Kia Forte GT: The Korean brand’s pleasant surprise

September 23, 2019

To many folks, the Kia Forte is considered as a no-nonsense compact sedan that offers a bit of driving fun to those that are willing to be different.

Yet Kia, with its Power to Surprise, does give buyers something extra special in the form of the Forte GT.

Looking pretty much like the standard model, this one differs with touches from the more potent Stinger GT.

These include the blacked out Tiger Nose grille, LED headlamps, and rear LED taillamps.

Step inside and you’ll be greeted by a driver-centric dash that features circular vents on either side.

This sporty theme is further complemented by the accent stitching on the leather-covered seats with power adjustment for those up front.

The main highlight, however, has got to be the 8-inch touchscreen atop the dash that controls various vehicle and infotainment functions.

And yes, the Forte GT boasts a leather-clad flat-bottom steering wheel with a host of buttons for different features.

The real treat of the Forte GT can be found under the hood.

This comes from a 1.6-liter turbocharged motor that delivers 204hp and 265Nm of torque, mated to a 7-speed clutch transmission driving the front wheels.

This, in case you’re wondering, is the most powerful in the segment.

This allows the Kia compact sedan to move briskly in a straight line, while still having the ability to handle with aplomb in the corners.

It rvials the best from Japan and even Europe.

What’s more, this one is relatively affordable at P1,650,000. This allows most car enthuaisats to enjoy a GT sedan without breaking the bank.

Check out the Kia Forte GT at your nearest Kia dealer today.

You just might be siurprised at what it has to offer.

About the Author

Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.