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Kia Cerato hatchback (copyright image)

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2nd April, 2010

Making its world premiere in New York this week-end is the Kia Forte ('Cerato' in Australia and some other markets) five-door hatchback. Keeping in line with the stylish and practical Forte compact sedan and Forte Koup, the Forte five-door adds another attractive option to the Forte 'family'.

Forte five-door builds on the popular Forte compact sedan and bold Forte Koup by employing another practical yet modern iteration of the platform. Lower and firmly set on its haunches, Forte five-door carries with it all the amenities of the Forte line and introduces a new front grille, alloy wheels, lower valence design, centre console, paddle shifters, push-button start (already available in some Forte line-up outside of North America and Australia) and navigation (available in North America only) in addition to the enhanced practicality of a fifth door for a distinct appearance and intentional practicality.

Depending on country, Forte five-door is available with three efficient petrol engines - 1.6 litre, 2.0 litre or 2.4 litre - and a new six-speed manual or automatic transmission. North American consumers will have a choice of the 2.0 and 2.4 litre engines while customers outside of North America will be able to choose from the 1.6 and 2.0 litre powerplants.

Known as Cerato in Australia, the new 5-door hatch is scheduled to be launched in October. Kia Motors Australia will confirm pricing and local specifications closer to this time.


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