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The redesigned 2022 KIA Forte

The Redesigned KIA Forte is on the Way to Hawkinson KIA for 2022

Posted at Mon, Oct 18, 2021 4:15 PM

Just announced by KIA in Irvine, CA this October, the 2022 KIA Forte will be receiving a high-tech redesign, along with an updated exterior design in the front and rear. This redesign has been long-awaited by the KIA fan community, with many Forte fanatics eagerly awaiting their chance to pre-order their redesigned Forte. The newly redesigned 2022 KIA Forte will be packed full of cutting-edge technology and driver-assist features, you won’t want to miss out on this one, so place your pre-order today at Hawkinson KIA located in Matteson, IL.

Cutting-Edge Redesign

Redesigned from tip to tail, inside and out, the 2022 KIA Forte is sure to turn heads with its host of cutting-edge tech and driver assistance features. The 2022 KIA Forte will be available in four trims; FE, LXS, GT-Line, and GT; with the EX model being discontinued, and a GT-Line Sport Premium package being added. Other packages will be available on the Forte, such as the LXS Technology, GT-LIne Technology, and GT Technology packages, which have their own unique combination of Drive Wise ADAS driver assistance technology and safety features.

The redesigned exterior of the 2022 KIA Forte is sure to turn heads, here is a list of what you can expect to see:

  • Sleeker, more expressive headlight designs

  • Next-generation tiger-nose grille

  • Revised front and rear bumpers to accentuate a wider, stronger image

  • LED fog lights seamlessly integrated into air-intake grille (GT, GT-Line only)

  • New 16-inch and 17-inch dark metal gray alloy wheel designs (LXS, GT-Line only)

  • Sportier LED taillight/rear combination lamp design (GT, GT-Line only)

  • New trunk lid spoiler emphasizes rear width and stability

The interior of the 2022 KIA Forte will be redesigned as well; with KIA packing in plenty of high-tech features for drivers. Shooting to deliver a modern cabin and driver-centric experience, KIA decided to completely enhance the interior of the Forte. As always, these new features are in addition to KIA’s ultra-spacious and comfortable, five-seat cabin, with 111 cu.-ft. Of passenger and cargo space. Check out the new features coming to the redesigned 2022 Forte interior:

  • A larger 4.2-inch color TFT LCD cluster (standard on all trims)

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto6 is now standard through the 8-inch touchscreen display audio/infotainment system (standard on FE, LXS)

  • 10.25-inch wide touchscreen1 navigation/infotainment standard on GT and GT-Line, includes free MapCare updates

  • Center console with newly available integrated Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) and Auto Hold

  • Available rear USB charger

  • Smart Key now features remote start (standard on GT, GT-Line)

  • Available SynTex synthetic leather seating

If you’re seeking a sportier experience, then the Forte GT is the vehicle for you, with its turbo 4-cylinder engine, pushing out 201-horsepower while mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. Experience true sport performance each time you get behind the wheel of the Forte GT, as the compact sedan is designed to deliver balanced driving dynamics with its upgraded performance packaging. Keeping true to the racing spirit, the Forte GT will also be available with a manual transmission, a rare luxury in these modern times. 

Check out the available engine options on the redesigned 2022 Kia Forte:

  • 2.0-liter MPI I-4 engine (FE, LXS, GT-Line)

    • Intelligent Continuously Variable Transmission (IVT)

    • 147 horsepower/132 lb.-ft. Torque

    • FE trim achieves 41 MPG Highway

  • Turbocharged 1.6-liter GDI I-4 engine (GT)
    • 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) or 6-speed manual transmission

    • 201 horsepower/195 lb.-ft. Torque

    • Multi-link rear suspension

    • Dual sport-tuned exhaust.

With the redesigned 2022 KIA Forte, you’ll be able to choose from comfort to performance, and everything in between with all of the fantastic options available. Stop in at Hawkinson KIA to start going over options and building your order for your redesigned 2022 KIA Forte, today!

Drive Wise Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems

A huge part of KIAs redesign of the Forte is the introduction of new Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems or ADAS. KIA has named this Drive Wise ADAS technology and is including it in many packages and trims of the redesigned 2022 Forte. Drive Wise ADAS technology is designed to increase driver safety and alertness, with six standard ADAS features, with 15 total ADAS systems available. Features include things like Lane Following Assist, Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control, Highway Driving Assist, and Safe Exit Warning. On top of these features, the interior redesign included these items and improvements as well: 

  • Standard Lane Following Assist (LFA): Follows lane markings that the system detects and provides steering inputs to help maintain the vehicle in the center of the lane

  • Available Highway Driving Assist (HDA)3: Uses federal highway speed limit information from the navigation system and, under certain conditions, will automatically adjust speed to be within the posted speed limit and help to maintain distance with the vehicle detected in front)

  • Available Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve (NSCC-C): Leverages the navigation system to lower the vehicle’s speed proactively before upcoming curves

  • Available Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Zone (NSCC-Z): Leverages the navigation system to lower the vehicle’s speed proactively to adapt to changing speed limits on the highway

  • Available Safe Exit Warning (SEW)5: Can alert the driver or passengers of certain potential hazards approaching from behind when exiting the vehicle

KIA also upgraded some of the previous model years ADAS features; such as: 

  • Available Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA): Under certain conditions, can detect vehicles traveling in the next lane. When a vehicle is “seen” in the blind spot, the vehicle brakes the outer wheel under certain conditions to help return the vehicle to its lane

  • Standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA-Ped): Assists the driver when braking to help prevent a collision or lessen the effects in certain conditions if a vehicle or pedestrian is detected in front

  • Available Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA-Cyc): Assists the driver when braking to help prevent a collision or lessen the effects in certain conditions if a vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist is detected in front

  • Available Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCA): Helps detect most approaching cross traffic when in reverse. When approaching cross traffic is detected, the system alerts the driver and may apply the brakes

On top of all these fantastic available features, will be these standard ADAS features for safety:

  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)

  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

  • Lane Keep Assist (LKA)

All of these safety features make purchasing a 2022 KIA Forte one of the easiest decisions you will ever make. Don’t hesitate, stop in at Matteson, IL to order the best KIA Forte to date, the 2022 redesigned KIA Forte. 

Order Yours Today

Are you ready to get one of the most comfortable and technologically advanced KIAs ever made? Then come into Hawkinson KIA located in Matteson, IL to talk to one of our sales professionals about building and ordering your redesigned 2022 Kia Forte today!

Source: KIA Media

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