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The 2019 Kia Forte is here and is better than ever, even better than the 2018 model! Often known as the commuter car, it just got updated to a stylishly sporty model that is all about comfort and value. Get ready to experience the upgrades here at Carolina Kia!

At Carolina Kia, we pride ourselves in the customer service we give. Family owned since 1942, we are all about treating our customers like part of the Carolina family. Hurry in and take the new 2019 Kia Forte for a test drive! Give us a call at (866) 824-7081 to secure your personal appointment.


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Design Updates

You might notice right off the bat where the new 2019 Kia Forte got its new look from. The new design is modeled after the award-winning Kia Stinger. The vehicle has a sporty front fascia, a tiger-nose grille, and of course, 17” machine-finished alloy wheels.

The front seats now have two temperature features. Stay cozy in cold temperatures with three available heat settings. For those hot days, the seats offer two fan speeds to cool things down.
The overall interior space is quite impressive. There is more rear legroom and cargo space. Bonus feature is that there is a height increase added so rear passengers can enjoy the extra space too. To make all your travels convenient, the 2019 Kia Forte now has 60/40 split-folding seats. This is especially important for those notorious over packers!

Tech Updates  

Kia never fails at offering the latest tech features to make your life easier and more convenient. When you get the Forte, you get a Smart Trunk that automatically lifts when you stand near it. Also, no more messing around with cords because of the new wireless charging pad for your phone. In addition, they have one of the biggest touch screens available in vehicles with it being 8 inches.

With the new Kia Forte, take advantage of the UVO eServices. Download the app on your smartphone and easily keep track of your parking location, when you need to get maintenance done, and driving habits.

Harmon/Kardon Premium Audio speakers are throughout your vehicle, time to listen to music at its best. Also, the Clari-Fi music restoration technology allows you to listen to your music how it was intended to be heard.

Power Updates

This vehicle makes driving a luxury. With the new updates to the Forte, you will feel more in control and have a better steering feel. The 6-speed manual transmission increases the responsiveness of the engine. You also get two driving modes to choose from: sport mode or comfort mode. The sport mode provides added steering and throttle responsiveness. The comfort mode is all about balance and smooth acceleration.

Available in the new 2019 Kia Forte is the Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT). IVT can keep the motor at its ideal RPM longer. This means that your ride will be extra comfortable, acceleration will be smoother and the engine can work more efficiently. If that doesn’t entice you enough, the IVT has an EPA-estimated 35 MPG city and highway combined.

Why choose Carolina Kia?

At Carolina Kia, we want you to feel like part of the family. We provide a different standard of customer service, a different car-buying process to get you out quicker, and even a different way to say goodbye! Before you pull away in your new Kia, you will also get the Carolina Advantage. This consists of our Carolina Advantage Lifetime Powertrain Warranty, 3 years of free oil changes, and a complimentary car wash with each service. That is how Carolina Kia makes a difference!

We are excited to meet you! Give us a call at (866) 824-7081 to setup an appointment with our friendly team or stop in at 2445 N Main Street, High Point, NC.