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2020 Kia Forte GT-Line debuts at Chicago Auto Show with racy accents

Under the hood is a 147-horsepower engine -- so the sportiness is visual only.

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The 2020 Kia Forte gets a little bit spicier with the introduction of a GT-Line version here at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

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Key upgrades include a gloss-black grille with red accents, new side skirts and a trunklid spoiler.

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The GT-Line rolls on 17-inch graphite-finish wheels.

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The GT-Line treatment also entails interior upgrades, like alloy pedals and a flat-bottom steering wheel.

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Black cloth sports seats have white accent stitching, and the front seats have extra side bolstering.

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Kia describes the GT-Line model as "race-inspired" because it has the looks of the GT turbo model, but without its extra horsepower or chassis upgrades.

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On the outside, gloss-black trim is also used for the mirrors, spoiler and side skirts.

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There are no performance upgrades to this car. Under the hood, a 147-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-four remains the standard engine.

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Standard safety features include precollision braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keep assist.

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Keep clicking or scrolling to see more of the 2020 Kia Forte GT-Line from the Chicago Auto Show.

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