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When will the 2019 Kia Forte be available?

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealership News, Kia Forte, Technology on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 at 9:43 pm
2019 Kia Forte red concept drawing

Release date for the 2019 Kia Forte

The Kia Forte is getting a whole new re-design for 2019. With looks that are inspired by the Kia Stinger, a host of new features, new technology, and more, this is going to be a hot item for 2019. When will it be available? We have word on a release date for the 2019 Kia Forte, so you can mark your calendars.

2019 Kia Forte red back viewWhen can you buy the 2019 Kia Forte?

Releasing a car is a little different than releasing a movie. Cars tend to arrive at dealerships early or late depending on shipping conditions and locations, so there is rarely a solid release date for a car. However, we do have a pretty good estimate for the Kia Forte.

Currently, the all-new 2019 Kia Forte is expected to arrive on dealership lots in mid to late September. If you want the first crack at a 2019 Forte, and we don’t blame you, then feel free to reach out to your local dealer soon. Kia Puyallup in Washington is ready to help customers from all the surrounding areas including Tacoma. Check our new Forte inventory today or reach out to us using the links below.

What new features are expected for the 2019 Kia Forte?

We will be able to take a deeper dive on the Kia Forte when we get closer to the release, but there is a lot we do know. Take a look at these two major highlights.

2019 Kia Forte infotainment screen

New Kia Forte infotainment system

Infotainment systems are becoming the star feature of many cars, and Kia took this very seriously. The Forte will be getting an 8-inch screen for 2019 which is a size typically reserved for high-line cars. This screen will also have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality. What’s more, it comes standard. Many advanced driver assistance technologies will also come standard.

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2019 Kia Forte engine

New Kia Forte transmission

The engines are not expected to change for 2019. However, the transmission is expected to change with the first variable transmission built by Kia. Most manufacturers call this a CVT, but Kia is calling theirs an IVT for Intelligent Variable Transmission. It promises a sporty feel and more responsiveness than a typical CVT. With this new transmission, Kia expects the Forte to be capable of a 35-combined mpg rating on the base FE trim.


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