a sucker for a hatchback but I love how roomy this car looks. Kia has updated everything from the tail lights to the grille including the addition of Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist. They’ve included daytime running LED headlights and taillights and are offering consumers three different trim styles – the LX, EX and SX.
The entry-level LX is handsomely equipped with features such as projector beam headlights and remote keyless entry with trunk opener and is now available with Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear-Cross Traffic Alert, as these advanced driver-assistance systems are optional across the entire range. The EX sees the most changes as previous options – including LED taillights, leather seats, heated front seats, push-button start with Smart Key, and perimeter approach lighting with front-door pocket lighting – are now standard along with UVO eServices. Kia’s UVO infotainment system offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (late availability) compatibility, and is displayed on a 7-inch color touchscreen. Both platforms allow drivers to stay connected by replicating key smartphone apps and functionality on the touchscreen, enabling them to send text messages, access music, or look up driving directions while behind the wheel. The sporty SX trim comes with all that and more, including 18-inch alloy wheels, unique front and rear fascias with red accents, and dual exhaust tip finishers. Also new for the SX is an Orange Color Pack, which further signifies the SX’s sporty nature with orange leather seat inserts and contrasting stitching on the seats and shifter.
Pricing for the 2017 Kia Forte5 will be announced in the first half of 2016. Stay tuned!
Visit kia.com to learn more about the brand and the new models for 2017.