Kia Reveals New GT Trims and Pricing for 2020 Forte
The definition of the word “forte” is simply “a thing at which someone excels.” When it comes to Kia’s forte, it is undoubtedly the Forte. The 2019 iteration of the four-door sedan won countless awards from prestigious organizations like J.D. Power, MotorWeek, the IIHS, and more. After the successful redesign last year, Kia debuted the all-new 2020 Forte with some exciting updates.
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The most thrilling update for the 2020 Forte is the addition of two sport trims: GT-Line and GT. The GT-Line is equipped with the same 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder as the FE, LXS, and EX trims of the Forte. But the true exhilaration comes from the 2020 Forte GT, which has a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine under the hood. It can be paired with a manual transmission or a dual-clutch transmission (DCT), providing 201 horsepower (compared to 147 provided by the 2.0-liter engine).
While not much has been released in terms of interior features for the new 2020 Forte, we can see on the outside that there are some incredibly sleek modifications for the GT trims. The signature tiger nose grille has flame red accents and a GT badge while the trunk features a black decklid spoiler. What we can see inside are possibly leather- or leatherette-trimmed seats with red contrast stitching and embroidered GT badging. It looks like alloy sport pedals are also included on the new GT trims, as well as a flat-bottom leather-wrapped sport steering wheel with red stitching.
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The new GT-Line trim has a starting MSRP of $20,390. When equipped with the DCT, the GT trim comes in at $22,290; with the manual transmission, the MSRP is $22,890. And even with that turbocharged engine, the 2020 Forte GT is still efficient, getting 35 mpg on the highway when equipped with the DCT and 32 mpg on the highway with the manual. Kia hopes to add even more fun to driving with these new sport trims and we’re sure the 2020 Forte will win just as many awards as the 2019 model, if not more.