The compact sedan arrives with a host of enhancements including new front and rear design elements, a newly available 10.25-inch widescreen navigation display, and an expanded suite of new and upgraded Drive Wise ADAS technology.
The compact sedan offers six standard ADAS features and a total of 15 systems, including Lane Following Assist, Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control, Highway Driving Assist3, and Safe Exit Warning.
The Forte is available in four trim levels – FE, LXS, GT-Line and GT.
For 2022, the EX model has been discontinued and a new GT-Line Sport Premium package has been added.
Other new package offerings across the model range include LXS Technology, GT-Line Technology, and GT Technology, each with a unique combination of tech and ADAS systems2.
For those seeking a sport-infused version of the Forte, the GT-Line trim offers a combination of performance styling and premium features.
The wide array of content includes unique 17-inch wheels, sport exterior design elements, LED fog lights, sport combination seats with SynTex/cloth, sport steering wheel, a 10.25-inch navigation touchscreen1, and Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist2.
At the top of the lineup, the Forte GT brings a performance experience with a 201-horsepower turbo 4-cylinder engine.
Kia says this 200+ hp sports compact sedan is a standout in the segment for its balanced driving dynamics and boasts a standard 7-speed DCT.
It is also one of few such offerings with an available manual transmission.
“Strong sales of Forte have helped Kia achieve its best third quarter sales in company history and the refreshed 2022 model is poised to continue that successful momentum,” said Kia North America and Kia America president & CEO Sean Yoon.
“With its contemporary design, a robust suite of standard ADAS features, and the 201 horsepower of the exciting GT trim, the 2022 Forte continues to raise the bar in the compact sedan segment.”
The Forte will continue to be built in Monterrey, Mexico.